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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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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexandersh (196) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - AUG 9, 2013
Bottle; Poured a dark golden amber. Aroma: Sour/ Flavor: Light nutty taste/ hops - bitter finish.


3.5
CurlyJoe (385) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 15, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2018 Dark yellow, orange colour with some quickly disappearing froth. Bitter hop aroma, citrus fruits. Much more sticky sweet to taste. more like mangoes or even peaches. Not a lot of rye, seems like an afterthought. Easy to drink quickly!

4.2
nickel (1263) - UKRAINE - AUG 13, 2017
Aroma: honey, malt. Medium intensity Taste: lovely mix of malt, bread, citrus and honey. Notes of grass in the background. Aftertaste is sweet at the beginning and long lasting bitter flavor afterwards ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.2
Marheb (6334) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 30, 2017
(Une cannette provenant de Thé Heights Bottle & Deli): Un liquide amorphe et déprimant avec des arômes de DMS roulé dans un caramel épicé et emballé par une amertume terreuse. Pourtant la cannette n’est pas si vieille.

3.8
tricksta_p (5360) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - OCT 31, 2016
Can at home. Aroma is chewy and spicy rye malt, bready notes, orange, citrussy hops, some pine. Flavour is a bit sweet from the rye with a bitter finish. Body is medium. Malty and fruity, lovely Rye IPA.

3.6
Fatehunter (2641) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - OCT 6, 2016
Pours two fingers of head on a clear straw body. Aroma is bright lemon with some earthy smells towards the end. Taste has a spicy (not hot) start, then mellow grapefruit and lemon bitterness, some bread. Texture is crisp.

3.3
brokensail (16689) - 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.

3.4
jamestulloch (4421) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 5, 2016
Can from Drygate. Hazy orange body with tiny yeast flecks floating beneath a medium off-white head. Lively carbonation. Good lacing. Aroma of salted caramel, tomato, marmalade and dried grass. Flavour of peppery rye, blood orange, toffee and rusted metal. Medium body with a sticky mouthfeel. Light fizz. Lots of hoppy bitterness, which I like, but it doesn’t quite come together.

3.7
Oldschool_Mike (368) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 24, 2016
Bottle into IPA glass. Pours a hazy copper colour with off white head. Aroma is citrus with a touch of spicy rye. Taste is about the same.

3.7
Mr_Pink_152 (5770) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2016
Can from favourite beer, Cheltenham. Hazy orange amber colour with a white head. Aroma is citrus, pineapple and grapefruit. Taste is herby and minty with a bitter citrus finish. Decent body.

3.8
caesar (7398) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - APR 13, 2016
Can from Firma Bier, large sample. Almost clear golden to orange color, some debris floating, medium frothy head. Aroma of citrussy hop, some cookie, grapefruit, bit caramel. Bit sweet cookie in taste, medium citrussy bitterness. Nice stuff.


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