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RATINGS: 245   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
firefly765 (195) - - MAR 1, 2014
Poured from a 32 ounce growler. Minimal white head dissipates rather quickly. Nice citrus grapefruit and piney aroma. A bit darker than your average IPAA almost a red IPAA. Excellent hop flavor and bitterness medium bodied and medium carbonation. absolutely one of my favorites.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcwattsrugger (12198) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 6, 2011
*110512-Funky Buddha Hop Gun–1qt growler-pours a big foamy tan head and amber color. Aroma is great pineapple/torpical fruit/pine, some medium malt. Taste is great resin/pine/pineapple hops bite. Drying finish. 4.3 *110617-Funky Buddha Hop Gun–on tap-pours a light tan head with trailing lace and hazy amber color. Aroma is pine/resin/pineapple, sweet light/medium malt. Taste is pine/resin/pineapple/lemon/spice hops with some bite, secondary sweet light/medium malt-caramel. 3.6

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChiGuy68 (556) - Illinois, USA - JAN 5, 2015
Tasted from a 12oz. bottle. It poured a slightly hazy amber hue with a frothy off-white head and minimal spotty lacing. Big hop and sweet fruit aroma, pineapple, mango, and citrus. A bright hopped taste with fruity overtones. A delicious IPA on this last day of my Miami trip.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GenDV138 (6099) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2015
12 oz bottle at the Annapolis tasting. Clear golden orange with off-white head. Aromas of floral notes, citrus, hops, tropical fruit. Tastes of floral notes, citrus, tropical fruit. Medium body with a dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
MikeMoriendi (72) - Boynton Beach, USA - DEC 28, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2011 I crack open the growler top and pour it into my Funky Buddha pint glass (because it only makes sense) and it comes out a very clear golden color. There is a nice sized white head that leaves a pretty good amount of lacing along the glass. The aroma is big in citrus hops also with a scent of pineapple. But it’s not all hops in the nose as there is a nice malt backing to it. I always hate when I have to say this about a beer but the taste is much like the smell. Great balance between the citrusy hops and the malts. I’m not normally a fan of pineapples but I like that taste I get in here. It’s something different you don’t see in IPAs to often. And it sort of gives a tropical Florida feel to it. EDIT: They have really worked on this recipe since my initial review and I feel it is worlds better now. So much more hop presence than before with lots of grapefruit. The color is much more amber in color than golden anymore.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ibrew2or3 (8207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 2, 2011
Tap pour sampled outside the brewpub adjacent to the parking lot and amid lots of hip ‘too cool for school’ cigarette smokers. It poured up deep gold with copper hues and fairly opaque giving it a grapefruit juice sort of look and it supports a white head. The aroma is full orange peel, orange juice, grapefruit juice, sugar covered grapefruit wedges and a faint sense of sugary malt sweetness in the background. The taste is full up robust orange juice, grapefruit juice and sugary tangelo hop flavor that rockets right into clean refreshing citrus hop bitterness. I also get just enough malt sweetness to give the flavor a sense that yes there are malts here somewhere. Solid IPA that I would love to drink again and again and again. Well done!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
blomster (288) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2011
Bottle, from darkguardian. Thanks Chris! My first Buddha beer. Pours dark amber, very cloudy, with a high off-white head that settles quite fast and leaves a thin layer of small bubbles on top of the beer. Looks beautiful, kind of like tropical juice in the glass. Poured from the fridge, and I have to wait for it to warm up a bit to get much of an aroma. Well worth the wait though, a sweetish malty background backs up notes of resin, pine, pineapple, mango, peaches. Same in the taste, pleasant tropical fruits. Medium soft bitterness and carbonation, medium to full mouthfeel. This beer reminds me of a really good local homebrew I had a couple of years ago. Could drink a lot of this... a pity my only bottle is almost empty...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Damico (3144) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Pours hazy amber with a decent whitish sandy head. Aroma is light lemony hops. Flavor brings delicious variety of sweet and juicy citrusy lemon hops right up my alley. The ending of juicy oranges and sweet zest is so wonderful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
eaglefan538 (3032) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - DEC 25, 2015
On draft. Poured an orange color. Nice big head. Good lacing. Aroma of light tropical fruits and pine. Flavor all citrus and grapefruit and melons and tropical fruits. Darned tasty. Great bitterness. Awesome brew. Mouthfeel highly and maybe over carbonated. Other than that. Stellar.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zathrus13 (1765) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAY 13, 2011
Hand bottle from darkguardian. Pours copper/orange, with an off white head. Aroma is citrusy hops and caramel. Flavor is citrusy hops, and caramel, with some floral and spice aspect too. Easy to drink and quite tasty.

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