Sun Up Trooper IPA | Sun Up Brewing Co.

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Sun Up Trooper IPASun Up Trooper IPA

Brewed by:
Sun Up Brewing Co.
Arizona, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A long-time customer favorite at our Pub, the IPA is full of flavor aroma from Simcoe Hops, yet very smooth and easy to drink!

60 IBU

Added by Gueuzedude on 03-04-2006

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Reviews: 17 | Ratings: 51
Reviews by bambam2517:
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3.65/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a buddy's growler into my pint glass early on New Years Eve. It was a little flat but I dont know how fresh it was so I'll leave it at that. Couldn't really pick up any hops in the nose but there was some nice toasted grain in there. Taste was very nutty, I liked that but it was very one note, nothing else going on. Mouthfeel was average. A pretty good effort, but its a crowded style and there are alot of more impressive competitors. That being said, he left me the growler to try it again. I'll fill it up and see if there's more to it next time...

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Photo of t2grogan
1.5/5  rDev -59.6%

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.53/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had right after the cask version. Good copper appearance, lots more clarity. Aroma was a little lacking for using simcoes, a little too reserved for my desires.

Beer was bitter, but didn't impart enough hop flava, just grapefruit like bitterness. Good, but not special. Easy enough to drink.

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Photo of LXIXME
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of Sammy
3.92/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on tap at the brewpub. Very decent IPA, I think this is a bottling candidate. Three hops used,a good melange of bitterness, also served at a good temperature. Reddish tinge and a white head. A little piney, caramel is good though would personally like even moe bitterenss it is well balanced.

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Photo of avisong
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of breadwinner
3.96/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is old school IPA territory, so if you can't handle some bitterness and healthy malt backdrop, GTFO. As for me, I think it's actually rather tasty, though, again, definitely a throwback. Interesting nose, some lightly earthy/grapefruity hops and what I swear is something almost smoky/meaty. Could be the malt, perhaps, as the palate offers a lightly caramel + toasted biscuit malt backing to solidly bitter hops, again the earthy/touch of pine/touch of grapefruit notes intermingling. The feel is nice, slightly dialed down carbonation; you could imagine a cask pour of this quite readily. Bronze in color, clear, thin head, nice lacing though. While I enjoy a good juice bomb, I also enjoy a good, refreshingly bitter IPA, and this fits the latter to a tee. Recommended.

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Photo of MTBeerTraveler
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of MrJolly
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of tjcamm
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of PassMeAZima
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ssimpson89
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of BigBry
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Trooper IPA (as per beer menu and accompanying coaster) on tap at the brewhouse. Copper in color with a short white foam head. Thin line of lace, not much retention. Smells of citrus hops. Taste was well balanced, and not as bitter as some other IPA hop bombs. Medium body and carbonation. Looked to be the local favorite. All in all, a pretty fine beer. Went very well with my chili, could stand up to the heat.

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Photo of cbcrunch
3.52/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of derdtheterd
3.57/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hopdog
3.8/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to FlacoAlto for sending this one my way!

Poured a medium amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of citrus, pine, and toasted caramel. Tastes of citrus, pine, and all around hoppy. Nicer bitter finish. A decent IPA that reminded me of a slightly tamer version of the IIPA I had right before it.

Notes from 9/10/08

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.31/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Nice amber appearance, 1/2" off white head. Aroma was not dropping enough, especially for being simcoe?

Bitter, minor hop flavors of grapefruit. Nothing below average about it, but nothing really separating itself from average either. Easy enough to drink, you've had hundreds of ipas similar to this probably.

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Photo of PhxHorn
4.1/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The IPA I had today was called "Trooper", and so I hope this is the right one. It's the only one they had on the menu. At any rate, it was a pale copper color with one finger of white foam. Smelled faintly of citrus and hops. Taste was not as hoppy as some IPAs, but there was a bit more malt and carmel which made up for it. All in all, a very nice combination of flavors. Moderate carbonation. I could have had several of these if my wife hadn't dragged me out of there...

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Photo of Stengelfoot
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Yesdog
3.42/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sixpoint
3.93/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mflamar
3.31/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of gleemonger
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of BretSikkink
3.85/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Copper body, mostly white head. Pretty thin foaming, not much lacing although it seems to stick around a while.

Aroma and flavors are balanced, with citric hops and caramel malts making a fairly even appearance. The nose is a little weak, so I've docked it a bit.

The hops are herbal, grassy, with a touch of menthol. The malts are sweet, not quite full but at least sort of a hefty presence. Good balance of flavors and generally pretty flavorful.

Mouthfeel is about medium, good size for style - just not quite enough hops to kick this thing into overdrive.

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Sun Up Trooper IPA from Sun Up Brewing Co.
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