1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Happy Camper IPA - Santa Fe Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Happy Camper IPAHappy Camper IPA

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
85
very good

478 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 478
Reviews: 136
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 13.03%
Wants: 21
Gots: 60 | 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:
Beer added by: indiapaleale on 08-18-2010

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: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 478 | Reviews: 136 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Jamison85
4.25/5  rDev +13%

Photo of dannycohen62
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Rukasu
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Alpha309
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of SicemWT
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of dheldman
2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

Photo of crazyfoMostout
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of tem3175
3.6/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of titty_mcbitty
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

I left this one in the can. I honestly like some of the IPAs in the can as it brings a nice flavor.

Hops and more hops is what I smell. Also some fresh pine and grass.

I love the hop assault to the tongue right off. The beer is also pretty resinous and oily. Pine and grapefruit also pulls through, as well as some bitter citrus notes.

Medium to heavy-medium mouth. Nice and sticky!

This was a good IPA. The can, to me at least, is deceptive. It looks so unpromising and kind of dull, but what's inside is so tasty!

Photo of WholeLottaTricks
3.52/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of Bosoxfan20
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Dogstickfetch
3.28/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of Guinnsslvr
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of orcrist_cleaver
3.6/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Gadun76
3.84/5  rDev +2.1%

Photo of Chanceaus
3.92/5  rDev +4.3%

Photo of Joshplank
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Buttstallion
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of kingjohnh
3.8/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of brongladest
3.52/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of yemenmocha
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of spycow
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of GMcBride
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of superdoopersauce
4.25/5  rDev +13%

Photo of VashonGuy
3.6/5  rDev -4.3%

This is one of my less favorite IPAs in a while, but I think that's my palate. I do see that this beer is fairly well made.

My favorite IPAs are balanced, with the hop abundance balanced with maltiness, or fruitness or something else. Happy Camper seems unbalanced to me, just a little too high on the pure bitterness scale, without enough else going to balance that out. If you want a high pucker factor in your IPAs, this may be for you.

Happy Camper IPA from Santa Fe Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 478 ratings.