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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

124 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 124
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 10.85%
Wants: 3
Gots: 14 | 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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4/5  rDev +5.8%

afsdan, Jun 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

brybeck, Jun 01, 2014
Photo of Noxious26
4.18/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

Noxious26, May 31, 2014
Photo of IllicitEloquence
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

IllicitEloquence, May 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

WiserBud, May 08, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14%

markgugs, Apr 18, 2014
Photo of beernads
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

beernads, Apr 15, 2014
Photo of marzenfannm
3.65/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Impressive head with staying power. Deep black color. Not a strong aroma ... Neutral. Well balanced flavor. No strong aftertaste. I'd buy again.

[I am copying these notes over from RateBeer ... it does not require as long of review. I tasted this some time ago so I can't add anything.]

marzenfannm, Mar 31, 2014
Photo of UncleAddie
3/5  rDev -20.6%

UncleAddie, Mar 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Kmlund, Mar 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Davepoolesque, Mar 15, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.6%

deereless, Mar 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Trex, Mar 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

EF4, Mar 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Christianuriah, Mar 02, 2014
Photo of sd123
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

sd123, Feb 28, 2014
Photo of taospowder
4/5  rDev +5.8%

taospowder, Feb 23, 2014
Photo of nick_asian
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

nick_asian, Feb 19, 2014
Photo of RonaldTheriot
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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

RonaldTheriot, Feb 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

willkoval, Feb 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Steamer, Feb 03, 2014
Photo of ryannosaurus
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

ryannosaurus, Feb 02, 2014
Photo of lordofstarside
3.71/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can to a pint glass, don't see any dates

I swear each one of these has exploded all over my hands each time I've opened one. Pours black with red hues and a pretty high transparency, moderate carbonation, and two fingers of head that aren't going anywhere. Lacing is good, if only it were darker

Smells of grapefruit, pine, and lemon upfront for the hops. Really strong chocolate and coffee notes with caramel notes. Finishes with a light scent of alcohol, definitely a black ipa

Taste falls short of the aroma. The hops aren't as strong but still exhibit the citrus character in the smell. The malts are a lot more powerful but don't meld as well, heavy chocolate and coffee none the less. Finishes with just a bit of alcohol

Feel is a moderate/thick body with a dry finish. Moderately bitter, pretty drinkable

Overall this stuff is okay, unless I was looking for a black ipa to take on trips outdoors I don't think pay another $10 for a sixer though

lordofstarside, Jan 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

buyyourfreedom, Jan 27, 2014
Black IPA from Santa Fe Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 124 ratings.