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
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 257 |  Reviews: 148
Photo of Flounder57
3.6/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger head that reduced to a thin layer and left some lacing on the glass. It is a hazy orange hue with a little clarity and vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Nice lacing on the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: light citrus, caramel, and bready notes.

Taste: Pretty much the same with a little bitterness in the end. Nothing fantastic.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, low to medium carbonation, medium bodied, and easy to drink.

Overall: I was expecting more from this beer, but I am pleasantly happy with this beer.

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Photo of jak
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of Marcelozicker
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of DasBoot2112
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of Andrew041180
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of snohojimbo
4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

Photo of RDW
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of Axnjxn
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of Omnium
2.95/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle > Pint glass
A - Pours an offsetting murky amber color, a tad over 1 finger head, thin lacing that fades fast.
S - Oily hops, biscuity malt, sweet aroma, orange peel, grapefruit, dank herbal and earthy florals
T - You get that resiny hop flavor along with some malt and some orange peel, it actually has some skunky type flavor to it, not very appealing with a dark and dry hop bitterness.
M - Sticky and lingering.
O - Not impressed with the brew at all. I like the steelhead IPA much more than this. This has a bitter aroma that isnt enticing by any means. These type of IPA's arent among my favored palate profile, but I cant appreciate them. Its an about average IPA that I wouldnt get again.

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Photo of JimmyFlatRock
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of Lukass
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of dachp
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of nosavingsaccount
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of durlta
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of apf
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of Hardcore
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of IPAchris
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of jethrodium
2.63/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

On tap. Pours a golden amber with a small white head that has decent retention and leaves some light lacing on the glass. The aroma is caramel, light grapefruit, orange, and some light floral notes. The taste is sweet orange, sugar cookie, and some light grapefruit. Finish has a decent bitterness with a lingering orange sweetness. Medium body. Medium carbonation. A bit too sweet.

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Photo of bzach
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of PEIhop
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of mrfreakybig
3.38/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

This is a pretty good, IPA. It pours a cloudy golden color, and is floral and fruity from hops. I doesn’t really stand out, but it’s not a bad beer. I enjoyed it all in all, and it's certainly worth having if it's around, but I don't think it's something I'd seek out.

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Photo of ms11781
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of TheBigBoy
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of Thehopluver
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of Hoagie1973
3/5  rDev -16.4%

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