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RATINGS: 144   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   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 (863) - 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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2585) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - MAR 28, 2015
I like it. Hop nose is mildly citric, more of a candied fruit sort of thing, pineapple seems most apparent, but a light cantaloupe flavor with a mild floral earthiness, clean bready-caramel malts, mostly balanced finish. Nice pure amber color with a big clean foamy head. There seems to be not much about this beer that screams ’hey look at me’ but that is quite alright, because it is otherwise a well built IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adasko (652) - Poznan, POLAND - MAR 28, 2015
Ładny aromat oraz smak amerykańskich chmieli. Odczuwalne cytrusy i owoce tropikalne. Przyjemna goryczka.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TroyDG (1) - Hallandale Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 27, 2015 does not count
The unassuming aroma is misleading and may hinder the overall enjoyment a little. A little. The brew pours a clear amber and provides a very hop forward taste with strong citrus finish. The bitterness of the hops enhances or, perhaps, is enhanced by the citrus rind finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bconch (306) - - MAR 27, 2015
Orange color with a sweet malt nose with a hint of citrus. Sweet taste with a mild bitterness. Slight bitter aftertaste. Blended nicely but not a hop bomb by any stretch.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drsandman (505) - New York, USA - MAR 23, 2015
Pours light pale orange gold, thin white head. Aroma is fresh citrus, tangerine, pine, crackers, grain. Flavor is pithy citrus, grass, cereal and grain. Med body, solid.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
smaynard6000 (691) - Apopka, Florida, USA - MAR 23, 2015
bottle. Pours a hazy golden color with small creamy off-white head. Aroma is somewhat citrusy with some tropical notes. Flavors include grapefruit and pine. A bit dank. Lingering dry bitter finish. Pretty good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AirForceHops (3954) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Draft on a guest tap at Six Ten Brewing, Tampa. Orange / gold color with slowly fading head. Aroma is big grapefruit peel, hop oil, and mild pine.

Flavor shows a strong grapefruit presence with a moderate amount of malt in the body that tries to balance the IPA. Body and carbonation level is as it should be but the bitterness is very aggressive and throws it off-center. It’s like it’s bitter just for the sake of being bitter. Barely any real pine or grapefruit flavor for the bitterness. It’s ok.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevinsenn (1301) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 13, 2015
Bottle. Fruity piney aroma. Taste of resin and fruits. Slightly boozy. Moderately bitter. Good IPA.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jackl (5343) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 10, 2015
Bottle from Total Wine, Naples. Slightly hazy copper pour with a modest white head. Shortbread cookies and a bit of orange peel. Definitely sweet, accents of caramel. Honey. Light grassiness. Flavor is a touch toasty. Pie crust. More caramel. Grapefruit citrus peel. Slightly dry on the finish. Pretty substantial. A touch flabby. Medium body, active carbonation. Solid, though not in my wheelhouse.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (3553) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 8, 2015
Tap. Golden orange with small head. Strong carbonation. Medium body with moderate hops. Aboverage.


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