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India Pale Ale - Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing

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India Pale AleIndia Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
66
poor

55 Ratings
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Ratings: 55
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 2.67
pDev: 21.35%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TheLongBeachBum on 01-24-2006)
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allstar255

California

2.75/5  rDev +3%

08-10-2014 05:31:47 | More by allstar255
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Beerswag

California

3/5  rDev +12.4%

07-13-2014 16:05:03 | More by Beerswag
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BobbyDigitali

California

3.5/5  rDev +31.1%

06-13-2014 20:34:13 | More by BobbyDigitali
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falc0n2600

California

4.25/5  rDev +59.2%

06-13-2014 00:07:05 | More by falc0n2600
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Rayek

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev +21.7%

06-09-2014 22:03:26 | More by Rayek
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Abe_Froman

Texas

2.75/5  rDev +3%

05-20-2014 04:25:38 | More by Abe_Froman
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berkshire413

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev +12.4%

03-05-2014 22:25:13 | More by berkshire413
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Texasfan549

Texas

3/5  rDev +12.4%

02-18-2014 03:12:48 | More by Texasfan549
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kbuzz

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +21.7%

07-14-2013 01:52:25 | More by kbuzz
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canalsurfer

California

2/5  rDev -25.1%

07-13-2013 19:59:14 | More by canalsurfer
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RBassSFHOPit2ME

California

3.25/5  rDev +21.7%

07-05-2013 22:25:03 | More by RBassSFHOPit2ME
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drgonzo2k2

California

3/5  rDev +12.4%

06-30-2013 23:43:52 | More by drgonzo2k2
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baybassboy

California

2.5/5  rDev -6.4%

05-14-2013 06:14:15 | More by baybassboy
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b-one

California

2.75/5  rDev +3%

05-11-2013 03:38:02 | More by b-one
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bvermilion

California

2.5/5  rDev -6.4%

03-04-2013 02:50:05 | More by bvermilion
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t0rin0

California

2.5/5  rDev -6.4%

12-28-2012 03:27:13 | More by t0rin0
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aanth

California

2.5/5  rDev -6.4%

09-16-2012 09:01:46 | More by aanth
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charlzm

California

2.4/5  rDev -10.1%

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.

07-20-2012 21:52:20 | More by charlzm
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CruznBrewin

California

3/5  rDev +12.4%

06-06-2012 22:24:18 | More by CruznBrewin
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John_M

California

3.98/5  rDev +49.1%

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.

12-25-2011 01:30:16 | More by John_M
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kchannel9

California

4/5  rDev +49.8%

12-23-2011 11:52:25 | More by kchannel9
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Diomede

California

2.25/5  rDev -15.7%

12-01-2011 07:06:46 | More by Diomede
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mactrail

Washington

2.83/5  rDev +6%

This has a sourish hint to the earthy flavors. At the same time there is a decent touch of sweetness. Starts out nice enough but it is overwhelmed by the strange composted taste which makes me think of decaying bitter vegetables. It also gives a dose of plasticky decaf coffee. It's enough to give bitterness a bad name. Odor is actually kind of nice-- fruity and perfumey. Quite attractive head and golden amber color. Otherwise virtually undrinkable and too strongly flavored to mix with anything.

It's funny that this makes me think of the Eel River and Bison "organic" beers which are so dirty and unpleasant. Maybe they just can't get decent organic hops.

10-26-2011 04:31:11 | More by mactrail
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brewski101

California

2.35/5  rDev -12%

Had this one as part of a taster - which was probably why the pour was not done very well.
The appearence was as expected for an IPA. It tasted a bit thin - not really what you'd expect for an IPA. If it had not been labeled as such, it could have passed for a pale. Mouthfeel was also a bit "thin" but I suspect that was due to a taster pour.

08-27-2011 20:39:14 | More by brewski101
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chumba526

Oregon

2.3/5  rDev -13.9%

Appears sold orange in color with a large off white head.

It smells of sweet citrus (mostly oranges) I get a strong overpowering caramel flavor. There is a bit of an earthy hop smell.

It tastes pretty sweet. There is a sweet caramel flavor and a sweet orange like flavor. I get a noticeable bitter flavor. This is pretty boring, sweet and one dimensional. It is a bad example of an IPA but it does not taste that bad.

There is a low carbonation to the beer.

This is an ok beer I guess but it is not very smooth and is not a good example of an IPA.

03-19-2011 23:13:56 | More by chumba526
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India Pale Ale from Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing
66 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.