Jamaica Sunset India Pale Ale | Mad River Brewing Company

BA SCORE
82
good
257 Ratings
Jamaica Sunset India Pale AleJamaica Sunset India Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mad River Brewing Company
California, United States
madriverbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-30-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
257
Reviews:
148
Avg:
3.59
pDev:
12.81%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
11
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 257 |  Reviews: 148
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3.11/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

07/30/2016

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Photo of Gkruszewski
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gabriel_Vaughn
4.19/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of madelf66
3.4/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Brandon632
3.78/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Not the most attractive ipa you'll ever come across, just a ton of sediment rolling around on this one. Aroma was deft with c hops and a woodsiness (or maybe it was my surroundings).

Taste had a nice light pale malt body with cascade hops. Even managed to pull out some tropical stuff, a good find for an older recipe ipa.

Yeah its a blast from the past, but this was a fun one, and is still worthy of checking out every once in a blue moon.

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Photo of Masonpp85
3.43/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of whatthehull
4.28/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a wine/snifter/tulip glass from a 12oz bottle

A - Golden copper in color, thick slightly off white head and some sticky lacing/legs

S - Sweet smelling island flowers, must/funk, mango, pineapple, guava, very malty, nice sugar note, fresh cut wood, loads of cooked grains, bread yeast. The smell is refreshing in and of itself.

T - Floral/island fruits right up front, huge malt, nice bittersweet hop, oven roasted grains, matzo crackers (yeast), tastes like I would imagine a beautiful warm tropical day would be, has a nice funky/musty finish.

M - Medium plus body, medium minus carbonation, medium acidity, nice balance, generous complexity and a very nice malty sugary sweet beautifully hopped finish.

D/O - Sitting here on a warm summers day this beer is fitting well with the scene around me -- it isn't sitting on a Jamaican beach with beautiful sites and smells surrounding me, but it will do. This IPA kinda takes you there -- the beer I imagine Corona is actually describing in their commercials. Refreshing, smells and tastes lovely a very nice experience.

Final Thoughts - The price I was very surprised by around $7-8 (sixer) depending on the store/bottle shop you go to. You can even find a single bottle for $1-2 a pop. With a very nice smell/taste and a perfect 7% ABV this one can be enjoyed again and again

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4.53/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Saturated deep velvety taste. Nicely balanced without bitterness. Somewhat sweet with a rich bouquet. I've never been to Jamaica, but I can imagine why its named so. Would definitely drink again. Better tasting at room temperature.

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Photo of ordybill
4.04/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- Malt, hops and citrus. . . pretty good
Appearance- Pours a dark red-brown with an off-white head.
Taste- Citrus and hops, good flavor
Overall- A really good IPA, very enjoyable

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

Photo of alcohline_trip
3.71/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cbcrunch
3.52/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ovaltine
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Act25
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Mad.

A Unfiltered - pours a cloudy, dirty blonde beer topped with white lace with a bit of stick.

S Musty, fruit w yeast and a floral bouquet of hops.

T Follows smell but widens. Very smooth. Big malty/sweet body. Crisp, tingly carbonation w hops waking the palate. Offers pineapple, peach, mango. then herbal and spicy, and yeasty finish.

F nice body and finish.

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3.47/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Harvest06
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of let8it8grow
3.4/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BurdockBoy
3.83/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.76/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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2.25/5  rDev -37.3%

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3.8/5  rDev +5.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

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3.93/5  rDev +9.5%

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Jamaica Sunset India Pale Ale from Mad River Brewing Company
3.59 out of 5 based on 257 ratings.
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