Personal Beer Review: Devil’s Canyon California Sunshine Rye IPA

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Beer Details: Devil’s Canyon California Sunshine Rye IPA

  • Location: San Carlos, California
  • Style: IPA
  • ABV: 7.1%
  • IBU: 85
  • Price: $5.99
  • Availability: Regular Production
  • Source: Developing Palates

John-McTavish

 John McTavish

Appearance

The Devil’s Canyon California Sunshine Rye IPA comes in a tall brown bottle with a large smiling sun on the front against a blue background. The bottle cap is plain and black. The beer pours copper yellow with a thin fluffy head.

Aroma

The beer has a fresh hoppy aroma, and brown sugar. There isn’t anything else I was able to pick up.

Flavor

There is a sweet, hoppy, citrus component up front that gives way to light, bitter hops, and then sweet rye with brown sugar. There is a satisfying creamy mouthfeel with each sip. The sweetness intensifies as the beer warms up.

Balance

The balance is good, but not great. The bitter hoppy notes end up standing out from the profile, with the sweet rye dominating the end of each sip.

Finish

The beer finishes with brown sugar and a light, bitter hoppiness.

Overall

The Devil’s Canyon California Sunshine Rye IPA is a hop forward creamy IPA with enough sweetness to keep things balanced and interesting. Although a tall bottle is usually more than I’d want to have in a single session, the overall experience was good enough that I ended up finishing it.

John
AppearanceGood
AromaAverage
FlavorGood
BalanceGood
FinishGood
OverallGood

John McTavish

SCORE

6.50

Cost/Point

$0.92

Scoring System

Personal Beer Review: Devil’s Canyon California Sunshine Rye IPA
John McTavishPersonal Beer Review: Devil’s Canyon California Sunshine Rye IPA

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