RATINGS: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
leaparsons (10291) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
niquillis (2344) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (7400) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (11258) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (10141) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kaser (6008) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UXO (1735) - 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)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (12466) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (9706) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 16, 2015
16oz. can from Total Wine, Tampa. Ambrée, col épais crémeux beige. Arôme est malté, cara pâle, houblonné donnant de belles effluves d’agrumes. Seigle ajoute un léger rétro épicé, le tout ayant qcq notes de veille levure. Palais est malté, ambre, pâle, houblonné modéré surtout sur le profil agrume. Potine d’alcool perce en retrait et le tout garde un profil légèrement épicé du seigle. Retrouve un côté C-Hops avec une amertume persistante et un ajout léger de résineux et de pin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (7717) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 4, 2015
Ft. Lauderdale, Fl - Total Wine - 16 oz can. Hazy dark orange pour, soft, snow white head that leaves a light film of lacing, Pleasant spruce aroma, rye adds a touch of spearmint. Solid IPA flavor, standard citrus bitterness, some spearmint thrown in for good measure from the rye, a hint of caramel sweetness. Decently thick mouthfeel.

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