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Mad River Jamaica Sunset IPA

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RATINGS: 354   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   IBU: 68   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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This is the second offering in our JAMAICA line of ales. We didnít want to make another IPA like everybody else so we opted for our own style. Unfortunately the gang at the BATF wouldnít let us use "West Indies" on the label stating that there is no such place. We all thought that Columbus was looking for the West Indies and ended up here by mistake. Oh well. We call this beer Jamaica Sunset because of its golden reddish hue. We use five different hops for aroma, bitterness and floral character. You get a crisp clean flavor and complex hop finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
bnwokedi89 (54) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 26, 2014
Very strong hop-aroma, dark brown color, thin composition with a bitter hop finish. More on the bitter side of IPAs and it gets more bitter with each sip. very bitter, thin feel, soft carbonation, clear,

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rangi (605) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 23, 2014
Good looking easily drinkable beer but just not enough aroma or flavour from the hops for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
trapped (888) - New York City, TURKEY - SEP 11, 2014
Drought. Hazy orange-amber withs very small white foamy head, floral hops aroma, slightly flat hoppy taste, medium carbonation, longish finish. Interestin/ IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lemke10 (824) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 22, 2014
This pours a hazy, golden amber color with a slight beige head. The aroma is bitter and slightly malty. The taste is bitter yet has a decent amount of malts and floral tones. A decent brew the delivers with bitterness but still is not what you expect from an IPA. Finishes with a very dry after taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GenkiGonzo (363) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 21, 2014
Bottle at Cherry Bomb. Cloudy gold. Pine, reisin hop nose. Malt and reisin flavour, nice dry hop finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mkel07 (3662) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 10, 2014
Bottle from Archive Beer Boutique January 2014. Pretty decent IPA that is easy to drink and goes down well. No pretensions with this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (2128) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Poured dark red-brown from a 12 oz bottle. Excellent, creamy tan head. Great retention. Flavor: Orange peel, other citrus and some floral hop notes. Strong. High bitterness. Feel: Full bodied with perfect , soft carbonation. O: while partly tamed by a larger and darker malt load, this IPA has plenty of hop power to satisfy hop heads.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bpreo (1747) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 8, 2014
Nearly everything you would want in an IPA. High alcohol content that you can taste, rich hoppiness, not too thick.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hop_Hedonist (258) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 21, 2014
Pleasant - not exciting - more malt than herbal hops - slightly rough edge to this one - nice bitterness but falls away quickly. For me this is an amped up Brit Bitter - Sixpoint Bengali Tiger is a similar style but way more outstanding IMHO.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaltOne (227) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 22, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2014 Pours a cloudy copper, minimal head. Aroma is ripe citrus. Smooth and soft on the palate. Definite hop finish. Chewy and bready, a lot of body. Has some odd notes for an IPA, but overall, I like it the variations and the body. (updated rating when I could see it in context of my other IPA ratings - strictly speaking, as an IPA it should rate lower, because itís off-type; but, it gets this rating because itís pretty drinkable).

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