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Happy Camper IPA - Santa Fe Brewing Company

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395 Ratings
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Ratings: 395
Reviews: 126
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 13.37%
Wants: 17
Gots: 38 | FT: 0
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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slawless04

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +33.7%

11-15-2011 02:07:34 | More by slawless04
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5/5  rDev +33.7%

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bentwookie

Texas

5/5  rDev +33.7%

11-14-2011 17:25:34 | More by bentwookie
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ElGallo

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +33.7%

11-15-2011 19:48:30 | More by ElGallo
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Christoba3

California

5/5  rDev +33.7%

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05-22-2013 18:41:58 | More by Christoba3
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Harrykennedy

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +27%

This is a great beer/ipa. If you like this, try the modus hoperandi or the upslope ipa. The best of the Rockies. Can't wait to visit the sante fe brewery. Must try their other products. It,s all about the hops. Always is, always will be. Wish I could find 12 packs.

08-07-2014 21:38:20 | More by Harrykennedy
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Sam_Davis


4.75/5  rDev +27%

07-31-2014 01:05:53 | More by Sam_Davis
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BrockLanders

Oklahoma

4.75/5  rDev +27%

06-08-2013 20:44:01 | More by BrockLanders
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OkieMik

Oklahoma

4.75/5  rDev +27%

07-19-2014 22:45:09 | More by OkieMik
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OCdrummer7271

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +27%

05-19-2013 23:34:25 | More by OCdrummer7271
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LXIXME

New Mexico

4.65/5  rDev +24.3%

Medium head falls pretty quick leaving a nice lacing with a small biscuity head in the middle of the glass, above a clear golden bronze colored IPA

Heavy hops smell accented with pine and citrus, with a light sweetness coming through.

Citrus and pine hops heavy taste, this is why I drink IPAs, heavy rich hops taste, with just a slight bit of a sweet malt following the initial hoppiness.

A medium bodied beer with a dry slightly bitter hop aftertaste.

A damn good IPA, I think I'll have a couple more of these, later.

07-30-2011 00:10:10 | More by LXIXME
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jbsg02

Texas

4.55/5  rDev +21.7%

This is a GREAT IPA and could tell that from the first sip. Pours a nice light amber color typical of an IPA. Nice hop aroma, not overpowering on aroma. This is a very nice balanced IPA, still some nice malt flavors coming in under the bitterness from the hops. Nothing wrong at all with the mouthfeel. Def give this IPA a try if you like American IPA's like Sierra Nevada Torpedo.

edit: I'm adding that the can I have tastes VERY fresh, which is great for an IPA as they will lose hop flavor and aroma over time.

01-27-2012 02:28:15 | More by jbsg02
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sigej

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

12-22-2011 23:58:28 | More by sigej
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beers-r-us

New Mexico

4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

03-07-2014 23:56:25 | More by beers-r-us
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tesla92

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

06-16-2013 06:58:28 | More by tesla92
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WarEagleJeep

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

07-16-2014 23:44:15 | More by WarEagleJeep
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justinlaz

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

08-25-2012 16:06:40 | More by justinlaz
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jenray

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

12-10-2011 02:39:36 | More by jenray
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mjurney

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

Appearance:
Amber color, slight haziness. Few little bubbles. Head looks very nice, chunky looking.

Aroma:
Fresh hop aroma... Citrus, piney, touch of grassy. Sweet bready malts.

Taste:
Fresh hop flavor up front... Citrus burst. I get some piney with touch of grassy. Sweet bready malts that balance the beer, a little honey sweetness. I get orange peel and spiciness at the end. Body is very crisp.

Finish:
Very crisp finish, a little dry. Nice citrus aftertast that lingers very well.

Overall:
Wow! I can't believe this is from Santa Fe Brewing? This is an awesome IPA!!

03-19-2011 22:32:04 | More by mjurney
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Tuck_leepulin

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

08-01-2014 18:22:55 | More by Tuck_leepulin
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Packard

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

03-04-2013 05:17:19 | More by Packard
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Mortarforker

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

07-19-2013 01:44:23 | More by Mortarforker
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LeafCutter

Texas

4.45/5  rDev +19%

Pours an off-white creamy head, about two finger widths, and leaves nice off white lacing.

Smell - a sweet caramel nose joined with a great mild/slightly citrus hop aroma.

Taste - Bitterness is right on. For the hoppy earthy tones, citrus aftertaste the mild caramel sweetness, it's a very well balanced taste. Carbonation doesn't appear to be there, but the mouthfeel of carbonation is very nice and bubbly for an IPA, and leaves a very fresh feeling in your mouth.

Overall- I would buy this beer again. My only wish is that it was a little cheaper. It has great, fresh hop flavor without the harsh bitterness. To me, this is an IPA that you would use on non-IPA lovers, and turn them into one.. Extremely well balanced, slightly sweet, good malty backbone, and wonderful hop flavor/aroma, finishing you with a citrus freshness in your mouth, begging for another sip.

08-18-2011 21:59:46 | More by LeafCutter
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LoboRowBoat

New Mexico

4.44/5  rDev +18.7%

Great head on this hoppy IPA with a strong bite, and a fresh, woody aftertaste. All-in-all, this is high quality beer. If you prefer quality, as opposed to quantity, then you should definitely try a Happy Camper. At 6.6%, it also goes great with dinner!

10-09-2013 02:42:18 | More by LoboRowBoat
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crusian

Oregon

4.43/5  rDev +18.4%

Can from local bottle shop. Rating by style of an American ipa... not a double or imperial.
Pours a nice light amber with about a finger of head... nice lacing ring...
Nose has some bubble gum, citrus, grass, hay and pine... in that order...it actually has all the features of american hops. Can't say i have actually had an aipa that has all of them on the nose so distinctly. That being said, it is not the best smelling aipa I have had, just has all those distinct odors. It is very nice though.
Taste has a nice malt body and a lot of pine. The pine is the most prevalent, and has a hint of citrus underneath it. Slick oily mouthfeel.
Rating this as a regular ipa, it is really great. not huge like a double or imperial, but this is one of the best aipas I have had. Amazing they can cram this much into 6.6%

06-15-2011 22:49:51 | More by crusian
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Happy Camper IPA from Santa Fe Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 395 ratings.