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Happy Camper IPA - Santa Fe Brewing Company

Happy Camper IPAHappy Camper IPA

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299 Ratings
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Ratings: 299
Reviews: 117
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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09-21-2012 02:24:50 | More by Tech_Savy
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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

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Poured from the can into a fluted glass.

A- Poured a really nice dark orange color, very clear with lots of streaming carbonation, bright white soapy head left glass-coating lace.

S- Big pungent grapefruit notes, lots of malty sweetness, and some bready notes.

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Happy Camper IPA from Santa Fe Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 299 ratings.