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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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fatmusic14

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

12 oz bottle poured into a GD pint glass

A - pours really well. Minimal head, decent lacing, colors of gold, very very subtle hint of haze, about 99% transparent

S - smells of citrus and pine. pretty generic for a PA, hints of sweetness

T - terrific. great flavors of honey and lime juice, with a hint of lemon zest. balanced bitterness, really substantial flavor. Very happy with how this turned out.

M - nothing to write home about

O - bought 1 in a make your own 6 pack, and I'm glad I did. Worth it.

02-27-2013 00:19:11 | More by fatmusic14
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Pinche_Oso

California

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

02-14-2013 04:30:52 | More by Pinche_Oso
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NorCalYeti

California

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

01-19-2013 17:11:00 | More by NorCalYeti
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tswater

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

01-08-2013 19:42:46 | More by tswater
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Nizzle913

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

12-28-2012 19:34:34 | More by Nizzle913
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rodlavers

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

12-26-2012 20:28:28 | More by rodlavers
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Poppajack

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

12-03-2012 04:32:05 | More by Poppajack
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nloyless

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

11-08-2012 05:21:10 | More by nloyless
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.9/5  rDev +12.4%

a way underrated pale ale. pours clear but thick, polleny honey colored with an average white head. the nose is a balanced beer, caramunich malt smell, and west coast hops. the flavor is more hoppy than the nose, with plenty of fruity esters as well. a floral hop profile and a touch of orange. mouthfeel is good, maybe a little heavy in the summer, but this is mid october and its full body is just right. good carbonation keeps it moving, and this is an easy sixpack. one of the better main line beers from santa fe.

10-14-2012 00:32:09 | More by StonedTrippin
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netshark

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

09-02-2012 03:22:13 | More by netshark
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Perducci

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

08-22-2012 04:16:55 | More by Perducci
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Beermazter310

Nevada

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

08-03-2012 21:21:09 | More by Beermazter310
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harpus

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

07-24-2012 13:29:13 | More by harpus
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ucsbmullet

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

07-22-2012 00:53:36 | More by ucsbmullet
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willmc

Oklahoma

3.45/5  rDev -0.6%

love this pale ale, full of character, aroma and color. with hints of fruit and hops in the nose. flavors of malt sweetness, nutty spiciness, and floral hops to balance it all out on the finish. i really dont see how you can go wrong with a Santa Fe Pale Ale. cheers!

07-19-2012 04:59:06 | More by willmc
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Ispeakforthetrees

Colorado

3/5  rDev -13.5%

07-01-2012 00:19:28 | More by Ispeakforthetrees
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NSLPublishing

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

05-09-2012 13:12:37 | More by NSLPublishing
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aschdave

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +29.7%

04-27-2012 18:32:58 | More by aschdave
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

04-03-2012 01:48:09 | More by Texasfan549
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tjsdomer2

Illinois

3.63/5  rDev +4.6%

Appearance: Pale yellow ale with good carbonation and a great head. Lacing is also pretty good. A solid-looking ale.

Smell: Some nice sweetness of honey with a solid dry malt background.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Honey and melon sweetness with nice dryness. Similar to smell. A wish it were a bit bolder. Fairly decent mouthfeel, but maybe a bit thin.

Overall Drinkability: A good western ale.

03-24-2012 21:34:46 | More by tjsdomer2
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highfidelity

Indiana

4/5  rDev +15.3%

03-03-2012 00:56:17 | More by highfidelity
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omegaman

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

02-15-2012 18:32:53 | More by omegaman
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iSip

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Santa Fe Pale Ale: I have been taste testing a selection of high end Imperial Stouts & IPA’s, so a change of pace to something more “normal” was good. I was not expecting much out of the Santa Fe Pale Ale, and was pleasantly surprised. First off, it’s not pale, but a dark honey in color with very little carbonation. A generous head of high quality forms on top, and this brew delivers a big aroma for a pale ale. The mellow malt goodness is augmented with just the right amount of fruity hops. Notes of apricot are distinct. Very good beer that I enjoyed greatly. Recommended.

02-07-2012 18:04:08 | More by iSip
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Stoffel

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

01-07-2012 03:47:33 | More by Stoffel
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kmckinnon87

Texas

3/5  rDev -13.5%

12-15-2011 03:02:43 | More by kmckinnon87
Pale Ale from Santa Fe Brewing Company
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