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Jamaica Sunset India Pale Ale - Mad River Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
81
good

234 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 234
Reviews: 144
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 13.09%
Wants: 7
Gots: 6 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

EnojysAnyBeer, Yesterday at 05:28 AM
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3.93/5  rDev +9.5%

intovert2438, Oct 17, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

Cfreezy3, Oct 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

paulish, Oct 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

DrunkinYogi, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of Lemke10
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

This pours a hazy, golden amber color with a slight beige head. The aroma is bitter and slightly malty. The taste is bitter yet has a decent amount of malts and floral tones. A decent brew the delivers with bitterness but still is not what you expect from an IPA. Finishes with a very dry after taste.

Lemke10, Aug 23, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Erik-P, Aug 06, 2014
Photo of chinchill
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.

chinchill, Jul 19, 2014
Photo of UCLABrewN84
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.

UCLABrewN84, Jul 18, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

BigEZ_VZ, Jul 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

TEdubbaD, Jun 30, 2014
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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;

HamdenHector, Jun 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

GRG1313, Jun 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Latarnik, Jun 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

zestar, May 31, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

i4ourgot, May 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

CCutch, May 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

SmellsofMahagony, May 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

sebaastionb, May 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

JohnyFriday, May 11, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

jaswilson2, Apr 15, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

UncleAddie, Mar 27, 2014
Photo of McStagger
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.

McStagger, Mar 22, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

BigTrubble, Mar 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

LXIXME, Mar 09, 2014
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Jamaica Sunset India Pale Ale from Mad River Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 234 ratings.