Funky Buddha Crusher Single Hop Session IPA
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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
This poundable session IPA is brewed with 2-row barley and a touch of caramel malt for depth, accented with loads and loads of late-addition Citra hops. The hops provide an IPA-sized dose of intensely fruity hop aroma without an overly bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (17717) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Draft at Churchkey. Cloudy pale yellow color. Aroma of fruity citrus. Taste is bitter lemongrass. OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (13966) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 16, 2015
Hazy, light tan, thin head. Light floral note, taste has some mellow citrus, light fruitiness. It’s thin, but mellow and vaguely biscuity. The thing is, though, I’ve had more of this than any other beer at Funky Buddha so far. Doesn’t score well, it just drinks well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (11810) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 26, 2015
Draft. Pours yellow white head. Nose/taste of lemon, cracker malt, citrus peel. Light body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (11790) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 21, 2014
1 litre growler poured a hazy gold with a small lingering white head. Aromas of bread, earthiness, light grapefruit and light pine. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a smooth dry finish. Flavors of bread, earthiness and light pine with a smooth dry bitter lingering earthy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (10350) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 2, 2015
Pale yellow pour with white head. Tap at grasslands in Tallahassee. Light citrus, some yeasty and cracker flavors. Easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Draft... Cloudy brilliant-orange ale with a mid-sized, fizzy, white head. Decent retention. The bouquet includes juicy, wet, centennial hops and a pleasant, grainy, toasted barley component. Light-bodied with biting carbonation. This is loaded with wet centennial hop flavor without blasting my taste buds with heavy hop bitterness. Finishes crisp, moderately bitter and grassy. Crazy drinkable and nicely balanced for an American-style IPA. Tons of hop flavor without the normally associated, heavy bitterness is why I prefer harvest-time IPAs over those brewed the other eleven months of the year.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
gnoff (9190) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - FEB 6, 2015
Draught as part of a flight at the Funky Buddha Brewery in Oakland Park on January 21, 2015.
Murky yellow color, white head. Hoppy, cinnamon, spicy, bitter taste. Cardamon, cinnamon, spicy, bitter aftertaste. Fizzy mouthfeel, medium high bitterness. Hoppy, fresh, spicy taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (8965) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 18, 2015
Draft - Light grapefruit and peel. Clear gold with a decent white head. Skunky notes and grapefruit. Super flavorful and easy drinking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
deyholla (8904) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 4, 2014
Growler thanks to Randall! Pours a clear golden orange with a near white head that dissipates slowly to the edges. Aroma has notes of earthy citrus with backing notes of cake batter and sweet grains. Flavor has a strong malt profile with a bit of a cake batter note with and earthy but sweet citrus finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (8736) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 13, 2014
My Bottom Line:
Ginger-like fruity spiciness is found within starkly citrusy fruitiness in this quenching, delicate Pale Ale.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam covers the misty golden shine.
-The finish promotes even more citrus and ginger; bitterness is very subdued.
-The citrusy component is redolent of starfruit and citrus candy.
-Cereal flavours are lightly honeyed and build up mostly in the second half of each sip.
-Carbonate this naturally and serve it from a hand pump and you’ve got a replica of many UK Golden Ales.
-This is one of those rare beers which actually works wonderfully when served at cold temperatures. The citrusy fruitiness is still very present and increases the refreshment factor. The bitterness is minimal anyway, so there are no clashing moments in the finish. Just refreshment.

Fresh growler.

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