Sunshine City IPA | Green Bench Brewing Co.

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Sunshine City IPASunshine City IPA
BA SCORE
4.06/5
Exceptional
240 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:
#3,767
Reviews:
58
Ratings:
240
pDev:
8.13%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
46
Trade:
1
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Photo of HopsForBrains
3.84/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of einman
4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zazzi82
4.16/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dcbeers
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Budlum
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brob245
3.86/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JLaw55
3.25/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Reef
4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned 3/29/10
On opening, pours a low key gold with a finger of white head. A layer of floaties lurks beneath the surface. A ring of carbonation and surface bubbles are present.
Strong tangerine, lemon, pineapple aromas.
Citrus and light pine on the tongue, balanced by light biscuit malt.
Pleasantly bitter and dry finish. Persistent lasting carbonation.
Happy to see this in our town, I'll keep buying if they keep sending it.

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Photo of cmbeddoe7997
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of vabeerguy
4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheWolf
3.6/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Maybe a bad can. Even the aluminum had a weird crunchiness to it.

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4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a golden yellow lightly hazy, like a chill haze thumb sized white head from aggressive pour leaves some spotty lace behind.

Aroma is bready malts loaded with tropical fruits, pineapple, tangerine, mango ect.

Taste is like the nose mostly good tropical fruits but more west coast style some good grapefruit rind bitterness with touches of pine in the finish might be making me give it a little boost in the score.

Mouthfeel is light side of medium probably due to the fairly peppy carbonation.

Overall a good name and a good beer, really nothing to knock it down for, could see these going down easy in a sunny Florida city.

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4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tempest
4.3/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned 3/19 for four weeks old. Excellent example of juicy tropical hops in a dry, West Coast-style body. Perfume-like guava and mango aroma. Flavor can't quite live up to the rich aroma, but it's smooth juice upfront and a dry, spicy finish with pleasant smack of bitterness. Damn fine beer. I want another.

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4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can. Poured out a clear, golden amber color with a small, white head of foam. It smelled of toasted caramel, pine and tropical fruits. Nice pineapple, grapefruit and citrus bite with some sweet caramel backbone.

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4.02/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.77/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.79/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L-The beer pours clear and golden with a full 3 finger white head. The head recedes to thin ring with a thicker central island. Lacing is excellent.
N- The nose tropical in nature as you would expect from a beer called Sunshine City. I get sweet orange, papaya, and bit of peach. I suspect this would be fantastic in a fresh can. At this point it's only moderate in intensity.
T- The taste is much like the nose with greater intensity. Bitterness is light and the beer finishes just shy of sweet. Again I suspect the age of the can has this leaning more to the sweet side than it would fresh. The tropical flavors are really tasty regardless.
F- The mouthfeel on the beer is light and slick at the same time. The carbonation is very restrained. Something I could drink in multiples although the 6.8% abv might lead me to trouble in that event.
O- A very pleasant and drinkable IPA. I'd like to find a fresher can at some point, but it is still very drinkable just the same.

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4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ZAP
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I get a lot of citrus on this one. Oranges predominately. Also a bit bit of tangerines and a touch of pink grapefruit. Light crackery malt....notes of peaches and apricots emerge latter. Decent dose of bitterness on the finish.

A very good, rock solid IPA.

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3.94/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Sunshine City IPA from Green Bench Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 240 ratings