Monday, May 20, 2019

Sunriver Brewing Sunny D Hazy IPA

Beer Name: Sunny D
Brewery: Sunriver Brewing Company (Sunriver, OR)
ABV: 6.8%
How sold: 16 oz tallboy cans; on draft
Where bought: Belmont Station (Portland, OR)
Price: $4.67 for 16 oz single tallboy can

Date Canned: March 22, 2019
Date Purchased: April 13, 2019
Date Drank: April 24, 2019
When brewed? Limited-time or rotating beer.
IBU: 40

Commercial Description: "Open some smiles with a hazy IPA that is dripping with juicy hop flavor. We blend two of our favorite orange-citrus forward hops with a Yakima grown experimental variety to give this beer a distinct freshly squeezed OJ character."

Hops: Amarillo, Mandarina Bavaria, X06297.

Where distributed: Sunriver Brewing distributes to Oregon and Washington.

Appearance (5%): Poured hazy golden-light orange into a pint glass. Unfiltered; sediment at the bottom of the can. White head, some lacing. 4.5/5

Smell (25%): Orange juice with complementing oaty malts. 4.5/5

Taste (40%): Soft orange juice experience from start to finish. Aftertaste continues the aura of orange juice. Extremely refreshing. Easily the closest I've come to drinking orange juice in beer form. 4.5/5

Mouthfeel (10%): Medium-light bodied; some carbonation. Extremely juicy with trace dry tongue. 4.75/5

Overall (20%): An outstanding IPA. Crazy how similar this one is to orange juice. Amazing execution in brewing this. While I've had other beers that really bring a more intense tropical experience, this one is perfect for warm weather, whether spring or summer. 4.5/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.525/5

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