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Happy Camper IPA - Santa Fe Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

406 Ratings
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Ratings: 406
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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Photo of randeezy74
3.53/5  rDev -5.9%

randeezy74, Oct 13, 2013
Photo of LoboRowBoat
4.44/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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!

LoboRowBoat, Oct 09, 2013
Photo of st9647v3
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

st9647v3, Oct 05, 2013
Photo of beergoot
4.01/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bold, expressive, pungent pine and grassy nose greets you at the pour. Thick, rocky, sticky head sitting atop a solid copper body. Hop bitterness from the get-go with a solid malt sweetness backbone. Medium bodied, clean, dry finish.

Bitter and sweet APA beer nirvana! This one has things nailed to the core. Flavor and feel are their for the hop heads and the malt lovers. Well-balanced with a bold complexity makes this beer a must-try IPA lovers.

beergoot, Sep 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Dracula, Sep 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Phramboise, Sep 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

jaydoc, Sep 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

GetTheYayo, Sep 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Houser, Sep 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

MinorThreat, Sep 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Iowacraft, Aug 31, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

prock180, Aug 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

calcutron, Aug 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

matthewwarner, Aug 18, 2013
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1/5  rDev -73.3%

thebeeler, Aug 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

ohyayitstrey, Aug 17, 2013
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2/5  rDev -46.7%

mrjrjohn12, Aug 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

omnibusfilms, Aug 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Vigilante, Aug 09, 2013
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2/5  rDev -46.7%

nearengine, Aug 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

Lagerquestrian, Aug 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

RandyKemka, Jul 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

OgreSanchez, Jul 28, 2013
Photo of 3sheets2wind
2.84/5  rDev -24.3%
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.

3sheets2wind, Jul 25, 2013
Photo of jordanmckell
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

jordanmckell, Jul 21, 2013
Happy Camper IPA from Santa Fe Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 406 ratings.