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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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4.25/5  rDev +59.2%

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3.25/5  rDev +21.7%

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2.75/5  rDev +3%

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3/5  rDev +12.4%

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3/5  rDev +12.4%

Texasfan549, Feb 18, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +21.7%

kbuzz, Jul 14, 2013
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2/5  rDev -25.1%

canalsurfer, Jul 13, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +21.7%

RBassSFHOPit2ME, Jul 05, 2013
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3/5  rDev +12.4%

drgonzo2k2, Jul 01, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -6.4%

baybassboy, May 14, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev +3%

b-one, May 11, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -6.4%

bvermilion, Mar 04, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -6.4%

t0rin0, Dec 28, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -6.4%

aanth, Sep 16, 2012
Photo of charlzm
2.4/5  rDev -10.1%
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.

charlzm, Jul 20, 2012
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3/5  rDev +12.4%

CruznBrewin, Jun 06, 2012
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3.98/5  rDev +49.1%
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.

John_M, Dec 25, 2011
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4/5  rDev +49.8%

kchannel9, Dec 23, 2011
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2.25/5  rDev -15.7%

Diomede, Dec 01, 2011
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2.83/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

mactrail, Oct 26, 2011
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2.35/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

brewski101, Aug 27, 2011
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2.3/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

chumba526, Mar 19, 2011
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India Pale Ale from Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing
66 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.