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Devil's Ale - SanTan Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Devil's AleDevil's Ale

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

57 Reviews

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Reviews: 57
Hads: 287
Avg: 3.78
pDev: 24.07%
Wants: 9
Gots: 69 | FT: 1
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:
Beer added by: t0rin0 on 12-01-2009

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
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Reviews: 57 | Hads: 287
Photo of drpimento
4.05/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

My fav of the SanTan brews so far.Pours with a nice, medium sized, thick, off white head that lasts, and good lacing. Color is a clear medium amber. Aroma is hop, floral, perfume, citrus, malt. Flavor is like nose, plus a real nice play between bitter and sweet which leads to the desire for another sip. Great body and carbonation. Finish is like flavor and as I said, a session brew.

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Photo of Jason
3.68/5  rDev -2.6%
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.

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Photo of yemenmocha
3.45/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Copper color to me, not really amber. From the can it pours with a nice head of white creamy goodness. Nose had some pleasant candied aromas along with sweet pine. On the palate the malt comes through with a somewhat candied sweetness, grapefruit, and again the pine. Light bodied though, almost watery. Finishes with a piney aftertaste. In a way this is an IPA-light - some similar desirable flavors and aromas, but less bitterness, less alcohol, and lighter bodied.

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Photo of aval89
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
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.

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Photo of PhxHorn
4.28/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I had this one last night at Another Pointe of View, and I didn't realize I hadn't tried their pale ale. It was a very pleasant surprise, smelling of citrus, malt and big dose of pine. Taste was a great blend of grapefruit citrus, a healthy dose of malt. Really hit the spot. A big white head and lacing down the glass. If their IPA was this good, they'd really be onto something. As it is, this is their best beer, imo.

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Photo of Gueuzedude
3.03/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Sampled at 1702; March 2010
This arrives topped by a pale tan colored head that is just about half a finger in height. The beer is an amber color that shows a clear'ish copper hue to it when held up to the light. The aroma is somewhat hoppy smelling with a mix of grapefruit, light menthol, grassy pine and herbal notes. The finish of the nose has a touch of soap to it. If you really dig around you can find some notes of toasted grain and a hint of caramel maltiness.

The beer is nicely bitter, with pine like hop flavors from the beginning to the end of each sip. Actually, both of these become more prominent towards the finish. Some soap-like flavors and a body that is not quite big enough to stand up to the hop character are the most noticeable flaws in this brew. I find myself enjoying this less and less as I take each sip; thin, herbal, grassy and a way to subtle malt character that doesn't manage to play even the needed supporting role to the hops all sort of kill this for me. This isn't horrible, just way unbalanced.

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Photo of t0rin0
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap with breakfast/lunch the other day.

The beer pours an amber/brown color, very clear, nice white head that doesn't last but laces the glass a bit.

Aroma is malty, caramelly, and a little citrusy.

Flavor is confusing because it seems to be stuck half way between a dry bitter not so flavorful ESB and a lightly hopped (fruity) amber ale. There is some flavor to be found but its all subtle and nothing too special.

The body is medium, carbonation was ample, and over all a pretty drinkable beer. This is one of those beers that a non beer enthusiast would describe as having that beery flavor. Pretty generic.

I went with the amber classification because of the appearance. As mentioned above the flavor could go either way.

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Devil's Ale from SanTan Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.