420 India Pale Ale | Sunday River Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Sunday River Brewing Co.
Maine, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by objectivemonkey on 10-15-2006

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 10 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of Shanizzle
3.56/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
3.38/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Denzo
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Larrydoherty
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Rochefort10nh
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of ggilman
4.08/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a growler today as a reward for recycling!

A - Crystal clear deep copper hue. Thin white head, settles at a quarter inch. Minimal lacing, probably due to being poured from a growler.

S - Some grassy hop notes, fruity esters, and grainy malt nose.

T - Grapefruit & grassy hop bitterness. Clean up front, bitterness hits in the second wave. Bitter finish with a touch of cocoa powder at the tail end.

M & D - Crisp & clean, and very drinkable. ABV was listed on the beer list as 5.7%.

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Photo of schloozer10
3.58/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I bought a growler on a saturday, which was filled directly from the bar tap. Its is now Monday, two days from filling. The beer pours a nice half inch head but not very much carbonation in the glass. Light amber color. Very nice. Light aroma of hops. The beer has a nice balance of hops and malt. I had a couple pints of this at the brewery and remember it being better there. I think the lack of attention the bartender took to fill the growler is seriously affect the way this beer presents itself today.

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Photo of htomsirveaux
3.37/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle tried 9 Jan 2008. Courtesy of my brother, thanks!

Review is of Stone Coast Batch 420 IPA. Since stonecoast.com now directs to Sunday River figured this was the best place to review it.

Large tan head. Well carbonated. Cloudy burnt orange color. Aroma is flowery sweet, citrusy and earthy. Starts dry and well carbonated. Mild citrus hop presence that increases towards the finish. Some caramel in the middle. Finish is bitter and lingering. Moderate alcohol. Medium body.

Could see getting this again when in Maine.

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Photo of smcolw
3.95/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Light amber in color, clear; The glass doesn't allow for much of a head, but given the lace, I think it would be very good.

The aroma is very attractive--lots of floral hop. Fresh.

The beer is what one expects from an IPA, a good malt base with a generous offering of hops. The predominant flavor (for the hop) is grapefruit. The body is neutral as is the malt base.

This was my favorite of the offering at this brew pub.

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Photo of objectivemonkey
3.93/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Into a pint glass, pours a nice cloudy amber with a quarter inch head receding to a nice film, excellent lacing. Aroma is pretty week, particularly when compared to taste, but a nice pine hop nonetheless. Taste has a good hop contigent, floral and piney, a bit of grapefruit, the tiniest bit of sweet malt peeking through. Good, but rather one dimensional. Rather agressive carbonation, good body. A pretty solid beer, website says "perfect with spicy mexican or buffalo wings" and i'm starting to think they're right, tasty on its own right though, something I'd happily pick up a 6er of.

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420 India Pale Ale from Sunday River Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.58 out of 5 with 10 ratings