Bunker Brewing Co.

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IPA - New England
Ranked #2,414
Ranked #21,277
3.91 | pDev: 7.67%
Bunker Brewing Co.
Maine, United States
Very Good
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Shiredave from New York

4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Another murky, unfiltered orange julius looking beer. Poor head retention and very little lacing.
Aroma is ok - meaning I smell malt before the citrus blast of grapefruit and oranges. There are some subtle herbaceous notes under the standard NEIPA hop nose profile, just enough to keep it interesting.
Malty up front - another nice change - then the juicy hop acids slide in and surprise! Surprise! We have balance.
Soft bittering but it's unmistakably there, adding depth to the malt and contrast to the flavor hop's citrus load.
Nearly medium bodied with enough residual sugars to lend a chewy mouth feel, oat and toasted grain character bleeds through the slightly syrupy sweetness.
A good example of the style for me with less "juice" and more beer character than ( too) many NEIPA's.

Jun 23, 2020
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SawDog505 from New Hampshire

4.19/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a 16 oz Nordic pint glass canned on 2/12/20. Pours an attractive hazy yellow with a finger sticky white head that leaves thin streaks of lace with nice retention. 4.25

Smell is peach, herbal earthy undertones, melon, papaya, and apricot. 4

Taste follows peach, melon, papaya, and apricot really well balanced and more assertive than the nose. 4.25

Mouthfeel is about medium, sticky not dry, soft carbonation, and at 6% drinks a little bigger but very drinkable. 4.25

Overall this is a rock solid low ABV NEIPA and I will get this again when fresh. 4.25

Mar 24, 2020
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BEERMILER12 from Maine

4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy light yellow color with 2 fingers of head that fades down to a thin cap

S: Citrus and floral hops up front. Some light malty sweetness in there as well

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with the citrus and floral hop notes and then picks up some light bready malt sweetness. Finishes with lingering floral notes

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A good NE IPA that is very easy to drink. Low bitterness and quite soft and smooth. Solid

Feb 13, 2020
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REVZEB from Illinois

3.89/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had on tap. Hazy golden body with a white cap. Sweet and ripe fruit aromas star: peach, orange, pineapple, lime, guava and slight piney hops. Taste is muddled in comparison, fruits are sweet but not as ripe, honey and hop resin star towards the finish. Feels resinous, sweet, cool, and slightly dank

Oct 12, 2019
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digboy from New Hampshire

4.08/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a pale gold, almost grapefruit juice color, cloudy with a half finger white head that settles to a film quickly.

Aroma has grapefruit and lemon and orange pith notes, so all citrus. Pleasant and slightly sweet.

Taste is similar with a semi-sweet pale malt base and ample floral citrus hop notes. This is a very nice flavor, less sweet in a good way with a bit of bitterness in the finish.

The feel is soft but a little thin - thinner than most other NEIPAs out there, so it has a more refreshing mouthfeel to it. There is a tiny bit of burn in the finish too.

I have not been a fan of Bunker's beer in the past and have largely left it alone, but I am impressed with the flavor on this one. The one knock I have is the small burn in the finish, which seems silly for a 6% beer.

Aug 29, 2019
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Cookmefud from Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours hazy orange-ish yellow, with a nice bit if foam. Foam collapsed within a minute of pouring at the first sip. The taste is good...a bit of bitter, and has a bit of a pine needle aftertaste that lasts for a bit. Really small bubble carbonation throughout. Easy to drink. I like the smell. Nothing off-putting about this beer at all.

May 24, 2019
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smcolw from Massachusetts

4.21/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very cloudy liquid. It's whitish gold in color. The head is moderate and lasts throughout the tasting. There are some streaks and fewer spots on the glass as lace.

Fresh crushed hop cone aroma. The pale malt, though secondary, is still quite evident to the nose.

Classic American IPA flavors with a stronger malt base. The hop holds back until after the swallow, but it remains a long time in the aftertaste. I also note a bit of alcohol warmth. The body leans rich and the carbonation is slightly high. Although it is middle-of-the-road, this is a very well made

Feb 02, 2019
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metter98 from New York

3.73/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is very hazy yellow in color—too hazy to see if there is any visible carbonation. It poured with a short white head that left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a narrow collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of citrusy hops are present in the nose—limes seem to stand out in particular.
T: The taste follows the smell and has light to moderate flavors of lime citrus and little if any bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little juicy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer isn't bursting with flavors or juiciness from the hops but the use of Grüngeist hops lends some interesting lime aromas and flavors.

Serving type: can

Nov 25, 2018
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ChizzieLizzie from Illinois

3.11/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

New England cloudiness. Starts off with a mild citra flavor. Doesn't have much width. Slightly bitter finish. Refreshing and pretty drinkable.....could definitely have a few in succession.

Nov 05, 2018
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Beginner2 from Illinois

3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A good example of the New England IPA, perhaps destined to be a classic.
Looks hazy, initial foam becomes sparser. Smells of a rich, full bouquet of fruit, mostly tropical. Taste is well balanced and finishes the same way; nicely in the mouth. Perhaps a few too many bitter hops linger, but this does not really reduce how refreshing this beer is... perhaps indicating it has a destiny.

My first from Bunker, a small brewer with a taproom who got distributed in the difficult State of Illinois. Some moxie points for that. If a brewer can distribute here, it can distribute anywhere.

Oct 18, 2018
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FLima from Brazil

3.77/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Hazy amber whiteish color with a thin head with decent retention.
Aroma with notes of honey, peaches, roses (different), guava and white bread.
Flavor with notes of green resin, earth, grapefruit, white pepper, lemon grass, flowers, some harsh and earth. Dry and bitter aftertaste.
Medium body with appropriate carbonation.
Spiced and earthy American IPA.
Got potential but quite not there. It needs to smooth the edges.

Oct 16, 2018
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illpass78 from Maine

3.98/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pint in a becker at the brewery.

Appearance: Cloudy straw, minimal head. No much lace.

Aroma: Hops, pine, lemon.

Taste: Follows juice. Also some mango, grapefruit, citrus rind. Pretty juicy, hoppy IPA.

Mouthfeel: Definitely dries out the palate. Kind of prickly and bitter. On the slightly harsh side for an IPA.

Overall: Pretty strong IPA. Good stuff. Nice addition to their mostly lagery lineup.

Aug 03, 2018
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