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:
#3,127
Reviews:
59
Ratings:
323
pDev:
8.09%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
90
Trade:
0
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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

Photo of searsclone
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

Photo of jdg204
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dfhhead25
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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Photo of RaulMondesi
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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Photo of cjohns73
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of FBarber
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.

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Photo of DubbleJ
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.

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Photo of TheWolf
3.77/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DAS30
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lkelly2171
4.87/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 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.

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Photo of StonewallSipper
4.09/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A regular semi-cloudy light orange, aroma is orange mango strong, taste has the citrus flavor but also keeps some hoppiness. A nice citrus IPA

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Citrus IPA from Funk Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 323 ratings