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Funky Buddha Small Axe Big IPA

Funky Buddha Small Axe Big IPA
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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.57/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
Double IPAs - youíre on notice. Small Axe Big IPA is a golden hued IPA thatís deceptively strong and full of tropical hop aroma. Cascade, citra, centennial, nelson sauvin, and nugget hops combine to form an aroma and flavor thatís 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 15/20
Zymurgeist2 (1425) - Redwood City, California, USA - NOV 11, 2015
At the M.I.A. brewhouse during a 3-hour layover at MIA as part of a sampler. Copper and slightly hazy with an off white collaring head. Tropical fruit all over the aroma and flavor. The alcohol is hidden, but leaves a nice coat across the tongue. Flavorful and complex.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (12498) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 14, 2015
Draft. Crystal clear amber body topped by medium off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, pineapple, light tangerine, alcohol. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some pineapple, light orange, alcohol. Medium-full body, some resin, light acidity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Homer321 (2981) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JUN 19, 2015
Draft. Snifter nose is moderate pine fruit with a Danky orange note. Light lemon and grapefruit. Fairly clear, deep orange almost red color. Moderate bitterness with a light lactic sort of tartness. Kind of weird actually. Once past that the malt is moderate and honey like. Overall ok but not my fave. Revising. So after the entire glass I was over this beer. The weird lactic note kept coming back and distracted from the beer. Couldnít finish a snifter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (13913) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 16, 2015
Brassy colour and bright. Sweet up front but with quite a bit of alcohol and the taste of that is way too apparent. A touch of fruity hop but with a lot if sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (11766) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 27, 2015
On tap at Funky Buddha poured a clear tarnished gold with a small lingering ivory head. Aromas of bread, dank bud, earthiness, pine and light citrus. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of bread, dank bud, earthiness and pine with a smooth dry bitter lingering dank pine finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
markwise (4898) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 25, 2015
On draft at the brewery. Pours a hazy yellow orange with a white head. Nose is pine, grapefruit, citrus pith, some tropical fruit, and more pine with caramel. Flavor starts with a nice backbone then goes into a hop assault with lingering grapefruit on the finish and a bitter in the end. Medium in body and an interesting DIPA overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rxeight (2035) - Illinois, USA - MAY 24, 2015
Growler from brewery. Tropical fruit, guava. Itís hoppy, but fruit hoppy. Not bitter hoppy. Semi sweet.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dchmela (2887) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (11786) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 26, 2015
Draft. Pours orange white head. Nose/taste of orange peel, citrus, tropical fruit and caramel malt. Medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (3344) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 23, 2015
On tap at the brewery in December 2014 - from notes. Suitably hoppy without being overly bitter or harsh.

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