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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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230 Ratings

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Ratings: 230
Reviews: 144
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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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

kmos27, Feb 15, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -58.2%

SoCaliC8, Jan 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

BillRoth, Dec 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

buzzy, Dec 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Eric908, Dec 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

allstar255, Nov 23, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

baconman91, Nov 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

buckyp, Nov 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

ste5venla, Oct 31, 2013
Photo of TheSixthRing
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.

TheSixthRing, Oct 21, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

Kyrojack, Oct 11, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

pokey44, Oct 02, 2013
Photo of VelvetExtract
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.

VelvetExtract, Sep 30, 2013
Photo of micromaniac129
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.

micromaniac129, Sep 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

athomasPSU, Sep 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

McBraniel, Sep 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

DeaconD, Sep 08, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

Soto, Sep 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

OregonGrown7, Aug 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

Fuzzy1179, Jun 18, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

RBassSFHOPit2ME, Jun 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Horbar, Jun 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

Slatetank, May 25, 2013
Photo of Flounder57
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.

Flounder57, May 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

jak, May 04, 2013
Jamaica Sunset India Pale Ale from Mad River Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 230 ratings.