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RATINGS: 232   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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"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


SpongeRuiner's rating

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
SpongeRuiner (1089) - Michigan, USA - FEB 19, 2014
Thanks to Thirsty_Moe on the growler. A lot of tropical fruits and biscuity smells. Taste really matches the aroma. A sharp bitterness hits the tongue on first sip. Very unique being quite hoppy and still very quenching and refreshing. Good stuff.


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BuckeyeBoy (5170) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 7, 2016
12oz bottle thanks to rich pours out clear crisp golden topped with a sand head. Nose is pine and some toffee sweetness. Taste is more of the rich malts some citrus hops.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
WVHouseofBeer (979) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 7, 2016
Pours a copper color with a frothy white head that leaves a lot of lacing. Excellent aromas of pineapple, grapefruit, mango and other fruit. Tastes of citrus upfront with a nice malty balance at the end. Good amount of bitterness; not overdone. A very good and refreshing IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OrthoDoc (118) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 2, 2016
Solid IPA had while in Orlando. Nice grapefruit nose. Taste was great bitterness but the hops didn't overwhelm me. Smooth mouthfeel and easy drinking. A little grassiness in the taste as well. A good IPA worth another try, just not outstanding. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jflopsu (1042) - New Jersey, USA - APR 30, 2016
Pours a clear dark rust orange with light white head. A malty aroma with some fruits and caramel. A strong malt taste with fruits, caramel, and some hops. A lingering sweet malt and bitter hop aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leafs93 (2041) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2016
Pours amber with a medium tan head. Aroma is citrus, pine, earthy and a touch of toast. Taste is bitter with a touch of sweetness. Medium bodied, sticky dry finish. Overall a excellent and refreshing IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GIJOE (1057) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - APR 28, 2016
Pours amber with a frothy white head. Nose is tropical fruits. Taste is bitter hops. Notes of grapefruit pith and mango. Nice IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (2270) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 4, 2016
12oz bottle from Total Wine in Jensen Beach. Yellowish orange pour with a spongey white head. Citrus. Chewy resin. Pineapple led. Other tropical fruits show through, along with biscuity malts. More sweetly fruity than bittersweet. Tasty. 14.3

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fraternie (983) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2016
Complex body of caramel malt, grapefruit and pineapple, finishing with an absolute blast of hops, picking up a touch of green/ peppery spice as it lingers.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bulk_Carrier (3407) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - MAR 25, 2016
Thanks Kelly! This was poured into a becher pint glass. The appearance was a semi-hazy burnt yet transparent glossy orange color. One finger white foamy head dissipates immediately. Messy sticky lacing. The smell takes on sweet apricot, mango, honeydew and melon sliding over top of a light sweet to bitter grassy hoppiness. Light caramel malt underneath. The taste was mainly sweet with bitter grassy hoppiness coming in nicely. Quick bitter grassy aftertaste but a sweet citrus/apricot finish. On the palate, sits about a light to medium on the body. Sweet smooth feel on my tongue, different for an AIPA, but I like it. Overall, damn nice AIPA, I’d definitely have this again.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DWestrick (607) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 24, 2016
bottle. Solid overall IPA. Found at Total Wine in FL - bought one. Not bad beer


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