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RATINGS: 103   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
We weren’t trying to be revolutionary in 2002, we just wanted to brew an interesting beer style using extra ingredients we had on hand. The resulting contribution to craft beer’s renaissance, was this rye-centric India Pale Ale. At 85 IBUs, California Sunshine Rye IPA is exceptionally well-balanced with assertive hop bitterness, a toasty, bready malt mouthfeel, and a grassy, dry finish. Enjoy our uniquely original re-imagining of a traditional English style IPA while pondering being the craft beer polymath you surely are. [email protected]

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3.9
TattooJack (534) - Illinois, USA - JAN 15, 2016
Poured from the 4-pack of tall boy cans, nice cloudy orange with white head. Taste is tropical, pine, sticky, bitter, gritty, and dry at the end. This is one of the better rye IPA I’ve had, far less doughy than most of them.

3.7
RichardGretton (4784) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2015
Bottle. Orangey beer with a reasonable head. The atom is yeasty and fruity, and the flavour is dry is with plenty of bitterness and hops. Overall a nice IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
leaparsons (10764) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2015
Can, Brewdog Leicester. Hazy golden orange, brown with an off white foam. Nutty, toasted malts with herbal, leafy and minty notes. Low pineapple with bittersweet grapefruit. Resinous with autumn fruit and pine. Lemon and lime. Spiced oranges with more grapefruit on the finish. Good.

2.9
niquillis (2752) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2015
Can from Bottlecraft, Hanley. Pours hazy orange with off white head. Loads of bread, some hop, with a bit of rye. More bread. Average.

3.6
RichTheVillan (8240) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2015
Can at Cotteridge Wines Tasting Room; hazy amber pour with a frothy off white head, aroma has light spice and pine, taste has spice, resinous pine, citrus action, hint of bitterness.

3.4
slowrunner77 (12804) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 22, 2015
tap - not bad. fresh zesty spicy rye and hop aroma, flavor is moderately bitter and a little fruity and grassy, bready too. good balance.

3.2
allmyvinyl (10995) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 2, 2015
US pint can from Little Leeds Beer House, shared in a neighbour’s sunny back garden. Pours hazy gold with a thick white head. Aromas of resin, heady citrus. Taste is bitter, thick, toffee. Sickly finish.

3.4
kaser (6382) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 17, 2015
Cloudy orange pour from 22oz bottle at home. Yeasty and maybe grain and honey aroma. Tons of foamy head I couldn't control. Rye and a little boring. Nothing good or bad to say

3.8
UXO (1922) - CANADA - SEP 1, 2015
Appearance: slightly hazy pale amber with two fingers of rocky off-white head, excellent retention and lacing. (5/5) Aroma: citrus, rising, floral, sour rye, caramel malt, doughy bread. (7/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate bitter, light sour. (7/10) Medium body, moderate carbonation, lingering bitter finish. (4/5) Not bad, but it could use a little more definition on the tongue. The aromas are promising, but they quite don’t deliver on the tongue. Somewhat surprisingly, despite the added sharpness of the rye, it’s not quite as bitter as the high IBU would suggest it’s going to be. Still, a decent enough drink. (15/20)

3.5
Dogbrick (13751) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 26, 2015
Sample at the Tehachapi Beer & Wine Festival on 07/18/2015: Clear orange-gold color with a medium white head that diminishes steadily to an outer ring. Strings of lacing. Aroma of floral hops, malt and fruit. Medium body with flavors of resiny hops, rye malt and citrus. The finish is moderately bitter with a rye and hops aftertaste. Decent overall.


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