Hop Gun | Funky Buddha Brewery

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Funky Buddha Brewery
Florida, United States

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

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

Good solid AIPA. Pours a very hazy dull honey gold color with a good size white head. Head retention is good and there is plenty of lacing on the glass. Aroma and taste include strong citrus hops (mostly grapefruit) and both bready and caramel malt. The hops dominate but the malt provide some balance. The level of bitterness is very good. This is a hop-heads beer. Mouthfeel is rich for an IPA, based on the malt balance with good hoppiness/bitterness. Funky Buddah is right up there with Cigar City as far as IPAs go!!.

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Photo of bgillespie
3.74/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Clear amber/orange with a thick off white head.

Smell: A little faint, some honey and citrus.

Taste: A light citrus flavor, sour like grapefruit. Finish with a little sweet honey.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, good carbonation.

Overall: Good IPA, nothing too crazy, but easy to drink.

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Photo of Act25
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Like this brewer - about the only craft at Miami beach hotels.
a) Medium totally hazed, honey-amber with off-white head that's modest in retention and lace.
s) Too faint compared with the flavor bomb that is this beer. The flavor of honey and toasted grain overlain with dank, grassy, pot-like hops.
t) The taste opens with the caramels intertwined with the dank hops and the peppery Germanic hops. Very fruitful and scrubbing with a sharp bitter finale. Leaves you in a good place.
f) Medium IPA body, the malty balance with the peppery and dank hops is a winner. Good heft and finish.
o) As good a popular Miami craft as you might want.

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Photo of Tryionn66
4.05/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Look: dark amber color, looks like a dark lager. Pours a thick head that sticks around
Smell: very hop forward smell with honey and citrus notes as well
Taste: the first thing you notice is that it has a strong honet sweet taste that is very pleasent, it has almost no hop bite.
Feel:soft mouth feel, right amount of carbonation
Overall: this is a good ipa, coming from new England this is a crisp and refreshing ipa

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Photo of AmeriCanadian
3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

More traditional IPA, very balanced and malt heavy. Won't stand up against modern American IPAs for a serious hop head, but I like it for a change of pace. Sweet, hoppy, tasty, crushable.

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Photo of FBarber
3.53/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear crisp orange color. A bit oily in appearance from the hops. Thin white head dissipates steadily leaving a slick of white foam on top of the beer and a very small ring of foam along the outside.

Smell has notes of pine, sap, grass, grapefruit, orange, and maybe a hint of pineapple.

Taste is very malt forward. Lots of caramel malts mixed with pine, sap, grapefruit, and orange notes. Not much pineapple in the flavor. Rather malty and dank. Earthy come to mind. Mild bitterness lingering into the finish.

Feel is light and pretty crisp. Bit oily. Medium carbonation.

Overall a solidly average IPA. A bit too malty for my tastes, but overall a solid effort.

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Photo of Weisenbeer
3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Had this at a Bubba Gump Shrimp restaurant in Fort Lauderdale Florida. Never heard of it. Apparently it's a local favorite around here. Not bad, but not super awesome.

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Photo of mdfb79
3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours an amber
Cooor with two fingers of off white head. Fruity malts, citrus hops, biscuits and breads malts. Medium body and moderate to low carbonation.

Overall a nice beer but maltier than hoppy.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at World of Beer in The Villages, Florida. Orange to copper hued body with an off-white head that coats the glass in lacing. Light orange body, transparent, thick head that leaves copious lacing. Melon, pineapple, citrus. Light to medium in body. Hop forward with medium high bitterness. Tasty.

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Photo of WunderLlama
3.78/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle acquired in a beer trade. Poured in a glass with copper liquid and a one finger off white foam cap. Streams of microcarbonation and some lacings

Aroma of citrus and pine

Pine hop taste , whiff of citrus over a malt base

Sudsy , slight lingering bitterness

Nice beer

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Photo of lordofthewiens
3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A clear gold color. There was a thick white head and abundant lace.
Mostly citrus aroma, a little pine. Strong sweet malt background.
Grapefruit and caramel competed with each other. Hint of pine.
Very malt forward beer.

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Photo of craftbeersweden
3.65/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Got this beer at Brio Tuscan Grill at Palm Beach Gardens, Florida to mu lunch.

Deep orange beer with a one finger hoígh, white head.

Nose: Pine, citrus, orange, grapefruit, tropical fruits and hops.
Taste: Grapefruit zest, orange, fruity hops, caramel and pine.
Mouth: Medium body and carbonation. Soft and smooth. Dry ending.

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Photo of KTCamm
3.56/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

November 16 - pours hazy copper, short 1/4 inch or less head of white foam. Faint malty nose. Barely there. Chewy toffee based malt with a wet spicy bitter. Light sweetness. Some residual pine. Hints of grapefruit/pineapple.

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Photo of DraconusDesanctus666
4.44/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle dated 11/28/16,into a Cigar City spiegelau IPA glass.

White,thick,fluffy,1 finger head that retains well.Clear golden / straw in color,with light amount of floaties.Moderate / heavy carbonation.Nice lacing on the glass when the head dissipates,with a splotchy film over the center.

On the nose I get a lot of dankness,citrus,hops,and a moderate amount of sweet malts.Also getting some mango,and tangerine.

On the palate I get alot of citrus and dankness.A mild amount of piney,bitter hops,blended with some sweet malts.Some grapefruit as well.

The body is thin,with a wet finish.Decent amount of bubbling on the tongue,from the carbonation.

This is a solid IPA,one of my favorites out of Florida...Going to miss this one when I move to Massachusetts.

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Photo of JBowenGeorgia
3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Excited my wife brought me my first Funky Buddha beer from her vacation. Poured a clear orange gold with little head. Mild citrus pine smell. Taste follows suit. Nothing spectacular but not a bad brew, beats a souvenir t-shirt any day of the week!

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Photo of NolaHopHead
3.92/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle. Pours hazy deep orange color, two finger dull white heads leaves lots of lacing. A little on the malty side but has some nice melony hopes with a mild bitter finish. Medium soft feel. Would drink this one again.

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Photo of Roguer
3.81/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

Transparent golden brew, strong white head with good retention.

Pine and lemongrass on the aroma; a touch of citrus.

Flavor is a fairly traditional IPA profile: bitter pine and grapefruit peel, lightly biscuity pale malt.

Refreshing and lively feel. Easy to drink.

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Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Traded for this recently, having never had a beer from Funky Buddha before. I love IPA's but this was fairly typical as it didn't stand out from the dozens that I've enjoyed highly over the years and it was true to form as the description on the bottle was pretty close to what this actually felt and tasted like.

The pour to this was typical as the beer had a translucent, golden hue to it with more then enough had to be seen. A good amount of pine and floral notes were in the nose with the grapefruit and pineapple coming through in the taste. Juicy, a bit dank, and balanced, there was enough caramel malt present to give this body and a sticky consistency as the aftertaste was a bit oily and slick as the stone fruit and earthiness could be softly felt.

The alcohol here was just right as this was neither strong nor week and it didn't detract from any of the flavors or overall body. While not a bad beer, there would be quite a few other IPA's I'd reach for over this one but if I needed something to kick back with, this wouldn't be a bad choice to begin with. Still would like to have more from Funky Buddha!

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.6/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hop Gun IPA has a thick, off-white head, an opaque, brilliant orange appearance, and a bit of lacing left behind on the glass. The aroma is of citrus and white bread, and the flavor is that citrus-style hop oil, riding with sweet white bread and white bread crust in the back seat. Mouthfeel is medium, and Hop Gun finishes puckering and dry.


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Photo of clayrock81
3.83/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured an orange body with two-finger head and left some lace down the glass. Aroma is classic citric hops with hint of grapefruit sweetness. Taste is the same as the beer is a dry, citric tasting light-bodied IPA that adds some grapefruit sweetness for balance. Dry finish and not a bad beer but not much going on with this beer.

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Photo of Tone
3.78/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy, amber color. 3/2 inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and good lacing. Smells of slight citrus hops, piney hops, slight resin, sweet malt, slight alcohol, slight citrus, and a hint of yeast. Fits the style of an American IPA. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of slight citrus hops, piney hops, slight resin, sweet malt, slight alcohol, slight citrus, and a hint of yeast. Overall, good appearance, decent blend, body, and aroma, but still an average offering.

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Photo of donspublic
3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle into silipint, nice 3 finger cream colored soapy head, nice retention and lacing. Looks light amberish from what I can tell. Smells of biscuit, mango and a little citrus. Taste is nice malt sweetness on the front and mango, light citrus and pine in the middle. Finish is semi sweet, mild bitterness, not going to wear you mouth out with this one. Nice full body beer, not a bad beer.

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Photo of q33jeff
3.74/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle to plastic disney mug. Can't really see well, but once the big white head fades, a clear yellow Orange brew shows up from the top down view.

Aroma is citrus, cedar, pear. A bit more mellow than the typical ops.

Taste is similar to aroma. Citrus and softer fruit. Woody, but not that sharp IPA pine.

Creamy feel.

Good beer.....a poor man's S.T. Unearthly.

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Photo of IndiaPaleViking
3.54/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A solid everyday IPA. Nice floral and fruit notes on the nose. Medium hops note early that build with slight dank bitterness at finish. Sweet mouthfeel. Not a hop bomb but a nice solid brew. For Florida IPAs I prefer Cigar city's Jai Alai.

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Photo of lwillitz
3.82/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12-oz bottle into Belgian ale glass

A - 2 fingers of white suds over a cloudy body of golden orange full of suspended sediment

S - grapefruit, pineapple, touch of pine, malt sweetness

T - grapefruit, orange, pineapple/tropical fruits, pine, bready malts

M - thick medium body, biting carbonation, dry finish

O - a decent IPA with a tropical character

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