Jungle Room | Sun King Brewing Company

40 Ratings

Brewed by:
Sun King Brewing Company
Indiana, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by jmarsh123 on 10-19-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.5/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of mynie
3.85/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On draft at the SK IV Anniversary tapping thingee.

Aroma has big nodes of grapefruit hops and brown sugar malts. A very thick smell belying its relatively low (for a IIPA) ABV. I would have taken this to be somewhere around 12%, just by smelling it.

Flavor avoids any syrupy nodes, but the malt sweetness and ripe fruit nodes of the hops get a little cloying when combined. Lots of mango and pineapple, which are both really pleasant but the whole thing just doesn't come together all that well. Good, but not great.

Drank one of these immediately after drinking a Grapefruit Jungle, and the near-perfect, gloriously balanced fruit rush of the GFJ made this one seem a little off.

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4/5  rDev -9.3%

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4/5  rDev -9.3%

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4/5  rDev -9.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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Photo of aasher
4.29/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Growler filled yesterday at the brewery.

Jungle Room pours a soapy, sudsy dark copper in color with a two finger off white, creamy and soapy head. The nose is big and fruity with plenty of pineapple and grapefruit with a substantial amount of malty sweetness. The flavors are big yet very balanced. There is a lot of citrus, pineapple, grapefruit, and honey esque malt. It has a lot of flavor yet the 10% isn't noticeable at all. It drinks medium bodied for the style and finishes clean. It leaves behind a nice level of hop character and dry citrus in the after taste. Overall this is a really nice beer. It isn't as aromatic as Grapefruit Jungle but this one masks the alcohol is a near flawless manner. This is probably my second favorite beer from Sun King, behind only Velvet Fog. I definitely recommend trying this if you have the opportunity.

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4.29/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

32oz growler poured into a Dogfish Head snifter. Growler provided by racens, thanks Nick!

A - Pours a clear amber with tons of carbonation streaming from the glass. A frothy, 2.5-finger head builds and slowly cascades down, with excellent retention and a rocky cap that sticks as well. The lacing is pretty good, not as generous as the head would lead me to believe, but still decent.

S - Even right after pouring I could get the explosion of tropical fruits that the hops provided to this beer. Huge notes of pineapple and mango and even some peach as well. It's actually surprising me how vibrant and clean this aroma is and it really does bring to mind images of a beach getaway. There's a bit of malt backbone as well that lends itself a touch of toffee, but for the most part this is all tropical hops.

T - The taste brings more malt to the table than was present in the nose. It has a decent caramel malt backbone with a little brown sugar and both carry on throughout the taste. Even still, the hops are the stand-out in the taste and are quite potent. Again, I'm getting that excellent tropical note, with the pineapple and especially peach which is pretty unique for me. Some mango and even guava come through near the end. The one complaint I have against this beer is that it is pretty bitter. I was expecting that given the amount of hops in this, and the hop flavor and malt bill do help counteract this, but it definitely is an aspect of the beer that is strong. Just a hint of alcohol in the finish that doesn't let on that this beer is 10%.

M - Mouthfeel is moderately heavy-bodied with lowish carbonation. I can let the okay carbonation slide a bit since it came from a growler filled almost a week ago and endured a shipping trip, but it still isn't awful and definitely bests some of the carbonation I've gotten from growler IPAs filled locally and enjoyed within a feel days. The bitterness does linger on the palate, but the hoppy finish goes a long way in alleviating this.

D/O - Drinkability is high. I actually drank a glass of this in its entirety before I could bring myself to review the taste portion of this beer. The nose is addicting, and if not for the bitterness, the taste would be amazing as well. I heard about Sun King from their Osiris, but I am ecstatic that I was able to get this as well since this is a great DIPA that brings exotic hop characteristics. Much too easy to down this beer and at this point I was wishing I had a 64oz growler of it!

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4.35/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Awesome surprise growler from a friend, thanks so much for this. Poured 10-11 oz. on multiple days into a tulip.

A - Deep golden-amber coloring, tinge of red around the edges of the brew. Great retention of a one-finger eggshell head. Very good lacing, reminiscent of FFF Apocalypse Cow.

S - Damn, tons and tons of citrus. Orange juice, orange peel, lemongrass. Secondary honey, herbal, and floral notes. This is quite good.

T - Good balance. Initial fruit zest followed by honey sweetness to offset the bitterness. Slight mint quality. Finish is fairly dry with a crisp bitter aftertaste. Little to no alcohol presence.

M - Medium body (for a DIPA), excellent carbonation, appropriately smooth.

D - A surprise. This is my first experience with anything from Sun King, and based on this alone I'll be requesting more growlers or bottles from my pal across state borders. Nice stuff here.

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4.36/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

By far, this is the best think I have had from Sun King. It pours a handsome copper color from the growler giving a generous head. Citrusy aroma is striking as the forthcoming hop explosion is apparent. This is a exceptional smooth beer that I might compare to 90 Minute IPA. Initially the hop flavor is combine with a guava and mango flavor. I love the exotic fruit flavors. This taste melts into a hoppy sweetness in the aftertaste. This is an easy drinking beer that could do some serious damage with an ABV of 10%.

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4.41/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap poured into snifter.

A: 4.25 Pours dark golden with a hint of copper. Crystal clear, 1 finger of head the reduces fairly quickly and leaves very little lacing
S: 4.5 Strong citrus, grapefruit, hints of pine and malt.
T: 4.5 Bursting with grapefruit flavor, citrus stands back with the pine in the flavor. Lingering pine, just slightly dry finish.
M: 4.25 Smooth, carbed slightly too high for me taste for this style.
O: 4.25 Great beer, holds its own next to GFJ, but doesn't match it.

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4.43/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

At chatham tap mass ave... Pours a great deep copper with excellent head and nice lacing. Great huge grapefruit scent with nice sweet malts very much underneath. Fantastic deep flavor with huge citrus/grapefruit throughout that lasts on the tongue and a very good malt backbone. A little hop rough, but no hot alcohol flavors! Great dipa!

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4.47/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to jmarsh123 for this random act of kindness. 32 oz growled shared generously with several people at Capone's CBS release. Poured into a sample glass, this beer has a lovely 2 finger head with a nice cloudy orangish hue. The nose is grapefruit laden and simply marvelous. The taste is so balanced and sessionable. Great citrus profile. The mouthfeel is sublime very mild without any hop burn. Taste lingers for a short time. Overall, one of the top 3-5 IPA's I've had. Ever.

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4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

According to their placard at the brewery. Jungle Room IIPA is an imperial IPA using the same malt base as Grapefruit Jungle with the hop bill a combination of GFJ and Cream Dream IV.

Poured a bright orange with a 1.5 finger off-white head.

Smells of tropical fruits. Mango and a bit of pineapple. A bit of grapefruit as well, but tropical fruits dominate. Just a touch of maltiness.

Tastes similar to its brother, but more complex overall. The malt bill is present on this one and there is some caramel goodness in the middle of the tongue, but definitely a hop forward beer. Starts out with intense tropical fruit flavors before rounding out in a dry grapefruit mouth puckering bitterness. The grapefruit taste is definitely strong, but not as much as GFJ.

Mouthfeel is good and creamy with good carbonation.

Another good IPA from Sun King. I think I slightly prefer the original Grapefruit Jungle, but still a great DIPA. Hopefully they will brew this again.

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

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Jungle Room from Sun King Brewing Company
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