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Happy Camper IPA - Santa Fe Brewing Company

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Happy Camper IPAHappy Camper IPA

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351 Ratings
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Ratings: 351
Reviews: 120
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 13.4%
Wants: 16
Gots: 26 | 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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MSEG

New Mexico

3/5  rDev -19.6%

01-30-2014 17:53:40 | More by MSEG
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Hoptometrist

Oregon

3.6/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the can into a fluted glass.

A- Poured a really nice dark orange color, very clear with lots of streaming carbonation, bright white soapy head left glass-coating lace.

S- Big pungent grapefruit notes, lots of malty sweetness, and some bready notes.

T- Big pungent grapefruit notes, lots of malt sweetness, caramel, bready notes, piney, and herbal notes. Finishes with a moderate to high bitterness.

M- Soft carbonation, medium body, and dry.

O- A pretty good IPA in the crowded IPA market. The hop character is big, but the malt character is surprisingly prominent in this IPA.

Serving type: can

01-30-2014 05:32:59 | More by Hoptometrist
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kvgomps

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

01-22-2014 01:49:56 | More by kvgomps
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ssimpson89

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

01-04-2014 01:53:38 | More by ssimpson89
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WillCarrera

Ohio

4/5  rDev +7.2%

12-30-2013 21:29:33 | More by WillCarrera
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delta490

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

12-28-2013 22:09:18 | More by delta490
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Lovely85

Florida

4/5  rDev +7.2%

12-27-2013 06:29:52 | More by Lovely85
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nickfl

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

12-27-2013 06:19:21 | More by nickfl
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Kappakoosh

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

12-26-2013 02:41:03 | More by Kappakoosh
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condorsim

Colorado

4/5  rDev +7.2%

12-23-2013 03:14:23 | More by condorsim
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kguyty

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

12-21-2013 05:04:12 | More by kguyty
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Manuel_M

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +7.2%

12-17-2013 01:25:20 | More by Manuel_M
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creepinjeeper

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7.2%

11-17-2013 03:46:18 | More by creepinjeeper
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SeatsTaken

Oregon

4/5  rDev +7.2%

11-16-2013 05:27:48 | More by SeatsTaken
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crobinso

Colorado

2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

11-09-2013 04:09:43 | More by crobinso
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brandoman63

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

11-06-2013 04:03:36 | More by brandoman63
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zachary80

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

11-02-2013 18:22:56 | More by zachary80
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jtennyson99

Ohio

3/5  rDev -19.6%

10-28-2013 01:14:16 | More by jtennyson99
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tonefish

New Mexico

4/5  rDev +7.2%

10-26-2013 03:59:20 | More by tonefish
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joeworrall

Arizona

3.34/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tonight I am comparing several different IPA's that are all poured from a can. In addition to this one, I am tasting Ska Brewing's Modus Hoperendi IPA, Anderson Valley Hop Ottin' IPA and Marble Brewery IPA.

This beer is unique in that it produced a bodacious head when poured into a large tuplip glass, an inch high, that gradually settled down to about 1/8". Color is orange / dark amber and the aroma is both malt and hops - slightly sweet with more of a stone fruit flavor than citrus or pine. Hops are a blend of Cascade, Simcoe, Bravo, Amarillo & Summit; and the malt is a blend of 3, but the malt flavor is not as evident as the fruity hops that dominate this fine brew.

It would be interesting to taste this head-to-head with Ballast Point Sculpin IPA, which has similar hop characteristics.

Serving type: can

10-21-2013 00:56:36 | More by joeworrall
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randeezy74

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

10-13-2013 00:51:07 | More by randeezy74
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LoboRowBoat

New Mexico

4.44/5  rDev +19%
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!

Serving type: can

10-09-2013 02:42:18 | More by LoboRowBoat
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st9647v3

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

10-05-2013 00:17:20 | More by st9647v3
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beergoot

Colorado

4.01/5  rDev +7.5%
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.

Serving type: can

09-29-2013 22:04:36 | More by beergoot
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Dracula

New Mexico

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

09-26-2013 07:44:33 | More by Dracula
Happy Camper IPA from Santa Fe Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 351 ratings.