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Pale Ale - Santa Fe Brewing Company

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Ratings: 189
Reviews: 123
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 12.68%
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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EdTheEdge

California

4/5  rDev +15.3%

08-16-2014 23:42:38 | More by EdTheEdge
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Gabriel_Vaughn

California

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

08-16-2014 02:11:32 | More by Gabriel_Vaughn
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Michaeldmanley

Texas

4/5  rDev +15.3%

08-15-2014 04:05:24 | More by Michaeldmanley
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LukeGude

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

08-14-2014 03:28:56 | More by LukeGude
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gtermi

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

08-02-2014 04:51:29 | More by gtermi
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thereal_adam

Texas

3/5  rDev -13.5%

07-31-2014 03:11:23 | More by thereal_adam
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Adamshantz

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

07-29-2014 06:00:42 | More by Adamshantz
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ahommell

Mississippi

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

07-21-2014 04:36:11 | More by ahommell
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Belittle

New Jersey

2/5  rDev -42.4%

07-14-2014 16:42:23 | More by Belittle
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Mortarforker

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

07-02-2014 01:38:37 | More by Mortarforker
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Bobhoya

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

06-26-2014 05:31:48 | More by Bobhoya
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afsdan

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

06-18-2014 05:35:59 | More by afsdan
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zachobrien


2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

06-16-2014 21:40:48 | More by zachobrien
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

05-26-2014 18:59:50 | More by Latarnik
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carlmoberg

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

05-26-2014 03:49:20 | More by carlmoberg
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tbryan5

Louisiana

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

05-19-2014 03:15:30 | More by tbryan5
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mhaugo

California

2/5  rDev -42.4%

05-18-2014 05:37:56 | More by mhaugo
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IllicitEloquence

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

05-18-2014 03:33:54 | More by IllicitEloquence
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rtrasr

Arkansas

4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

05-06-2014 00:48:42 | More by rtrasr
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Ozzylizard

Pennsylvania

3.46/5  rDev -0.3%

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.

04-11-2014 14:35:42 | More by Ozzylizard
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Fwai

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

03-26-2014 00:19:01 | More by Fwai
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weltywm

Pennsylvania

3.91/5  rDev +12.7%

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.

02-21-2014 05:06:16 | More by weltywm
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AlaskanYoung

Arkansas

3/5  rDev -13.5%

01-27-2014 22:32:29 | More by AlaskanYoung
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kvgomps

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

01-22-2014 01:50:49 | More by kvgomps
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rorjets

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

01-12-2014 14:15:08 | More by rorjets
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Pale Ale from Santa Fe Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 189 ratings.