Citrus IPA | Funk Brewing Company

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Citrus IPACitrus IPA
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4.08/5
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Citrus IPACitrus IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Funk Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
funkbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
In this day and age, there are seemingly infinite varieties of flavor compounds and aromatic properties available in the different breeds of hops that exist. Among them all, there is an undeniable “profile” that sticks out as most desirable by American IPA drinkers; that of the Citrusy hops of Washington and Oregon. “Citrus” is certainly not our only IPA… but it was our first, and we wanted to make a statement. We at Funk Brewing Company believe in balance, complexity, and artistic brewing instead of “extreme beers”. That’s why we sought out to synthesize a beer that was masterfully crafted to accentuate a massive American Citrus hop profile while retaining our standards for balance, and sophistication. Through various test batches, water profile manipulation, and uncommon hopping techniques, we found a way to offer you what we feel is the epitome of the American Citrus hop in a glass. The utilization of Citra, Simcoe, Mosaic, and an experimental hop we like to call “LemonBomb”, give “Citrus” huge flavors and aromas of grapefruit, blood orange, pine, passionfruit, mango, and pink guava, balanced by a clean malt bill of Belgium’s finest pilsner malt and our neutral American yeast. This will forever and always be our go-to IPA and we hope it becomes yours as well.

Added by allentownpaguy on 03-02-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,224
Reviews:
60
Ratings:
332
pDev:
8.09%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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25
Gots:
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Photo of Uconnelmo
3.63/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RBRLBRB
4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of XsoldoutX
3.56/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FrancisM12
3.95/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jrnaugle
4.57/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of vette2006c5r
3.64/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Citrus IPA pours a hazy yellow color, with chunks, and a big head. Nice aroma, mellow with notes of grapefruit. Big grapefruit flavors, with a bitter finish, and hints of earth. Good body and feel. Overall, good beer, with big flavors.

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Photo of TheNakedStiletto
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dafla67
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Barleycorn
4.04/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VincentLyons
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CrazyBernerMama
4.44/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of VeganUndead
3.58/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Too much reliance on the fruit juice for me to love it. Almost a fruit beer, the flavor is solid but a ton of acid from the juice and a bit one dimensional

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Photo of Justinprintz
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of curlybird
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.87/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rjd722
4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ssimpson89
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Manthon
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of n2185
4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EMV
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz can into a tulip. Canned about 3 months ago.

L: Cloudy medium golden pour. 2 fingers of foamy white head. Nice rim of sticky lacing.

S: Tropical/citrus hops. Grapefruit.

T/F: Light grainy backbone. Citrusy hop profile, just like the smell. Lots of grapefruit and tangerine. Milder pineapple/tropicals. Floral elements. Sticky on the tongue... nice bitterness. Medium to light bodied.

O: A damned good citrus-added IPA. I'm not usually a fan when they throw in some actual fruit juice but it really works with this beer. Funk is definitely an up-and-comer here in PA.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.27/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12oz. can into Night Shift stemware.

Nose is citrus, resin, ruby red and tree sap. Beer opens piney and sappy. Notes of grass, ruby red grapefruit bitterness and resin and brown sugar. Solid, not as "amber-y" as I thought it'd be. Body is light with ample carbonation. Prickly on the palate and full of bubbles. Goes down sparkling with an accented, dry aftertaste. A little too carbonated for me.

Decent but nothing really stands out here. I'm not a fan of IPAs with juice additions as I think the juiciness in the flavor profile actually tastes more authentic when its coming from the hop addition instead of an actual addition of fruit juice.

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4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice lil brew we got goin’ here. Kind of nice to get away from the haze craze. You know, haze craze is like going to the flop house and ordering the same girl every night. Life is about variation! And right here we have nice juice, nice malt, and a smooth finish.

Yep!

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Citrus IPA from Funk Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 332 ratings