Grapefruit Jungle (GFJ)
Sun King Brewing Company

Grapefruit Jungle (GFJ)Grapefruit Jungle (GFJ)
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Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #123
ABV:
7.5%
Score:
92
Ranked #2,684
Avg:
4.17 | pDev: 10.31%
Reviews:
91
Ratings:
442
From:
Sun King Brewing Company
 
Indiana, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  145
Gots
  76
SCORE
92
Outstanding
Grapefruit Jungle (GFJ)Grapefruit Jungle (GFJ)
Notes: GFJ American IPA crafted with a unique blend of hops to provide the tropical aroma and flavors of grapefruit, passionfruit, tangerine, and apricot. No grapefruits were harmed in the creation of this beer.

IBU: 77
Malts: Two-row, Caraaroma, Rye
Hops: Warrior, Simcoe, Amarillo, Centennial
Reviews: 91 | Ratings: 442 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by TheBlueNote:
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TheBlueNote from Indiana

3.47/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Got a single can from behind the counter at my local beer store. Pretty stoked when I got it since they didn't get many. Drank it as fresh as possible the day after I purchased

Appearance: One of the best things about this beer–crystal clear copper with a finger of off-white head. Dark for an IPA, but beautiful.

Aroma: This is where I was disappointed. I am used to getting smacked in the face by hops when sniffing these rare IPAs. Not so here. Subtle fruit and citrus aromas with a bit of musty grain. Not terrible, but not what I was expecting from a $4/can rare seasonal IPA called Grapefruit Jungle.

Taste: Once again, not bag, but a bit underwhelming. I found this to be very balanced instead of super hop forward. Fruity and citrusy flavors balanced nicely by malt and a gentle bitterness at the end that sticks around.

Mouthfeel: Medium mouthfeel. Good carbonation level. Wish it was a bit more dry.

Overall: Like I said, not bad, but not what I was expecting for all the hype. I am coming to the conclusion that the majority of hard-to-find seasonal releases are genius marketing, not necessarily genius brewing. I would probably go to this beer quite a bit if it was $9.00 a six-pack and was easy to find. Probably won't be going out of my way for it in the future.

Jul 19, 2014
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Jason from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16oz tallboy can, sample from the brewery.

Loving the artwork on this can. Two fingers of head to start, clear amber hue. Soft hop resin nose with tropical fruit and grassy undertones. Lots of layers of hoppiness unfold with each sip, soft bready malt and hints of caramel within. Bitterness is there but it is rounded. Sure, there is balance for this hefty IPA. Damn good drinking.

Aug 15, 2015
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Jul 21, 2013
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Jakep2021 from Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Jul 21, 2013
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Danmullens1 from Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Feb 05, 2017
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egrace84 from Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.1%

Jul 26, 2013
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Nickholland from Missouri

4.32/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer pulls off the tightrope act that makes an incredible IPA. Big hop flavors and complexity with just enough malt back to make you want more. The best beer made by an Indianapolis based brewery hands down, and that's a feat considering the amount of competition. Well done Sun King, wish this was available all year. Of course it probably helps that I'm drinking a beer that was canned 5 days ago.

Jun 28, 2017
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4.04/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.84/5  rDev +16.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Aug 20, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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5/5  rDev +19.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

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mookihouse from California

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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ejimhof from Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Jlang2012 from South Carolina

4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.41/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Grapefruit Jungle (GFJ) from Sun King Brewing Company
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 442 ratings