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Pale Ale - Santa Fe Brewing Company

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200 Ratings
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Ratings: 200
Reviews: 124
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 12.36%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | 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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3.29/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a murky dark orange with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, earth, and slight herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with toast, earth, and slight herbal hop flavors on the finish. There is a very mild amount of earth and hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that is definitely more on the malty side of things with only a subtle amount of hop qualities in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle.

UCLABrewN84, Nov 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Schwegler, Nov 13, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

gatheredwaters, Nov 10, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

danwho, Nov 02, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

spycow, Nov 01, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev +9.2%

Travisjutin, Oct 23, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev +3.4%

ovaltine, Oct 08, 2014
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3.86/5  rDev +10.9%

ackbar556, Oct 07, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +16.1%

Eschellinger918, Sep 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

EnojysAnyBeer, Sep 18, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

emerald27, Sep 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +14.9%

EdTheEdge, Aug 17, 2014
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2.63/5  rDev -24.4%

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
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4/5  rDev +14.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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Pale Ale from Santa Fe Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 200 ratings.