I have a theory on why Red Stripe tastes different in Jamaica. Even the beer sold in the States is bottled in Jamaica (unlike some other imports). It then must go through customs etc before arriving in the US and then is distributed. By the time it gets on your liquor store shelves, the beer has gotten rather old and skunked. When you get a Red Strip in Jamaica, it is much fresher as it has not gone through all of the shipping, customs, etc. Plus, they are able to keep the beer refrigerated the whole time which helps to keep the beer fresh.
Juliann & Jeff
Jamaica Soon Come