India Pale Ale - Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing
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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 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
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
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
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
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
India Pale Ale from Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing
66 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.