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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

121 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 121
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 121 | Reviews: 26 | Display Reviews Only:
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5/5  rDev +32.3%

klmcmachen, Jul 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

lostgrrl666, Jul 13, 2013
Photo of TheBeerDog
3.58/5  rDev -5.3%
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%.

TheBeerDog, Jul 07, 2013
Photo of Proclarush
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Proclarush, Jul 07, 2013
Photo of BrockLanders
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

BrockLanders, Jun 08, 2013
Photo of brandon911
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

brandon911, Jun 04, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

BGsWo22, May 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

tswater, May 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

abex44, May 09, 2013
Photo of ajtorres311
4/5  rDev +5.8%

ajtorres311, May 01, 2013
Photo of acevenom
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

acevenom, Apr 05, 2013
Photo of emergency_beef
5/5  rDev +32.3%

emergency_beef, Mar 06, 2013
Photo of BeerHunter76
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

BeerHunter76, Mar 06, 2013
Photo of mdcrouser
3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
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.

mdcrouser, Mar 04, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14%

nzerbe, Mar 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Onemic, Feb 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Ispeakforthetrees, Feb 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

rwhitmore, Feb 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

drummermattie02, Feb 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

TheBishopco, Feb 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

kjkinsey, Feb 16, 2013
Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Whiskeydeez, Feb 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

injuredreserve, Feb 14, 2013
Photo of ajd413
3.3/5  rDev -12.7%
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

ajd413, Feb 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

MarkyMOD, Feb 13, 2013
Black IPA from Santa Fe Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 121 ratings.