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Pale Ale - Santa Fe Brewing Company

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191 Ratings
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Ratings: 191
Reviews: 123
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 12.39%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Santa Fe Brewing Company visit their website
New Mexico, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Anything but a typical American Pale, Santa Fe Pale Ale is as full bodied as its most robust English counterparts, while asserting its American origin with a healthy nose resplendent with Cascade and Willamette hops. It finishes with a well-balanced combination of the subtle, almost Pilsner-like maltiness accentuated by the German yeast used to brew this Santa Fe classic, and a hop bite sufficient to leave a lingering smile on the face of any fan of American Pale Ales.

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Photo of emerald27
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

emerald27, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of EdTheEdge
4/5  rDev +15.3%

EdTheEdge, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of Gabriel_Vaughn
2.63/5  rDev -24.2%

appearance:4
It is an orange-gold dark amber, darker than most pales.
smell: 3
Smells watery, half way decent smells like an import like stella.
taste: 2.5
This beer has a nice taste, destroyed by aftertaste of bland, stale hops, flavor lingers for a moment, doesn't do much.
mouthfeel is decent (3) but can't focus on it because of the flavor.
overall ill give it 2.75
not the best of pales, not the best of beers

Gabriel_Vaughn, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of Michaeldmanley
4/5  rDev +15.3%

Michaeldmanley, Aug 15, 2014
Photo of LukeGude
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

LukeGude, Aug 14, 2014
Photo of gtermi
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

gtermi, Aug 02, 2014
Photo of thereal_adam
3/5  rDev -13.5%

thereal_adam, Jul 31, 2014
Photo of Adamshantz
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Adamshantz, Jul 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

ahommell, Jul 21, 2014
Photo of Belittle
2/5  rDev -42.4%

Belittle, Jul 14, 2014
Photo of Mortarforker
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Mortarforker, Jul 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Bobhoya, Jun 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

afsdan, Jun 18, 2014
Photo of zachobrien
2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

zachobrien, Jun 16, 2014
Photo of Latarnik
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Latarnik, May 26, 2014
Photo of carlmoberg
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

carlmoberg, May 26, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

tbryan5, May 19, 2014
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2/5  rDev -42.4%

mhaugo, May 18, 2014
Photo of IllicitEloquence
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

IllicitEloquence, May 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

rtrasr, May 06, 2014
Photo of Ozzylizard
3.46/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Undated bottle at 45 degrees into standard pint
Faint aroma of hops and malt
Head average (4 cm) creamy, light brown, slowly diminishing to 2 mm layer
Lacing good, forming wide rings with various size bubbles
Body clear, medium amber
Flavor begins with a malty sweetness which quickly fades. No alcohol, no hops, no diacetyl
Palate medium, watery, soft carbonation

A very attractive beer leaning more to malt than hops; seems more of an amber ale.

Ozzylizard, Apr 11, 2014
Photo of Fwai
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Fwai, Mar 26, 2014
Photo of weltywm
3.91/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle.

Appearance: Light yellow with about 1/2 finger of white head. Good retention and lacing.

Smell: Biscuit and light citrus. Maybe banana or some other faint fruit.

Taste: Very grainy and biscuit-y, with a slight hint of banana, or maybe even bubblegum? It reminds me a bit of a hefeweizen. All balanced out by some yeast and spice.

Mouthfeel: Medium to light body, crisp finish, and actually a fairly long finish.

Overall: This really doesn't drink like a Pale Ale to me; more like a Belgian ale. But, that being said, it's still pretty darn good, and seems sessionable.

weltywm, Feb 21, 2014
Photo of AlaskanYoung
3/5  rDev -13.5%

AlaskanYoung, Jan 27, 2014
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Pale Ale from Santa Fe Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 191 ratings.