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Hop Gun | Funky Buddha Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Funky Buddha Brewery
Florida, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by DosBeerigos on 09-27-2010

BEER STATS
Reviews:
106
Ratings:
850
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
28.2%
 
 
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Reviews: 106 | Ratings: 850
Photo of KyleVick4
4.8/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

12 oz bottle poured into 16oz pint glass

A: Deep copper with decent lacing. Good white head.
S: Sugar and fruit slightly (but nicely) overpowered by piney hops. Touch of alcohol in the background
T: Fantastic. A deep caramel malt backbone balances an assertively pine hoppiness up front. Fruitiness is mild but present and the pine leaves a wonderful bitterness. This is my new favorite IPA
M: Thick and syrupy. Bitter and dry after. Nice fit for the style
O: This is a phenomenal beer. I have bought dozens of sixers of this one and still want more. It continually satisfies, being an IPA guy all my favorie beers are in this style. This is my new favorite beer, and its been that way for a good 2 years now. To the brewers at Funky Budda: you nailed it.

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Photo of DrinkyMcBeerFace
4.55/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

This beer is Florida's answer to west coast IPAs. It is hoppy with very fruity undertones. The pineapple and melon step through among the resinous and piney hops. This makes it a great IPA to drink on our hot humid days. The 7 % doesn't hurt either. Absolutely delicious. It has ranked in my top ten for sure.

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Photo of Fux
4.52/5  rDev +18%
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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Photo of DrTony
4.43/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Hop Gun is the to go to beer to pair with a meal, specially for that hot humid Florida day. It knows how to get out of the way for that righteous hops, to complement the meal, but still has an adequate malt start & mouth feel to balance the pay load for every day drinking. AWESOME SPICE!!

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Photo of CoachC
4.38/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Hop Gun IPA is amazing. Appearance is copper with a 1 inch head. Smell is of pine and resin, and the taste has a peppery zing to accompany the piney hop flavor. The mouthfeel is perfectly carbonated. This beer did not disappoint, even for a so called hop head. Cheers!

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Photo of HeartofMiami
4.25/5  rDev +11%

On draft at business dinner. Poured into pint glass. Scant head when it arrived. Amber to dark orange in color. Smells of caramel and tropical fruits. Good mouth feel with medium carbonation. Taste is sweet caramel malts balanced with citrus and tropical fruit flavors. More malty then bitter and alcohol is completely hidden.

Overall, very good. Have had many times before at the brewery and fresh from a growler and it was a bit hoppier.

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Photo of Retroman40
4.2/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Followed the bottle directions and poured into a wide mouth glass at 38F. Cloudy yellowish orange with a good persistent head. Smell is mostly citrus hops. The taste is grapefruit with a good malt finish. A bit low on the carbonation side but certainly adequate since the mouth feel was excellent. This is a very easy drinking IPA. Overall this is a pretty decent beer and being somewhat local to me makes it even better.

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Photo of ElmerBruisery
4.2/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to my awesome girlfriend for the fresh growler!

Clear, amber red with a hint of orange. Solid 3 finger fizzy head that very slowly recedes to a thick cap with generous lacing.

Piney and citrusy aroma. Grapefruit orange and pine. Smells really fresh.

Medium body. Nice and slightly creamy with good carbonation. 

Fresh and hoppy, perfect ipa. I taste orange and grapefruit with a little sweet maltiness in the background. Very well balanced and highly drinkable.

Overall a great ipa, I hope to be able to try some of fbl's other famous offerings. Cold, fresh and hoppy

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Photo of JasW
4.19/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

In a vast sea of IPAs, how do you stand out? Answer: you don't, but you make the best IPA you can anyway. Funky Buddha has done that. Pours a nice, fluffy tan 3 finger head into a Spiegelau IPA glass, giving off the usual whiffs of citrus and pine. Tastes of citrus and pine as well, with a moderately aggressive hop presence. Spendidly oily and bubbly mouthfeel. Just a solid IPA, period, and I would gladly choose it anytime, no matter what other IPAs are being offered.

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Photo of hoptualBrew
4.18/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Sampled in a flight at the new brewery and later from a growler, from notes.

Burnt orange in color with off white head, good lacing. Somewhat cloudy, although no sediment, but certainly not clear.

Aroma is mostly pine and grapefruit. Clean, with no esters. Citrus, pine needles, mild caramel sweetness, hop resin.

Palate is the same; mostly grapefruit, pine, pineapple. Clean malt body, slight caramel sweetness to balance the hops. Bitterness comes upfront, and is restrained in the finish.

Dry enough to drink easily, good quenching feel. Carbonation is fine. Medium-light body, good warm weather drinker. Cures the craving for hops, and goes down really easy.

Overall, I remember drinking this beer ~2 years ago at the Boca Raton location and not being impressed. They have really tinkered this recipe over time and come up with a winner. Has a uniqueness to it, while still being "to style" enough to drink plenty of.

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Photo of Buck89
4.18/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Funky Buddha. Beautiful golden color with some haze. Smells of orange and citrus with faint cracker and malt. Taste has a nice bracing bitterness with orange and citrus, a hint of dank. Clean dry finish. A really strong IPA.

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Photo of ZBowden
4.18/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours hazy copper with a white head, smells citrusy and slight pine with some biscuity cracker, tastes of citrus and slight tropical fruit with some cracker and biscuit on the back end, mouthfeel is thin with high carbonation and dry finish.

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Photo of brentk56
4.15/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Arrives with a hazy amber color and an inch or so of foam that leaves some shards behind

Smell: Toffee and stone fruit, with a hint of pith

Taste: Toffee malt, up front, with a citrus and pine flavor (the combination tastes like a pomelo) but there is a surprising amount of sweetness on the finish that reminded me of a candied dried fruit - papaya, perhaps

Mouthfeel: Full bodied, perhaps a little syrupy, with moderate carbonation

Overall: A rather different take on the style, both in the flavor profile of the hops and the candied fruit on the finish

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Photo of thehoppylady
4.12/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pretty solid IPA delivers a ton of hops with the flavors of grapefruit and pineapple. A careful dose of smooth caramel malts adds balance. Awesome Floridian craft beer!

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Photo of cbutova
4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Amber red ale poured into a pint glass. Creamy foam head forms to a one finger size. Good retention and huge coats of lace.

Citrus fruit forward with a mix of peach and pine supporting it well. Fairly large caramel malt and bread.

Pine, citrus zest and spicy floral notes carry the taste. A caramel malt and nutty bread backbone. Orange peel grapefruit as it warms some.

Carbonation bubbles are high in this silky lighter end bodied ale. Bitterness is clean and right down the middle.

Solid IPA which strays from straight west coast flavors but still brings a lot to the table and satisfies.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.09/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Funky Buddha Brewery "Hop Gun"
12 oz. brown glass bottle, "BOTTLED ON 06/03/15"
$1.84 @ Trader Joe's #766, Tampa, FL

NOTES
Appearance: Massive head off fluffy off white. Excellent head retention. Very good lacing. Slightly hazy (probably from dry hopping) amber body.

Aroma: Resinous pine, bright but not bold. Tropical fruit/citrus.

Flavor: Again, bright but not bold - which equals balance. Biscuity malt with a dollop of sweetness. Some earthiness, and more pineapple than the nose suggests. Some grapefruit pith helps to balance it. Solidly bitter. Dry finish with grapefruit, chalky pith, juicy pineapple, touch of residual sweet golden malt.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and almost spritzy.

Overall: It's hard to find an argument against this one. Recommended.

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Photo of FLAbeergutinMASS
4.09/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Much better beer than some of the ratings. Not nearly as hoppy as a hop head might hope but nonetheless a nice beer. Cloudy, unpasteurized body with a nice frothy head. Mild fruit on the nose. Hop presence but not overwhelming- all a matter of taste. Give it a shot.

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Photo of TheElectricOne
4.07/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a teku glass.

Appearance: An amber-orange color; somewhat translucent and not very hazy, with a nice, billowy white head. Tons of little bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass. Nice, sudsy lacing.

Smell: Malty, with some piney, hoppy notes. Not as dank and hoppy as many other IPAs; more caramel and malty than juicy/piny.

Taste: The taste delivers much more hoppy, fruity flavor than the smell would lead to believe, with lots of grapefruit and pineapple. Finishes very bitter, and leaves a piny finish sticking to the palate with just a touch of citrus.

Feel: Crisp and smooth. A very sessionable IPA for one that clocks in at almost 8% ABV. I was impressed with the lingering flavor and smooth drinking.

Overall: An extremely solid IPA, and deceptively sessionable. I'd drink this any day of the week. Could use a little work to get more aroma out of the hops, but delivers in the taste department.

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Photo of Franziskaner
4.06/5  rDev +6%
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 CuriousMonk
4.06/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy apricot orange color with an one and a half finger head of off white head that slowly recedes along with a nice lace throughout. Big tropical aromas in the along with pineapple, mango, orange, and some grapefruit. The flavors give off a fruit-like start which gives way to a lighlty bitter citrus rind hop flavor. Medium mouthfeel. This beer is loaded with sweet tropical flavors which reminded me of Florida. The growler I had the beer from was a few days old, but still a solid offering from the brewery!

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Photo of StJamesGate
4.06/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden sunshine with sticky off-white trails. 4
Fresh orange zest and skunky chronic. 4.25
Sponge cake and salted caramel then tangerine, resin, and cedar chip hops. 4
Papaya and Tang end and children’s Bayer linger.
Just past light, round, prickly. 4

Dank nose but juicy palate. Thin and light-flavored given that nose and the 7%.
Nothing wrong, but I feel like there’s some magic that got missed here. 4

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Photo of Billolick
4.05/5  rDev +5.7%
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 Heatwave33
4.05/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from tap at Funky Buddha into a Cigar City Snifter.

Color: A murky brownish-orange with an off white head.

Smell: Piney hops and grapefruit up front. Followed by mango and oranges.

Taste: Same as the aroma.

Mouthfeel: Good carbonation and smppth with a light dryness on the palate.

Overall: There is a very nice sweetness in the middle. Well balanced with a medium body. A classic IPA nothing too crazy. Cheers.

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Photo of senglish7
4.05/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Aroma is above average. Taste is sweet on the front end. Fruit flavors abound. Malty. Finish is mostly smooth. I like this one and will definitely pick more up in the future

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Photo of Omnium
4.05/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle > Sensory Pils Glass
A - Hazy golden orange, with a finger of fizzy off white head, thick lacing.
S - Great aroma, lots of dank gassy elements with pineapple, grape, citrus.
T - More mild in flavor than the aroma would allow you to belive, but still great. Lots of pineapple, some grapefruit, white grape, peach, dank pine and grass.
M - Mild feel, decent bitterness lingering, a little chewy but not bad.
O - Really solid IPA, very bold flavors.

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Hop Gun from Funky Buddha Brewery
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