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India Pale Ale - Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing

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India Pale AleIndia Pale Ale

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60 Ratings
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Ratings: 60
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 2.74
pDev: 21.17%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: TheLongBeachBum on 01-24-2006

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Ratings: 60 | Reviews: 37
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3.19/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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3.75/5  rDev +36.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Shocked to see the level this beer is being reviewed at. Wondering if there's any way this isn't the same beer, because the beer I had today was a Good to Very Good IPA, nicely balanced by a warm background sweetness framing the hop bitters, and nice flavor. Should be reviewing in the mid-eighties, not the high sixties.

Maybe it's a new batch? Did they tweak it recently? I don't know. All I can say is, based on what I just drank, this beer is underrated.

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2.59/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Disappointing. Very little taste with only a sharp hops bite

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2.5/5  rDev -8.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -8.8%

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2.38/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Consumed June 30th, 2012 at the brewery.

Beer is a relatively light yellow. Slightly cloudy with a fine crown of white foam around the top.

No aroma.

No real malt flavor... or much of any kind of flavor, actually. Some orange rind bitterness on the finish.

Mouthfeel is slightly tingly, slightly parching. Medium bodied.

Nothing much to see here. Move along.

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3.97/5  rDev +44.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap the SCMB taproom today.

The beer pours an orange amber color, with fairly good head retention and lacing. The nose is attractive, with something of a light brown sugar, dry citrus, and light sweet malt aroma. The flavor profile replicates the nose, with something of a grainy, cereal flavor, light malt and dry citrus finish. The beer is well balanced with a decent amount of bitterness at the end. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, and the beer finishes well with no trace of alcohol.

This is a decent IPA, one that reminds me very much of the IPA made by the McMenamin brothers up on Oregon. It's nothing mindblowing, but for what it is, this is a solid, easy to appreciate IPA.

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India Pale Ale from Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing
67 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.