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Sun Up Light Rail Cream Ale - Sun Up Brewing Co.

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Sun Up Light Rail Cream Ale
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14 Ratings
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Ratings: 14
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 10.45%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sun Up Brewing Co. visit their website
Arizona, United States

Style | ABV
Cream Ale |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
4.6% abv light in color, yet full in flavor. A smooth and creamy texture makes this ale a true All-American Favorite!

(Beer added by: Gueuzedude on 06-04-2006)
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humuluslupulus8

Arizona

4/5  rDev +19.4%

11-17-2011 08:21:06 | More by humuluslupulus8
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Gueuzedude

Arizona

3.95/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is a brilliantly clear gold color and is topped by a thin, frothy, pale, off white colored head. A soft fruity aroma is a mix of kiwis (I think), apple and honeysuckle. Actually more than fruity this reminds me of an aromatic sweet nectar from a flower. I really like the aroma, there is a soft herbal character to it as well an perhaps even a touch of diacetyl, which only adds to the complexity.

The taste is a touch creamy feeling with a definite malt sweetness and again just a hint of diacetyl. A nice honey flavor runs throughout as does a nice hoppy, herbal bitterness. The bitterness fades in the finish where the sweet honey-like nectar notes linger on for a bit. The mix of flavors in this cream ale are just so well integrated. In fact this is the first cream ale I have had that I would be happy to drink again. Despite this, I don't see this being too much for the craft beer neophyte or reluctant brew-pub goer.

Serving type: on-tap

06-04-2006 20:15:04 | More by Gueuzedude
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BeerBelcher

Ohio

3.68/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I thought this beer was unremarkabale until I tasted it. I'm relatively inexperienced with cream ales, but this beer tasted actually quite creamy and lightly fruity! This (for some reason) pleasantly surprised me.

It poured a bright sparkling yellow with a good amount of head which had limited durability. Aroma was really minimal, but lightly fruity. Taste was quite odd (in a good way)...a bit of subtle spice along with a genuine creaminess which I found quite shocking. Mouthfeel was a bit harsh, but not bad. I found this beer rather drinkable.

I'd recommend this beer as a great example of a cream ale.

Serving type: on-tap

02-08-2007 22:02:38 | More by BeerBelcher
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Camjmorton

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

05-28-2014 05:32:44 | More by Camjmorton
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pathead

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

07-08-2014 22:37:52 | More by pathead
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jujubeast6000

Texas

3.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed 9/5/2009 (Draft @ SunUp Brewpub, Phoenix, AZ):

Pours a golden yellow color body, with a small white head, diminishing. Has a nutty aroma, cashews, and some hops and very floral. Not too strong. Creamy mouthfeel, nutty, cashew-like. Fruity, light fruit. Good taste.

Serving type: on-tap

11-16-2009 04:08:00 | More by jujubeast6000
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yemenmocha

Arizona

3.3/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Good appearance with golden hue and contrasting head. Some off-flavors and aromas were present, however not to the extent to think that I had a dirty glass or other non-beer sourced problem. Faint malt was noticeable on palate and nose, and the beer was creamy across the palate, but other than that it had no redeeming features.

Serving type: on-tap

05-02-2009 05:04:12 | More by yemenmocha
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.25/5  rDev -3%

04-03-2014 19:34:07 | More by LXIXME
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trytoketchup

Arizona

3.25/5  rDev -3%

05-07-2014 00:13:50 | More by trytoketchup
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GraduatedCashew

California

3.25/5  rDev -3%

02-24-2014 17:33:30 | More by GraduatedCashew
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djrn2

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -10.4%

10-14-2013 18:54:49 | More by djrn2
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Unchi

California

3/5  rDev -10.4%

11-19-2012 23:03:48 | More by Unchi
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

2.93/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Had at the brewpub on tap. A passable beer, fresh with lace, I imagine a lot of people oder this unoffensive offering. Nothing special anywhere, a little sour which is not a desireable quality in an expected sweetish beer. Could use more bulk from malts.

Serving type: on-tap

02-07-2010 02:01:34 | More by Sammy
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saztheorybook

Louisiana

2.8/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Had this one on the hand-pull at the taproom (I don't think they use the phrase...) in Phoenix.

It was served in a pretty old-school mug, which was amusing if nothing else.

A-It was straw yellow with a characteristic hand-pull head. I took about two minutes to start drinking and the head retained completely. Some cask-y lacing for about the first inch or so, but then it really dropped off.

S- This is actually what originally sold me on this specific beer. It was a huge spicy hop character with just a little bit of sugary sweetness looming in the back. It really felt like sticking your nose into a pouch of hop pellets.

T- The first taste I got out of the whole thing was a low level of buttery diacetyl. There is a pretty big malt profile up front followed up by a surprising hop bitterness which was not offset by any flavor hoppiness.

D- I really wouldn't drink this particular beer again.

BUT, as a sincere caveat, I did enjoy Sun Up's Vanilla Porter, which was one of the best I'd had but which I did not take notes on.

Serving type: cask

07-12-2009 13:44:42 | More by saztheorybook
Sun Up Light Rail Cream Ale from Sun Up Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.