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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

157 Ratings
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Ratings: 157
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 10.29%
Wants: 3
Gots: 21 | FT: 1
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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Ratings: 157 | Reviews: 30
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Can as a trade extra. Thanks! Pours black with a big fluffy off white to khaki colored head. Nice aroma of pine, roast, grass, very pleasant. Flavor is roasty and porter like with some chocolate notes, a bit of spicy influence, and some balancing grassy and somewhat citrusy hops. Medium light bodied, medium plus carbonation. Pretty easy drinker, but not particularly distinguishable from the trove of the style out there that tend to not be super exciting. Worth drinking, not really worth seeking out unless this is your style.

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Dark brown w/ crimson hues at the light. A voluminous tan head breaks apart slowly.

Puts forth an herbal aroma with caramel following and a hint of dark chocolate.

Has a creamier and lighter than expected body. Tastes like a roasted marshmallow and chocolate campfire treat with a piney hop bonus at the end. I'm all for dessert before dinner. Some nutty, metallic notes are noticed as it warms.

A little of everything I like in an ABA, and in reverse order to boot.

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Black IPA from Santa Fe Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 157 ratings.