Sunrise City IPA
Sailfish Brewing Company

Sunrise City IPASunrise City IPA
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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #3,338
ABV:
7%
Score:
87
Ranked #20,511
Avg:
3.88 | pDev: 8.76%
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
35
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Sailfish Brewing Company
 
Florida, United States
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SCORE
87
Very Good
Sunrise City IPASunrise City IPA
Notes: West coast style IPA brewed with Columbus, Amarillo, and Mosaic hops. It is dry hopped with Mosaic hops.

Malts: Ale, Pale Wheat, Cara Pils, Munich Type 2

Hops: Simcoe & Mosaic lupulin powder.
Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 35
Photo of descobar
3.4/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz can packaged about a month ago.
Look: pours a pale amber with a nice full white head (1/2" thick) with above average retention. the beer is just a bit cloudy or hazy (not in a NEIPA way) . slight lacing was observed.
Smell: fresh cut hay, grassy, resiny hops. hints of papaya and spice (pepper maybe)
Taste: medium malt sweetness and in your face bold bitterness that overwhelms palate. hop flavors abound here, but bittering hops are the showcase here.
Feel: Medium to medium full body, moderate carbonation and rich, resiny texture. pronounced astringency. finishes long and bitter bordering on the harsh (just slightly) with a slight alcohol warmth.
Overall: drinks more like a DIPA. I expect IPAs to be more balanced than this. this one is for hop heads mostly. nothing terrible and I can still enjoy it. in a blind test I'd guess it was a DIPA for sure.

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Photo of dbl_delta
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Undated can inrto pint glass. Pours a nice deep amber - slightly hazy; fluffy white head. Initial impression is grapefruit, lemon, pine, and a touch of caramel malts. Mouthfeel is medium, as is carbonation. Fibnish is slightly dry with a lingering bitterness. Good but not outstanding.

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Photo of jonwiseman
3.27/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I’m gong 4 as an overall rating because the sum of the parts is greater than seoetate. Typical hop forward for the style. Decent lacing. Bitter beginning which morphs to a decently smooth finish. Grapefruit is predominant. Notes of pine. Medium body overall. Very good IPA.

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Photo of bpasseser
3.4/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

One of my favorite local brews. Looking forward to growing availability at more Treasure coast venues I would likely have rated it higher if I weren't such a Heady Snob.

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Photo of Billolick
4.12/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft locally in Fort Pierce

Hazed amber with great looking fine and frothy sheeting

Bright hoppy nose

Tasty IPA with citrus and assorted fruity and resins hip notes - fresh and enjoyable

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.78/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap the House of Brews. A little hazy, orange body. Smells of sweet melon, garlic, and pine. Taste follows in different proportions. The melon is more muted and less sweet. Pine and garlic blend into a hefty bitterness. Some lightly sweet malt. Medium body. Well made IPA.

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Photo of atomicbeer
3.61/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Draft pint at the Sailfish brewery inFt Pierce Florida. Mosaic hop aroma. Mosaic plus bittering hop flavor. Goes down mighty easy for a 7%er. Medium mouth. Overall just a nice quaff.

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Photo of DrCDPriest
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Interesting name. I've tried it as is and with the Passion Fruit infusion - love the Passion Fruit version.

Appearance - Pours a clear golden amber color, more to the yellow tint. In using a pint mug it had a nice head, about a finger an a half, and a nice amount of lacing.

Aroma - You can smell the hops upon receiving the beer, medium high hop nose with a bit of spice. If you love hops, the aroma won't disappoint you.

Taste - The taste somewhat follows the aroma - not as hoppy in flavor as in smell. But, you appreciate the distinct series of flavors. It begin with hops, a bit of spicy malt followed by what I'd describe as a bitter citrus grapefruit effect, and then a hint of the Passion fruit sweetness if drinking the PF version.

Mouthfeel - It is a medium body feel and seems very light in the carbonation, a bit more might help those middle malt flavors pop a bit more.

Overall - This is a very nice beer for those loving a mild hop experience with bitter citrus after tones. Definitely an enjoyable experience. Not what many who love hops might want in an "IPA."

Serving type: On tap in a pint glass.

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Sunrise City IPA from Sailfish Brewing Company
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 35 ratings