jcwattsrugger (10731) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 6, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
*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
MikeMoriendi (72) - Boynton Beach, USA - DEC 28, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
Ibrew2or3 (6220) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 2, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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!
blomster (179) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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...
zathrus13 (1667) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAY 13, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
Rustyham (1685) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUN 19, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
From a trade with Maltzilla, thanks Diego! this was a huge hit at the tasting- very thick body, lots of Brett funkiness, warm barnyard, farm flavors. Hop citrus that was a great balance between fruity and earthy. I kept going back for more pours. Peach color.
theisti (3008) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - APR 17, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
4 oz sampler draft at the brewpub in Boca Raton, Florida. The pour is a clear golden copper with a smallish off white head. The aroma is big dank resin, along with some floral hops. Super fresh and clean nose. The taste is crazy fresh, the big resin, well formed dank character, light lingering resin, and a nice balance with toasted malt. The palate is medium bodied with nice soft natural carbonation. Super fresh and tasty.
haukur (1135) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - AUG 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Balance is the word here. Loads of tropical fruits in the aroma, mostly lime and grapefruit. Nothing overpowering but still very complex. Dark orange with a fluffy head. Nice combo of hops deliver nice fruitiness on the tongue with a long bitter finish which compliments the fresh fruit character. Very well made!
markwise (4098) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 7, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at Funky Buddha. Pours a mealy thick, yellow soup with a white head. It looks thick, like a hop soup. Nose is a ton of grapefruit with orange, honey, and some malt. Flavor is similar with a bitter citrus grapefruit punch- unsweetened grapefruit with some grassy notes. Medium to full-bodied finishing with lingering citrus hop sledge hammer. A memorable IPA.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 16, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Handbottle via Electrobunny! Thanks A lot! Hazy orange to copper hue with a fluffy off white head and picture perfect lace. Aroma is tropical fruit (mango, papaya and orange) and pine. Caramel malts resinous hops and a lingering tropical fruit finish! Great Beer!