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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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Named after California’s Highway 78, this India Pale Ale was brewed in commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the city of Vista. With plenty of Galaxy, Falconer’s Flight, Southern Cross and just a tad bit of Nelson hops, our latest IPA is truly sessionable. Aroma’s include grapefruit, passionfruit, and citrus.


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
carboloader (674) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Dank hops and a whole lotta citrus. Orange, grapefruit, pineapple. A classic West Coast (San Diego) style IPA to me. Less pine and more citrus than some of its brethren.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (7558) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2015
Draught @ Whole Foods, Hillcrest, San Diego. Aroma is sweet and heavy with tropical fruits. Also fruit candy. Flavour has pineapple juice and some minerals. There’s some dry and plastic off-flavour present. Decent.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (7870) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2015
Tap @ 7th Ave Pub, San Diego.
Pours clear golden color with a small head. Mandarin on the nose, caramel, juicy notes and hops. Hoppy flavor, mandarin, some paper malts and gooseberries. Bitter palate. Refreshing.
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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lusikka (7407) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2015
Draught @ the 7th Ave Pub, San Diego, CA. Pours a hazy golden colour with a small foamy head. Aroma of citrus, wet earth and herbs. Flavour of grainy malts, citrusy hops, chalk, earthiness and yeast. Medium bodied. Dry bitter finish. Good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
beer-yum (876) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 22, 2015
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2015 Appealing tropical citrus pine aroma in a golden amber pour. Restrained hop forward balance with a fruity malt body. Sustained bitter finish is crip and clean.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MadRobin (2411) - Silver Spring, USA - AUG 11, 2015
Poured from 12 oz. can. Very lightly hazy, golden color with a 2-finger ivory head and good lacing. Aroma of citrus, light fruit and caramel. You can recognize from the aroma that this is an IPA, but it was far from an enticing aroma. Taste of stone fruit, sweet oranges, other citrus, pine and caramel. The flavor is certainly robust. I just didn't find it very interesting. Medium/full body and medium/low carbonization. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (7083) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 7, 2015
Draft at the North Park tasting room. Pours gold with a white head. Fruity hops, mild citrus, some sweeter malty notes, some lighter floral notes, and a mild lingering bitterness. Pretty good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (7642) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 28, 2015
Draft. Amber beer with a cream head. Light grapefruit aroma. Grapefruit and pine flavor. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Grapefruit and pine linger with light malt.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (7196) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUL 22, 2015
bottle -didn’t seem particularly fresh, and I am usually a pretty big fan of theirs. Hops were there as described, but very subdued and "too" balanced...ie too malty.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rick_91709 (255) - USA - JUN 28, 2015
Poured from a can. Golden with a frothy white head. Decent lacing. Citrusy aroma. Fruity taste with a bitter finish. Not great. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SDalkoholic (2235) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JUN 24, 2015
Aluminum can from Haggen: Poured a pure golden elixir liquid with a frothy foam cap that quickly retreated. Aroma is faint but does allow of a whiff of floral hops and also hay like smelling malts. Flavor is bland with a salty sea water taste and notes of hop that have faded in time. The codes on the cans state some weird numbers that only a representative of the distributor or brewery would be able to translate. Still taste like a good beer with notes of sour acidic hop pellets and solid backing of a hearty bread-like malts that still hold this IPA together despite hops that have aged past their prime. Bitter mouth taste that at times is puckering which makes this 78 IPA memorable. Will certainly favor this beer over some of the other expensive six-packs out there if the price is cheap like it was this time.


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