Sex Panther Black IPA
Funky Buddha Brewery

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From:
Funky Buddha Brewery
 
Florida, United States
Style:
IPA - Black / Cascadian Dark Ale
ABV:
7%
Score:
91
Avg:
4.13 | pDev: 9.2%
Ratings:
36
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Oct 14, 2017
Added:
Jan 09, 2011
Wants:
  15
Gots:
  4
SCORE
91
Outstanding
Notes: None
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Ratings by dimenhetfield:
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4.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
by dimenhetfield from Florida

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
More User Ratings:
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3.64/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by Roguer from Connecticut

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
 
4.1 by kbrown from Ohio on Mar 21, 2017
 
3.96 by vfgccp from New York on Mar 20, 2017
 
4.45 by Jonathan-Morgan from Florida on Oct 14, 2016
 
4.08 by mpc175 from Florida on Aug 13, 2016
 
4.46 by thampel09 from New Jersey on Jul 05, 2016
 
3.77 by lupercmda from North Carolina on Jan 22, 2016
 
3.5 by Jobin_24 from Florida on Aug 20, 2015
 
4.25 by pmangold from Florida on Aug 17, 2015
Photo of brentk56
4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by brentk56 from North Carolina

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
 
3.68 by Gator_Chomp from Florida on Jul 07, 2015
 
3.38 by Steban from North Carolina on May 30, 2015
 
4 by CGMLS3 from Florida on Dec 10, 2014
 
4 by LowbrowMedic from Florida on Oct 30, 2014
 
4.25 by jcb7472 from Florida on Oct 08, 2014
 
4.16 by HeadyHopHead from New York on Oct 03, 2014
 
4.25 by Thedrizzle from Florida on Oct 01, 2014
 
3.5 by rafletch from Florida on Oct 01, 2014
 
3.25 by Cory-WC from Florida on Sep 30, 2014
 
4 by baybum from Pennsylvania on Sep 25, 2014
 
4.25 by djtomain from Florida on Sep 11, 2014
 
3.75 by KeyWestGator from Florida on Sep 11, 2014
 
4.5 by Beerly-Departed from Florida on Jul 02, 2014
 
4 by PappyVans from Wisconsin on May 17, 2014
 
4.25 by gio540 from Wisconsin on Mar 11, 2014
 
4.5 by Krafty34 from Florida on Jan 17, 2014
Photo of Alieniloquium
4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Alieniloquium from Florida

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
 
4.75 by jivex5k from Florida on Sep 04, 2013
 
4.5 by kirkse from Florida on Aug 31, 2013
 
4.25 by petermethot from New Jersey on Aug 30, 2013
 
4.25 by RblWthACoz from Pennsylvania on Oct 16, 2012
 
5 by dolfan54fl from Florida on Feb 17, 2012
 
4.25 by uturn from Florida on Dec 06, 2011
Photo of DosBeerigos
4.57/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
by DosBeerigos from Florida

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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4.28/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
by kfsv034 from Florida

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