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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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Ratings: 971 |  Reviews: 134
Reviews by Fux:
Photo of Fux
4.52/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: pours cloudy orange with a creamy white head which held very well.
S: Very fresh nose, fruity (papaya, passionfruits), very hoppy, lightly floral. A light vanilla scent also.
T: The taste is also very fruity (passionfruits, mango, lime), as resinous as can be (pine, sap). Nice bitter aftertaste.
M: Quite high bodied given the ABV. Creamy and smooth. Very refreshing. Alcohol is little detectable. The perfect mouthfeel for the style.
O: A very well done IPA, tasty, pleasant on the palate, balanced and thirst quenching.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of JBowenGeorgia
3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
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 RoyalT
3/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance – The beer was a shiny copper in color with a nice, pure white head.

Smell – The light grain and citrus hops play well together.

Taste – Here the rind comes out a bit more but otherwise nicely balanced.

Mouthfee – This is medium-bodied with a dry character throughout.

Drinkability – A true session American IPA.

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Photo of npala86
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of lordofthewiens
3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
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 MaybeSoMaybeNot
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of warnerry
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Notes from 7/2012

Pours a clear iced-tea color with a very creamy head that absolutely covers the glass in lacing. Has a nice balance of malt and hops. Initially, it seems very malty, but the hops really come on strong midway through and last through the finish. A lot of citrus, but some pine on the finish. Some slight caramel and biscuit malt. Medium creamy mouthfeel. Pretty nice over all, but a bit too much malt for me.

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Photo of SunDevilBeer
1.75/5  rDev -54.2%

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 TimoP
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of iemailjack
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of Billolick
4.05/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, Bottled on dating (02/18/16) etched onto the bottle

Pours typical looking medium almond Amber, moderate lite khaki cap and leaving respectable long sheeting and then some blotchy lace on the glass.

Soft nose of pine and resins hops

Super smooth on the palate, gonna give high marks for the mouthfeel here.

Hoppedmup and pleasing IPA, nothing especially amazing, but well worth a try...

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Photo of Nparee813
3.96/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Meyers1023
3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear orange with two fingers of white head that lace the glass all the way down. Smell is citrus, bread, and a small amount of pine. The taste has more floral and pine than the smell with a pineapple flavor kicking in. The feel is medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation. This is a decent IPA. I could easily drink this on a regular basis.

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Photo of Franziskaner
4.06/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Copper penny color with a quarter inch of off white resting on top. Moderate lacing. Floral and tropical hops dominate the nose. I taste a blend of overripe pineapple, citrus, and grapefruit. There's a nice deep burn on the tongue from the hops. The mouth is surprisingly smooth and thirst quenching. I figured it would be a bit more sticky considering the strength and the aggressive hopping.

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Photo of cnagle28
3.68/5  rDev -3.7%

Photo of PSU_Mike
3.86/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of boogerisu
3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of TKEbeerman
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of terryt88
4.06/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of backwardspope
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of HoppySeb
4.18/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IndiaPaleViking
3.54/5  rDev -7.3%
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 williamjbauer
3.68/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap in a shaker pint glass

A - Copper clear amber with a 2 finger white head white great retention and moderate bubbly lacing.

S - grassy, pine, citrus, a touch of herbal hops

T - Pretty nice variety of hops notes, predominately citrus, with grapefruit, orange rind, a touch of grass and moderately bitter finish.

M - medium body, moderate carbonation. chewy, wet.

O - Pretty decent IPA, but nothing particularly stellar and fairly vanilla and seemingly boring compared to Buddha fairly unique style. Drinkable, but many better ipas out there.

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Hop Gun from Funky Buddha Brewery
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 971 ratings
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