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Funky Buddha Small Axe Big IPA

Funky Buddha Small Axe Big IPA
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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.71/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Double IPAs - you’re on notice. Small Axe Big IPA is a golden hued IPA that’s deceptively strong and full of tropical hop aroma. Cascade, citra, centennial, nelson sauvin, and nugget hops combine to form an aroma and flavor that’s straight up tropical, with heady notes of pineapple, orange, mango, guava, and grapefruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
smith4498 (3040) - Miami, Florida, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Draft @ World of Beer Dadeland. Pours hazy burnt orange color with off white head. Aromas of citrus and tropical fruits and caramel with a hint of booze. Bitter grapefruit rind, mango and guava flavors with sweet caramel. Medium body with average carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nimbleprop (4984) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 24, 2014
4oz pour at Churchkey DC pours a clear orange with some creamy, white head. Nose has some pithy orange, soap, mild herbs, a little lemon tea. Flavor is pithy, soapy, orange, pine. Full, pithy finish. A bit off.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (4753) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Draft at Churchkey during DC Craft Beer Week. Thanks to solidfunk. Poured an orange copper color with a medium off-white head. Aroma was light fruits, tropical notes. Sweet malt balance, pineapple notes, mango. Okay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (12314) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Draft at Churchkey. Crystal clear light amber color. Aroma of bright pine and hay. Taste is fruity pine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (4168) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Some floral aroma from the hops and light citrus with some booze. Finished with medium bitterness. Pours cloudy orange with good head and lacing. Tap at Churchkey.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Iphonephan (3352) - McLean, Virginia, USA - AUG 20, 2014
On draft at Churchkey during DC Beer Week. Pours a clear copper with an off white head. Citrus nose. Flavors of grapefruit and tropical fruits. Bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
firefly765 (118) - - JUL 20, 2014
Draft from brewery copper orange color. Moderate off white head. Tangerine/ apricot aromas. Huge bitterness up front. A bit harsh

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (9242) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Draft... This beer rocks!... Clear amber pour with a small, creamy, white head. Good retention. Aromatic highlights are a medley of tropical fruits and a lightly musky undercurrent. Full-bodied with a fatty mouthfeel and tingly carbonation. The flavor presents a moderate level of tropical fruit and melon-driven bitterness. Well-hopped. Nice, crunchy malts. Near-perfect balance. A bittersweet, fruity, and then grassy finish. World class imperial IPA right here!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
S_Side_Smitty (468) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Pours a nice copper color with a minimal white head. Aroma is mango, passion fruit, pine and maybe (just maybe) some pineapple. Taste is all of the above in abundance! --- and perfectly blended. Those flavors run throughout the palate with an easy bitter finish. Alcohol lets you know it’s there, but in a very flavorful way.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (3227) - Out Of This World, Quebec, CANADA - APR 23, 2014
Une belle bête cuivrée. La chaleur n’aide pas la tête mousseuse. Peu importe, elle est belle. Le nez est une brillante marmelade de fruits tropicaux. La bouche montre son impérialisme. L’alcool et les sucres sont coupés par des kilos de mangues, de pamplemousses et d’ananas. Son corps est bien huileux. Son pétillement bas engourdi les saveurs. La finale est pleine de fruits juteux, acidulés et amers. Une bombe fruitée. Son seul véritable défaut est d’être un peu lourde. La buvabilité se trouvant ainsi ralentie.

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