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Jamaica Sunset India Pale Ale - Mad River Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
81
good

225 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 225
Reviews: 141
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 13.09%
Wants: 6
Gots: 4 | 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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allstar255

California

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

11-23-2013 06:56:08 | More by allstar255
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baconman91

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

11-20-2013 15:32:47 | More by baconman91
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buckyp

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

11-08-2013 02:13:25 | More by buckyp
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ste5venla

California

4/5  rDev +11.4%

10-31-2013 01:54:12 | More by ste5venla
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TheSixthRing

California

3.79/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

No freshness date.

Appearance - Pours hazy rusty orange with an off-white, half finger head. Sub-par retention leads to broken layer of microbubbles across the surface. Lacing is spotty with fair stick. Lots of sediment floating around, though that's never really bothered me.

Smell - Mild tropical fruit notes, touching on pineapple and mango. Hints of bread and caramel.

Taste - Follows the nose; mild notes of tropical fruitiness, backed by a very light bready, almost grainy, malt backbone. Faint caramel. Finishes with a mild citrus pith bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Medium in body with fair carbonation. Smooth from start to finish.

Overall - A mild example of the style. Nothing outstanding, but this is about as quaffable as IPA's get while still having interesting flavor. 'Jamaica Sunset IPA' is probably the most apt name for this beer. Forget Corona, this is the beer I wanna be drinking while the sun is setting on the beach.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2013 05:48:32 | More by TheSixthRing
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Kyrojack

Indiana

2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

10-11-2013 16:15:52 | More by Kyrojack
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pokey44

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

10-02-2013 11:29:37 | More by pokey44
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

3.1/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A-Pours a lighter amber with tons of particles caught swirling in the pour-induced maelstrom. Nice head, thick and doughy. Sheets of lace.

S-Smells a bit past it's prime. Faded tangerine and pine. Lots of caramel. Light floral hops and more caramel.

T-Flavor again, seems faded and past due. Balanced. Floral, sweet, candied citrus and pine but pretty soft. Lots of caramel again.

M-Not very bitter. A bit oily. Fuller for the style. Medium carbonation.

O/D-Not very happy with this one. Maybe it's a little old? Either way I wouldn't go at it again.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2013 23:35:58 | More by VelvetExtract
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micromaniac129

Pennsylvania

3.54/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

In the aroma I can smell an ever so light floral hoppiness. This beer is more malty in the aroma then hoppy. I was hoping for a bigger hop presence. And with no bottle date it's a throw of the dice.
The appearance is orange amber. The body was clear until the last moment, then bottle sediment flowed into the glass giving it a hazy clarity. An off white heas sits onto and never goes away due to high carbonation.
This beer drinks very easy. The flavor leans towards malts and the hops are quite lean.
It finishes clean and really almost no bitterness.
This beer was basically boring. A beer that screams for chain restaraunts in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2013 12:26:46 | More by micromaniac129
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athomasPSU

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

09-18-2013 16:42:52 | More by athomasPSU
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McBraniel

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

09-15-2013 00:07:25 | More by McBraniel
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DeaconD

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

09-08-2013 16:33:53 | More by DeaconD
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Soto

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -16.4%

09-06-2013 22:18:33 | More by Soto
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OregonGrown7

Nebraska

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

08-25-2013 02:36:19 | More by OregonGrown7
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Fuzzy1179

Hawaii

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

06-18-2013 04:50:53 | More by Fuzzy1179
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RBassSFHOPit2ME

California

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

06-07-2013 17:57:35 | More by RBassSFHOPit2ME
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Horbar

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

06-03-2013 19:21:52 | More by Horbar
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.4%

05-25-2013 14:21:43 | More by Slatetank
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

3.59/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger head that reduced to a thin layer and left some lacing on the glass. It is a hazy orange hue with a little clarity and vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Nice lacing on the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: light citrus, caramel, and bready notes.

Taste: Pretty much the same with a little bitterness in the end. Nothing fantastic.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, low to medium carbonation, medium bodied, and easy to drink.

Overall: I was expecting more from this beer, but I am pleasantly happy with this beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2013 19:37:07 | More by Flounder57
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jak

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

05-04-2013 15:13:30 | More by jak
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Marcelozicker

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -16.4%

04-24-2013 02:47:20 | More by Marcelozicker
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DasBoot2112

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +11.4%

04-19-2013 04:05:24 | More by DasBoot2112
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Andrew041180

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

04-16-2013 21:57:08 | More by Andrew041180
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snohojimbo

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

04-05-2013 00:14:22 | More by snohojimbo
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RDW

Nebraska

4/5  rDev +11.4%

03-23-2013 05:53:28 | More by RDW
Jamaica Sunset India Pale Ale from Mad River Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 225 ratings.