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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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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +11.4%

03-01-2013 00:33:16 | More by Axnjxn
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Omnium

Pennsylvania

2.93/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle > Pint glass
A - Pours an offsetting murky amber color, a tad over 1 finger head, thin lacing that fades fast.
S - Oily hops, biscuity malt, sweet aroma, orange peel, grapefruit, dank herbal and earthy florals
T - You get that resiny hop flavor along with some malt and some orange peel, it actually has some skunky type flavor to it, not very appealing with a dark and dry hop bitterness.
M - Sticky and lingering.
O - Not impressed with the brew at all. I like the steelhead IPA much more than this. This has a bitter aroma that isnt enticing by any means. These type of IPA's arent among my favored palate profile, but I cant appreciate them. Its an about average IPA that I wouldnt get again.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2013 02:33:43 | More by Omnium
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JimmyFlatRock

Ohio

4/5  rDev +11.4%

02-26-2013 22:38:04 | More by JimmyFlatRock
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Lukass

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

02-23-2013 05:41:50 | More by Lukass
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dachp

Colorado

3/5  rDev -16.4%

02-07-2013 05:12:42 | More by dachp
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nosavingsaccount

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.4%

01-19-2013 02:36:54 | More by nosavingsaccount
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durlta

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

01-09-2013 03:49:52 | More by durlta
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apf

Utah

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

01-06-2013 02:18:08 | More by apf
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Hardcore

Hawaii

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

01-03-2013 08:27:19 | More by Hardcore
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

11-13-2012 00:19:12 | More by IPAchris
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jethrodium

California

2.6/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

On tap. Pours a golden amber with a small white head that has decent retention and leaves some light lacing on the glass. The aroma is caramel, light grapefruit, orange, and some light floral notes. The taste is sweet orange, sugar cookie, and some light grapefruit. Finish has a decent bitterness with a lingering orange sweetness. Medium body. Medium carbonation. A bit too sweet.

Serving type: on-tap

11-01-2012 04:52:36 | More by jethrodium
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bzach

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

10-16-2012 06:33:35 | More by bzach
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

10-01-2012 20:50:41 | More by PEIhop
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mrfreakybig

New York

3.35/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

This is a pretty good, IPA. It pours a cloudy golden color, and is floral and fruity from hops. I doesn’t really stand out, but it’s not a bad beer. I enjoyed it all in all, and it's certainly worth having if it's around, but I don't think it's something I'd seek out.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2012 13:54:57 | More by mrfreakybig
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ms11781

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

07-03-2012 19:34:55 | More by ms11781
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TheBigBoy

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -16.4%

07-01-2012 04:09:47 | More by TheBigBoy
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Thehopluver

Oklahoma

3/5  rDev -16.4%

06-22-2012 18:53:17 | More by Thehopluver
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Hoagie1973

New York

3/5  rDev -16.4%

05-16-2012 17:17:10 | More by Hoagie1973
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DonFrap

Massachusetts

2.25/5  rDev -37.3%

05-09-2012 01:03:03 | More by DonFrap
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rcusick

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

04-27-2012 04:08:17 | More by rcusick
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csiewert

Oregon

3/5  rDev -16.4%

04-02-2012 22:50:31 | More by csiewert
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Popp24

California

4/5  rDev +11.4%

04-01-2012 17:25:57 | More by Popp24
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NEDmiller

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +11.4%

03-30-2012 00:39:18 | More by NEDmiller
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kc44

Pennsylvania

3.45/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Really nice shade, fairly hazy, head is nice but doen't really last, does leave some decent lace though. Smell is passing level for an american IPA. Needs more dry hopping, but the hops are there, pacific northwest with some sweet maltiness coming through too. Tastes good, but again, could easily be turned up. Surprisingly sweet. One thing I will say for this beer is that the mouthfeel is really great, perfect amount of carbonation, medium bodied and a bit viscous. In the whole, a totally passable American IPA, slightly above the average product. Nothing to complain about, nothing to write home about other than a good lesson in what at least I think mouthfeel should be for a beer like this.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2012 04:16:13 | More by kc44
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mwhite444

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.4%

03-23-2012 18:53:29 | More by mwhite444
Jamaica Sunset India Pale Ale from Mad River Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 225 ratings.