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Saint Archer IPA - Saint Archer Brewing Co.

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Saint Archer IPASaint Archer IPA

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BA SCORE
86
very good

182 Ratings
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Ratings: 182
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.27%
Wants: 5
Gots: 27 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Saint Archer Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: fox227 on 05-04-2013)
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Reviews by BucannonXC5:
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3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Type: 22-oz. bomber
Glass: Manzanita pint glass
From: Pacific Liquor at Renaissance at North Park (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $4.99
Purchased: June 28, 2013
Consumed: July 6, 2013
Misc.: N/A

Poured a honey golden clear color with 1-2 fingers of grayish white head. Sporadic spiderweb lacing on the sides. Average-to-below average retention.

Smelled a deep whiff of malty citrus hops. Could smell the bitterness. Caramel, toffee, tropical hops, lemon, iced tea, Columbus hops and orange.

Tasted a bit better than the smell. Reminded me slightly of a Manzanita IPA or an English IPA. Bitter and dry at the end, but good flavor. Citrus hops, mainly lemon, iced tea, resin hops and faint sugary grapefruit.

Light body. Creamy texture. Soft carbonation. Bitter, dry finish. Had me wanting to come back for more.

This beer grew on me as it went down. I’d give it another try.

BucannonXC5, Jul 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

aquazr1, Feb 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

mikejonze, Oct 21, 2014
Photo of rringler
3.61/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: Moderately hazy, light golden (pilsner) color. Poured into a frozen pint glass with no head, and only a island of smaller bubbles in the middle of the glass.

S: Good nose; lots of florals, fruits, and pine. Smells delicious.

T: Interesting. Starts with a very mild fruit sweetness and some earthy, spicy hops. The fruits are more subdued than the smell would lead you to believe; maybe more melon than other sweeter fruits. Mid-taste never really hits the malts, though it does finish with earthy, citrusy hops. No hint of its 6.8% abv in the taste.

M: Medium thickness/quickness. Moderate- carbonation; less than most other IPAs. Medium stickiness on the tongue after swallowing.

O: Not a bad brew, but in the IPA jungle that is Southern California, there are no shortage of other brews that are better. I would like to see the clarity/head retention cleaned up a bit, the fruity/malty taste kicked up a notch, and the carbonation increased a half volume or so.

rringler, Apr 19, 2014
Photo of chinchill
3.35/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

On tap at True North in the North Park area of San Diego.

Pour is light amber-gold with fine-grained visible carbonation and a very durable, semi-creamy off-white head. Exceptional sticky lacing.

Smell: strong and pungent (hops).

Taste: Not as intense as the aroma suggests yet this could still pass as a DIPA. Medium-high bitterness. Bitterness is moderated by some malts. .

Feel: medium body; medium-high but soft carbonation.

O: Very good IPA IF you like this hop load ... but not my cup of tea.

chinchill, Jul 04, 2014
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2.08/5  rDev -45.7%

Cobrabob428, Nov 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

LXIXME, Oct 31, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.7%

acurtis, Oct 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

mbunje, Jul 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

SoCalBeerIdiot, Mar 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

RonnieBoy, Feb 28, 2014
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3.96/5  rDev +3.4%

dertyd, Nov 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Damian74Shensky, Feb 09, 2014
Photo of MeanMotaScootah
3.36/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer has a sharp, bitter hop forward taste. This is not unlike many of the San Diego IPAs (Green Flash, Stone, Ballast Point etc) Contrasted to Russian River, Lagunitas, Firestone IPAs it is (in my opinion) very unbalanced. Northern Cal seems to have a better handle on the hop + malt backbone IPA vs. the jarring hop bite of San Diego brews.

MeanMotaScootah, Aug 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Gonzoillini, Jun 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

hoppyhour, Aug 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

terpinsd, Apr 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

ablackard, Sep 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

zonker17, May 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

GRG1313, Sep 02, 2013
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3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

While partial to SOCAL-style IPAs (if it isn't yet, "SOCAL IPA" should be an official beer style), I particularly like this offering. A refreshing slight-pine, slight-citrus taste that isn't too overpowering with malt or hops (although the bias is definitely more towards hops). I particularly like that it now comes in 12 oz cans. One of the great San Diego offerings (yep... I am biased towards SD too).

ANIMOUL, Jun 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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Saint Archer IPA from Saint Archer Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 182 ratings.