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California Sunshine Rye IPA - Devil's Canyon Brewing Company

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77 Ratings
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Ratings: 77
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 17.42%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Devil's Canyon Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Formerly Red Devil Rye IPA

(Beer added by: nickd717 on 03-08-2010)
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Seanibus

California

3.55/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Earthy and strong, with a rich rye backbone and toasty malt and a pleasant hop bitterness on the finish, like a bitter orange rind. The color is clear amber with a strong tan head. The aroma is rather weak, cardboardy and thin, but otherwise a decent beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2012 02:17:50 | More by Seanibus
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GClarkage

California

2.75/5  rDev -17.4%

07-07-2014 21:38:03 | More by GClarkage
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Georgia

2/5  rDev -39.9%

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pkalix

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3.94/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

golden orange and hazy. hardly any head. 2nd pour, more vigorous, had more head....
tropical fruit aromas, but not entirely identifiable. kind of musty....
taste is orange-y. sweet. slightly bitter from the hop, but more biscuit than and sweeter than of hop.
overall, a thin kind of brew. acceptable, decent, almost very good; but lacking "something".... certainly one that can be had in series. light enough to drink a few of. but even the 'soap' on the sides is rather watery.

Serving type: can

04-04-2014 00:29:16 | More by pkalix
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California

3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

03-23-2014 21:39:05 | More by rflips86
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Texas

3/5  rDev -9.9%

12-28-2013 05:17:11 | More by jenray
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California

3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

12-21-2013 03:27:35 | More by allstar255
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California

3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

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California

3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

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Pennsylvania

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California

3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

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Florida

3/5  rDev -9.9%

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Florida

3/5  rDev -9.9%

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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.79/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a cloudy orange/golden color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of tropical fruits, some hops. Taste is well balanced malts and hops, some rye, a touch of fruits, pretty tasty. Feels full bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid beer.

Serving type: can

08-17-2013 13:37:28 | More by tone77
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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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Gregafree

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

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Pennsylvania

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California

2.5/5  rDev -24.9%

07-29-2013 20:54:09 | More by Samaurer23
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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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doktorhops

Australia

3.95/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Devil's Canyon California Sunshine Rye IPA, I was instantly drawn to this brew because of the cheerful sun on the front of the can. Yes it is a can, however good things can come in a can like Spam... wait I hate Spam, all those damn Monty Python references are trying to take over... Spam-Spam-Spam-Spam... Nooo!

Poured from an American pint sized can into a nonic pint (Imperial).

A: Has a nice healthy brown/amber body like all rye beers, and a thin off-white head, also a good sign.

S: Faint(ish) Cascade fruity/floral hops are present along with a bold toasted biscuit base, bread yeast and burnt toffee. Very English in the aroma department.

T: Rye really comes in to play with an assertive sweet rye bread flavour upfront. This is followed by and equally assertive citrus and pine hop centre, sweet again with toffee apple and finishes drier than expected with another bread note. After-taste leaves an impression of medicinal bitters and raw sugar. Did I mention it was sweet? Well they've got to put that 7.1% ABV somewhere.

M: Medium bodied with a mid to light carbonation and a hint of stickiness due to the sugars.

D: Fairly well articulated beer - has that bitter-sweet balance right and it's made all the more better with rye, which is a highly underutilised grain in brewing - mainly because of it's low diastatic power or enzyme content which means you have to use more grains to get the same alcohol content that barley can produce. In any case I like rye and rye likes me, so let the party begin. Other than this the harshness of the after-taste deducts half a point and the cost of buying this in Australia is also a negative, but all-in-all this is one fine brew!

Food match: Borderline dessert beer - sticky date or caramel pudding would go down a treat with this.

Serving type: can

07-09-2013 09:32:45 | More by doktorhops
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jesus808

California

4/5  rDev +20.1%

07-03-2013 20:29:36 | More by jesus808
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Australia

3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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California Sunshine Rye IPA from Devil's Canyon Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.