Hop Gun | Funky Buddha Brewery

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959 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
Ratings:
959
Reviews:
130
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
9.71%
 
 
Wants:
32
Gots:
268
For Trade:
5
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Photo of Jfishe13313
3.48/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of probert
3.8/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DaPan
4.35/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ilafan
4.09/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HobokenJack
3.94/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Tryionn66
4.05/5  rDev +6.3%
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 +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AmeriCanadian
3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
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 -7.3%
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 +4.5%
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 +21%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Georgiabeer
3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MunsonRoyE
3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mdfb79
3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours an amber
Cooor with two fingers of off white head. Fruity malts, citrus hops, biscuits and breads malts. Medium body and moderate to low carbonation.

Overall a nice beer but maltier than hoppy.

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Photo of Epetrena
3.51/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sk8sean86
4.05/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of scottsoileau
3.72/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at World of Beer in The Villages, Florida. Orange to copper hued body with an off-white head that coats the glass in lacing. Light orange body, transparent, thick head that leaves copious lacing. Melon, pineapple, citrus. Light to medium in body. Hop forward with medium high bitterness. Tasty.

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Photo of WunderLlama
3.78/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle acquired in a beer trade. Poured in a glass with copper liquid and a one finger off white foam cap. Streams of microcarbonation and some lacings

Aroma of citrus and pine

Pine hop taste , whiff of citrus over a malt base

Sudsy , slight lingering bitterness

Nice beer

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Photo of hendryxdp
3.34/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CraftBeerDad
3.49/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lordofthewiens
3.77/5  rDev -1%
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 craftbeersweden
3.65/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Got this beer at Brio Tuscan Grill at Palm Beach Gardens, Florida to mu lunch.

Deep orange beer with a one finger hoígh, white head.

Nose: Pine, citrus, orange, grapefruit, tropical fruits and hops.
Taste: Grapefruit zest, orange, fruity hops, caramel and pine.
Mouth: Medium body and carbonation. Soft and smooth. Dry ending.

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Hop Gun from Funky Buddha Brewery
3.81 out of 5 based on 959 ratings.
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