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Devil's Ale - SanTan Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
84
good

224 Ratings
THE BROS
83
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Ratings: 224
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 9
Gots: 34 | 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 swthomas55:
Photo of swthomas55
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap in a sampler at the brewpub 4/8/11.
Lots of citrusy hops in the nose. I'm liking it already!
Clear amber liquid, topped with a lacy white head.
Definitely hop accented in the mouth, but with enough malt to back it up. Lots of flavor but not at all heavy, this one walks the balance line very well. The finish is hoppy with a slight coarseness in the lingering bitterness.
Nicely done, and eminently drinkable.

swthomas55, Apr 09, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

t2grogan, Oct 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Tiernan, Sep 29, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

SmellsofMahagony, Oct 26, 2013
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.

Jason, Nov 10, 2010
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

aquazr1, Oct 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

FMetzger, May 15, 2013
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3.88/5  rDev +4.9%

bisq, Oct 01, 2014
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.

Beerandraiderfan, May 25, 2011
Photo of JohnLynch
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

JohnLynch, Aug 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Zachb4au, Mar 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

Auraan, Oct 20, 2012
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.

LXIXME, Apr 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

RDW, Mar 04, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

SoCalBeerIdiot, May 26, 2014
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.

aval89, Oct 30, 2010
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2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

mhenson42, Dec 12, 2013
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.

tempest, Feb 08, 2012
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.

Fatehunter, Mar 22, 2011
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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.

BeerZack, Sep 09, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

MrWilliams, Oct 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

DonDirkA, Aug 02, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

zonker17, Jul 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

AZDanB, Jul 15, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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Devil's Ale from SanTan Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 224 ratings.