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RATINGS: 104   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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3.1
glennmastrange (2940) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - MAR 24, 2014
Can. Moderate roasted and caramel for the malt, light to moderate orange peel for the hops, light soap for the yeast, with date and a hint of sulfur. Head is average size, frothy, light beige with good lacing and is mostly lasting. Color is clear light mahogany. Flavor starts slightly sweet and moderately acidic, then finishes moderately to heavily bitter. Palate is medium, oily with a lively carbonation. Darker than most other IPAs, and a little maltier too, but the bitter bite brings it to the style.

3.3
Sathorael (164) - Oceanside, California, USA - JAN 24, 2014
Pours copper orange with medium off white head. Aromas are slightly muted, grassy, pine, a little spicy rye and subtle toffee. Taste is much of the same with a bright spicy rye taste and grassy hops. Finish is dry and crisp.

3.9
kbudd19 (1022) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 22, 2014
From can schwwwinng! Golden pour, aroma of pine, citrus, and a whole lotta sweet malt. Taste - mild bitterness, pine, floral, very malty, bready, with a sweet bitter finish. Nice IPA!

3.4
Masterkush7 (581) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 22, 2014
Pours copper with a large head. Nose shows grassy, piny hops along with faint apple characters. Some spicy rye too. Pretty aggressive flavours. Lots of grapefruit and pine but little else to liven things ups. Not much malt, but some toasty, spicy rye.

3.6
bulldogops (2850) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 16, 2014
Rating #915 - 473mL Can from Coop - January 15, 2014 - Clear amber pour with a bubbly white head. Poured 2 oz for visual but consuming rest from can because well, I fuckin’ feel like it. Head recedes to ring. Aroma is sweet and grassy (distinctive rye malt aroma) as well as light citrus, light pine. Palate is austere, grassy, very much layered with dry hop bitterness. Nice notes of caramel malt, lemon, and pine. A little balanced heavily to the bitter side for my taste, but a solid IPA overall.

4.7
P90G (8) - perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2014 does not count
well balanced. full bodied and flavor filled long and lingering with notes of caramel, butterscotch, key lime pie and gram crackers

4
kevinsenn (2310) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 10, 2014
On tap at Beer 39. Clear amber. Sweet tropical fruit aroma. Taste is spicy grains, fruity hops, with a spicy dry bitter finish. Medium body, smooth.

3.4
rmussman (1701) - California, USA - JAN 9, 2014
Sampled at the brewhouse. A really nice clean and crisp IPA. A light brown shine to it, that is really easy drinking.

3.9
tightslice (1527) - Redwood City, California, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Fruity, nutty rye spice, caramel malts, bitter peels, mild hops, astringent. Not overly hoppy and the rye notes were a nice touch. Maybe needs a bit more smoothing out of the alcohol but overall not your run-of-the-mill pine and citrus IPA... I enjoyed it.

3.5
k0mpsa (3160) - Tuusula, FINLAND - DEC 10, 2013
Tap at beer 39, san francisco. Clear copper color, white head. Light aroma is malty and fruity. Malty body, hops, fruits, grassy, dry hoppy end.


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