GFJ

Indiana
United States
Sun King Brewing GFJ Grapefruit IPA beer
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
85
Aroma:
19 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20
Description 

In tribute to 1955's Blackboard Jungle, which brought Rock & Roll to the masses, the Brewers at Sun King bring our passion for brewing to a glass near you. GFJ's unique blend of hops provide a jungle of aroma and flavors - passionfruit, tangerine, apricot, grapefruit, and orange zest - with just the right amount of malt balance to create an IPA as revolutionary as Rock & Roll itself.

Profile

ABV: 
7.5%
IBUs: 
77
Judges Review 
Mike Castagno's picture
Judges Rating:
85
Aroma:
19 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

The initial aroma was a bit perfumy and off-putting but if you can get past that, there is a nice beer underneath. This particular example was a little oxidized so the caramel became apparent while the hops slid to the background. There was a touch of wet cardboard behind it all as well. The hops were generically citrus and floral -- no specific varietal came to mind. In the flavor, a big punch of resin remained and carried throughout the palate into the finish. As it warms, it becomes somewhat herbal in nature. It’s a well-balanced beer, just get it fresh since the shelf-life on beers like this tend to be very short.

Brewery Introduction

Sun King Brewing Company is the brain child of Dave Colt and Clay Robinson. Dave and Clay first met when Dave was the bar manager and assistant brewer at the now-defunct Circle V Brewing Co. on the north side of Indianapolis and Clay was a student at Wabash College.

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