Sunrise English IPA | American River Brewing Company

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Sunrise English IPASunrise English IPA
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Sunrise English IPASunrise English IPA

Brewed by:
American River Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by TheSixthRing on 02-01-2017

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 2 |  Reviews: 2
Reviews by TheSixthRing:
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4.07/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

No freshness date, but I'm aware this was just recently re-released.

Appearance - Pours crystal clear and red-tinged copper in color with a khaki colored, half-finger width head. Sub-par retention, resulting in a thin. broken layer of suds across the surface and a fair ring of suds encircling the edge. Fair lacing, with broken lines and small spotting found around the glass.

Smell - Hoppy aroma hitting on floral hops and lesser citrus, backed by caramel malt and oaky wood character. Also, a faint whiff of booze.

Taste - More balanced than the nose leads on. Primarily floral hops, caramel and lesser oak upfront and throughout. Notes of citrus hit by-mid-taste, and is joined by a wee hint of grassiness and it finds itself battling with caramel and, to a lesser extent, toffee sweetness as it rounds to the finish. Bittersweet aftertaste, but grassiness seems to linger the longest.

Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation. Texure is silky with a hint of creaminess. Easy drinker with a semi-dry finish.

Overall - As a whole this is a very good beer, within the style this is definitely one of the better English IPA's I've had. In fact the only one that comes to memory that I know I loved more is 3 Floyd's Blackheart. I don't know that I'd drop $16 on a sixer of 16oz cans again, but the occasional bomber or single can will certainly be in my future.

Reviewer's note: I originally reviewed this from a snifter earlier tonight, but it tastes better from the can. More notes of toasted oak come through and give this beer an added depth that takes it another notch further. +.25 to taste.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Act25
3.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A) 4 golden copper clear, nice lace, thick head. Around the horn,
S) 3.75 Suitable English malt cross with American Hops. Grassy, earthy, musky.
T) 4 Follows nose into Grassy, earthy, musky territory. Less tropical, more earth and bitters.
F) 4 Suitable, nice tongue twinge.
O) 4 Overall - nice balance. I tire of EIPA so this one strikes my fancy.

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Sunrise English IPA from American River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 2 ratings