Gunpowder IPA
The Brewing Projekt

Gunpowder IPAGunpowder IPA
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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #670
ABV:
6.8%
Score:
90
Ranked #6,789
Avg:
4.11 | pDev: 8.76%
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
56
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The Brewing Projekt
 
Wisconsin, United States
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90
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Gunpowder IPAGunpowder IPA
Notes: A bright and bold IPA that won’t burn you buds. This beer gets its aroma from Gunpowder Green Tea and citrus zest in the boil with generous dry hop additions of Citra Hops. With it’s herbal complexity and balanced backbone… This IPA is sure to please.
Reviews: 16 | Ratings: 56 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by mothman:
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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

mothman from Minnesota, Sep 18, 2016
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3.54/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

16 oz beer poured into a pint glass no discernible canned on date.

A: Small creamy tiny bubbles white head that laces nicely as it settles. body is a deep tan turbid color.

S: Grt a touch of rotten fruit smell like over ripe cantaloupe, and some earthy herbal smell.

T: Very odd. you get a little fruit, a little tea, a lot of rotten fruit, some almost tobacco like flavor, weird spice.

M: Medium to fuller body super low carbonation.

O: This beer is not my cup of tea. The flavors are muddled but it does have a lot of earthy tea flavors, which do not lend to the Hop citrus flavors and resin but seem to clash with them.

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Photo of ZAP
3.96/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Very pleasant aroma of pine and citrus.

Deep gold color...nice clarity...

Great hop flavor without a ton of bitterness...pine, oranges, light herbal like flavor late. Also a light dry finish.

Enjoyable beer. Love the flavors to this. 6.8% but drinks like a pale ale. Very smooth and loaded with flavor not biting bitterness.

The deeper in you drink the more rich/sweetish it gets and becomes a little too much. Wouldn't drink more than two of these at a time.

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ZAP from Minnesota, Jul 23, 2016
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3.9/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy golden color. Smell had citrus and tropical hop notes Taste was tropical with some herbal notes. A sweet mouth feel with a nice balance of hops ,some green tea a some pine bitterness in the finish.

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gatornation from Minnesota, Dec 02, 2018
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4.4/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

jera1350 from Minnesota, Oct 12, 2016
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3.9/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

bpfrush from Wisconsin, Oct 10, 2017
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4.06/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can, no apparent freshness date, poured into a pint glass
A: Light orange/pale brown with a lingering one-finger head
S: Green tea, mango, grapefruit
T: Caramel/malt, absent on the nose, provide the initial flavors. Those are followed by green tea/dried florals and hints of tropical fruit/herbs
M: Medium-bodied, dry
O: I like this. The tea/herbal notes add enjoyable flavors while making it drier than the typical citrus/fruit-forward IPA. Unique and pleasant to drink

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Photo of Will65
4.92/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Will65 from North Dakota, Sep 26, 2017
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3.91/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

StoutSnob40 from California, Sep 29, 2019
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4.05/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Knapp85 from Pennsylvania, Apr 08, 2016
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3.71/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A pint can with no visible date poured in a 12oz. tulip for the review.

Look- Pours a cloudy dark yellow with a generous finger of creamy white lingering foam. Generous lacing is left clinging as it settles.

Smell- Grapefruit, floral, herbal tea and sweet malt.

Taste- Floral up front along with grapefruit and tea. A hearty dose of malt soon follows.

Feel- Creamy smooth and slick.

Overall- A good IPA that leans towards the malty side. I feel it would benefit from a stronger hop profile. It tastes like an old school IPA with a green tea addition. It's drinkable, but not memorable.

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Prager62 from Colorado, Oct 31, 2016
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3.94/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy orange from a can into pint glass. Ok lacing.

Nose isn't very pungent. You get hints of things, but nothing that begs what's to come.

Taste is almost herbal and sweet off the bat. Slight pine, citrus, and grass come in with a nice lingering floral bitterness that stay pleasant.

Mouthfeel keeps this easy drinking. Doesn't lay too heavy on the palette and lets nuanced flavors play.

Easy drinking and really nice effort from this new brewery. I'll buy this again.

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soze47 from Massachusetts, Nov 12, 2015
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4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - The beer poured a golden yellow color with a generous white head.

Smells - amid the generous citrus notes were hints of tea.

Taste - The initial impression includes bright citrus hops. The green tea adds a dry bitterness that compliments the citrus. It seemed like a cup of citrus tea with citrus fruit. The finish was more dry than sweet, creating the urge for another drink.

Mouthfeel - The beer was carbonation the brush away sweetness, leaving a dry backbone.

Overall - This is not an everyday IPA for me, but I found it to be quite tasty.

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4.42/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

bigpoppa67 from Wisconsin, Mar 27, 2016
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4.55/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

MattyG85 from Minnesota, Jul 06, 2018
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4.42/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Can (No date code)

hazy orange, maybe from the green tea?

smells of citrus zest and pith

first impressions of exotic herbal and tea rounding off into a nice bold citrus flavor

Rich and smooth with mild and very unique bitterness, again maybe the green tea?

overall very easy drinking beer. might be a good into to ipa. reminds me of an herbal and more complex fresh squeezed.

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kappyk66 from Wisconsin, Nov 19, 2015
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3/5  rDev -27%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Hopstout from Minnesota, May 18, 2018
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4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

jakea from Wisconsin, Oct 06, 2018
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4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Danmullens1 from Wisconsin, Jul 28, 2018
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Kunstman from Wisconsin, Aug 17, 2016
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear yellow golden color with white head. Citrus, other light fruits, green tea, and some light pine notes on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes with green tea, citrus, and a little pine.

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

Beerbelly22 from Minnesota, Mar 13, 2016
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3.99/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can, served in a snifter glass. Pours a medium golden body with a slight orange hue, one finger white head, good retention, bits of lacing. Smell is citrus, caramel, grainy malt, touch of herbal notes. Balanced nose between the hops and the malt. Flavour is similarly balanced; nice citrus, grapefruit, grainy sweetness, light resin, herbal notes on the finish. Presumably this is from the green tea. Mouthfeel is medium lighter bodied, good carbonation, a solid IPA to sip on at home.

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Stevedore from Wisconsin, Feb 12, 2017
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3.82/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a 1 pint can on January 29, 2018. West Coast Style IPA brewed with gunpowder green tea. Look is bright. Smell and taste is citrus fruit and herbal. Feel is clean and smooth.

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Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 56 ratings