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Sun King Grapefruit Jungle IPA

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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 77   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Grapefruit Jungle is a west coast-style I.P.A. Aptly named for the rich grapefruit characteristics of the three hops used to create it, Grapefruit Jungle is bursting with hop flavor and aroma. With the equivalent of one pound of hops in every keg, Grapefruit Jungle is a hop loverís dream!


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
want1DIPA (205) - - OCT 12, 2013
Can pour. Amazing sweet smelling brew! The grapefruit and orange zest aroma and taste is excellent! Canít wait to get more.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (2717) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 8, 2013
16 oz. can thanks Queenholly! Pour is a amber gold color with thick lasting head and sheets of lace. Nose is big on Grapefruit (go figure) pine needles and traces of caramel. Flavor starts with pine cone, mango, candi sugar rounded out with a nice grapefruit kick. Light on the palate with lots of juicy hops. I wish I could sample this on draft, real solid brew. I drained the can with ease.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jmarsh123 (163) - Indiana, USA - OCT 3, 2013
Pours a bright orange/gold with some white foamy goodness. Smells of grapefruit and citrus hops however there is just a hint of caramel to balance out. Wow this may be my favorite Sun King brew. Huge grapefruit flavor throughout. At first there is some citrus to accompany it followed by some bready caramel malt and it finishes with a HUGE grapefruit bitterness in the aftertaste like nothing Iíve had before. Iíve had similar intense piney bitterness before but not grapefruit. It really finishes like I am drinking grapefruit juice. Mouthfeel and carbonation are typical for the style. I canít get enough of this stuff. Hopefully itíll be a future canning release as Iíd love to have this more.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2013
64 oz growler served in a wine glass taster. Thanks to mishuggah for the share. A: Pours a solid orange color with a thin white head forming on the pour. It recedes to a thin ring. Some splotchy lace left down the glass. S: Some dirty berry and some solid grapefruit flesh on the nose with a mild dried grass note and cracker malts. T: Large grapefruit upfront, mostly fleshy, with just a touch of bitter pith. Sweet bready malts with some dirty, earthy hops on the finish. M: Clean and light bodied with a medium carbonation level. O: Definitely lives up to the name with the grapefruit, but I was still slightly disappointed in this one. Itís pretty hyped and I think it fell a little flat in complexity. Serving type: growler 09-06-2013

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (5974) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Can thanks to Josh! Pours a near clear amber orange with a near white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has sweet citrus with some bitter grapefruit and a sweet grain backbone. Flavor has a nice start of citrus that grows into bitter grapefruit and has a sweet grain backbone.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (4535) - Ohio, USA - SEP 28, 2013
16 oz. can from jstax. Pours a clear amber color with a medium sized yellowish beige head. The aroma and flavor have a big grapefruit citrus character, some tangerine, moderately sweet malts, caramel, lasting bitterness to the finish. Easy drinking west coast gem of an ipa. Another example of a beer I wish we could get locally.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ernesto987 (3358) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 13, 2013
can at bottle share, good tropical IPA, very fruity and hoppy, big finish, no malts, just a hop bomb, these are great even if it is a one trick poney

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Huhzubendah (2262) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 12, 2013
Can shared by raveskdr. Thanks Chris! The beer is orange with a white head. Big grapefruit juicy nose, with abundant hops, followed by some bready malts and a hint of alcohol. Nice flavor. Big and bold with sufficient bitterness in the back. A bit of warming alcohol heat in the finish. More of a sipper than a refreshing IPA. Good stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdamJackson (2100) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Very cool can! Pours like gold, smells like a pine cone. taste is grapefruit zest, pine resin and huge bitterness throughout whereís the malt ? Lacks much balance and itís all hops.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SrSilligoose (3132) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 1, 2013
Canned brew thanks to a chill macro chuggin beer bro by the name of Nico. Bitter astrjnt resin. Quite dank. Bitter grapefruit. Toasted melon. Too much unrefined bitterness. Infected with hops.


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