Grapefruit Jungle (GFJ) | Sun King Brewing Company

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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:
No notes at this time.

Added by robwestcott on 05-23-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
363
Reviews:
68
Avg:
4.14
pDev:
10.63%
 
 
Wants:
145
Gots:
66
For Trade:
0
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of TheBlueNote
3.47/5  rDev -16.2%
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.

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4.31/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Clear dark orange beer, with a substantial white head that fades quickly to a thin cover over the entire top. Extensive lacing forms up as the beer goes down.

S - Big hop citrus, but also serious dankness, with a bit of wild hop aromas as well. It's all cone.

T - The fruit is present in the open, with namesake flavors coming in hard, pith and flesh both, switching to cracker malt mid-drink, which quickly jumps into a sharp bitter close that fades slowly, and emphasizes the pith element in particular.

M - Well-carbonated and snappy, but with considerable drying in the close.

O - Sun King has brewed up its version of the super-hop-forward IPA that breweries like Stone make their hallmark. The hops are big, and they are powerful. Unlike some, there is only a slight hint of caramel malts to counterpoint. When the close come, it avoids tilting to full aspirin or other unpleasantness, making this one of the true treasures of Sun King line.

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4.59/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Grapefruit Jungle (GFJ) from Sun King Brewing Company
4.14 out of 5 based on 363 ratings.
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