Hop Gun | Funky Buddha Brewery

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3.82/5
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980 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Funky Buddha Brewery
Florida, United States
funkybuddhabrewery.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
If you’re looking for hops, we’ve got your tail. Hop Gun IPA delivers a payload of good ol’ American hops straight to your palate, bursting forth with the flavors of grapefruit and pineapple. A careful dose of smooth caramel malts swoop in to balance out the finish — just like any good wingman should.

Added by DosBeerigos on 09-27-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#13,640
Reviews:
135
Ratings:
980
pDev:
9.69%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
33
Gots:
279
Trade:
5
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Ratings: 980 |  Reviews: 135
Photo of TBCE
3.48/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beerbuddha
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nana21
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bum4ever
3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wookieboy1
3.92/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jcarlosv
3/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of LoganMc
3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Trihop
3.1/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Nothing special unfortunatly .
Just tastes weak. There are session IPA’s out there at a much lower ABV with much more punch and flavor ( All Day by Founders to name one). On vacation in Boca Raton and was looking forward to trying this one . Not my cup of beer . May be yours though .

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Photo of marker2525
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of icemanls4
3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of iftcoach
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MJ64
4.34/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MemphisSooner
4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MAUEX_MFA
3.34/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.6/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours slightly hazy and golden orange in color with a bit of sediment floating about. Off-white, near finger width head. Decent retention, resulting in a thin, broken layer of suds and a thin ring around the edge of the glass. Fair lacing, mostly consisting of broken lines and small spotting.

Smell - Strong orange with lesser grapefruit and spice with a solid caramel malt base.

Taste - Follows the nose. Prominent orange with lesser notes of brighter citrus like lemon and tangerine with a bit of grapefruit to boot. Malt base is simple but adds a nice backbone of caramel. Finish is brighter on the citrus with a tangerine or lemon pith bitterness that plays off that seemingly lasting caramel undertone.

Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation. Fair drinker with a dry finish. Doesn't go down as easy as you'd like for the style, but easy enough to not present much of a problem.

Overall - Tasty IPA that's fair enough to drink a few at a time. It's a shame they sold out the way they did, but I didn't allows that to effect this score. In fact I hope this means we start getting FB on the West Coast, if only I can try the beer a few times without having to trade for it.

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3.57/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A murky golden color with a decent scent. The bold citrusy flavor really smacks you in the face (in a good way). Very smooth for such a high ABV. This is a local brewery, so I'll definitely check out more of their stuff.

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3.73/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Wow I was expecting better. First FB beer. On tap at Hopjacks in downtown Pensacola. A decent IPA but spicy and thick and a heavy drinker. Good but not a fan.

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Photo of HeavyMoJamD
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Okay, so I drink a lot of IPA, but I'm not a consœur like many of you. I know what tates really hoppy. I know about lacing, etc. But I can't make out an apricot from a grapefruit (well, with a couple of exceptions). But I really like this beer. It's so smooth for a 7 point oh. I used to travel to Germany and drink a lot of Weissbeir. This really has a hint of that taste, with lots more hops (of course). Just drank a Stone Delicous, and this is SO much smoother and drinkable.

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3.62/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.39/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of B0shes
4.4/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy golden pour with a thick foamy white head. Beautiful lacing. Love this beer, the nose is it's only fault- a smidge flat. I definitely smell heavy apricot when pouring the beer, but I get little else. Taste and mouthfeel are perfect. Nice carbonation, not too sharp. Incredibly refreshing taste- too easy to drink for a 7%er.

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4.14/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.15/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.33/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Hop Gun from Funky Buddha Brewery
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 980 ratings
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