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FYIPA - Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery

FYIPA
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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

67 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 67
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.27%


Brewed by:
Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  ABV ?

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-16-2005)
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Reviews by tylerprince:
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tylerprince

Colorado

3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had a couple on tap at the Denver branch of Mountain Sun. By far the most popular beer there from what I could tell, although I was hanging out with a bunch of hikers, and we tend to like our IPAs.

A: Pours a nice hazy, dark copper with a one finger off white head. Poor retention gives way to some thin lacing.

S: Primarily hop oils with lots of citrus notes (grapefruit); floral and pine hints. A nice hop spice blended with a sweet malt lingers in the background. Complex but not very strong.

T: Pretty much exactly like it smells. Starts with citrus, giving way to a blend of hop spice and sweet malt. Minimal alcohol presence and very little lingering bitterness. Very nice.

M: Resinous and malty, with just the right amount of fizz.

O: A very solid IPA and a great go to at Mountain Sun.

Serving type: on-tap

05-06-2012 22:44:56 | More by tylerprince
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McUbermensch

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -2%

04-21-2014 13:10:11 | More by McUbermensch
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

4/5  rDev -2%

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nickfl

Florida

4/5  rDev -2%

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Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

02-03-2014 03:49:41 | More by MarkyMOD
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

12-19-2013 04:05:34 | More by jaydoc
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California

2.5/5  rDev -38.7%

12-15-2013 00:57:45 | More by DownInToMyBelly
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Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

11-29-2013 02:12:53 | More by mmulebarn
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California

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

11-13-2013 02:13:14 | More by GeorgeH
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UpToMeBeer

Colorado

3/5  rDev -26.5%

08-22-2013 02:42:05 | More by UpToMeBeer
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ajmitch4

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

08-18-2013 01:23:52 | More by ajmitch4
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drewfromboulder

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

08-12-2013 00:52:00 | More by drewfromboulder
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enslighet01

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

08-11-2013 02:25:24 | More by enslighet01
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DenverHopHead

Colorado

4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Vine Street Pub.
Poured into a pint glass.
Appearance - a hazy amber, unfiltered, foamy head, decent lacing.
Smell - pine, citrus, solid hop profile!
Taste - easy to drink, hop forward but not overwhelming.
Feel - best part of the beer, excellent bitterness
Overall - less than $5 a pint, fresh, great atmosphere at Vine St, I'll have again!

Serving type: on-tap

07-29-2013 00:41:32 | More by DenverHopHead
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guezarka

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

06-27-2013 22:56:23 | More by guezarka
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blackie

Virginia

4/5  rDev -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

Serving type: on-tap

06-24-2013 04:50:30 | More by blackie
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pinnser

Colorado

4/5  rDev -2%

06-16-2013 23:10:28 | More by pinnser
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stumac

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

06-10-2013 04:19:02 | More by stumac
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dirtylou

Washington

4/5  rDev -2%

05-31-2013 04:24:25 | More by dirtylou
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DenverLogan

Colorado

4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Picked up minutes ago from the Vine in Denver...might well be brewed there vs Boulder Mountain Sun, but I'll do the review here.
Copper color with significant cloudy head and lots of lace.
Aroma of floral hops, fresh bread, tangerine juice.
Significant carbonation and mouthfeel.
Flavors of pink grapefruit juice, floral and grassy hops, light brown sugar, cloves, malts. Overall this has a significant body, some funky tropical juice flavors, some hop bitterness, a creamy mouthfeel, and a touch of alcohol.

Serving type: growler

05-15-2013 05:09:04 | More by DenverLogan
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hoppytobehere

Colorado

4.23/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On-tap at their pub in downtown Boulder.

A: Amber and hazy. Great head and amazing retention. Had a nice half inch of head the entire time.

S: Citrus, sugar, little bit of malt.

T: Well balanced, but hop forward. Oranges, grapefruit with a nice caramel malt backbone. Very nice.

M: Creamy, good carbonation.

O: Solid IPA, pleasantly surprised with this one. Too bad they don't bottle.

Serving type: on-tap

05-12-2013 02:47:05 | More by hoppytobehere
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Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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mttdls

New York

3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

03-08-2013 21:14:08 | More by mttdls
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thewimperoo

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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FYIPA from Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 67 ratings.