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RATINGS: 245   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
"You can be my wingman anytime." -Iceman

In a veritable sea of India Pale Ales, what does it take to leap out from the rest? To us, the answer is Hop Gun IPA. Lift a pint – from first sniff to last sip, our flagship IPA drinks like an ode to hoppy goodness. Galena, Cascade, and Nelson Sauvin hops burst forth with an unmistakably heady aroma. Flavors of grapefruit, honey, melon, and pineapple mingle with a malt body that balances caramel and biscuit character with a pronounced dry finish.

Pairing Suggestions: Washed rind cheeses, chipotle chicken wings, Thai red curry, hoisin-glazed roast duck, Moroccan-spiced lamb chops, fresh-baked cherry pie.

Previously listed at 7.7% abv

schlitzfaced's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
schlitzfaced (86) - Ohio, USA - APR 12, 2014
Poured from tap at Funky Buddha. Pours a hazy copper color. Not overly hoppy, slight pineapple taste. Very smooth. Nice aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Godfather50 (197) - SCOTLAND - OCT 20, 2016
Florida IPA with nice balance but had more hops. Malty background but not sweet. Mine was in a bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ineedbeer (1859) - Oakland, California, USA - OCT 14, 2016
On tap at the hotel bar. Aroma is fairly hop forward with a balanced, moderately strong malt note. Lots of grapefruit and line resin. Malt is cracker, but also quite a bit of lighter caramel and some toasted bread. Pours a fairly clear, copper color with a small, thick white head that recedes to a thin film that lingers. Moderately high lacing and small legs. Flavor is somewhat sweet with a balanced, fairly strong bitterness. Some caramel and toasted bread notes with a bit of a cracker and biscuit character. Moderate hop notes with grapefruit, pine resin and hop oils being lost prevalent. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall, a clean IPA but very boring. Old school hop and malt profile.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
aracauna (3511) - Georgia, USA - SEP 20, 2016
A very mild IPA. A bit of toasty malt is perhaps stronger than the hops. Slight candied sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ronaldtheriot (1799) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - AUG 21, 2016
Hop Gun IPA has a thick, off-white head, an opaque, brilliant orange appearance, and a bit of lacing left behind on the glass. The aroma is of citrus and white bread, and the flavor is that citrus-style hop oil, riding with sweet white bread and white bread crust in the back seat. Mouthfeel is medium, and Hop Gun finishes puckering and dry. RJT

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (6763) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 8, 2016
Sampled at the brewery. Some copper in this golden beer. A little bit of white head. Grainy first sip. Sourness follows quickly. Moderate bitterness. Citrus and syrupy fruit. Melon, grapefruit, and pineapple with stone fruit. Nicely done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tgncc (3100) - Bellmore, New York, USA - AUG 5, 2016
At Universal. The aroma is citrus, caramel. The appearance iis clear amber, white head. The flavor is citrus, caramel. Nice. The finish is citrus, pine. Medium on body. Solid IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ericular (965) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 25, 2016
Pine and citrus. On tap in a sketchy neighborhood. Smooth with a nice finish. Mild overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Finhead (1632) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2016
Hazy, copper pour with a white head. The aroma has pine and citrus notes. It has medium texture with average carbonation. The taste is bittersweet with an easy finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RRistow12 (725) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JUN 23, 2016
Tasted from bottle. Pours a hazy copper with white head. Great strong aroma of melon, grapefruit, pineapple, caramel and toffee. Flavor is moderately sweet with a mild to moderate bitterness. A little too malt forward on the taste. Flavors of caramel, toffee, earth, and melon. Overall an average to above average IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holdwine (1179) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 19, 2016
Good IPA, not too west-coast, thankfully (of course it is brewed on the east coast). Fun bitter snap. Very fruitful, nice balance. Thanks Bernie.

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