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Happy Camper IPA - Santa Fe Brewing Company

Happy Camper IPAHappy Camper IPA

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302 Ratings
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Ratings: 302
Reviews: 118
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 13.9%


Brewed by:
Santa Fe Brewing Company visit their website
New Mexico, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A classic beer for those beer lovers who love their hops, Happy Camper IPA will take the Pepsi Challenge (or IPA challenge, as we say in New Mexico) against any other pretenders to the throne. Was it divine providence that made this beer the king of the IPA world? Was it a tireless pursuit of glory? No, this IPA has a top-secret recipe to thank for its success, and this meticulously formulated combination of several different hops combined with a very specific brewing process give Happy Camper IPA a spicy, citric, and floral infusion of hop character, which is masterfully counterbalanced with the full-bodied maltiness characteristic of the Santa Fe Brewing Company’s distinctive beers.

(Beer added by: indiapaleale on 08-18-2010)
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Hopswagger

South Carolina

3.98/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

P:  Festivly carbonated body of copper orange color. A bountiful two fingers of creamy dense french vanilla icecream float head. Great retention that settles to a creamy layer with wet sticky lacing. 

S:  Toasted malt, biscuits, fresh pone needles and pine resin.  Whiffs of grapefruit, lemon zest, orange oil and touches of milk creaminess. 

T/M:  Full creamy body with a stickiness and moderate carbonation. Follows the nose with pine resin being the star. Closely followed by the balancing toasted caramel malt and citrus hops.  The finish is creamy but has a delayed dryness. Lingers pine resin and timid citrus dish soap filminess. 

O:  A hearty brew that tastes more like an imperial. Perfect for camping trips and rustic outings.  The mouthfeel is nice and creamy. I'm pretty sure Jeremiah Johnson had his cabin stocked full of this stuff, right next to the grizz hides. 

Serving type: can

10-20-2012 23:04:54 | More by Hopswagger
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edglodek

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

04-17-2014 02:34:37 | More by edglodek
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Theogre83

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

04-16-2014 23:28:56 | More by Theogre83
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sommersb

Tennessee

3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Tasted On: 04-16-2014
Freshness: Not indicated
Packaging: 12 oz. can
Glassware: Shaker pint
Purchased: Received from a friend

Clear copper-colored beer with a finger's worth of off-white head. Retention seems all right; the lacing is quite good.

Smells have citrus hop notes; grapefruit and pineapple come to mind.

The taste is balanced with the high bitterness being kept a bit in check by some malt character. Flavors are of tropical fruits on the acidic/bitter spectrum.

Feel is crisp with a medium amount of body. The beer is finished with mainly hop tastes such as grapefruit and pine, with a bit of astringency as a negative.

Very nice IPA here

Thanks to Craig for the beer!

Serving type: can

04-16-2014 17:51:58 | More by sommersb
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Florida

3/5  rDev -19.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

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marzenfannm

New Mexico

3.43/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Little if any aroma. Candy red appearance -- too much so. Very nice flavoring. They have pleasantly resisted over hopping. Very nice on the palate. Smooth and creamy

[I am copying these notes over from RateBeer ... it does not require as long of review. I tasted this some time ago so I can't add anything.]

Serving type: can

03-31-2014 01:42:24 | More by marzenfannm
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Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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Missouri

3.66/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear, gold/copper color. 1/3 inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of floral hops, citrus, hint of grass, hint of earthy malt, and sweet malt. Fits the style of an American IPA. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level and average bitterness. Tastes of hops, sweet malt, floral notes, hint of earthy malt, and hint of hop oils. Overall, good appearance and feel, but average aroma and body.

Serving type: on-tap

03-24-2014 15:35:20 | More by Tone
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Texas

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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Colorado

4/5  rDev +7%

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New Mexico

4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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2.25/5  rDev -39.8%

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Happy Camper IPA from Santa Fe Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 302 ratings.