Citrus IPA
Funk Brewing Company

Citrus IPACitrus IPA
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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #363
ABV:
6.1%
Score:
91
Ranked #4,302
Avg:
4.08 | pDev: 8.82%
Reviews:
68
Ratings:
368
From:
Funk Brewing Company
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
91
Outstanding
Citrus IPACitrus IPA
Notes: 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.
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Vetbidder from Pennsylvania

4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Somewhat hazy and light golden in color with a decent white head. I guess the name says it all when it comes to the nose. Sweet and citric scent to this brew. When I dig deeper I get a dank note on the end of the sniff. Taste is citrus but not the punch I was expecting from the nose with just a touch of bitterness. It’s also a bit “one note”. Enough carbonation to compliment this decent offering from Funk.

Apr 04, 2020
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Thankin_Hank from Texas

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

A very hazy IPA that appears to be a juice bomb. The aroma is fantastic and the grapefruit strong. The grapefruit comes on strong and is really nice. A very smooth and creamy mouthfeel. No bitterness at all. This is a really great example of a juice bomb I read about on these pages. Canned on 07/15/19. Poured into a fancy glass I bought special for these 16 ounce cans that is a Bell's Spiegelau. Works great for IPA's. Special Thanks to @TheIPAHunter

Sep 08, 2019
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Lucular from Maryland

4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

5 oz pour on draft. As expected, the aroma and flavor feature a ton of citrus character - orange, blood orange, grapefruit, and lemon. This is my third Funk beer and I've enjoyed them all a lot - hopefully I'll see these in cans before long.

Sep 05, 2019
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RacerX5k from Pennsylvania

1.06/5  rDev -74%
look: 1 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Yes this really was that bad. One of the worst beers I've had. Bland, off smell and taste I hate this orange thing they're going for here. Good thing I only got the one.

May 18, 2019
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clayrock81 from Florida

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

Poured a cloudy orange body with minimal head and lace. Aroma is mild with citric notes everywhere but not overpowering or too sharp. Wonderfully light and smooth but has enough of a citric and soapy hop bite, along with just enough malt and grapefruit sweetness to add balance, to let you know you're drinking an IPA while finishing clean and very easy to drink.

Dec 05, 2018
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dbl_delta from Pennsylvania

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

On tap at Crimson in York PA (AFTER a 10.2% Avery Maharaja, so read this review with a little skepticism). Pours a hazy gold color with a nice eggshell-white head. Initial impression is a TON of fruit, dominated by grapefruit and tangerine. Mouthfeel is medium, as is carbonation. Finish is clean and refreshing. Very citrus-y; very good.

Sep 07, 2018
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superspak from Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Got in a trade with spelingchampeon. 12 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 6/20/2018. Pours very hazy golden orange/amber color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and rocky off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of huge tangerine, orange juice, lemon, grapefruit, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, guava, berries, citrus zest, light pepper/pine, honey, biscuit dough, light caramel, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/tropical hops and bready malt notes; with big strength. Taste of huge tangerine, orange juice, lemon, grapefruit, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, guava, berries, citrus zest, light pepper/pine, honey, biscuit dough, light caramel, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very mild pine, zesty, herbal, grassy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of tangerine, orange juice, lemon, grapefruit, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, guava, berries, citrus zest, light pepper/pine, honey, biscuit dough, light caramel, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical hops and bready malt flavors; with a solid malt/bitterness balance and no cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Slightly increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Medium carbonation and medium-plus body; with a very smooth, creamy/silky/bready, and slightly sticky mouthfeel that is fantastic. Minimal warming alcohol for 6.7%. Overall this is a fantastic NEIPA! All around outstanding complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical hops and bready malt flavors; very smooth and pretty refreshing to drink with very minimally bitter/drying finish. Amazingly soft feel. Amazing Citra, Mosaic, Simcoe hop showcase. Insanely juicy hop complexity with slight dankness; and great wheat/oat/malt balance. Not overly sweet/heavy. A highly enjoyable offering, and spot on style example.

Aug 18, 2018
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vette2006c5r from Minnesota

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.

Jul 05, 2018
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VeganUndead from Virginia

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

May 10, 2018
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EMV from Pennsylvania

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.

Mar 15, 2018
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SpeedwayJim from New York

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.

Feb 24, 2018
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RaulMondesi from California

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!

Feb 10, 2018
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FBarber from Illinois

3.79/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a light orange tinged yellow color. Cloudy and somewhat opaque. Thin white head dissipates leaving a ring of white foam along the outer edge of the beer, sticky white lacing, and some partial slicks of foam on top of the beer.

Aroma has notes of orange, clementine, mango, lemon, and a touch of green hops.

Taste follows the nose with flavors of orange, clementine, lemon, mango dance on the palate up front. The fruit flavors do take on a sweet juicy flavor - likely from the actual addition of juice. Touch of hoppy bitterness - akin to the type of windy bitterness and green hop burn you get from NE style IPAs.

Feel is light and very drinkable. Quite refreshing actually. Medium carbonation.

Overall a very nice, easy drinking IPA.

Jan 03, 2018
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DubbleJ from Pennsylvania

3.77/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Well, listen; I'm not typically inclined to think that there are some REALLY good IPA's that are brewed within mere miles of my home, but I am submitted to honoring the fact with this particular craft. I have to say, this is dang good. There is a bit of a lingering tartness that I have not quite wrapped my taste buds around, but other then than that, there's not a stinkin' thing wrong with this beer. I'm glad I picked up a 6 pack and will likely do so again.

Jan 01, 2018
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lkelly2171 from Delaware

4.48/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Excellent beer that is very citrus forward. Very little earthy notes or malt. Strong grapefruit and orange flavors that are obvious on the nose. In terms of appearance beer has a slight haze and copper color. This is a beer that you can drink many of in a sitting and not think twice.

Dec 29, 2017
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spelingchampeon from Delaware

4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz can into 16oz Spiegelau IPA glass. Pours almost clear, light honey colored.
From the get-go.. orange-GF-mild pine..light malts on the aroma side. Tasted the same during the 'cold' stage. As the beer warmed, the malt approach was a tad bolder, but did not take away from the hops or lessen the mild bitterness. Light-to-medium MF, mildly carbonated, with a very nice bitter finish.

This is my 3rd beer by Funk Brewery, and I'm definitely impressed with the complexity and flavors of their beers.

Dec 05, 2017
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mvanaskie13 from Pennsylvania

3.99/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a water glass: color is hazy gold, brighter white head that presents about 1/2 inch thick, then dissipates to a thin top with lacing on the glass.

Smell is big citrus zing, with prominent lemon zing, some grass and herbs there as well.

Taste is follows with more citrus and fruit, noteable pineapple like flavor, malt is lightly sweet.

Mouthfeel is crisp, bitter, lingering hoppy zest.

Overall a big citrus ipa with great lemony qualities and solid malty balance.

Dec 04, 2017
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NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

4.16/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Funk Brewing Company "Citrus IPA"
12 fl. oz. can, coded "11/16/17 16:42:43" and sampled on 12/03/17
$2 @ Weis, Conshohocken, PA

Notes via stream of consciousness: Labeled at 6.7% ALC/VOL. Contract brewed in Chicago, IL. A fairly rough pour has brought up a three finger thick head of rocky white foam over a hazy golden body. The aroma is bright, and citrusy as expected with a distinct grapefruit character, and some grassiness as well. The flavor follows suit with an even more impressive citrusy flavor atop some lightly sweet golden malt. There's some tropical character too, perhaps pineapple and mango, and a bit of pine. It's solidly bitter but not overdone, and it finishes dry with some residual fruitiness that fades to leave only pine behind.

Dec 03, 2017
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Lone_Freighter from Vermont

3.77/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into an English pint glass, the appearance was a semi-hazy burnt semi-dark yellow to bronzed orange color with a cap of a little white foamy head. Dissipated at a nice pace that left some stringy lace with glossy legs.
The aroma keeps the grapefruit pulpy sweetness up front with a slushy sort of juiciness rolling about - like it was "chilled grapefruit pulp." Slight hop spice closer to the back end.
The flavor was moderately sweet with a slight sticky juicy grapefruity character. Aftertaste was the grapefruit, hop spice and a little bit of pineapple.
The mouthfeel was between light and medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation felt good. ABV felt on par. Juicy sticky grapefruit and pineapple sort of finish.
Overall, it's a sweeter IPA that seemed to stay just a bit imbalanced. Still, I could tell it was well brewed. Good chance, I'd want again just to see if any of my thoughts would change on this.

Nov 22, 2017
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pubscout from New Jersey

4.74/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I'm too busy enjoying this beer to write, so I'll let Funk do the talking:
“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."

Two words: Get Some.

Sep 11, 2017
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Beerfed from Pennsylvania

3.79/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap, at brewery.

Appearance - light lacing and light colors

Nose - Slight citrus fragrence.

Taste - full IPA flavor with grapefruit taste.

Feel - slightly sweet.

Overall - good hometown IPA. Friendly brewery with involved brewermeisters happy to to discuss variety of brews.

Nov 13, 2016
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stakem from Pennsylvania

3.37/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Finally getting to try something from this brewery. A 3 week old can poured into a pint appears a hazy pale golden color with 2 fingers white head comprised of large bubbles.

The aroma has a neutral sort of citrus character that is not immediately identifiable yet its zesty, pithy and pulpy. A touch of grass but otherwise pleasant smelling.

Taste has some citrus upfront along with a seemingly artificial sweetness. The collective experience here feels like if you took a grapefruit and started eating it with splenda or some other sugar substitute on it but the more you sip on it, the more a grassy bitterness comes out.

This is light in body with modest carbonation. Overall its not a bad brew, I just dont care for its awkward sweetness.

Aug 24, 2016
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jakecattleco from California

4.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can dated 7/6/16 into a tumbler. Pours a hazy golden bronze with a thin finger of white head that left windshield lacing. Nose was great, but mute. Tangerine, mango, and other citrus fruits. But I just wanted it to be more prominent. Taste is as advertised, a pleasurable citrus-heavy IPA. Didn't get the same level of grapefruit that I find in grapefruit sculpin. Finish was light, very clean and just a hint of astringency with limited bitterness. Mouthfeel was thinner, carbonation on the higher side. A tasty beer, that I'd love to revisit.

Aug 22, 2016
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MikeWard from Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz can into a pint glass. canned 8/3/16, so not even 2 weeks old. might be my freshest ever ipa.

having said that, appearance was a bit off putting. murky almost watery orange juice color. head was a thin ring with a faint covering which eventually disappeared altogether. no lacing.

aroma was quite pleasant, a clean fresh citrus & hop aroma.

hops seemed almost muted. there was some citrus, but not a strong grapefruit presence.

mouth was a little above medium.

Overall, nothing special. Was expecting a lot more from an ipa this fresh. just not to my palates liking i guess.

Aug 14, 2016
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DEdesings57 from New Jersey

4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Date: Slightly under a month old.

Look: A hazy bright orange color with golden hues. Has a little bit of that unfiltered juicy look to it. But your gotta pour out the whole can to really see what I mean. Love it..
Smell: Tons of grapefruit, mangoes, citrus, marijuana, dankness, tropical fruits. Tons of Mosaic hops.
Taste: Follows the nose with a juicy hop explosion. Bitterness is there but not harsh and getting tons of grapefruit juice coming through.
Feel: Medium body

Just a damn fine IPA, and a great beer! If I can get this more regularly it would be my definitive goTo IPA
O and I think the "LemonBomb" hops are LemonDrop hops.

Jul 23, 2016
Citrus IPA from Funk Brewing Company
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 368 ratings