1. BeerAdvocate on your phone?! True story. Try the beta now.

Devil's Ale - SanTan Brewing Co.

Devil's AleDevil's Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
84
good

152 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 152
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 11.05%


Brewed by:
SanTan Brewing Co. visit their website
Arizona, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Devil's Ale is of the new breed of American West Coast Pale Ales. Devil’s Ale won a Gold Medal at 2011 GAZBF. It is the highest rated Pale Ale in Arizona receiving 96 points from Draft Magazine. Deep, golden maroon in color, Devil’s Ale is defined by a delicious citrus hop character derived from Cascade & Centennial hops grown in the Pacific Northwest, balanced with a firm caramel malt flavor.

45 IBU

(Beer added by: t0rin0 on 12-01-2009)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 152 | Reviews: 46 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by JohnnyJam:
Photo of JohnnyJam
JohnnyJam

Arizona

4.08/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: can

12-12-2012 20:03:50 | More by JohnnyJam
More User Reviews:
Photo of BeerKangaroo
BeerKangaroo

Alaska

3.99/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottom of the can stamped 01/28/14.

Into a pint glass.

A: hazy pale brown to orange color. one finger white foamy head that dies to have a moderate filmy lacing trying to stick to the sides of the glass.

S: nicely dosed amount of bitter somewhat piney hops to an equal amount of pale malts to allow a decent blend to permeate my nose.

T: quite flavorful through the nice allocation of malts to hops - blended very nicely. Dry somewhat malty aftertaste and finish.

M: light to medium on body - more likely probably closer to medium, but still having a decent sessionable aspect to it. Carbonation is good fo the style and for me as there's a decent amount of harshness for an APA, but nothing overbearing.

O: good APA that would be well welcomed if I could find in my distro as a regular in my fridge.

Serving type: can

04-11-2014 04:28:23 | More by BeerKangaroo
Photo of JVan
JVan

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

04-07-2014 17:23:17 | More by JVan
Photo of bigfnjoe
bigfnjoe

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

03-27-2014 14:39:45 | More by bigfnjoe
Photo of glinnebur
glinnebur

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

03-25-2014 01:25:55 | More by glinnebur
Photo of jeff1973
jeff1973

California

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

03-15-2014 20:56:29 | More by jeff1973
Photo of joe1510
joe1510

Illinois

3.79/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz Can

A big thank you goes out to my dad for surprising me with some beer from a recent vacation. The antique white head forms easily on a standard pour growing to a finger in height. There settling but it leaves a solid cap and respectable ring atop the hazy, apricot orange body. Thin lace sticks like super glue to the glass.

While the nose doesn't quite pop it's not far from doing so, just a little muted. Caramel base is well placed for the citric hop profile to be the showcase. Orange and grapefruit play the major roles. Both are pithy and sweet. A little dankness floats around the back and I hate to say it but a little tea leaf as well, though minor.

Caramel washes over the tongue upfront before pithy citrus hits and takes over. Grapefruit is more abundant than orange but both are pithy then sweeten up toward the finish in the form of candied citrus peel. A hint of that tea leaf bitterness returns but is pretty well buried. The overall citrus characteristic is juicy and enjoyable.

Mouthfeel is a little heftier than your average pale ale and it works well because of active carbonation and a welcomed frothiness. There's a moderate bitterness I actually wasn't fully expecting that tends to linger after each drink. Nicely done.

Devil's Ale is a solid all around pale ale and probably the best beer I've ever had that's been brewed in Arizona. The maltiness is just enough to lay a base while the hop profile is both juicy and bitter. Highly drinkable. I have a feeling this one could be even better if a touch fresher. I'd pick this up often if in Arizona.

Serving type: can

03-14-2014 01:21:03 | More by joe1510
Photo of chefbigjon
chefbigjon

Arizona

4/5  rDev +7.8%

03-10-2014 02:32:57 | More by chefbigjon
Photo of Booner818
Booner818

California

4/5  rDev +7.8%

03-09-2014 18:10:24 | More by Booner818
Photo of HuskyinPDX
HuskyinPDX

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

03-08-2014 06:28:41 | More by HuskyinPDX
Photo of Kmlund
Kmlund

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -19.1%

03-06-2014 21:56:32 | More by Kmlund
Photo of ClayO
ClayO

Arizona

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

03-02-2014 17:11:38 | More by ClayO
Photo of Davepoolesque
Davepoolesque

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -19.1%

03-02-2014 01:52:07 | More by Davepoolesque
Photo of sneezye
sneezye

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

02-11-2014 00:14:09 | More by sneezye
Photo of orangesol
orangesol

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

02-07-2014 04:12:35 | More by orangesol
Photo of jason_nwx
jason_nwx

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

02-06-2014 00:59:10 | More by jason_nwx
Photo of brentk56
brentk56

North Carolina

3.78/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a clear amber with a nice head that leaves a few strands of lace

Smell: Caramel malt and some citrusy/piney hops

Taste: A touch of sweet caramel on the front end with hints of citrus and pine in the middle; a bit earthy, too, though the finish is dry and bitter

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A decent APA that is nice and refreshing

Serving type: can

01-28-2014 02:12:04 | More by brentk56
Photo of kerry4porters
kerry4porters

Arizona

3/5  rDev -19.1%

01-27-2014 20:58:53 | More by kerry4porters
Photo of kevindp9
kevindp9

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

01-26-2014 22:36:54 | More by kevindp9
Photo of Jeffrey2310
Jeffrey2310

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

01-11-2014 18:09:29 | More by Jeffrey2310
Photo of Camjmorton
Camjmorton

Arizona

4/5  rDev +7.8%

01-08-2014 04:43:22 | More by Camjmorton
Photo of dwagner003
dwagner003

California

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

01-05-2014 05:09:27 | More by dwagner003
Photo of DownInToMyBelly
DownInToMyBelly

California

2.25/5  rDev -39.4%

12-27-2013 05:15:17 | More by DownInToMyBelly
Photo of ralphw56
ralphw56

Nevada

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

12-15-2013 02:08:26 | More by ralphw56
Photo of mhenson42
mhenson42

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

12-12-2013 05:59:56 | More by mhenson42
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Devil's Ale from SanTan Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 152 ratings.