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Hop Gun | Funky Buddha Brewery

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3.82/5
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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:
#12,998
Reviews:
134
Ratings:
971
pDev:
9.69%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
33
Gots:
276
Trade:
5
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 971 |  Reviews: 134
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

Photo of mbjb0720
4.02/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BdM
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of h4ger
3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of Macclary
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JayQue
4/5  rDev +4.7%
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 Dankacheese
3.97/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bgillespie
3.74/5  rDev -2.1%
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 Jfishe13313
3.48/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of DaPan
4.35/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ilafan
4.09/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Act25
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
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 Jlang2012
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tryionn66
4.05/5  rDev +6%
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 Burt
4.24/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AmeriCanadian
3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
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 -7.6%
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 +4.2%
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 Italiano86
4.61/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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