Rising Sun | Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant

37 Ratings

Brewed by:
Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by beerthulhu on 07-05-2010

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Photo of chinchill
3.52/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Media PA location.
Pours golden-amber with good clarity and a very fine thick white head. Excellent lacing.
Fruity and mild hop forward aroma.
Moderately bitter flavor with hints of tropical and over-ripe fruits, wood, and biscuits. The aftertaste provides lingering bitterness with hop notes on a bready background.
The body is a bit watery with medium carbonation.

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Photo of Bluecrow
4.02/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

-hazy golden can pour with fine carbonation. The aroma has a slight lemon note. The flavor is full and superb, round citrus and watermelon, with a spicy Sorachi Ace hop-top. There is a hint of coconut too. I enjoyed this immensely (twice) and would be pleased to find it again.

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Photo of BFCarr
3.94/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheEpeeist
3.97/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.09/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant, "Rising Sun IPA"
16 fl. oz. can, "CANNED ON 04/18/17 14:00:45" and sampled on 05/01/17

Rising Sun IPA is brewed exclusively with Japanese Sorachi Ace hops that give it its unique flavor profile.

It's a slightly hazy medium gold beneath a frothy head of bright white. The head retention is good, perhaps even very good, and it settles into a creamy surface covering surrounded by rising mountains of lace.

The aroma expresses golden, grainy malt with a touch of woodiness, some floral notes, and fruit.

The flavor, however, is quite different, although the woodiness remains in the finish. It's got a pronounced coconut note that's usually not found in golden beers, and that's coming directly from the hops. There's some fruitiness to it as well, perhaps some peach, mango, orange and lemon, but they're fairly muddled and don't 'pop' like the coconut. Apart from that it's got a solid bitterness, but not to the point that it interrupts the flavor as it crosses the palate, it mainly shows its girth in the finish. Some spicy, almost Cedar-like woodiness lingers in the finish with just a touch of residual coconut.

Medium bodied and moderately crisp in the mouth, it's an easy to drink IPA that's interesting and pleasant. One might argue that it's not as complex as some other very hoppy IPAs can be, and that's probably true, but the trade off for the uniqueness of the coconut is well worth it; and although some additional tropical fruit might mix very well with that, it's also nice to see the Sorachi Ace hops displayed exclusively.

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Photo of rfgetz
4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jbaker67
3.84/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Knapp85
4.16/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of Durandal_777
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of oline73
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of sammyt728
4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of salthemonster
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of Sammy
3.95/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on tap at Maple Shade location. Orange bodied, orange flavour mostly Complex, with lots of coconut and some tropical fruit, grapefruit. Smooth drinker, the best beer I had here, being near my hotel. Wasn't getting the lemon I would anticipate.

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Photo of DarthTremens
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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Rising Sun from Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 37 ratings
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