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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

146 Ratings
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Ratings: 146
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 10.29%
Wants: 3
Gots: 19 | 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:
Beer added by: Mebuzzard on 12-04-2012

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5/5  rDev +31.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of TheBeerDog
3.55/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can into a pint glass, ordered at Alamo Draft House in San Antonio. I tried ordering the Happy Camper, which had for the first time and enjoyed several weeks ago. Since they were out of Happy Camper, the waitress recommended the Black IPA. This was a enjoyable beer, and goes down very smooth for a beer with an ABV of 7.1%.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -34%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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5/5  rDev +31.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of mdcrouser
3.76/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Gotta say - I do like these cans. They stand out and are easy to find on the shelf, making an impressive entrance into a new market.

Creamy tan head stands a finger thick. Depending on the light in the room, you might mistake this for black. But it's closer to a dark brown, as there are hints of red near the bottom of the glass and it comes across a tick less imposing than a deep black would. Layer on layer on layer of lace all the way down the glass.

Vegetation and spice in the hops comes through to the nose, with a faint backdrop of maltiness. Not as much as I'd expect, but enough to let you know it exists.

Heavily hopped - lots of greenery, coupled with copious amounts of spice.

Big, round in the mouth, smooth and delivering the full wave of hops in its breadth. Slaps the tongue a bit, with somewhat heavy-handed and one-leveled hops.

Good, not great. Ripe with hops if that's the only thing you're after.

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of ajd413
3.32/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Great deep black color and pleasant hop aroma. First sip, it's a bit thin and not as hoppy as I had hoped. It's balanced but short of the mark for the style. More of a black pale rather than IPA. The roast malt is definitely more prominent than the hops but not in a bad way. The mild sweetness pairs well with the gentle bitterness of the hops and overall, it's a fine beer but nothing spectacular

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Black IPA from Santa Fe Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 146 ratings.