Silent Disco
Funk Brewing Company

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Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #1,562
ABV:
6.8%
Score:
91
Ranked #4,796
Avg:
4.1 | pDev: 9.27%
Reviews:
59
Ratings:
217
From:
Funk Brewing Company
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  5
Gots
  61
SCORE
91
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Notes: Move over Citrus there is a new IPA in town! Packed with a BIG I mean YUGE bowlful of juicy fruit flavors. Tropical, herbal, and delicious. This unfiltered, soft IPA packs a head- spinning, mouth-pleasing, disco-friendly notes of pineapple, passion fruit, guava, melon, and berries.

Malt: 2 Row, Wheat, Crystal
Hops: Columbus, Mosaic

25 IBU
Reviews: 59 | Ratings: 217 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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BigGold from Mississippi

4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had Silent Disco poured from pint can, bottom stamped "BATCH#355," into nonic pint.

Pours murky gold saturated with floaties that collapse to a layer of sediment, with a huge, foamy near-white head, which lasts and leaves a few chunky rings of lace down the glass. Aroma of grassy hops and dry malt off the pour, soon obliterated by juicy, tropical fruit aromas, some resin, and not a little stone fruit. Begins a bit sweet with dry malt then hop resin, leading into tropical and sweet fruits, before drying to a crisp peach and other stone fruits finish.

A huge head tops fluid with the look of an original unfiltered NEIPA, and classically complex fruity aromas and flavors are spiced up a bit with some hop resin and a crisp finish.

May 06, 2021
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Jugs_McGhee from Texas

3.15/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

16 fl oz pull-tab can:

Hop profile is mediocre. Balance isn't great. Lacks hop pungency and depth of hop flavour.

Pleasant to drink and drinkable, though. Not a top tier IPA but I like it despite it not showcasing any particular hop varietal well or really evoking a specific hop profile.

C+ / ABOVE AVERAGE

Mar 20, 2021
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Jody867453 from South Carolina

1.06/5  rDev -74.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Silent Disco is not for me! It tast like dish water. I Couldn't finsh it. Had to pour it out. Which is saying a lot for me I never ever poured out a beer. I tasted a lot of beer in my life but this one has got to the absolute worst beer I have ever tasted. I would not recommend this for anyone.

Mar 09, 2021
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ovaltine from Indiana

4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Really nice slightly hazy golden color with a pearl white head that provides more than ample lacing. Pineapple and melon on the prominent aromas on the nose, along with some guava.

The melon is most prominent on the taste, with the guava and a smidge of pineapple. The mouthfeel is full and commensurate with the style. This and Citrus would be IPA “fridge beers” if I had regular access to them.

Oct 13, 2020
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HorseheadsHophead from Colorado

4.41/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very hazy, but still somewhat translucent bright golden in color. White head, good retention.

Pungent aroma of very sweet, funky, overripe peach, mango, and pineapple; candied orange peel, honey, lemon, and weedy dankness.

Bright smack of peach, apricot, and mango. Then grapefruit, lemon, and pineapple. White bread and honey. A hint of weed, earth and pine. Then a light bitterness with lingering grapefruit peel.

Medium feel, well carbonated, slightly oily, leans slightly sweet but with a clean, balanced finish.

A really, really great hazy IPA. Above average, in my opinion. Lacks the flaws that the style usually has, superbly fruity whilst drinkable and clean. Well done.

Jul 01, 2020
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Act25 from New Jersey

4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Interesting, powerful citric bomb
a) Muddy haze at apricot puree color with slim head sporting crown of dotty lace.
s) Fresh fruit blender with some dank haze.
t) The taste is what excels here. But for citrus and tropical fruit salad fans. Pineapple, papaya, melon.
f) Nice jammy feel, good weight, nice finish.
o) Deserves its place in tasting of jammy NE IPAs.

Mar 28, 2020
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soccrgump from Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Look: hazy orange-yellow. Good carbonation and lacing.
Aroma: Orange, tropical, pithy as is warms
Taste: follows the aroma; very little bitterness
Mouthfeel: medium, slightly chewy. This particular can was very carbonated so the feel was heavier than normal.
Overall: great NEIPA. A definite go to, but for me, just under their Citrus IPA.

Nov 19, 2019
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haines710 from Delaware

4.04/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A nice juicy IPA. I would compare it to the hazy IPAs being offered by many breweries these days. Pine and citrus scent and definite creamy mouth feel. A little over carbonated for me. But I am drinking this three months after canned date. Still very flavorful with hip and citrus and malt. Glad I tried it

Oct 02, 2019
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I_love_cold_beer from Connecticut

4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had on draft. Very hazy, light carb, no head. Not overly juicy, but thick, with a very mild bitterness on the finish. Not boozy. Very good for the style, would get again.

Aug 02, 2019
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JediMasterLenin from District of Columbia

3.87/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

16oz can into an IPA glass.

Look: Pours an opaque orange with a massive rocky, foamy head that has pretty good retention, lots of good sticky lacing on the side of the glass.
Smell: Big citrus on the nose, mostly orange and grapefruit with a small hint of pine in there. I'm also getting some tropical fruit like pineapple and papaya.
Taste: Much like the nose, citrus and some tropical fruit. Low bitterness.
Feel: On the creamy side of medium bodied, with small velvety bubbles.
Overall: Fruity without coming across as sweet, balanced out by some light bitterness. Not exactly a standout as far as IPAs go, but I can't find much of anything to complain about either.

Jul 29, 2019
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JerzDevl2000 from New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Liked the design of this can but the beer inside was silent in it's own way as well. It was an American IPA but just too heavy on everything for me as I never fully warmed up to it - even as it warmed up in my glass. IPA lovers won't be disappointed by this but in a crowded field, there's a lot that I'd reach for before this offering...

The hue to this was quite dark, like apricot or peach rinds. Some light got in around the edges but this was quite turbid in appearance. Plenty of head topped it off but the lacing left around the top of my pint glass was nearly nonexistent, save for a bit around the collar. Caramel, apple cider, tropical fruit, and deep citrus were in the nose as the taste was also enough to weigh my senses down. Too much Mosaic in this as this was tasty to *some* extent but too one-dimensional and sticky at the same time. Not a lot of carbonation here either as that didn't give this beer the lift that it needed.

Not a lot of booze here as this almost felt like an American Pale Ale rather than an IPA. Canned on 8/8/17, this sat in my stash for too long but seeing how others rated it on here, it's likely that this wasn't among Funk's better offerings. Still woudn't mind giving it another go with a newer can...

Jul 07, 2019
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Vetbidder from Pennsylvania

4.19/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nice hazy golden look with a good size almost white head. Big citrus hops nose on this brew. So far so good. Balanced fruity flavor with low bitterness. Is that slight alcohol on the end I’m detecting? Either way good taste. Creamy mouthfeel with just enough carbonation, this brew is a winner.

Jul 07, 2019
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Inpraiseoffolly from Pennsylvania

3.81/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Huge amount of dry hops in this baby. Piney citrusey with astonishing little bitterness. Should I dare insult Emmaus and call it a NE IPA ? Nah it's just a really good ale that's beautifuly cloudy golden and loaded with fruit flavors but not juicy or sweet. An IPA for IPA haters ,like me, who like to taste the malt, the yeast esters and don't need ten billion IBUs coating my tongue for the next week. It's pretty good! Drink it!

Jul 04, 2019
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Lucular from Maryland

4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tons of flavor and extremely smooth and creamy mouthfeel for being just 6.8% - I would easily believe this was in the 8-9% range. Sweet tropical fruit, some citrus, and hints of dank onion/garlic to keep this interesting. Really nice.

Jun 19, 2019
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IPA_Connoisseur from Pennsylvania

4.45/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

very creamy, soft mouth feel. it’s really close to a NEIPA in terms of overall style and feel. the liquid is thick with zero visibly. the glass exhibits a non-translucent golden/amber hue. tasty, thick, creamy foam exhibiting a prominent lacing effect. this beer has an amazing mouthfeel and eminates a subtle, yet pleasant nutty and fruity smell. the taste is very good with hints of a mango and pine. it’s not overly sweet—it has a nice balance between the sweetness of the mango/fruit flavor and the traditionally more bitter, pine-esque flavor of your typical ipa. the highlight for this ipa is the mouthfeel which accentuates the above-average flavor in to the realm of stellar

Jun 09, 2019
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JohnF from Pennsylvania

3.65/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Good clean taste and smell, but I prefer their Citrus IPA taste and feel.
I like the way they stamp the date on the bottom of the can; fresh beer is better!

Apr 18, 2019
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DIM from Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Canned 2-28, freshest I've ever seen a Funk offering in the grocery store, that's the sad truth. I'd love to buy more from them but I just can't find it fresh enough.

Not my favorite Funk offering, but I don't regret the purchase. Well balanced with a brisk caramel backbone with a hop profile of pine, faint tropical, and strongly bitter finish of citrus rind.

Apr 02, 2019
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beerdedking from Pennsylvania

3.89/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Hops not advertised on the can, but I'd guess this is a mosaic forward IPA. Everything is as it should be, lots of orange and tropical fruit hitting hard, my only knock is the finish seems just a touch …..thin. Nice brew, but in such a crowded IPA genera, I would likely pick something else before I bought this again. Rooting for you, Funk, keep bringing it

Jan 26, 2019
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rudiecantfail from Pennsylvania

4.21/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16 ounce can poured into a tulip glass.

L---Cloudy, orange/gold color with a bunch of sediment that slowly settled. White head quickly reduced to a cap. Left good lacing.

S---Loaded with sweet tropical & citrus fruits. Orange/mango/pineapple. Smells almost like an NEIPA.

T---Again, loaded with the fruits. Mango/orange/pineapple/papaya. A hoppy fruit bomb.

F---Juicy & wet. Feels made for summer.

O---A really nice IPA. Hoppy & fruity. What's not to like.

Jan 24, 2019
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Smakawhat from Maryland

4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the can into a Spiegelau IPA glass. Canned December 9th 2018.

Classic pale amber body, with a touch of lemon yellow and orange color to the body. Opaque but not too hazy looking, with a simple easy three finger reaching head. A bit of floaties as well, sitting under a bright white head, somewhat soapy but good retention and island mountain puck. Thick ring lacing compliments nicely.

Soft hop aroma on the nose, a bit of orange like citrus notes mixing with a touch of muted tropical notes. Tropical angle comes out a little like cheap perfume slightly, but otherwise a pretty solid scented hop brew.

Palate manages a bit more surprises. A bit flirting wet body, but more noticeable tropical qualities on the palate than on the nose. Mid palate filled with a large amount of wet mango and pineapple flavors. Has a bit of fruit punch like sweetness to it, but with a finish that's more of an herbal green spicy hop bite. Slightly touchy chalk flavors as well.

A pretty solid easy drinking IPA.

Jan 16, 2019
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arizcards from North Carolina

4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Picked up a 16 oz draft in a mason jar from the Craft Beer Quick Stop in Phoenix on 9-19-2018 for $5.00. Consumed on 9-20-2018.

Beer poured a cloudy golden orange with a nice white head that is leaving some lacing behind.

Nose is a wonderful blend of citrus and tropical hops, very inviting!

Taste is orange and mango forward over a moderate malt base. Finish is a slight touch of orange rind but it is a touch sweet.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and pretty refreshing.

Overall an enjoyable beer which i am not sure how a keg version ended up in Arizona but i am glad i got to try it!

Sep 20, 2018
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EMV from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a tallboy can into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Hazed golden pour with massive foamy white head. Great retention and lacing.

S: Tropicals and citrus.

T/F: Follows the nose. Light cracked grains and grapefruit forward hops. Pretty standard New England hazed juice bomb. Lighter floral notes and stone fruit. Oily on the tongue... well carbonated and medium to light bodied.

O: An outstanding NEIPA. Great juicy citrus flavor. Easy drinking, and low enough ABV that you won't regret having 2 or 3.

Sep 16, 2018
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snaotheus from Washington

3.9/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2018-08-20
16oz can served in a pint glass. 08/06/18. Gift from @mr-jj.

Pours hazy, light white-bronze. Moderately large head, lots of carbonation. Smell is tropical juicy, very pleasant.

Taste is more of the tropical fruit, maybe a little bit of resin.

Mouthfeel is thick and chewy. Overall, nice.

Aug 21, 2018
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Beejay from Virginia

3.9/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: A very hazy yellow with a nice large white head.

S: Tropical fruit and citrus with pineapple and orange.

T: Taste follows suit. Hoppy with sweet orange and pineapple. A touch of oat in the finish perhaps as well as a hint of the garlic flavor I get from simcoe.

M: Medium thick with somewhat lighter carbonation, and a smoothness to it that makes it feel heavier.

O: Overall a pretty decent brew.

Jul 22, 2018
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REVZEB from Illinois

4.22/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Had on tap. I thought this was a great fruit and hop forward ipa without going into the hazy realm. The hops gave that savory spice at the end of the taste, after getting orange, grapefruit, melon, and blackberry. The smell was more standard hops. For a single the feel was excellent, with decent carbonation, hop texture and a thickness that really let the fruit come out

Jul 02, 2018
Silent Disco from Funk Brewing Company
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