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Devil's Ale - SanTan Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
84
good

243 Ratings
THE BROS
84
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Ratings: 243
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 10.81%
Wants: 9
Gots: 41 | FT: 2
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)
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Reviews by TommyLiam:
Photo of TommyLiam
3.11/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.25

A: Rich copper with a deep and uniform carbonation. Topped with two fingers of weakly soapy off-white head after a semi-aggressive pour. Lacing is good and carb is persistent.

S: Uniformly weak nose of tangerine and blood orange. No malt detected.

T: The hefty carbonation covers the initial flavor. Mid palate is a generic citrus with a fading pine. After taste is the only redeeming portion as it again displays the nose with a surprisingly pleasant and unique blood orange note that lingers.

M: Too much carb up front and a flat, bland residual feel in the end.

Disappointing but with a surprising citrus blood orange aftertaste that made me go back again. This is the best offering of theirs I've had and something that has the potential to be hugely improved upon.

More User Reviews:
Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Tiernan
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of Jason
3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of aquazr1
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of FMetzger
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of bisq
3.88/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of JohnLynch
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of ksi4077
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Zachb4au
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Auraan
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

Photo of LXIXME
3.94/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of RDW
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of aval89
3.88/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of mhenson42
2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

Photo of tempest
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of Fatehunter
3.8/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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.

Photo of BeerZack
3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of MrWilliams
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of DonDirkA
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of zonker17
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of AZDanB
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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Devil's Ale from SanTan Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 243 ratings.