Sunshine City IPA | Green Bench Brewing Co.

Sunshine City IPASunshine City IPA
BA SCORE
4.08/5
190 Ratings
Sunshine City IPASunshine City IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Green Bench Brewing Co.
Florida, United States
greenbenchbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
In celebration of our beautifully sunny city, this IPA was designed to be a bright as the warmest summer day. Packed with hop flavor and aroma, we double dry hop this beer with equal parts of Mosaic, Citra and Azacca, for an intensely tropical profile reminiscent of tangerine, nectar, papaya, peach, kiwi, and pineapple.

Added by BMMillsy on 08-01-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,196
Reviews:
47
Ratings:
190
pDev:
8.58%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
37
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 190 |  Reviews: 47
Photo of C_Adams
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SawDog505
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a 13 oz Weyerbacher tulip glass not sure when it was canned. Pours an attractive slightly hazy orange yellow with a nice 2 finger sticky white head that leaves walls of lace.

Smell is pine, biscuit, orange, earthy, and grapefruit rind.

Taste is bigger, tons of pine and grapefruit, with a little biscuit and floral hops, but has a nice bite that lingers on the tongue.

Mouthfeel is a big sticky medium, plenty of life, a tad dry, and excellent drinkability, but tastes a little bigger than 6.8% ABV.

Overall this is nice, thanks Ocalafox for this tasty beer.

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Photo of Willy17
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ArrogantB
4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bright yellow-orange, ok lacing, not much head. Great aroma, jammy, juicy berries. Tasty flavor too, mosaic hops, melon rind. This is a solid IPA right here.

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Photo of Blazer22
4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of breardon1776
4.46/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of atlbravsrno1
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Yancey82
3.77/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OompaMentor
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyable IPA; 6.8ABV - 4/22/2017

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Photo of edthehead
3.78/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BJB13
4.17/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. can poured into a tulip style pint glass.

Two fingers of white, lasting foam sits on top of a mostly clear golden body. The sticky lacing stacks up nicely on the sides of the glass.

The nose is sweet and features tropical fruit aromas with light resinous hops and biscuit malt. Taste is in line with the nose along with a moderate bitterness front to back. The tropical and resinous sweetness gives way to pine and citrus peel as it moves into a dry bitter finish. While the feel is smooth and somewhat pillow like, it is rather light and refreshing with just enough weight to call it medium bodied.

A good IPA that is not a bitter bomb or super sweet. Light, refreshing and very drinkable it is the kind of beer I could be happy drinking all day lounging by the pool.

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Photo of tfsimpkins
3.53/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of PA-Michigander
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cjgiant
4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Can (indicated to be a month old):
Pours with perhaps just the lightest orange tint on a slightly faded golden bottle. Head is fluffy to soapy, with a few craters and crags as it settles. Lacing is in cotton-like bunches.

Nose has a lightly sweet grain, cereal-like. This sweetness helps me get a light melon and tropical papaya-like notes. Not too strong.

Taste also has an initial slight honey-like sweetness, but a punch of clean to lightly piney bitterness dries that up quickly. The citrus notes come next. Tangerine me to orange zest dance with grapefruit rind with decent pith. Dry and bitter, clean and crisp into the later taste, there isn't much build up inthe aftertaste (nice). The clean finish makes me think this is on the lighter side of medium.

An enjoyable, bitter without ripping my tongue, clean with a dry finish. Glad to get a chance at this.

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Photo of Ufph1
3.55/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RandyBoBandy
4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zombles222
4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of hman43
3.84/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Look: It pours golden with an off white head. Head retention is moderate.

Smell: There are aromas of tropical fruit and papaya. There are some lighter citrus elements and low peach.

Taste: The flavors are highlighted by tropical fruits which include papaya, pineapple, and some peach. There are also sharp bitter qualities in the flavor and citrus.

Feel: It has a moderate body with a long lasting bitter aftertaste.

Overall, this is a flavorful tropical fruit IPA.

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Photo of augustwest
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of monty79_1997
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JintheHam
4.73/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of shivtim
3.58/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dankacheese
3.85/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of warrendietrich2001
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerTest
3.25/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Sunshine City IPA from Green Bench Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 190 ratings
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