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

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So Folkin' Hoppy IPASo Folkin' Hoppy IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Funky Bow Brewery & Beer Company
Maine, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by johnnnniee on 06-03-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
28
Ratings:
162
Avg:
3.73
pDev:
27.61%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
47
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 28 | Ratings: 162
Reviews by alaimoa:
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3.04/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

On tap at Flatbread in Portland, ME on 2/26
Pours an amber with no head to speak of. Smells of earthiness, dirt,toffee. Taste similar but with a name using hops in it I would have thought more IBU. overall a bit bland with the same earthy hops with the bready and caramel malt profile dominating. Smooth yet not quite what I had hoped for.

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Photo of DoctorD
3.54/5  rDev -5.1%
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 Tiernan
3.92/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of woodchipper
3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.88/5  rDev +4%
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 irrevjim
3.99/5  rDev +7%
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 lordofthewiens
3.53/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Cavanaghty
3.37/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a can into a pint glass.

Appearance: Lighter reddish color with a thicker beige head.

Smell: Strong hops and citrus notes.

Mouthfeel/Taste: A little rough medium bodied. Taste of bitter hops and pine notes with notes with citrus.

Overall: Good IPA, I would definitely have this again.

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of LXIXME
3.74/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of acurtis
3.52/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Iparedman
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of mdaschaf
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of Uzarnayme
4.03/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of benbazi
1/5  rDev -73.2%

Photo of grahuba
4.05/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mjstacker
3.28/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mbmiche
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mbertrand2
4.56/5  rDev +22.3%

Photo of kellyej
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of teffcity0331
4.4/5  rDev +18%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tasty. Strong smell, tasty, bitter, maybe a bit to bitter of an after taste. Would recommend. Would buy again. Another good beer from a great state.

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3.6/5  rDev -3.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of puboflyons
4.09/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

From the 12 fl. oz. can dated 02/22/16. Sampled on March 19, 2016 so not quite a month old.

The pour is copper amber with a humongous foamy off-white or cream colored head that lingers and laces.

The aroma is big on pine, floral, and tropical hop character with a toasted malt character buried just under the first layer.

Medium, smooth body.

You can pick up the sweet malts in the flavor for a moment before the floral, pine, and tropical fruity hops kick in. The bitterness is quite powerful at the finish and it lingers. I prefer American IPA's that also have a little malt note inside.

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Photo of Tbone2131
3.44/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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