Sex Panther Black IPA
Funky Buddha Brewery

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Funky Buddha Brewery
Florida, United States
Black IPA
4.13 | pDev: 9.2%
Oct 14, 2017
Jan 09, 2011
Notes: None
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Reviewed by Roguer from Connecticut

3.64/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Pours a nice solid black, with a modest tan head with good retention.

On the nose, it's clearly hoppy, with nary a roasty note to be found. Dank and piney, with a touch of citrus.

On the palate, this brew is exceptionally dank and earthy, with an interminable pungent aftertaste. It really overwhelms anything else going on, and essentially requires a chaser.

Oily, with a super long finish.

This hop profile is clearly not for me, but YMMV. As another detractor, I don't get any real roasty notes; if they're there, they're overwhelmed by the hops. All in all, that really takes away from the entire point of a black IPA.
Oct 14, 2017
Rated: 4.1 by kbrown from Ohio

Mar 21, 2017
Rated: 3.96 by vfgccp from New York

Mar 20, 2017
Rated: 4.45 by Jonathan-Morgan from Florida

Oct 14, 2016
Rated: 4.08 by mpc175 from Florida

Aug 13, 2016
Rated: 4.46 by thampel09 from New Jersey

Jul 05, 2016
Rated: 3.77 by lupercmda from North Carolina

Jan 22, 2016
Rated: 3.5 by Jobin_24 from Florida

Aug 20, 2015
Rated: 4.25 by pmangold from Florida

Aug 17, 2015
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Reviewed by brentk56 from North Carolina

4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Appearance: Arrives fudge brown with a tan head that piles high; impressive lacing action coats the glass

Smell: Hop forward, with a combination of citrus and pine; roast and coffee tones underneath

Taste: As in the aroma, the hops are prominent, bringing citrus and pine tones in front of the roasty malt aspect; the bitterness builds through the finish, with the malt playing a supportive role

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A tough style to pull off, but Funky Buddha does it again with this one
Aug 06, 2015
Rated: 3.68 by Gator_Chomp from Florida

Jul 07, 2015
Rated: 3.38 by Steban from North Carolina

May 30, 2015
Rated: 4 by CGMLS3 from Florida

Dec 10, 2014
Rated: 4 by LowbrowMedic from Florida

Oct 30, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by jcb7472 from Florida

Oct 08, 2014
Rated: 4.16 by HeadyHopHead from New York

Oct 03, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by Thedrizzle from Florida

Oct 01, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by rafletch from Florida

Oct 01, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by Cory-WC from Florida

Sep 30, 2014
Rated: 4 by baybum from Pennsylvania

Sep 25, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by djtomain from Florida

Sep 11, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by KeyWestGator from Florida

Sep 11, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by Beerly-Departed from Florida

Jul 02, 2014
Rated: 4 by PappyVans from Wisconsin

May 17, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by gio540 from Wisconsin

Mar 11, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by Krafty34 from Florida

Jan 17, 2014
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Reviewed by Alieniloquium from Florida

4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
On tap at the brewery. Served in a pint glass.

Appearance - Black and a little transparent at the edges. Nice khaki head. Three fingers at least. Thick collar.

Smell - Grassy and piney hops. Grapefruit. Roasty. Coffee roasted malts.

Taste - Bright hop flavor. Grapefruity. Sweet caramel immediately. Roasted malts come in the back end with a roasty bitterness. Hop comes back in the finish with some pine.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Drinkable. Moderate bitterness.

Overall - I love this beer. I've always thought it was one of the Buddha's best.
Sep 29, 2013
Rated: 4.75 by jivex5k from Florida

Sep 04, 2013
Rated: 4.5 by kirkse from Florida

Aug 31, 2013
Rated: 4.25 by petermethot from New Jersey

Aug 30, 2013
Rated: 4.25 by RblWthACoz from Pennsylvania

Oct 16, 2012
Rated: 5 by dolfan54fl from Florida

Feb 17, 2012
Rated: 4.25 by uturn from Florida

Dec 06, 2011
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Reviewed by dimenhetfield from Florida

4.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
32oz growler for a tasting. Dark black pour, a little oily with a nice lacing. Aroma is hoppy, malty, and grassy. Flavor is packed with a good amount of hops with a nice malt backing. Very well balanced and enjoyable. I'm not sure if they plan on making this a full time beer, but if you get a chance pick it up today
Jan 18, 2011
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Reviewed by DosBeerigos from Florida

4.57/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Now this is suppose to be a "Black IPA", and if you are to close your eyes and taste this beer IPA is the first impression. Then your palate is attacked by a smooth roasted malt flavor, somewhat smoke-y, and then hints of dark chocolate.

Seriously, this is what I envisioned a "Black IPA" to be like the first time I heard about the style, quite some time ago. I love the hop build and the roast-y malt backing is on point.
Jan 12, 2011
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Reviewed by kfsv034 from Florida

4.28/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Ontap at the brewery.

A - pours dark dark brown with some amber hues on the edges when held up to light. 2 finger head that lingers briefly and then dissipates leaving a thin layer and lacing down the glass.

S - blast of hops, citrus/pineapple and a slight piney note. Some roast in the background and a noticeable malt presence.

T - surprisingly roasty and toasted bread followed by pine amd citrus hops. Leaves a smooth roasted chocolate flavor in the mouth very nice.

M - medium bodied and smooth malty goodness

D - loaded with flavor and at 7% easy drinking

The guys at Funky Buddha have not disappointed to date. This beer is no exception probably the best example of a true black Ipa I've had.
Jan 09, 2011
Sex Panther Black IPA from Funky Buddha Brewery
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 36 ratings