Huki Idol
Funky Buddha Brewery

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From:
Funky Buddha Brewery
 
Florida, United States
Style:
IPA - Imperial
ABV:
8%
Score:
89
Avg:
4.01 | pDev: 10.72%
Ratings:
53
Status:
Retired
Rated:
May 26, 2019
Added:
Feb 24, 2018
Wants:
  2
Gots:
  11
SCORE
89
Very Good
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Notes: Bust out your favorite tiki mug and make an offering to the Huki Idol. This juicy, double IPA is brewed with real passion fruit and lime juices, then dry-hopped with lush Mosaic hops and fresh mint. The result is a godlike grog that packs a wallop of tropical flavor. 'Okole maluna!
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4.01 by beerjerk666 from Florida on May 26, 2019
 
4.73 by markallmon from Tennessee on Feb 19, 2019
 
3.81 by robebo44 from Virginia on Dec 07, 2018
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4.18/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by tillmac62 from South Carolina

Hazy orange pour with some sedimentation. Outstanding head volume. Retention and lacing are typical of a DIPA (8.0% ABV), which is to say poor by typical IPA standards. Nevertheless, it meets outstanding.

Very good nose but lacks the burst of aroma for an outstanding classification. Complexity is outstanding, just muted by a lack of intensity. It is outstandingly balanced. There is just enough bready sweetness to let the passion fruit shine and hints of pineapple, lime and mint waif over the base.

Oct 09, 2018
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4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by superspak from North Carolina

Got in a trade with The-Adjunct-Hippie. 12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 3/16/2018. Pours very hazy/cloudy golden orange/amber color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and rocky off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big juicy/lightly tart/tangy passion fruit, limes, mint, fruit skin, citrus peel/zest, lemon, orange, grapefruit, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, papaya, mango, melon, guava, blueberry, gooseberry, light peppercorn/pine, honey, biscuit dough, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of passion fruit, lime, mint, citrus/fruity/tropical hops, and bready malt notes; with big strength. Taste of big juicy/lightly tart/tangy passion fruit, limes, mint, fruit skin, citrus peel/zest, lemon, orange, grapefruit, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, papaya, mango, melon, guava, blueberry, gooseberry, light peppercorn/pine, honey, biscuit dough, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light pine, citrus peel/rind, herbal, floral, grassy, peppery bitterness; and fruit tang/tartness on the finish. Lingering notes of tart/tangy passion fruit, limes, mint, fruit skin, citrus peel/zest, lemon, orange, grapefruit, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, papaya, mango, melon, guava, blueberry, gooseberry, peppercorn, pine, honey, biscuit dough, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of passion fruit, lime, mint, citrus/fruity/tropical hops, and bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and no astringent flavors after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering bitterness and tart/tangy fruit. Medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth, creamy/silky/bready, and fairly sticky/acidic/tangy/tannic balanced mouthfeel that is great. Minimal warming alcohol for 8%. Overall this is an awesome fruited DIPA! All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of passion fruit, lime, mint, citrus/fruity/tropical hops, and bready malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink with the mellowly bitter/acidic/tangy/drying finish. Fairly soft feel, not aggressive. Extremely juicy/vibrant limes and passion fruit; balanced Mosaic hop complexity, and bready malt backbone. Touch of dankness. Not overly sweet/heavy from lingering dryness. Mint fits in perfectly, and is not overwhelming. A really enjoyable offering, and spot on style example.

Sep 22, 2018
 
3.73 by Carmack from Florida on Sep 14, 2018
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3.56/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by iheartmyTHO from Georgia

This more like a fruit beer than an actual IPA. I have had fruity IPA's before, where the frutiness comes from infused fruits or there's a lovely juiciness from the hops used. I do not get any bitter IPA flavors with this beer. It's more like beer mixed with a fruity, tiki drink. If that's your thing, then you'll probably love this beer.

Sep 08, 2018
 
2.98 by nrbw23 from Ohio on Aug 10, 2018
 
4.1 by fisherbray from Florida on Aug 03, 2018
 
4 by JohnTurano from Florida on Jul 28, 2018
 
4 by archero from Texas on Jul 23, 2018
 
3.55 by caroscal from Florida on Jul 20, 2018
 
4.04 by lemmy187 from Missouri on Jul 20, 2018
 
3.69 by Willmagz from Florida on Jul 19, 2018
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3.57/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by oberon from North Carolina

Pours into a nonic a hazed tangerine-like color with a very well defined bone white half finger head that sticks like glue to the glass.Some mild stone fruit in the nose with only a hint of tropical notes,I get a tinge of barnyard funk like a few others who have reviewed noted.Quite tart wich I didn't expect on the palate with hefty passion fruit coming thru,a little to much sourness for my liking really.Totally not what I was expecting and/or looking for but it's good for those who like this sorta thing.I give it a respectful review because this beer has a following for what it is.

Jul 11, 2018
 
3.89 by jak from North Carolina on Jun 27, 2018
 
4.23 by BrewsandBlues from Florida on Jun 24, 2018
 
3.83 by Marklaker from Florida on Jun 24, 2018
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4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Gatch from Massachusetts

On tap at Prohibition Kitchen in Saint Augustine. A nice break from the touristy garbage in most of downtown.

This isn’t so much an IPA as it’s a fruit beer. Barely any hop presence. Just passionfruit and some lime juice with a hint of mint. Kind of disappointing. But fits the description somewhat.

Jun 23, 2018
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3.72/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by hoptheology from South Dakota

12 oz bottle cracked from 4 pack purchased from Total Wine in Daytona Beach. Unknown bottle date. Enjoying this in my Huntsville, AL hotel room.

Pours a glorious hazy honey-peach color with a tall busy head of 3 fingers. Lace destroys the glass as it recedes.

I'm actually getting a little hay and farmhouse funk on the nose. Behind that, sharp notes of cutting mint, lemon rind, peach, and orange rind.

Flavor is incredibly sweet, almost like an imperial fruit beer with extra hops. Bubble gumminess meets sweet orange juice, limeade, papaya, and mint. Very low hop bitterness, to a fault. Slight alcohol burn at the finish. Acidity also lingers. This is minty and sweet and pushes the beer outside the boundaries of a typical IPA style guideline.

Carbonated, mildly creamy, acidic fruitiness lingering on.

Overall, it's like a limemade with a mint leaf. While that may sound pleasant by the pool (and I'm sure it is), it was not what I was expecting out of a beer marked "IPA". Lots of tropical fruit, mint leaf, and residual sugars, while hop profiling is kept to a bare minimum and left hanging in the background on a lemon note. For some it's enjoyable, for me it's barely decent. I'd rather have their Hop Gun any day of the week!

Jun 20, 2018
 
3.5 by bacher468 from Pennsylvania on Jun 20, 2018
 
3.79 by Scottsbeer from Florida on Jun 18, 2018
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3.73/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by TH28 from Florida

12oz bottle. 3/29/18 bottle date. Appearance: Deep golden, hazy, with a low lying white head
Aroma: Minty mango with some citrus peel. Almost a fruity minted fruit toothpaste character. A touch of lime ther too, but you have to search for it
Taste: quick burst of passion fruit, pineapple, and orange fruitiness, turning tart and acidic, with a citrus peel kick and high bitterness. Like really accentuates the tartness
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a ligh carbonation
Finish: Super dry, tart, and bitter after the swallow. Citrus peel the definitive flavor.
Overall: Interesting take on the POG juice IPA by adding the lime and mint. Mint addition creates a somewhat confusing and unpleasant aroma, but the flavor is pretty good, with the lime adding a distinct tart character than accentuates the bitterness, while adding some contrast to the rich POGbjuice sweetness

Jun 10, 2018
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4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by JerzDevl2000 from New Jersey

Picked this up down in Florida back in March, as I've enjoyed the other beers that I've had from Funky Buddha. This was a bit too one-dimensional for me with the amount of passion fruit in the taste but it was still a solid take on the style that wasn't lacking in flavor. I just wish there was a bit more variety and depth to this relative to the canned American Double / Imperial IPA's that would rate higher than this.

Not a bad pour to this as the beer was an off gold with lots of dankness and head to boot. A few rings of lacing were left on my pint glass once that settled and I took a few sips. Strong, aromatic scent of passion fruit, lime, dank Mosaic Hops, and citrus pith in the nose with a ton of juice in the mix as well. Incredibly smooth and slick on the palate, with hints of pineapple, peach, apricot, and stone fruit in the mix as well. The mouthfeel was tart as it felt like raspberry and boysenberry juice with some tangerine juice lingering in the aftertaste.

Not a lot of booze here but there was enough to be felt and the mint made itself known in the crisp and somewhat refreshing aftertaste. Easily among the best from Funky Buddha, this nearly held it's own with the canned IPA's that I hold so dear. Be prepared to be hit over the head with juicy passion fruit - this could easily substitute for canned juice and would be more enjoyable as well!

Jun 07, 2018
 
3.67 by crbnfbr from Kentucky on Jun 04, 2018
 
4.5 by Aj21 from Florida on Jun 04, 2018
 
4.23 by sd123 from Georgia on Jun 01, 2018
 
3.11 by Eman17 from Illinois on Jun 01, 2018
 
2.84 by bcsbeer from Florida on May 29, 2018
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5/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by jcarlosv from Florida

Great beer, lable saids Tropical IPA but to me its very similar to a New England style IPA. The look is very hazy, the smell like the labels said very tropical, the taste just superb. Great beer to drink and enjoy, another hit from Funky Buddha.

May 28, 2018
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4.94/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by lolacheech from Florida

What can I say other than I love it!! Feels most like a juicy hazy New England style IPA on steroids. Fresh and refreshing! Super hazy. Served in a chalice. LOVE.

May 14, 2018
 
4 by KeyWestGator from Florida on May 05, 2018
 
3.54 by bb-magic from Florida on May 05, 2018
 
3.66 by Uconnelmo from Connecticut on May 02, 2018
 
3.81 by jcb7472 from Florida on May 01, 2018
 
3.96 by JPadilla from Florida on Apr 28, 2018
 
3.99 by Mantooth from North Carolina on Apr 23, 2018
 
4.43 by DeaconDart from Florida on Apr 23, 2018
 
4.06 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida on Apr 20, 2018
 
4.35 by Jcarriglio from Florida on Apr 20, 2018
Huki Idol from Funky Buddha Brewery
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 53 ratings