RATINGS: 103   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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Travlr (26268) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Bottle at Antenna America in Yokohama. Clear deep amber color. Aroma of floral caramel. Taste starts with sweet caramel, bitter finish.

madmitch76 (25817) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2015
15th March 2015
Hazy amber beer, small pale cream colour head. Palate is light, semi dry and crisp. Light malts bring mild sweetness. Tangy orange hops, some marmalade. Touch of lemon peel. Light finish with mild peel bitter linger. It’s fine but lacks vibrancy for a West Coast IPA, possibly not that fresh.

Leighton (22555) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2015
Keg at Mother Kelly’s - Londkn. Pours reddish gold with a frothy, off-white head. Herbal and citrusy hops in the nose, some pine, melon. Medium sweet flavor with some bready malts, watermelon, plum. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Lightly resinous in the finish, some bread, strawberry ice cream, ripe orange. Nice.

Theydon_Bois (20926) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2015
Keg at Mother Kelly’s, 11/06/15.
Amber golden with a decent off white head that retains well.
Nose is rye bread, caramel malt, bitter orange.
Taste comprises orange pith, caramel malt, tangerine, candied fruit peel.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close laced with hop bitterness.
Decent hoppy red.

jtclockwork (17467) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 10, 2012
Bottle. Pours reddish amber with off white head. Nose is perfumy hops, toasted grain, caramel and rye. Taste is heavy perfume - too much for my taste - rye, caramel and spent grain. Bitter finish. Medium body.

Ferris (16728) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 29, 2013
Can - Piney with hints of orange. Clear gold with thick head. Pine and resin with a slight sweetness and bitterness. Easy drinking an nice with medium mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

brokensail (16678) - Dublin, California, USA - SEP 5, 2016
Bottle @ Home. Hazed amber colored beer with a thick white head. Aroma opens with pungent grapefruit and woody herbs. Pretty floral as well. Lots of sweet, sticky malts follow. Big on the caramel and toasted malts. The flavor profile is pretty old school. Bitter grapefruit and woody hop character all the way through with a substantial malt flavor and sweetness. It’s not necessarily a bad beer, it’s just not really what I’m into anymore.

bhensonb (15858) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 20, 2012
Bomber listed at 7.1% ABV and 85 IBUs from Whole Foods in Folsom, CA. Label only claims to be an IPA (rye centric IPA). Pours copper with a 2.5 finger creamy off-white head. Aroma has that spicy rye aspect. Full bodied. Creamy carbonation. Flavor is definitely rye with a lot of fruit, floral and probably grapefruit rind for hop. This is quite a tasty ale. The carb backbone is clearly present to the finish, and nicely supports all the hop. In the end there’s rye and a bitter hop burn. Excellent.

Ratman197 (15468) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 11, 2010
On tap at Bistro DIPA Fest poured a hazy orange amber with a small quickly disapating off white head. Aromas of rye, carmel, earthiness, light pine and light citrus. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of rte, carmel, light earthiness and light citrus with a smooth moderatly bitter finish.

Theis (15151) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 29, 2013
Can at Antenna America, Yokohama - RBJG#2. Clear golden - white head. Nice bitterness, zesty, amber malts, light to medium malty, flowery notes, nice dry bitterness.

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