Sun Drenched Exploratory Ale | Denver Beer Co.

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3.73/5
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41 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Denver Beer Co.
Colorado, United States
denverbeerco.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed for Colorado’s 300 days of sunshine, this is our twist on a refreshing American ale. Part IPA, part American wheat, she is a perfect thirst-quenching reward after a long day of adventure. Sun Drenched is a straw-colored ale loaded full of hops with a crisp, dry finish. Dry hopped with generous amounts of Simcoe, Cascade, and Mosaic hops, she is highlighted by a bright floral and citrus aroma. Remember your sunscreen while enjoying this beauty in our sun-drenched state!

Added by jhartley on 11-27-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#27,926
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
41
pDev:
10.46%
Bros Score:
3.91
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
10
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 41 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of Needmorebeer312
3.87/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WoodBrew
3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I bought a can of this at a Denver Airport kiosk. It poured a clear yellow with white head that is leaving a spotty lace. The scent had hints of lemon citrus. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink. Hints of lemon and clean slight bitter finish. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it was a solid beer.

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Photo of Timtac
3.45/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jewellrunner
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wasatch
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. Can

Pours a pretty nice yellow color, nice carbonation, with a pretty nice one-finger off-white head, which leaves some sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, malty, with some citrus. The taste is hoppy, malty, citrusy. Medium body. Overall, a pretty tasty brew.

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Photo of DenverHopHead
3.73/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a can with a canned on date of 9/26/16; into a pint glass.
Appearance- very light, straw colored gold, similar to a cider; a touch hazy, with a lot of bubbles building a medium thick, white head. Lacing is
Smell - passion fruit, pineapple and grapefruit; I love a tropical and citrus nose!
Taste - watered down version of what you get from the aroma; this is supposed to teter on IPA or session, but it definitely weighs more on the session IPA side.
Feel - very light, even watered down with enough hop bitterness to help keep this from being lame. Easy drinker for a hot day though.
Overall - love the aroma and the fact this is sessionable, but it lacks substance.

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Photo of gherfkens
4.63/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Really nice light refreshing beer with a clean feeling and reasonable ABV. Very drinkable with solid flavor.

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Photo of Beaver13
3.06/5  rDev -18%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz can. Pours slightly hazy light yellow with a medium fluffy white head that retains well and leaves some lacing.

The aroma is subdued - some fruity piney hops.

The flavor is crisp malt with some sweet fruity resiny hops. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, an OK hoppy wheat.

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Photo of BigRed10
3.65/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ControlVolume
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

More APA, on par with SNPA, how is denver beer co doing this this year

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Photo of akolb
3.69/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Aroma: crackers and hops. Taste: a pilsner-like crackeriness with a bit of citrus. Some pineapple and mango. Very dry and biscuity. A refreshingly bitter aftertaste. Light bodied and effervescent. A session IPA that tastes like a pilsner. Highly refreshing if not particularly exciting.

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Photo of zeff80
3.69/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz can. Poured out a clear, golden-yellow color with little to no head. It smelled fruity with notes of orange. Sweet caramel and malt taste up front and a light citrus kick.

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Photo of Gerred
3.9/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brauseboof
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of spacebear09
3.71/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of COR8RFAN
3.21/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of LXIXME
4.07/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wow, I wasn't expecting such a good taste coming from a light American lager looking beer. A light pale straw colored beer that has a nice light but full citrus hoppy aroma that is relayed quite nicely to the taste. With a lasting lacing and a small biscuity mound of froth remaining in the middle of the glass as the beer below it disappears. Finishes off with a lasting light drying aftertaste that carries with it the citrus taste. I'm pretty happy I picked this up when I was in Colorado last week.

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Photo of crobinso
3.69/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Haybeerman
3.81/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Todd
3.91/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hoppy, Fruity, Refreshing, Moreish

Pours straw with a huge, foamy white head. Fruity, hoppy and crackery in the nose. Light on the palate, but not in flavor. It's floral and fruity, a bit tropical with a mild sweetness, a smack of citrus, bready malts, a wheat edge and an underlying dryness and crispness that greatly increases the beer's drinkability. Sun Drenched is pitched as an American IPA-wheat ale hybrid, this brew was made as an easy drinking ale for the 300 days of Colorado sunshine. I dig it, and I’m glad they didn't call it a "Session IPA."

As reviewed in BeerAdvocate magazine #107 (December 2015).

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Photo of R3ason
3.51/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sporklift87
4.1/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chavito1977
4.07/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Great to quench your thirst and relax after mowing the lawn or working out in the sun. Nice citrus flavor fills your mouth and leaves a clean feel afterward.

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Sun Drenched Exploratory Ale from Denver Beer Co.
Beer rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 41 ratings