So Folkin' Hoppy IPA
The Funky Bow Brewery & Beer Company

So Folkin' Hoppy IPASo Folkin' Hoppy IPA
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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #6,149
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
84
Ranked #36,693
Avg:
3.69 | pDev: 11.38%
Reviews:
32
Ratings:
199
From:
The Funky Bow Brewery & Beer Company
 
Maine, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  5
Gots
  69
SCORE
84
Good
So Folkin' Hoppy IPASo Folkin' Hoppy IPA
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Reviews: 32 | Ratings: 199 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by Hopyard57:
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3.64/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Photo of DoctorD
3.54/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Malty! This poured darker than your usual IPA, smelled less fruity/tropical than your usual New England IPA, and tasted very malt forward. Not necessarily a bad thing but surprising compared to the overwhelming number of New England IPAs that are tropical juice bombs. Good, lingering mouthfeel which reminded me of a brown ale or even old ale (the smell reminded me of a weaker version of Founders Curmudgeon a little bit). I wasn't so fond of the bitter aftertaste but this is a nice change of pace compared to today's hop-forward IPAs.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This was poured into a becher pint glass. The appearance was a burnt to hazy orange/brown color with a thin white foamy head that dissipated at a fairly quick pace. Rimmed with some clingy white lacing. The smell started off with some sweet peach flesh with subtle sweet to bitter grassy effects. Light tobacco. The flavor takes all of the previously mentioned tastes to combine with some sweet caramel malt. Semi-sweet and dry malty aftertaste with the same sort of finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a decent sessionability to it. Overall, good AIPA for the most part, I could see myself coming back to this.

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Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.88/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From BeerAdvocate Magazine #79 (Aug 2013):

So raw and rustic, yet put together well enough to be presentable and drinkable. Meaning this is really good beer. Not your typical IPA, but rather a very well balanced one that focuses on all aspects. With a beer like this, Funky Bow has a lot of potential.

STYLE: American IPA
ABV: 8.3%
AVAILABILITY: Year-round

LOOK: Deep brassy hue, epic lacing

SMELL: Minty piney hops, fallen apples, caramel, earthy, toasted bread, yeast, hint of alcohol, rustic

TASTE: Extremely smooth, chewy body, very malty, grassy, bready, nutty, grainy, balanced hop bitterness, minty, spicy, orange rind, evergreen, blond tobacco, yeast, ripe apples; finishes semidry and hoppy

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Photo of WanderingFool
3.57/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Boto
3.83/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Draught @ Brewery: This one poured a clear, orangish color. There was a small off white head that left some lacing. It has a good nose. Grapefruit, floral, pine and tropical notes. The taste is good. About the perfect amount of bitterness. Good body with no sweetness. Taste is along the lines of the aroma.

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Photo of coopdog
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of smcolw
3.83/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Lots of clumped yeast showing up in the glass. Even though it is a can, it looks like this was bottled conditioned, Belgian style. Nice lumpy lace from the spots on the glass, but the head settles quickly to a thin layer of larger bubbles. The liquid is a dirty light-brown. It looks a lot like my homebrews, but it doesn't have any of the yeasty flavors or smells.

There's an interesting blend of smells in this one: I detect some sweetness from non-fermented malts. Mild floral and bittering hops. Some earthiness and toasted crystal or biscuit malt. Complex.

The flavor is more direct and simple. Starts with a semi-sweet, lightly toasted malt base and finishes with a chewy biting hop bitterness. The aftertaste is short for the style, but appropriate. The body and carbonation are average.

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Photo of theo871
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of coombski
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of irrevjim
3.99/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

from a can to a beer tulip
look; light copper, translucent, 1/2" off white head, moderate retention, decent lacing
smell; nice balance of pine and citrus hops and medium roasted malts
taste; see smell, add grapefruit finish
feel; medium bodied, mild to medium carbonation, smooth, easy drinking with a little bitterness on the finish
overall; a very nice, well balanced wet ipa or hoppy pale ale, very enjoyable

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Photo of ILiveOffHops
3.74/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of harsley
3.31/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jamvt
3.64/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lordofthewiens
3.53/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rochefort10nh
2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

Photo of deereless
3.78/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of woodchipper
3.8/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zahara15
4.38/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of johnnnniee
3.45/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Little Tap House in Portland.
Comes to the table a medium copper with a smallish white head that quickly dissipates to a cap with a moderate amount of lace on the sides of he glass. Smells of caramel, earthy hops, and a fair amount of mineral water. The flavor follows the aroma quite well and adds a hint of butterscotch. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet bitter mouthfeel. Decent beer but reminds me of almost every other ipa from Maine.

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Photo of lou50rp
3.8/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SlainteAlbanyNY
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LXIXME
3.74/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jlindros
3.86/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Picked this up in Maine a few weeks ago.

Pours a light fizzy bubbly 1/2 finger head that fades at a med pace, a touch of lacing, hazy orange-red color.

NOse little grassy floral hops, with fruity hops as well, little candied apricot and mild tangerine like citrus, a mild sweet candy caramel malt, fair malty aroma.

taste brings a mild sweet malt, sweet caramel toasty malt, fair malty flavor in general, into big hops, quite bitter, with a grassy spicy hop out front, with a little orange rind, mild citrus, a little candied stone fruit, very bitter rind character that increases the more I sip. Finish is a little dry, little caramel malt note, but mostly big bitterness, bitter orange rind, spicy chewy hops, but pretty astringent on top of that.

Mouth is med bod, a little creamy with a big creamy carbonation.

Overall OK, a bit too malty which was supposed to balance the hops as they get ridiculously spicy and bitter astringent on the finish, so it didn't quite hit where they were hoping I think, but a decent IPA.

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So Folkin' Hoppy IPA from The Funky Bow Brewery & Beer Company
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 199 ratings