California Sunshine Rye IPA - Devil's Canyon Brewing Company
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3.94/5 rDev +18%
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.
04-04-2014 00:29:16 | More by pkalix
3.79/5 rDev +13.5%
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.
08-17-2013 13:37:28 | More by tone77
3.95/5 rDev +18.3%
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.
07-09-2013 09:32:45 | More by doktorhops
California Sunshine Rye IPA from Devil's Canyon Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.