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Jamaica Sunset India Pale Ale - Mad River Brewing Company

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Jamaica Sunset India Pale AleJamaica Sunset India Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
81
good

227 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 227
Reviews: 143
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 13.09%
Wants: 7
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mad River Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-30-2001)
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Reviews by Hatzilla:
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Hatzilla

California

3.9/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: A clear amber body with a one inch foamy head leaving some lacing in its wake.

Scent: A malty, bready scent with some inviting (but not overpowering) earthy citrus hops.

Taste: More bready malts, with more of the aforementioned earthy hops appearing in the taste than the nose.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, nice mouthfeel with medium carbonation.

Overall: A nice, inexpensive IPA (7.99 for the 6 pack). Worth seeking out for the budget-minded IPA fan, especially if overpowering hops are not your thing.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2011 22:28:20 | More by Hatzilla
More User Reviews:
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.95/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured dark red-brown from a 12 oz bottle. Excellent, creamy tan head. Great retention.

Flavor: Orange peel, other citrus and some floral hop notes. Strong. High bitterness.

Feel: Full bodied with perfect , soft carbonation.

O: while partly tamed by a larger and darker malt load, this IPA has plenty of hop power to satisfy hop heads.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2014 22:54:34 | More by chinchill
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.49/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a murky dark honey orange with a foamy beige head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Tiny chunks of sediment are seen floating around in the beer after the pour. Smell is of malt, citrus zest, and dank herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest and grapefruit juice flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a decent smell but better hop qualities in the taste in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2014 02:02:37 | More by UCLABrewN84
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BigEZ_VZ

Louisiana

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

07-01-2014 02:01:09 | More by BigEZ_VZ
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TEdubbaD

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +11.4%

06-30-2014 05:36:43 | More by TEdubbaD
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HamdenHector

Connecticut

3.2/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: cloudy; burnt orange in color; less than 1 finger white head that receded to a thin film; some lacing, but not much;

S: caramel malt;

T: not much flavor; some muted caramel malt through mid-palate when moderate bitterness kicks in; bitter finish, but not a pleasant bitter;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation;

O: mild; nothing to get excited about, but not bad in any way;

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2014 22:31:39 | More by HamdenHector
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GRG1313

California

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

06-07-2014 05:46:20 | More by GRG1313
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

06-02-2014 01:25:41 | More by Latarnik
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zestar

California

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

05-31-2014 08:31:25 | More by zestar
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i4ourgot

California

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

05-30-2014 16:57:33 | More by i4ourgot
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CCutch

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

05-26-2014 11:46:32 | More by CCutch
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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

05-21-2014 04:44:25 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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sebaastionb

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

05-12-2014 00:33:41 | More by sebaastionb
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JohnyFriday

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

05-11-2014 04:41:30 | More by JohnyFriday
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jaswilson2

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -16.4%

04-15-2014 14:16:48 | More by jaswilson2
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UncleAddie

Arizona

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

03-27-2014 22:20:31 | More by UncleAddie
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McStagger

California

3.66/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not sure on the age of this bottle.

A: Pours a hazy orange with a ton of particulate floating throughout. Two finger khaki head. Great lacing. Good retention. Hard to gauge carbonation due to the insane amount of solid chunks floating throughout the beer.

S: Big tangerine and mandarin notes. Some malt caramel, but little else.

T: Moderate malt backbone. Hops are fairly tropical, but again, the mandarin orange taste simply dominates. It's like canned mandarin oranges, which is very interesting. Some green apple on the finish, with just a soapy bitterness.

M: Crisp, fairly light. This one has a moderate carbonation that helps to cut the malt and alcohol.

O: This one is all over the map. It seriously tastes like mandarin orange syrup. And it looks decent, until you see the particles. Very strange brew, but the flavor is enjoyable. This one would pair nicely with Asian food.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2014 07:44:22 | More by McStagger
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BigTrubble

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

03-15-2014 01:27:28 | More by BigTrubble
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

03-09-2014 21:44:33 | More by LXIXME
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Jeremy-Walck

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

03-04-2014 18:37:33 | More by Jeremy-Walck
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LJWalker

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

02-24-2014 06:20:57 | More by LJWalker
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2GOOFY

California

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

02-19-2014 04:38:10 | More by 2GOOFY
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dreichus

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.4%

02-15-2014 15:46:06 | More by dreichus
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kmos27

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

02-15-2014 04:56:44 | More by kmos27
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SoCaliC8

California

1.5/5  rDev -58.2%

01-19-2014 18:31:51 | More by SoCaliC8
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Jamaica Sunset India Pale Ale from Mad River Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 227 ratings.