Happy Camper IPA - Santa Fe Brewing Company
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2.05/5 rDev -45.2%
12oz can poured into a pint glass. No stamped date. Acquired from Side Door Liquor Store in El Paso, TX.
Appearance - Slightly cloudy amber body. Rocky two finger offwhite head with good stick and retention.
Smell - Very hoppy. Grassy. Hay. Faint malt presence.
Taste - Metallic. Plastic. Acidic. Some bitter hop and faint malt undercurrent.
Mouthfeel - Astringent. Very solvent. Light to medium bodied.
Overall Drinkability - Perhaps this brewery should start stamping their cans, because I can't tell if this beer is past it's prime or if it's just unpleasant regardless.
11-06-2011 23:42:25 | More by ZenAgnostic
2.4/5 rDev -35.8%
Free can sent by our distributor at work, probably ever so slightly over code so rating may not be exactly fair.
A: It pours somewhere between a true pale and an amber, with a decent amount of lacing.
S: It reminds me of camping, which with its name is perfect, thick amounts of pine and fresh air.
T: Ugh. Its not bad, just between the appearance and smell I was hoping for something as monumental as the build up, and it wasn't. Overwhelming amounts of bitter citrus with alfalfa taste.
M: Sits thick and syrupy, which is weird as no malt taste to it.
O: Could be better, not the worst there is at an IPA though. Almost there, if they upped the actual darker malts and changed it from 'ipa' to India Red ale, I would like it better.
07-06-2012 03:00:15 | More by Aluman
2.84/5 rDev -24.1%
I am not a purist on appearances but I want my IPA's to be yellow/gold/orange, never brown. This IPA is brown. Small head with decent lacing. Smell is very piney with biscuit. Pine does not come through in the taste though. Mostly bitter with a little malt sweetness. This is drinkable, but not sessionable. Decent try from this brewer, but could use some work.
07-25-2013 05:14:57 | More by 3sheets2wind
Happy Camper IPA from Santa Fe Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 389 ratings.