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RATINGS: 348   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (1700) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bpreo (1519) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hop_Hedonist (232) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaltOne (200) - 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 it’s off-type; but, it gets this rating because it’s pretty drinkable).

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pablo951 (450) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 25, 2013
Had it out of a bottle. pours a murky amber hue with a thin head Has a sour hop aroma and a solid malt IPA taste

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
artmcd8 (1533) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Another old IPA at the Millvale beer Fest. Lovely. Just a malt bomb. Need to try again because the backbone isn't bad.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brenhophead (538) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 9, 2013
355mL bottle. Pours slightly cloudy light amber with a sweet tropical fruit aroma. Big bitter kick with a nice floursome zesty citrus, grapefruit specifically, hit. Not bad at all.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
hawthorne00 (2371) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 27, 2013
Bottle. Cloudy amber with an inch of white head that never quite disappears. Aroma of over-ripe grapefruit, Butter Menthols, peach. Sweet and fruity - peaches, grapefruit, orange - dries out a lot and is quite woody and herbal at the quite aggressive bitter finish. A bit burning there too. Odd, worth another look.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcos (1522) - Maryland, USA - JUL 22, 2013
Location/Date:Bottle on July 19th, 2013.

Appearance: Pours an orange cloud.
Aroma: Aroma of grapefruit.
Taste:Medium light bitter, grapefruit, a lot of malt backbone.
Palate:Medium, slightly sticky.

Summary: A little overbalanced on the malt side for the IPA style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmohno (1049) - Iowa, USA - JUL 9, 2013
Orange,dirty orange.Light head,slight lace. Biscuity,malty,carmamel aroma with some fruit maybe floral.Somewhat complex hop aroma but mildish. Taste is busciuty bready with caramel malt,hoppy middle,hoppier finish,piney bittering-pretty strong. Has some mintyness,pine.Light fruit. Pretty good ipa.


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