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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

243 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 243
Reviews: 145
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 13.13%
Wants: 7
Gots: 7 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-30-2001

No notes at this time.
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Photo of VelvetExtract
3.11/5  rDev -13.1%
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.

Photo of micromaniac129
3.54/5  rDev -1.1%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of RBassSFHOPit2ME
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of Flounder57
3.6/5  rDev +0.6%
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.

Photo of jak
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of Omnium
2.95/5  rDev -17.6%
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.

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Jamaica Sunset India Pale Ale from Mad River Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 243 ratings.