Hop Gun | Funky Buddha Brewery

Hop GunHop Gun
BA SCORE
3.82/5
968 Ratings
Hop GunHop Gun
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:
#12,443
Reviews:
134
Ratings:
968
pDev:
9.69%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
33
Gots:
275
Trade:
5
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Ratings: 968 |  Reviews: 134
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

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

Photo of TheSixthRing
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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Photo of TBDave
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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Photo of Gatch
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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Photo of Bammer21
3.62/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SydneyManchester25
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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Photo of xamygo
4.14/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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

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

Photo of Griffin2
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had on draft at Buffalo Wild Wings.
L - Pours a dark Amber color with a white head.
S - Smells of hops and citrus.
T - Taste of hops with some caramel from the malt.
F - Medium body and carbonation.
O - Decent IPA.

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Photo of jsanmarco
3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
4.19/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.16/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks Kelly! This was poured into a becher pint glass. The appearance was a semi-hazy burnt yet transparent glossy orange color. One finger white foamy head dissipates immediately. Messy sticky lacing. The smell takes on sweet apricot, mango, honeydew and melon sliding over top of a light sweet to bitter grassy hoppiness. Light caramel malt underneath. The taste was mainly sweet with bitter grassy hoppiness coming in nicely. Quick bitter grassy aftertaste but a sweet citrus/apricot finish. On the palate, sits about a light to medium on the body. Sweet smooth feel on my tongue, different for an AIPA, but I like it. Overall, damn nice AIPA, I’d definitely have this again.

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Photo of StrangerTides
4.16/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FlaS4
3.8/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Orny18
3.52/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JamesStreet
3.91/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of SamuelD3
3.64/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

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Hop Gun from Funky Buddha Brewery
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 968 ratings
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