Sunshine
WE RATE IT: 4.5 / 5
Sunshine in a can is a very overused phrase, but i’m going to roll it out again for this one.
Brewed in Cheltenham, England by DEYA
25/11/2020

Sunshine Review

Sunshine in a can is a very overused phrase, but i’m going to roll it out again for this one.

Fruitier than a Caribbean fruit basket, this one has juice and tropical flavours for days and makes it a thoroughly pleasant beer.

It’s inspired from a previous collaboration DEYA did with Other Half and it’s a fitting tribute to sunshine in all it’s formats.

Sunshine: Taste Test

For an IPA that’s so packed full of fruity flavours, the aroma is actually more malty and subtle than you would expect, with a hint of tropical scent but by no means loads.

I was actually setting myself up for disappointment, then I took a sip and all was right in the world again. The initial flavour is quite hoppy, but it avoids any bitterness at all and that quickly fades into tart, citrus flavour not unlike mango or guava.

The aftertaste keeps the tropical flavours which sit on the tongue in that almost-sour way that tropical citrus fruits are known for, but they’re joined by the hops again to balance the beer beautifully.

Sunshine: Can Notes

There’s a lot going on with this can, the background is something that you’re likely to find on a gaudy Hawaiian shirt in a gift shop with it’s garish pink and pastel flowers.

Sunshine can

The main interest is the DEYA crocodile mascot who is resplendent in tropical finery, lounging around in various positions as if it’s on a beach.

Bonus points for the shiny can. I love a shiny can. For me it just screams ‘craft’, and even though it adds nothing to the design it adds a lot to the aesthetic.

Buy Sunshine IPA

You can get your hands on this can full of tropical sunshine from Beer Merchants for £5.95 for the 440ml can.

By Adam
A fan of beer since his first can of John Smiths he snook out of his Dad's fridge, Adam is now a craft beer enthusiast. To offset this 'hobby', he also cycles, runs and plays cricket when not spending time with his family.

Beer Nutrition

Alcohol
6%
Brewery
DEYA
Vessel
Can
Size
440ml
Beer Bio
Tropical, hazy, citrus
Style
New England IPA
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