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Happy Camper IPA - Santa Fe Brewing Company

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Happy Camper IPAHappy Camper IPA

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364 Ratings
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Ratings: 364
Reviews: 121
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 13.37%
Wants: 16
Gots: 30 | 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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thebeeler

Arizona

1/5  rDev -73.3%

08-17-2013 23:14:32 | More by thebeeler
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MichaelShearer


1/5  rDev -73.3%

05-02-2012 19:16:45 | More by MichaelShearer
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mrjrjohn12

Texas

2/5  rDev -46.5%

08-14-2013 09:54:55 | More by mrjrjohn12
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WritersBlock

Texas

2/5  rDev -46.5%

06-07-2013 02:39:43 | More by WritersBlock
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nearengine

Arizona

2/5  rDev -46.5%

08-07-2013 03:58:31 | More by nearengine
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ZenAgnostic

Texas

2.05/5  rDev -45.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

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.

Serving type: can

11-06-2011 23:42:25 | More by ZenAgnostic
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SuomiHobbit

Connecticut

2.25/5  rDev -39.8%

02-23-2014 02:42:21 | More by SuomiHobbit
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Aluman

New Mexico

2.4/5  rDev -35.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

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.

Serving type: can

07-06-2012 03:00:15 | More by Aluman
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mobrockman

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -33.2%

07-06-2014 17:29:15 | More by mobrockman
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JSchock7

Kansas

2.5/5  rDev -33.2%

06-12-2013 06:50:57 | More by JSchock7
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Flabbyjandro

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -33.2%

05-15-2014 03:11:45 | More by Flabbyjandro
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crobinso

Colorado

2.75/5  rDev -26.5%

11-09-2013 04:09:43 | More by crobinso
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ATXRyan

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -26.5%

07-28-2012 00:38:26 | More by ATXRyan
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prock180

Arizona

2.75/5  rDev -26.5%

08-29-2013 18:03:30 | More by prock180
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corekneelius

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -26.5%

08-16-2012 19:43:09 | More by corekneelius
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TexAg11

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -26.5%

06-20-2014 23:13:24 | More by TexAg11
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3sheets2wind

Texas

2.84/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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.

Serving type: can

07-25-2013 05:14:57 | More by 3sheets2wind
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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

3/5  rDev -19.8%

05-16-2013 02:05:50 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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jason_nwx

Oregon

3/5  rDev -19.8%

02-03-2014 19:57:53 | More by jason_nwx
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BGsWo22

New York

3/5  rDev -19.8%

05-25-2013 01:12:03 | More by BGsWo22
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blastoderm55

Texas

3/5  rDev -19.8%

07-17-2013 23:48:46 | More by blastoderm55
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cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -19.8%

11-06-2012 20:05:50 | More by cfalovo97
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jrenn

Kansas

3/5  rDev -19.8%

01-26-2013 17:47:10 | More by jrenn
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ACY73

California

3/5  rDev -19.8%

05-14-2013 19:59:54 | More by ACY73
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MSEG

New Mexico

3/5  rDev -19.8%

01-30-2014 17:53:40 | More by MSEG
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Happy Camper IPA from Santa Fe Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 364 ratings.