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Thursday, March 01, 2007 

Santa Cruz Mountain IPA

59 / 100

In the thumbs-up / thumbs-down world that we like to live in - I have to go with down. I struggled with it, but this is just isn't good enough.

It starts well enough - looks like an IPA. The smells has not enough hops to warrant it though. Lots of malts and not very balanced. The malt character has a sweetness that is pleasant. It's not the worst beer - it's just doesn't scream "West Coast IPA" to me.

In California, with some many delicious IPAs to choose from - I'd skip this one.

wow that was the lowest score ever!

wow that was the lowest score ever!

I'd say santa cruzians (is that a word?) aren't know for their beer making. Better known for their hemp clothing manufacturing.

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