Small Axe Big IPA
Funky Buddha Brewery

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Style:
IPA - Imperial
ABV:
9.5%
Score:
91
Avg:
4.1 | pDev: 8.78%
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
108
From:
Funky Buddha Brewery
 
Florida, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  4
Gots
  26
SCORE
91
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do_ob from Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the brewery, into a snifter. Viscious, hazy amber colored with a fluffy, white head. Huge tropical fruit aroma with nice notes of pine and citrus. The taste follows with citrus and juicy, tropical fruit taking the forefront. There's a great balance within this beer. Overall, it's juicy and sweet, but with a freat hoppy backing.

Mar 22, 2016
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rcamp28 from Florida

4.72/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

My favorite IPA from Funky Buddha. Really high ABV, but you'd never know. Hop forward without being unbalanced. Caramel color, robust flavor. Great beer

Dec 30, 2015
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SomethingClever from Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

12 oz pour on tap into snifter

A: very nice Amber body with amazing clarity not much of a head nice lacing on the glass

S: mango, pineapple, light biscuity finishes a little herbal little bit of an alcohol smell

T: very juicy citrus mango pineapple and a little cantaloupe very little bitterness

M: light to a little watery never would guess this beer is the big ABV

O: very nice fruit taste and no hints of alcohol which Is worrisome in a beer so smooth. The only downside to this quite good beer is the watery feel I would like more body in my big iPAs not a lot but a little more.

Dec 28, 2015
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zac16125 from South Carolina

4.27/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Funky Buddha Small Axe Big IPA
On tap at the brewery in Oakland Park

Nice crystal clear dark golden with a white colored head. Lots of lacing. Aroma is booze, sweet makes, citrus. Taste is bitter hops, citrus rind and pine; malt is subtle, booze is significant. Kinda taste like a boozier Enjoy By. Drinkability is good even though it's boozy. Overall, damn good.

4.5/4.25/4.25/4.25/4.25

Aug 30, 2015
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Stevecarini from Massachusetts

3.83/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

For an IPA with a 10% ABV, this beer is a very easy drink. It's smooth and not at all boozy. Their bartender had a great passion for it as he announced it was the brewery's best IPA. Cloudy like a north east IPA and had that citrus feel you look for in such a beer but it wasnt a citrus punch in the face, more an after flavor.

May 06, 2015
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BMMillsy from Florida

3.31/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

On tap at First Magnitude. Murky orange gold pour. Stale dead hops and some biscuity malts on the nose. Flavor follows that closely, with a dry bitterness. This was awfully disappointing, and I hope the keg has just been sitting around a while or something. Otherwise, poor effort by FB.

Dec 20, 2014
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chinchill from South Carolina

3.8/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the Florida brewery in December 2014 - from notes.
This DIPA is suitably hoppy without being overly bitter or harsh.
Overall: recommended.

Dec 14, 2014
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Pahn from New York

4/5  rDev -2.4%

Mini review:

Mostly Citra in the flavor; lots of lemon and lime, some greenhouse pungency but far from "dank". Very flavorful. Not a lot of malt influence, for the better.

Nov 12, 2014
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Flounder57 from Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev 0%

Served in a snifter at their new facility in Oakland Park, FL.

Appearance: A one finger head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is an orange color with great clarity and vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Nice lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Candied orange, herbal, grassy, caramel, bready, and some alcohol.

Taste: Same as above with mild tingly bitterness in the rear.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, boozy, tingly bitterness, medium to full bodied, and medium carbonation.

Overall: I enjoyed this beer months ago in Boston and no good to get it directly from the source.

Sep 09, 2014
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nmann08 from Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

On draft, pours a bright orange, good carbonation, a little bit of white head fills the glass.

The nose is mute and subdued for what I was expecting. Even after I let it warm up, still the same. Some citrus and piney notes, a little caramel malt. The flavor is more pine, but it doesn't balance well with the caramel sweetness. A bit messy. The mouthfeel is fine, but it leaves a gross aftertaste in my mouth. This is just ok.

Aug 27, 2014
Small Axe Big IPA from Funky Buddha Brewery
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 108 ratings