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Sun Up Trooper IPA - Sun Up Brewing Co.

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Sun Up Trooper IPA
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30 Ratings
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Ratings: 30
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sun Up Brewing Co. visit their website
Arizona, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A long-time customer favorite at our Pub, the IPA is full of flavor aroma from Simcoe Hops, yet very smooth and easy to drink!

60 IBU

(Beer added by: Gueuzedude on 03-04-2006)
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bambam2517

Arizona

3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a buddy's growler into my pint glass early on New Years Eve. It was a little flat but I dont know how fresh it was so I'll leave it at that. Couldn't really pick up any hops in the nose but there was some nice toasted grain in there. Taste was very nutty, I liked that but it was very one note, nothing else going on. Mouthfeel was average. A pretty good effort, but its a crowded style and there are alot of more impressive competitors. That being said, he left me the growler to try it again. I'll fill it up and see if there's more to it next time...

Serving type: growler

01-03-2013 22:53:50 | More by bambam2517
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A: Light amber with light lacing

S: Grapefruit, lemon, light hops; subtle

T: Sessionable, well-balanced IPA. Some grapefruit, pine, lemony. Fairly light on the hops and equally light on the malt. Some lingering bitterness.

M: Smooth, normal carbonation, creamy

O: Very sessionable with nice light flavors. Nothing too impressive.

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3.95/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at Taste of Tops in Tempe, AZ.

A: Golden-amber in color with a frothy, white head that settles quickly into some good lace and head retention.

S: Subtle hops with a sweet malt backbone.

T: Great, refreshing hop presence. Piney and earthy. Not too bitter or overpowering. Good, dry finish. Solid malt sweetness to balance it out. Great with spicy food as is usual for an IPA.

M: Really smooth, creamy, and easy to drink. Low carbonation.

O: A great IPA that I could drink every day. Nice work Sun Up!

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Had right after the cask version. Good copper appearance, lots more clarity. Aroma was a little lacking for using simcoes, a little too reserved for my desires.

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16 oz. served in a standard pint glass at the Pappadeaux in Phoenix on the way to Sedona. Poured a cloudy dark orange with a one-finger off-white head which settled to a coating. Nose is citrus, pine, floral and caramel. Taste is nicely balanced - grapefruit, pine and caramel with a nice hop bite and mildly bitter finish. Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation. I would have this again for sure if it were available locally.

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3.93/5  rDev +7.4%
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Had this on tap today and several times over the years. $4.00 a pint at lunchtime.

Beer is a somewhat cloudy copper color and served with a smallish head that dissapated fairly quickly.

Nose was of fresh northwest hops - very nice.

Taste had a decent caramel malt base but the essence of the brew is the piney and citrus hops that finish with a vengence.

Mouthfeel was medium bodied, decently carbonated and refreshing.

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3.93/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on tap at the brewpub. Very decent IPA, I think this is a bottling candidate. Three hops used,a good melange of bitterness, also served at a good temperature. Reddish tinge and a white head. A little piney, caramel is good though would personally like even moe bitterenss it is well balanced.

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3.78/5  rDev +3.3%
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Thanks to FlacoAlto for sending this one my way!

Poured a medium amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of citrus, pine, and toasted caramel. Tastes of citrus, pine, and all around hoppy. Nicer bitter finish. A decent IPA that reminded me of a slightly tamer version of the IIPA I had right before it.

Notes from 9/10/08

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Sun Up Trooper IPA from Sun Up Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.