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Happy Camper IPA - Santa Fe Brewing Company

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Happy Camper IPAHappy Camper IPA

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BA SCORE
85
very good

408 Ratings
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Ratings: 408
Reviews: 127
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 13.07%
Wants: 17
Gots: 40 | 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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4/5  rDev +6.7%

maniaczak, May 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Matthew607, Apr 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Stillmakingnoise, Apr 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Xzfgiimtsath, Apr 26, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

ThePaleRider, Apr 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Jame515, Apr 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

DRTBrewster, Apr 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

edglodek, Apr 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Theogre83, Apr 17, 2014
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3.78/5  rDev +0.8%
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!

sommersb, Apr 16, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20%

beernads, Apr 15, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

vfgccp, Apr 09, 2014
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3.43/5  rDev -8.5%
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.]

marzenfannm, Mar 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

irrgalaxy, Mar 28, 2014
Photo of Tone
3.66/5  rDev -2.4%
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.

Tone, Mar 24, 2014
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DonGuido, Mar 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

WDJersey, Mar 22, 2014
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mps, Mar 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

steamboatbrewer, Mar 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Black_ox, Mar 02, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

ParlayHard8, Mar 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

bmurray10, Mar 01, 2014
Happy Camper IPA from Santa Fe Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 408 ratings.