Citrus IPA | Funk Brewing Company

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Citrus IPACitrus IPA
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Citrus IPACitrus IPA

Brewed by:
Funk Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

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

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Ratings: 312 |  Reviews: 58
Photo of n2185
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EMV
4/5  rDev -2.2%
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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Photo of chuckgietzen
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.27/5  rDev -20%
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 -2.2%
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.


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Photo of cjohns73
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TomWight
4.02/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SiepJones
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FBarber
3.79/5  rDev -7.3%
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 -7.8%
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 -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DAS30
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lkelly2171
4.87/5  rDev +19.1%
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%
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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Photo of DavetotheB
4.4/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of spelingchampeon
4.21/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

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Photo of Spindelphia
4.46/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mvanaskie13
3.99/5  rDev -2.4%
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.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.16/5  rDev +1.7%
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.

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Photo of jgarvis
4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jhlosito75
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.77/5  rDev -7.8%
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.

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Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TheBigBoy
4.39/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Wow, great stuff!

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Photo of wmcgar01
4.09/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Citrus IPA from Funk Brewing Company
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