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RATINGS: 152   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   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


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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stldsf1 (616) - Florida, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Well balanced IPA. Caramel and earthiness. Some oAkiness. Very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TH28 (205) - - MAY 1, 2015
12oz bottle. No code date. Appearance: Golden and slightly hazy, with a thick white foam head that holds nicely. Aroma: Typical citrus but not very strong. Hints of melon and grass. Taste: Sweet toasted and caramel malt, leading into a sharp citrus bitterness with some grassy, pineapple hop notes. Mouthfeel: medium with moderate carbonation and a hint of alcohol warmth. Finish: Sweet malty finish with lingering grassy bitterness. Overall: A nice, easy drinking IPA. Aroma seemed a little subdued and the flavor didn’t really stand out from others, but I’d drink it again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
blklab2007 (2070) - Connecticut, USA - APR 17, 2015
Bottle poured a dark golden color with a thin coating of white head. Aroma has citrus, resins, pines, some sweet malts, and a bit of flowers. Mouth feel is medium with good carbonation. Flavor has a punch of hops, citrus, resins, pines, but has malt to balance it out.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Syndicate (99) - Idaho, USA - APR 17, 2015
Thanks to fritz123 for this gem. Pours a clear apricot color with a thick head. Aroma is piney hops with sweet malts. Flavor is more sweet bready malts, and thick caramel, but the hops give it a nice balance. Definitely an east coast ipa bordering on an imperial. Very enjoyable

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jayb0 (1080) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - APR 13, 2015
A very nice IPA, big aromas of hoppy grapefruit, what I like best here though is that it’s really well balanced with malt, and moreover, has elements that span from citrus to herbal to juicy melon, to slight cookie. The finish is not bitter but inviting. A little strong but worth it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
punkska101 (1133) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - APR 11, 2015
12 onz bottle shared with Max and Seb thx Seb A: pinnaple, citrusy, grapefruit app: hazy pale white head t/p: med body with long bitter finish. Moderate carbonation. O: good. Couldn’t find a date on the bottle I’m under the impression that this bottle is a bit old.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
vtafro (4424) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 11, 2015
Bottle. Orange pour with white head. Grassy, very citrus hop aromas. Herbal, grassy and citrus hop flavors. Not super bitter, more juicy.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
47574xeCD (522) - God’s Country, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2015
330ml bottle brought back from USA. Poured amber gold with thin white head, notes of caramel, citrus, pine medium carbonation with a hoppy bitterness finish. Good stuff.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
fluffy (1894) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 5, 2015
this is a numeric rating only. i no longer do tasting notes on any beer anymore.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2604) - 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 (807) - Poznan, POLAND - MAR 28, 2015
Ładny aromat oraz smak amerykańskich chmieli. Odczuwalne cytrusy i owoce tropikalne. Przyjemna goryczka.


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