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RATINGS: 357   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 didn’t want to make another IPA like everybody else so we opted for our own style. Unfortunately the gang at the BATF wouldn’t 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.


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2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
PWalk (337) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2008
I wasn’t impressed with this beer at all. Little to no hops in the aroma, flavor, etc... Actually tasted like they had flip flopped and added more malt to this one. It was smooth for sure but that was the only discernable highlight. Nothing in the finish.


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
redwood_mike (4) - - JAN 29, 2015 does not count
Deffo a bit diffo from the 'regular' IPA's. Not AS hoppy on the nose and nicely balanced given the 7% ABV. I think I'm going to decide to like this one. Yeah Mon...

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LesArgen (234) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 18, 2015
A surprisingly sweet aroma proves that this is indeed a little different from your average west coast IPA. The hop-led assault on tasting is great because of the sheer number of hops used. A really nice IPA.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
aaronbr (129) - Palo Alto, California, USA - JAN 2, 2015
Reddish amber in tulip glass (in the dimly-lit Botella Republic in Berkeley). Probably not as red as it looks under the filament bulbs. Floral sweetness on the nose. Taste has a malty backbone, reminds me of a red ale or an amber. It’s okay, but not great.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
bnwokedi89 (72) - 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,

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rangi (614) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 23, 2014
Good looking easily drinkable beer but just not enough aroma or flavour from the hops for me.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
trapped (941) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lemke10 (835) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GenkiGonzo (417) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 21, 2014
Bottle at Cherry Bomb. Cloudy gold. Pine, reisin hop nose. Malt and reisin flavour, nice dry hop finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mkel07 (3828) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (2282) - 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.


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