Pineapple Hop Gun | Funky Buddha Brewery

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Brewed by:
Funky Buddha Brewery
Florida, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by dimenhetfield on 06-26-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured on tap to a 12oz snifter at the Funky Buddha brewery in Oakland Park, FL. Written from notes taken a few weeks ago while on a trip to FL for an interview. (Not that that matters.)

Appearance (4.25): Half a finger of tight foam, showing good retentionas it dies slowly and leaves a solid sheet of lace on the far side of the glass, and heavy webs of lace on the near side. The body is a deep copper-amber, clear but for a slight chill haze.

Smell (3.75): Pineapple (DUH), with sweet grapefruit underneath, toasted country bread and a little nutty character which offers a bit more dynamic malt body. There’s some grassiness underneath, as well. Surprisingly, not as bombastic or different from a standard, well-hopped, West Coast-style IPA. But, y’know. Still pretty yummy.

Taste (4.25): LOTS of juicy citrus, but none of the weird dankness you get with some citrusy hop varieties. The bitterness falls on the side of grapefruit pith, solidly bitter and lingering very nicely. The malt follows that of the nose, with the toasted rustic bread tones and a mild nuttiness, but showing a richer, slightly tangy toffee tone. Very nice. It has a grassy finish that melds with the nuttiness and slightly tangy toffee note well. Very well done.

Mouthfeel (4.25): Very good mouthfeel, with a moderately lush and active carbonation that tingles pleasantly to leave a dry body marked by oily hop character. Very dry, and on the light side of medium-weight.

Overall (4.25): This is a very good IPA, with muh better than average citrus and an exceedingly dry feel and hefty bitterness—the way an IPA should be, amirite? And bonus points for melding the respective characters of the hops and malt and profiles.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

From a 32 oz FB growler to a Lawskns snifter. Thanks to ptrc for bringing this.

A: just like the regular hop gun, very dark for an IPA. Almost 3-finger head on this one, was way more carbed than the original.

S: Pineapple, pineapple, and more pineapple. Really nailed the smell.

T: Better than the original. The chemical taste from the original is subdued by the pineapple taste. A lot more drinkable than the original.

M: nice and smooth, no wateriness.

O: Still disppointing, but a step up from the original. Very high hopes based off the smell, but the taste didn't match up. Worth trying for the novelty, but probably not worth trading for if you can't get it easily.

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Pineapple Hop Gun from Funky Buddha Brewery
Beer rating: 4.26 out of 5 with 86 ratings