Grapefruit Jungle (GFJ) | Sun King Brewing Company

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Grapefruit Jungle (GFJ)Grapefruit Jungle (GFJ)
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4.18/5
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389 Ratings
Grapefruit Jungle (GFJ)Grapefruit Jungle (GFJ)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sun King Brewing Company
Indiana, United States
sunkingbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by robwestcott on 05-23-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,646
Reviews:
73
Ratings:
389
pDev:
10.29%
 
 
Wants:
146
Gots:
70
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 389 |  Reviews: 73
Photo of Weisenbeer
4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A little skunky...may be the fact it was about thirty days past the "freshness" date (disappointed in my local grocer)...still very nice and much enjoyed...I like my Brew a little funky

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Photo of jwdubs66
4.12/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jkblr
4.11/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16oz draft poured at Gerst Haus Evansville in a shaker pint. The beer pours bright honey amber in color with off white head. The head recedes to a thin cap and leaves a little lacing. The aroma is sweet candy orange. The taste is semisweet caramel with a grapefruit and orange medium to heavy bitter finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, adequately carbonated and mostly dry in the finish. Overall, very good. This was released several months ago and has held up ok. I remember it being more vibrant fresh.

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Photo of barnzy78
4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16oz can, "LET ME OUT BY 11/10/2018". Tall & frothy beige head leaves a ton of lacing on the glass as it slowly fades atop a deep copper colored IPA. Juicy hop aroma hinting at grapefruit & orange zest, pine, caramel, and some tropical fruit. Zesty and piney in flavor with a big grapefruity hop presence; bready caramel malt backbone helps with some residual sweetness. Resinous medium body sticks to the palate making bitterness build over time, moderate carbonation, assertive bitter finish with zest and pine lingering. Really good and definitely worth the try!

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Photo of ssimpson89
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of meanmutt
4.14/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BigGold
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had poured from pint can, bottom stamped “LET ME OUT BY 10/30/18,” into nonic pint.

GFJ, short for “Grapefruit Jungle,” is reminiscent of some of the best lower bitterness West Coast IPAs.

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Photo of bigbutter
2.74/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of guzzleacoldone
3.98/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stlcards90
4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MeLoynes
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AlanBottomley
4.36/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.27/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AyatollahGold
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Grace777
4.53/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

One of my very favorite beers. If I find GFJ on draft when out, I will start looking for a ride home. Admittedly, I really enjoy the citrusy, hoppy IPAs so this one never disappoints. The taste is sweet from beginning to end and does hang around a bit. With it's relatively barrel chested abv, I will usually try to mitigate my sleeplessness by limiting my GFJ by mixing in one of many delicious macro brews that rarely crest 4%. Makes me appreciate the GFJ more and keeps me in check so that the Saturday morning little leaguers won't complain of Coach G's "sour beer breath". Kids these days. They never would have questioned Coach Buttermaker.

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Photo of michaelbrian
4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Casey3236
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of madelf66
3.83/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NolaHopHead
4.04/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of rossracing
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of biggoon16
4.02/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Junichi
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VaporDome
3.5/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of scottspencer
4.27/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Grapefruit Jungle (GFJ) from Sun King Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 389 ratings