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FYIPA - Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery

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Ratings: 80
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.76%
Wants: 4
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  ABV ?

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-16-2005)
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Reviews by mpyle:
Photo of mpyle
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Amber color and a bit cloudy. Smallish white head, reasonably poor retention.

Crisp, fresh pine hop aroma. All I smelled was hop, but it was fabulous! In reality could use a bit more complexity (i.e., some more malt aroma)

Fresh hop flavor sitting on top of a nice malt backbone. Hops have a piney/citrusy (grapefruit) character which is exceptionally smooth. Bitterness is significant but gentle, and the malt flavor is subdued.

Medium-full body, medium carbonation. Very smooth - no astringency or significant alcohol warming.

A significant, nicely balanced American IPA. Exceptional hop aroma and character, without being brutally bitter. Very nice.

mpyle, Mar 03, 2007
More User Reviews:
Photo of nohead02
4.93/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Sorry if I am vague on the details but I had this beer a week ago and didn't take notes at the time. I can say this, however -- this is an excellent brew. The hops came through in terms of flavor and smell without overpowering the malt or the taster. I was complimenting the brew (and brewery staff) the entire time I was drinking this. You can't be unhappy after a pint of this stuff.

nohead02, Aug 08, 2009
Photo of Billolick
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

First stop in boulder was Mtn. Sun, what a great funky and fun place. This flavorful IPA was served in a typical pint glass, hazed darker amber, mellow, slight head and then leave well developed rings of fine lace. Pungent nose of citrus, hop cones and all things tasty. One of those beer you know is top quality and top enjoyment upon the first sip. Bold hops, beefy malt under support and flavor and enjoyment in every wiff and sip. highly recommended

Billolick, Feb 15, 2009
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

bpfrush, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

williamjbauer, Apr 14, 2014
Photo of GilGarp
4.48/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap at Mountain Sun in a pint glass.

Hazy amber color with a thin layer of creamy white head that settles very slowly.

Aroma is fresh and hoppy with great citrus character.

The flavor is wonderfully hoppy while still remaining nicely balanced. There's almost a honey-like sweetness up front that gives way to a crisp citrus snap of hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium-light in body and perfectly carbonated on tap.

Overall a great west coast style IPA.

GilGarp, Apr 23, 2012
Photo of Sammy
3.7/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewpub in Boulder. I expected an uber- hoppy, particularly with a melange of five hops. What I got ws a nice bitterness, and another IPA overall, with a muddled hop taste. Some hops in aroma.Some citrus and pine resins in taste. Might like better on a better day.

Sammy, Feb 13, 2011
Photo of dirtylou
4/5  rDev -2.2%

dirtylou, May 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

ZorroMulder, Aug 26, 2012
Photo of mc4z
4/5  rDev -2.2%

mc4z, May 24, 2014
Photo of DownInToMyBelly
2.5/5  rDev -38.9%

DownInToMyBelly, Dec 15, 2013
Photo of GeorgeH
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

GeorgeH, Nov 13, 2013
Photo of jacobseyb
4.78/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Vine Street Pub. Poured a cloudy amber with a tight one finger head that retained and laced well. Grapefruit and orange aromas are very predominate. Flavor is crisper and more piney in nature. Crisp medium bodied feel with an oily finish. Very drinkable and enjoyable beer.

jacobseyb, Feb 26, 2010
Photo of jaydoc
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

jaydoc, Dec 19, 2013
Photo of Bustafluff
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Bustafluff, Apr 10, 2013
Photo of blackie
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: served in a standard shaker pint at the brewpub while awaiting some takeout, fyipa is amber in color, sporting a frothy khaki head that shows good retention and some lace

s: the nose opens with deep grapefruit rind and dark pine notes, lots of pine needle and resin, solid malt backbone of pale and caramel, a standard well-rounded nw style ipa

m: carbonation on the higher end of moderate, body around medium

t: typical pale and caramel malt backbone, not particularly sweet, bready pale with an average dose of caramel sugar, well dosed with nw style hops bringing pine and heavy citrus flavors, bitterness high and growing stronger with each sip

o: a nice american ipa that hits all the expected notes, big on the pine hops with the malt presence to back it up

blackie, Jun 24, 2013
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5/5  rDev +22.2%

TheSquire23, Nov 28, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

sarahgant, Jun 19, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

stumac, Jun 10, 2013
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5/5  rDev +22.2%

seth72104, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of soupyman10
4.53/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Grabbed this one on tap at the MSPB in Boulder. Really excellent, all around - huge fruit and citrus all over the place. Perfect looking beer, with a nice billowy head and appropriate carbonation. Really, one of the best IPAs I've ever had. Would definitely grab it again (wish they bottled, although couldn't top the beer on tap).

soupyman10, Sep 30, 2009
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

ucsbmullet, Feb 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Fallingonwater10, Jan 11, 2012
Photo of scray24
4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a quart growler/mason jar.

Hazy orange/dark yellow pour with good carbonation and head.

Smell was nice - right on for the style, huge "C" hops...

Taste was solid - had 6 of their beers and all of them were good, solid efforts. Not spectacular but definitely could/would drink again and revisit.

scray24, Jan 19, 2009
Photo of ajmitch4
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

ajmitch4, Aug 18, 2013
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FYIPA from Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.