Hop Gun | Funky Buddha Brewery

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BA SCORE
68.9%
Liked This Beer
3.82 w/ 965 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:
#12,202
Reviews:
134
Ratings:
965
Liked:
665
Avg:
3.82/5
pDev:
9.69%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
33
Gots:
273
Trade:
5
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3.34/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Texasfan549
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of jaydoc
3.69/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GRG1313
3.53/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of djrn2
3.54/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Knapp85
4.08/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nmann08
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

On draft, pours a dark ruby red with brown and orange hues creeping in. Decent carbonation.

The smell is tropical fruit, citrus and a good caramel malt mix with a little spice and resin. The flavor is very bitter, a little metallic, caramel malt sweetness. The resin just sits there on the finish, making you want a glass of water to rinse out. This was good, I liked it, but its just standard, nothing to get excited about.

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

Coming out with guns a'blazin'... hop guns, that is... Funky Buddha's common IPA is anything but; laced with a short caramel backbone, the dominance of hops comes early and comes often with a spicy bitterness and a fresh and floral introduction that's simply a taste of Florida when drinking anywhere in the world.

Medium honey-amber at its core, the beer's hazy demeanor calderns with a creamy white froth. Its bold citrus perfume shares tropical fruit, orchard fruit and an herbal 'dankness' that's of unadulterated hops. Deeply caramelized in taste, the flavor of honey and toasted grain carry and caramel sweetness to sooth the palate ahead of the hoppy brunt to come.

The bulk of taste opens with the hearty caramels marching toward the recesses of taste, but also the shaprness of hops and grain setting in quickly. The peppery bite of Germanic hops use a rye-like grit that bitters the palate early and often. But the overlay of pineapple, grapefruit, orange, apricot and mango play to a softer and more succulent taste. The classic resinous bittering power of torn pine needles wins out in the end.

Garnering a medium IPA body, the malty rebuttal to hops is persistent and resists any complete fade. Where on sees balance, another sees interference. Its bitter but sweetened finish churns with pine, fresh-cut grass and those citrusy herbs that's redolent of cannabis -or so I've heard.

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Photo of dmorgan310
3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brentk56
4.15/5  rDev +8.6%
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 oline73
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SocalKicks
3.4/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WillieThreebiers
4.02/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From a 12oz bottle that says, :"consume fresh" but lacks a bottling date. Pours a copper-ish gold with a half finger of head that leaves foamy lacing throughout. Aroma of citrus and pine. Taste, more piney than pineapple-y, some bitterness on the end. Overall solid IPA.

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Photo of zeff80
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Boone757
3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kurmaraja
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.09/5  rDev +7.1%
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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3.92/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had at SMBDC growler/bottle tasting thanks to BlessedBeBeer.

A: Light head, hazy orange peach color.

N: Tropical fruits, citrus hops, light earthy hops, slight oxidized, tangerine, peach, nectarine, nice citrus fruits.

T: Light toasty malts, light yeasty and a bit bleh malts, citrus and light fruity hops, semi bitter. Finishes bitter and dry, some citrus hops lingering, light sweet malts lingering and a little metallic.

M: Med to lighter bodied, decent carb.

O: OK, fairly bitter, decent flavors, nothing too special, not really anything wrong just a bit yeasty and weird on the malts.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Kegatron
3.78/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rifugium
3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at Funky Buddha, Boca Raton, FL

Staple beer at FB. Hazy amber pour, slightly effervescent, with a finger or so of white foamy on top; moderate retention and lacing. Citrusy hops in the nose, fruity, some bready malts. A pretty basic IPA all over, citrus hops in the taste, with a solid bready malt base. Medium body, finished fairly dry and bitter. Nothing amazing, but a solid, standard, non-threatening, non-palate-wrecking IPA overall.

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

Photo of vfgccp
3.72/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Hop Gun from Funky Buddha Brewery
Beer rating: 68.9% out of 100 with 965 ratings
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