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Funky Buddha Small Axe Big IPA

Funky Buddha Small Axe Big IPA
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45
style
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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common

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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.6/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dchmela (2763) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Tap at Crafted. Hazy gold pour with a thick off white head. Tropical fruit, guava, peach, pineapple aroma. Taste is smooth malt, dry, lots of fruity hop notes Really good IPA, the mix of hops brings out a beautiful aroma and taste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (10262) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 26, 2015
Draft. Pours orange white head. Nose/taste of orange peel, citrus, tropical fruit and caramel malt. Medium body.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (2647) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 23, 2015
On tap at the brewery in December 2014 - from notes. Suitably hoppy without being overly bitter or harsh.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (6781) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 18, 2015
Draft - Grapefruit and pith. Clear gold with a rich off white head. Grapefruit and pithy bitterness with some caramel malts. Decent.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tastybeer (1830) - Indiana, USA - JAN 4, 2015
Tap. Pours gold, big white head, decent retention/little lace. Aroma of citrus, fruity hop; biscuit malts. Taste is very bitter, citrus, fruity, biscuit, a bit stale. Palate is slick, astringent finish. A rare, poor showing by FB.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (10754) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 28, 2014
A golden DIPA with a thin white head. In aroma, nice caramel malt with pungent floral piney hops, light treacle, pleasant. In mouth, a rather sweet cloying caramel malt with fruity esters, tropical fruit, pink grapefruit, floral hops, ... Unfortunately, the initial sweetness is jarring. On tap at Brew Hub Lakeland.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BMMillsy (1655) - Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2014
On tap at First Magnitude. Murky orange gold pour. Stale dead hops and some biscuity malts on the nose. Flavor follows that closely, with a dry bitterness. This was awfully disappointing, and I hope the keg has just been sitting around a while or something. Otherwise, poor effort by FB.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike5326 (1082) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 11, 2014
Poured from a tap. Clear golden color, full frothy white head. Medium floral aroma. Medium body with a crisp bitter hops flavor that does not linger and has a relatively clean finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
50belair (2773) - Florida, USA - NOV 30, 2014
On tap at Dixie. Copper pour with a white head. Grapefruit hop aromas. All kinds of tangy grapefruit hop notes. A bit unbalanced but by far the best IPA by the Buddha. Good mouthfeel, with a good body, and balance.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonusWagner (1682) - Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2014
Just sorta there as DIPAs with this hop profile go, the tropical fruitiness, grapefruit pith, these things show up but aren’t nearly as prevalent as in Crusher, a lighter and more drinkable beer. I dunno. Definitely "good" but not nearly great.


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