Fistful Of Hops | Sun King Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
77 IBU

Added by robwestcott on 05-21-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
152
Reviews:
16
Avg:
3.68
pDev:
12.5%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
41
For Trade:
0
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Photo of BeerBeast
3.54/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WoodBrew
3.73/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

My bro-in-law shared this with me during a recent visit to Holt. It poured a hazy orangish with white head that is leaving a lace. The scent had some bitter citrus. The taste is sweet malt base with bitter grapefruit finish. The mouthfeel is medium in body with good carbonation. Overall it's solid.

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Photo of biker30x
3.97/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a pilsner a dark golden with a white thin head. Nice hops flavor but a little thin. A solid IPA butt lacking the depth to elevate it to the next level

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Photo of elvisdoc
3.3/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BigRed10
3.65/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nat1975
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of crownrl28
4.15/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of BrewNoob1
3.39/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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4.27/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CityofWind_brew
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BEERchitect
3.89/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pulled from the crypt, Sun King pulls Fistful of Hops emerges from retirement for a deeply malty taste that after all this time still cowers to hops.

Rich amber upon the pour, the beer shows impressive ecru persistence and lace. Grapefruit and orange blaze the trail while the scent of toasty, nutty malt attempt to round the hops. To taste, its the malts that win the early palate with their toffee, bready, toasty, crusty sweetness.

The middle brings a shift. The caramel malts and starchy substrate begins to lift and the hops take hold with their stern citrus of grapefruit and orange along with a finish of deeply resinous bittering power of pine and grass.

Medium-bodied for IPA, the beer's toasted taste persists in an amber ale-like fashion even though the hops take firm command. Trailing bitterness is laced with a long linger of stem, grass and leaf as those resins grip the throat and are slow to relax.

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Photo of jeffcampbell317
4.5/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Has a good hop balance. I like the amount of bitterness in this beer. It's dialed in just right. I'm working on the winter batch in the blue pint cans right now. Not sure why it's listed as retired. I have always found it in the rotation...however, I ALWAYS get it at one of their two local tap rooms. I'm OCD about getting all of my local (and only local) favs straight from the source. It's one of my go-to choices.

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Photo of DrAnnaNemis
3.93/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.27/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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5/5  rDev +35.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Soneast
4.11/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Drank
3.7/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JL_25
3.98/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SumGuy
3.4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Vonerichs
3.79/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of matthewcov
3.85/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chris585
4.41/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jstonerock24
3.87/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wasted_Youth
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gear54
4.48/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From a can into a pint glass. The site has this listed as retired but I just bought it this week.

Beer is amber/orange in color with 1 finger of thick foam that fades quickly

Smell is pine hops and grapefruit. Lots of bready yeasty malts give it a well rounded aroma.

Taste follows smell well wit great citrus and hops. Perfect balance.
Also getting some sweet notes. Maybe carmel

Overall this might be my favorite beer from Sun King!

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Fistful Of Hops from Sun King Brewing Company
3.68 out of 5 based on 152 ratings.
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