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Irish Red Ale - Santa Fe Brewing Company

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Irish Red AleIrish Red Ale

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34 Ratings
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 9.24%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Santa Fe Brewing Company visit their website
New Mexico, United States

Style | ABV
Irish Red Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: LXIXME on 06-01-2012)
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miggs3030

New Mexico

3/5  rDev -16%

07-04-2014 05:02:33 | More by miggs3030
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Pens1967

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev +5%

06-28-2014 16:21:08 | More by Pens1967
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afsdan

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -2%

06-18-2014 05:33:52 | More by afsdan
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animal69

Louisiana

3.25/5  rDev -9%

05-29-2014 03:20:08 | More by animal69
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ubenumber2

Arkansas

4/5  rDev +12%

05-19-2014 14:50:30 | More by ubenumber2
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sd123

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev +5%

05-18-2014 01:14:21 | More by sd123
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev -2%

05-12-2014 17:00:04 | More by EgadBananas
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Mikecap

Louisiana

2.94/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A: Pours a deep reddish brown with a short whitish head, some noticeable lacing.

S: Mostly sweet malt, some caramel and toffee, not really a ton going on here.

T: Malty with very little hoppy character...some caramel, a bit of spice, but otherwise not a ton.

M: Light to medium bodied and clean with low carbonation and bitterness.

O: Meh, I don't drink the style often so I'm not the best judge but I didn't particularly care for this. Overly malty to me and doesn't really do much for me.

Serving type: can

04-28-2014 01:26:55 | More by Mikecap
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jordanmckell

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -2%

04-19-2014 03:30:44 | More by jordanmckell
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Tone

Missouri

3.63/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear, dark brown/red color. 1/2 inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of slight hop, sweet malt, slight dry hop, hint of pale malt, and a hint of spice. Fits the style of an Irish Red Ale. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with a low carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, hint of pale malt, hint of hop, slight caramel malt, and a hint of spice. Overall, good appearance and aroma, but the body is dominated by the malts so that the blend is overly sweet.

Serving type: on-tap

03-19-2014 13:14:31 | More by Tone
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MickeyMonk

Arizona

3/5  rDev -16%

03-15-2014 04:59:03 | More by MickeyMonk
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StaveHooks

Oklahoma

3.74/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz can to IPA glass

A - Dark russet brown with a firm tan cap. Average retention with some clingy lacing.

S - Nutty grains, dark cocoa, dark toffee, pine hops, hints of citrus. Not sweet.

T - Follows the nose with a hefty toasted grain bill being front and center. Some metal notes when cold but fade as it warms. Earthy pine adds some edge to the burnt caramel malts. Nutty yeast, strong black tea, hints of orange, the malt is sweet but the hops and toasted notes really dry out the beer. A bitterness grows and finishes dry with tannins and roasted grain left on the palate.

M - Medium weight, smooth body, has a little heft for the style which is welcomed.

A solid little Irish red. I view this style as lackluster, and although this beer misses a few marks for the style it has some flavor and body that I typically don't get with Irish reds. Sante Fe has never wowed me but I continue to buy their beers because their priced right and I honestly haven't had a bad beer from them.

Serving type: can

03-04-2014 22:57:14 | More by StaveHooks
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EF4

Oklahoma

3.25/5  rDev -9%

03-04-2014 16:43:54 | More by EF4
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.71/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours an effervescent copper/crimson with 2+ fingers of khaki colored head. Pretty nice lace & head retention

S: Caramel maltyness & leafy hops, some metallic notes as well; pear notes.

T: Pears, leafy hops, & dryness up front. More pears, a touch of caramel & dryness once warm. Finishes dry with pears & touch of grassy hops

MF: Light/medium bodied, fairly firm carbonation, could've used a little more malt backbone

Drinks fairly easy, not in my wheelhouse, but fairly spot-on style-wise; not a bad session beer, but nothing to get excited about. I put this about middle of the pack for the style & the first canned offering I've come across other than Killians. I can knock back a couple before wanting something more interesting

Serving type: can

02-20-2014 00:50:42 | More by russpowell
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bump8628

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev +5%

02-16-2014 00:26:53 | More by bump8628
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

4.18/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Santa Fe Irish Red Ale has a thick, somewhat soapy, cream-colored head, a mostly clear (with a slight haze), rust-red appearance, lots of bubble streams, and a good amount of lacing left on the glass. The aroma is not too strong, but one can detect sweet, bready, crusty malt, and a slight citrus note. Taste is of all of those elements, with a noticeable tannin quality. Bitterness is low. The mouthfeel is light to medium and a bit soft, and Santa Fe Irish Red Ale finishes refreshing, easy-going, and delicious. I recommend checking this one out!

RJT

Serving type: can

02-13-2014 16:17:55 | More by RonaldTheriot
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -2%

02-10-2014 00:18:34 | More by Texasfan549
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ONovoMexicano

New Mexico

3.91/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass at the source, Santa Fe Brewing.

A- Finger thick, frothy and persistent head... Chewy-looking head... Dark amber color, almost brown and nearly opaque...

S- sweet malt, molasses, slight graininess and earthy hops

T- very sweet and creamy... Blend of sweet malt and citrusy hops at the finish... Dessert-like...

M- Very creamy and thick-bodied with a slightly carbonated feel... Malty until a dry, mild hop finish...

It's a tasty and enjoyable beer. I liked the creamy sweetness of it all.

Serving type: on-tap

02-06-2014 21:05:14 | More by ONovoMexicano
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kvgomps

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -16%

01-22-2014 01:51:47 | More by kvgomps
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jewellrunner

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +5%

09-03-2013 22:17:24 | More by jewellrunner
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craigmj7

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -2%

07-06-2013 03:37:53 | More by craigmj7
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BrockLanders

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev +5%

06-08-2013 20:44:20 | More by BrockLanders
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jklecko2

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -9%

05-20-2013 16:38:18 | More by jklecko2
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JuicesFlowing

Kansas

3.88/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into an Irish pint glass.

Look: Dark red amber. Cream colored head recedes to a film. Light lacing.

Aroma: Faint malts, barley, caramel sweetness.

Taste: Malty sweetness and grains spill into a brief hop balance.

Mouthfeel: Medium to light.

Overall: A good session beer, and mostly true to the style.

Serving type: can

04-21-2013 16:02:20 | More by JuicesFlowing
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zeff80

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -2%

03-28-2013 20:15:56 | More by zeff80
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Irish Red Ale from Santa Fe Brewing Company
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