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

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So Folkin' Hoppy IPASo Folkin' Hoppy IPA
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3.68/5
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189 Ratings
So Folkin' Hoppy IPASo Folkin' Hoppy IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Funky Bow Brewery & Beer Company
Maine, United States
funkybowbeercompany.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by johnnnniee on 06-03-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#30,956
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
189
pDev:
11.41%
Bros Score:
3.88
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
59
Trade:
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Ratings: 189 |  Reviews: 31
Reviews by alaimoa:
Photo of alaimoa
3.04/5  rDev -17.4%
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 -3.8%
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 +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of woodchipper
3.8/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.88/5  rDev +5.4%
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 +8.4%
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 -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TTripp725
2.83/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Cavanaghty
3.37/5  rDev -8.4%
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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Photo of Sinnian
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of LXIXME
3.74/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of acurtis
3.52/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Iparedman
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of kgammell1
4.28/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mdaschaf
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of Uzarnayme
4.03/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of benbazi
1/5  rDev -72.8%

Photo of grahuba
4.05/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mjstacker
3.28/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mmorris15
3.91/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Mbertrand2
4.56/5  rDev +23.9%

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
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 kellyej
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of teffcity0331
4.4/5  rDev +19.6%
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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So Folkin' Hoppy IPA from The Funky Bow Brewery & Beer Company
Beer rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 189 ratings
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