Devil's Ale - SanTan Brewing Co.
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Reviews by JohnnyJam:
4.08/5 rDev +10%
Poured from a can with no date code on it into a pint glass and got a 1 1/2 finger of head that slowly dissipates to a really nice covering on the top of the beer that lasts to the end.
A: Pours a copper and brass color with 1 1/2 finger of head and sheets of sticky lacing that covers the glass from top to bottom.
S: Citrus smell first and more of a lemon or orange peel than a grapefruit followed by floral and pine scents. Very nice and appealing.
T: There is a very nice balance between between the hops and the malt which I didn't notice with the aromas. Upfront: orange, lemon and followed with a bread flavor of the malts and then back to the hops. This finishes with a piney, crisp taste.
M: This goes down good; but not as good as on tap or when I've had it by growler. Go figure. I wanted to try it at home in a single serve unit, though. I have to ask myself, "Is this a freshness issue"?
O: I highly recommend this beer! If you could get it on tap; you should try it. Normally, I have to rate this beer one of my favorites as I get it fresh. It is a hoppier pale ale and almost an IPA in my opinion. There is a wonderful balance of hops and malts. A very good Arizona beer.
12-12-2012 20:03:50 | More by JohnnyJam
More User Reviews:
3.68/5 rDev -0.8%
12oz can with no freshness date.
Brassy color has a good clarity, three fingers of head leaves behind a trail of lacing. Soft citric nose with a bigger caramel note. Snappy crispness with a creamy medium body. Citric hops and caramel malt battle it out but realize they are great together and meld for a bittersweet finish. Hint of toasted bread and pear-like fruitiness. The orange peel and piney hop flavor does seem to take the lead though as the dryness pulls towards the end.
Tasty, the hops surprise in the end with a broader stroke. A bit of a session ale as well.
11-10-2010 03:30:47 | More by Jason
3.85/5 rDev +3.8%
Here's one of the better beers at Canfest 2010. . . Pours yellow and orange, good head. Aroma was mildly hoppy and that was about it.
Taste, a light bodied pale with adequate hops in the cascade and chinook or columbus vein I would guess. Bitterness subdued, I'd venture the ibu's to not be over 50. Lacks complexity in a good way, this one is straight forward, prolly carapils/crystal malt, c hops and done.
Very sessionable and desireable come warmer weather, this is a winner from SanTan in my book.
05-24-2011 23:37:22 | More by Beerandraiderfan
3.94/5 rDev +6.2%
Big light tan head slow settles into a nice lacing above a clear golden amber colored beer.
Big floral, citrus, piney, spring grass aroma with a slight soapy lacing to it.
Citrus and piney dry hops taste with just an ever so slight soapiness on the edges.
A drying aftertaste that brings a bit of the hops tastes with it on this medium bodied beer.
A pretty decent tasting pale ale with a very inviting aroma, the only draw back I can relate is a light to very light soapiness or something that I can only describe as that that comes along with the drinking of this Devil's Ale.
04-20-2013 22:16:18 | More by LXIXME
3.88/5 rDev +4.6%
Note: although listed as a amber, SanTan classifies is as a Pale Ale.
A: received it with a nice full finger head. Slowly settles to thin film.. Body is dark orange/copper tone.
S: mild caramel with some citrus notes.. Mild grapefruit with faint toasty malt smells.
T: has a rich caramel/biscuity base throughout. Towards the back grapefruit bitterness comes in with slight lemon zest & some pine characteristics. Finishes bitter with toasted malts & grapefruit flavors..
Mf: nice light medium body with great carbonation..
D: really easy to put these down.. Surprised at the drinkability.
10-29-2010 23:17:48 | More by aval89
4/5 rDev +7.8%
Poured a tall, white head over an orange body. I'm reminded of Dale's Pale Ale, but this is a bit more drinkable—not as thick. The aroma has a subtle floral touch and then there's still a big rich grapefruit citrus flavor with a grassy edge. The hops don't have a super sharp dry-hop edge, the the flavor rolls nicely through the bitter fruit character with a mild dry, bready toffee malt note in the finish. This is a great pale ale for a hot day, check it out.
02-08-2012 23:43:24 | More by tempest
3.8/5 rDev +2.4%
A - Poured into a snifter. Amber colored with a half inch of white head and quickly faded to the edges.
S - First rye bread, then lighter wet malt smell.
T - Hoppy, very nice. malt backup that balances the bitterness well.
M - Bubbly, moderate carbonation with a medium and crisp body.
D - Not super great looking or amazing smell, but the taste makes up nicely. At 5.5% this is a great session beer with flavor.
03-22-2011 00:46:03 | More by Fatehunter
3.68/5 rDev -0.8%
Light amber color with smallish, but still a full covering of white bubbly head.
Smells nice and hoppy, floral, woodsy and citrus, with bit of caramalt coming out more as it warms.
Tastes pretty much like the aroma suggests. Hop forward, with a slight astringency that counterbalances the light, sweet caramalt backbone. Feels just a bit too thin for how agressive it is with the lingering astringency and prickly carbonation.
Overall, a nice pale ale that is as hoppy and bitter as some IPAs.
09-09-2011 21:22:14 | More by BeerZack
Devil's Ale from SanTan Brewing Co.
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