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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
If you’re a hophead, you’ll love the Sunshine IPA....

Volgon's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 5, 2012
Bomber: Pours a clear orange with a medium white head, aroma has grasses and oranges, starts and ends lightly bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
muzzlehatch (4830) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 1, 2016
Un-Muzzling Olde Muzzlehatch Ratings, #101. 22 ounce bottle given to me by my brother, consumed in my apartment in Burlington, VT, late January 2011. Typically cloudy, turbid, yeasty pour with a big head that is almost explosive - a McNeills trademark! - body orangish-dark amber, head lasting...aroma is mostly citric (orange, grapefruit) with notes of other fruits - mango, perhaps passion fruit - and somewhat raw/harsh...body is yeasty, with bready pale malts fairly evident though the citric hoppy tartness and bitterness not surprisingly dominate...full mouthfeel, strong carbonation. I was fairly over my love affair with McNeills at this point, and this didn’t push me back, but it was a nice enough effort and the couple of bottles I had in 2011-12 were uninfected and fresh - not always a given with this brewery!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdamChandler (4540) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Pale yellow. No head. Sweet corn and rice and cotton candy with a touch of table sugar. Quite hoppy with pine needles and tree bark and European hops, creamed corn sweet finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mnmike (1084) - Minnesota, USA - APR 18, 2013
A good summertime IPA here. Grassy on the palate with the hops that keep this one going.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vikingguy (1069) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - FEB 8, 2013
Hazy honey gold color with tall foamy white head and big lacing. A fruity, citrusy, yeasty aroma. Very hop forward. Grassy, fruity, piney hops. Ample carmamel malt backbone. A slight soapiness at the end but overall a solid but not exceptional IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (12198) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 22, 2012
-22oz bottle-big offwhite-gold. A-tropical/resin, lt/med malt. T-orange/tropical/spice hops, lt/med malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (7068) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 2, 2012
Verre de dégustation provenant d’une bouteille de 22 oz dégusté au Mondial de la Bière 2012 (Montréal, QC). Arôme: Odeur d’agrumes avec une pointe de caramel. Apparence: La couleur est blonde légèrement voilée avec une moyenne densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’agrumes avec une pointe de caramel et de pins. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement minérale. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence d’amertume d’houblons en arrière goût. (Rating #4372)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pushkinwow (2627) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2012
On tap at the 20th Vermont Brewers Festival. Pale clear orange with a nice white head. Lots of citrus with orange zest and grapefruit being the most prominent, bit of malt. Moderate body and mild carbonation, light on the palate but tasty, worth seeking out.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
colinize (317) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 7, 2012
In the range of IPAs, this one is pretty good. Not great, but I’d drink it regularly. Not much of an aroma. Strong head retention. Medium orange color. Bitter with good hop flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nsquishee (638) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - JUL 21, 2012
Very boozy, very hoppy, and loaded with citrus notes. Very refreshing, but still a decent malt presence. Not bad. I just wish it was a bit less boozy (surprising for only 6.8%).

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