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Black IPA - Santa Fe Brewing Company

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Black IPABlack IPA

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BA SCORE
85
very good

112 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 112
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 2
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Santa Fe Brewing Company visit their website
New Mexico, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  7.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Mebuzzard on 12-04-2012)
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klmcmachen

Texas

5/5  rDev +33%

07-28-2013 02:57:51 | More by klmcmachen
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emergency_beef

Texas

5/5  rDev +33%

03-06-2013 03:45:26 | More by emergency_beef
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msturek

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

08-27-2013 21:43:13 | More by msturek
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stolee

Iowa

4.56/5  rDev +21.3%

08-14-2014 22:40:47 | More by stolee
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Snaketooth


4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

06-19-2014 21:16:25 | More by Snaketooth
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prock180

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

12-07-2013 18:55:08 | More by prock180
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hoppy91

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +13%

07-21-2014 02:53:50 | More by hoppy91
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BrockLanders

Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev +13%

06-08-2013 20:43:12 | More by BrockLanders
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BryantForestry

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +13%

07-21-2014 23:55:13 | More by BryantForestry
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ryannosaurus

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +13%

02-02-2014 02:37:51 | More by ryannosaurus
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tswater

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +13%

05-23-2013 00:48:53 | More by tswater
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lostgrrl666

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +13%

07-12-2013 23:36:28 | More by lostgrrl666
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EdTheEdge

California

4.25/5  rDev +13%

08-18-2014 00:07:12 | More by EdTheEdge
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Christianuriah

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +13%

03-02-2014 06:39:16 | More by Christianuriah
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OKCNittany

Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev +13%

09-26-2013 02:09:38 | More by OKCNittany
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delta490

Virginia

4.2/5  rDev +11.7%

A-deep almost black with a ruby hue. Creamy tan head with nice retention and lacing

S-roast malt and grapefruit and pine hops

T- deep malt flavors balance well against the hops

M- smooth with a slight hops bite/crisp finish

O- a great black IPA with a good malt/hops balance

12-28-2013 19:06:01 | More by delta490
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Noxious26

Saskatchewan (Canada)

4.18/5  rDev +11.2%

12 oz can poured in a nonic pint glass. Purchased on my trip to New Orleans at the end of March.

Pours pitch black, but allows some cola highlights through when held to the light. Beige head is 1/2 inch on the pour but recedes to a thin cap. Lines of lacing left with every sip.

Nice aroma of citrus hops with a little burnt malt in the background.

Yummy blend of citrus and floral hops with dark and burnt malts. Grapefruit, pine, chocolate, coffee.

Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. This is a pretty straight forward brew without much complexity, but very tasty.

05-31-2014 03:57:02 | More by Noxious26
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Auraan

Arizona

4.11/5  rDev +9.3%

Poured a deep brownish black with a one finger tan head that receded to a ring of off-white leaving no lacing. It looks quite nice, very true to style. Scents of citrus pith, grapefruit, pine resin, some faint roasted malt and faint hints of alcohol. Very nice, a very IPA aroma, with some roasted character true to a black ale. Flavors of bitter citrus pith, grapefruit, pine resin, some woody flavors, roasted malt, all present throughout the sip. Some alcohol appears as the beer warms. Some hop spiciness and faint brown sugar sweetness. Hop bitterness is fairly high and abundunt, balanced by some nice roasted malt flavors. Quite nice, rather bitter, roasty and hop forward, I like it. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, slightly chalky, resinous, with a semi-drying finish. Very easy to drink, with the drying quality urging you to sip more. Overall this is quite a nice black IPA, quite bitter and hoppy with a nice citrus forward aroma. The roasted character enhances the bitterness and adds a bit of depth. The sweetness balances things and makes the flavor excellent. Its quite the nice black IPA.

11-28-2013 06:44:11 | More by Auraan
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beergoot

Colorado

4.1/5  rDev +9%

Piney and citrus aroma emanates from the black-bodied beer with a faint trace of malt grains in the background. A rich, chunky, foamy head sits atop the beer. A pretty good dark grain, roasted malt flavor rides beneath a beautiful and bold hop bitterness. The body feels medium-light, clean and dry, a bit effervescent on the tongue.

Nice layers of flavor and complexity in this one. Very pleasing to the eyes, nose, and palate. Well worth checking out...

02-08-2013 01:50:42 | More by beergoot
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TheBrewo

Michigan

4.06/5  rDev +8%

Big thanks to StonedTrippin for throwing this one into our box…finally getting around to loading it up. It pours the color of black raspberries, sporting a one and a half finger head of creamy, soapy beige bubbles, showing nice retention. Chunky beehive lacing is left around the glass as it fizzes away at a medium pace. No haze cuts clarity, but tiny flecks of sediment are noted here and there. Carbonation appears to be active. The aroma is fresh with earthy and starkly piney hops, nectarine and pineapple fruitiness, bubblegum esters, seashore saltiness, light chalkiness, stinging medicinal phenols, fresh vanilla bean, root beer sugars, wintergreen, and curious pseudo-cedar woodiness, along top a base of brown, roasted chocolate, and pale malts. Our first impression is that the hops translate well into the flavoring, keeping things fresh, while some of the other components, like this strong metallic character, fall a bit out of balance. As we sip, the taste opens with lemon, mustiness, black and brown malt sourness, herbal, citric, and piney hoppiness, plastics and medicinals, pale malt crispness and lightness, tins, and thick caramel sugars. Peaking through the middle are citric and piney hops, bubblegum esters, chalky yeastiness, darkly roasted and soured brown malts, continued pale cleanliness, campfire smokiness, cedar, green grass oils, and earthen, herbal mineral. The end comes with chalk, chlorinated pool water, tinny metallics, soured brown and chocolate malts, tomato acidity, hop bitterness of herbal and piney varietals, white sugar sweetness, foamy plastics, mild airs of ethanol, white flour tortillas, and sap-laden pine cones. The aftertaste breathes of citric and piney hops, lemon rind bitters, chlorine and light plastics, sunflower seed saltiness, mulch and mud, faint soaps, black pepper spiciness, granite, pine needle and sap bitterness, bark and moss, cardboard, smoky and roasty grain, and mango fruitiness. The body is medium, and the carbonation is medium. Each sip gives nice slurp, smack, cream, froth, and pop. The mouth is cooled and coated, with light tannic dryness, and eventual boozy puck that warms the drinker down to their belly. The abv is appropriate, and the beer drinks great.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this brew was its aroma. Here we get all the fruity, hoppy, roasty, organic components that make this style so unique and so freshly approachable. With warmth these only develop further, adding bright green plant qualities to an already authentically herbal base. The sweetness of the hops strikes just the right balance through the flavor with its malty counterpart, finding inarguably tasty and drinkable synergy. This may seem like your random, off-the-rack affair, but you will find nothing but a smooth drinking, robustly flavored, wonderfully aromatic beverage that will be wishing you had just one more to finish the night off with.

08-10-2013 02:59:31 | More by TheBrewo
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buyyourfreedom

New Mexico

4/5  rDev +6.4%

01-27-2014 04:44:55 | More by buyyourfreedom
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +6.4%

Santa Fe Black IPA has a thick, soapy, beige head, a dark, red-brown appearance, and heavy lacing left on the glass. The aroma is very noticeably citrusy, with some background bread crust and malt. Taste is of roasted grain, citrus, hop resin, chocolate, some bitterness, and sugar. Mouthfeel is medium, and Santa Fe Black IPA finishes mostly dry, easy drinking, and not the least bit alchohilic. Overall, I like it and recommend it!

RJT

02-09-2014 16:14:43 | More by RonaldTheriot
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keenanite21

Colorado

4/5  rDev +6.4%

11-12-2013 22:12:34 | More by keenanite21
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ajtorres311

Florida

4/5  rDev +6.4%

05-01-2013 15:31:05 | More by ajtorres311
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ralphw56

Nevada

4/5  rDev +6.4%

01-09-2014 23:52:21 | More by ralphw56
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Black IPA from Santa Fe Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 112 ratings.