Devil's Ale | SanTan Brewing Co.

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Devil's AleDevil's Ale

Brewed by:
SanTan Brewing Co.
Arizona, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Devil's Ale is of the new breed of American West Coast Pale Ales. Devil’s Ale won a Gold Medal at 2011 GAZBF. It is the highest rated Pale Ale in Arizona receiving 96 points from Draft Magazine. Deep, golden maroon in color, Devil’s Ale is defined by a delicious citrus hop character derived from Cascade & Centennial hops grown in the Pacific Northwest, balanced with a firm caramel malt flavor.

45 IBU

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Ratings: 350 |  Reviews: 75
Photo of NickThePyro
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ncherf
3.71/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lordofthewiens
3.77/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Sky Harbor airport.
Dark amber color, small head, pretty lace.
Citrus hops, caramel aroma.
Grapefruit up front, sweet caramel taste.
Nice-enough beer.

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Photo of corywalston
4.61/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of schopenhauerale
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jwc215
3.83/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Crafted on 09/10/18 stamped on bottom of 12 ounce can:

The smell is of grapefruit, tropical fruits with caramelized biscuit.

The taste is hop-forward, yet still in APA style. Citric/tropical fruity hops mix with chewy caramel malt. Dry finish,

It has a smooth medium body.

A very nice hop-forward APA. Easy to drink and enjoyable!

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Photo of okie_beerstorian
3.73/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The first craft beer I tried when I first moved to Arizona from the beer heaven that is the Pacific Northwest. Coming from the PNW, this beer was a bit of a let down. But, taken from where I am, and what is available, this is one of the better beers in the Phoenix craft scene. Nice golden amber look, the smell isn't super inviting, but it does not turn you away either. Drinks like an American Pale, but has a flavor profile that hints at IPA. One of the hoppiest American Pale's I have had for sure. Overall, a pretty good beer at a good price compared to many other options. This is one of my go too's if I just need to grab something real quick on the way home or on the way to a gathering as it works for me, and for many others I have met in the Valley of the Sun

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Photo of Zanico
3.88/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beer__Girl
4.52/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Good beer.

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Photo of Mdrake0209
3.99/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hychenglao
3.42/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Squire
3.69/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Clear, deep amber gold color with lasting white cap and lacing.

Aroma of malt and piney, citrusy hops.

Flavor on entry is hop forward with a West Coast sort of firm, sharp hoppiness redolent with pine and sharp citrus. Malt is present but more along for the ride providing a solid base without adding an equal balance against the hops. Not a heavily bitter flavor as it's muted by the malt, but it's certainly a hop centric brew.

Medium texture with balancing carbonation.

Brew calls it a "Southwestern Style Ale". I call it a very flavorful APA that could easily pass for an IPA.

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.65/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AD17
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tucson_brewson
3.77/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can poured into pint glass.

L - Pours a slightly hazy amber-copper color with a thick, off-white soapy head that dissipates after a few sips. Leaves a lot of lacing on the glass throughout.

S - Citrus rind, metallic piney hops, caramel, earthy malt. A fruitier aroma that leans toward the sweeter smell and taste.

T - Bready caramel malt, orange peel, sweet tea, a good spicy kick of hops in the middle, finishes with a biscuity graham cracker sweetness.

F - Light-to-medium bodied, moderately carbonated, slightly astringent. Not too thin, not thick or sticky. A nice balance and pretty drinkable.

O - Another nice offering from our northern neighbors. The smell and taste profile offer a nice balance of pine, citrusy bitter hops alongside caramel malt. Will have to try this on tap sometime.

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Photo of Gavage
3.48/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: pours a dark amber color with a thick head.

Smell: light citrus aroma here.

Taste: caramel, bit of bread, grapefruit, orange, and an earthy bitterness.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Lightly crisp from start to finish.

Overall: an easy to drink APA.

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Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.73/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of biboergosum
3.73/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz can - aah, some classic west coast hops in this one.

This beer pours a slightly hazy, medium copper amber colour, with three fingers of puffy, rocky, and bubbly ecru head, which leaves a bit of sudsy soap scum lace around the glass as it slowly sinks away.

It smells of grainy and bready caramel malt, faint domestic citrus rind, a minor hard water flintiness, and further leafy, weedy, and piney green hop bitters. The taste is gritty and crackery cereal malt, a lesser caramel sweetness, still indistinct citrus peel, some ephemeral earthy yeast, and more leafy, spicy, and piney verdant hoppiness.

The carbonation is quite tame in its banal frothiness, the body a decent middleweight, and generally smooth, with nothing in particular looking for a kerfuffle here. It finishes off-dry, the malt continuing to be thoroughly blended with the lingering hops.

Overall - this is a rather well-made and straightforward version of the style, with, as just mentioned, the two sides of the hoppy pale equation expertly integrated with each other. Thus, it is much easier to just drink than parse the heck out of, so Imma simply going to enjoy the rest of this offering in peace, while listening (and watching) the October winds blow outside.

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Photo of schomber
3.16/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of AzIpaGuy
5/5  rDev +35.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of coreypegram
3.46/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Reviewed from notes. From my AZ trip. The appearance had a hazy pale brown to orange color. one finger white foamy head that dies to have a moderate filmy lacing trying to stick to the sides of the glass. The smell had a nicely dosed amount of bitter somewhat piney hops to an equal amount of pale malts to allow a decent blend to permeate my nose. The taste was quite a flavorful through the nice allocation of malts to hops - blended very nicely. Dry somewhat malty aftertaste and finish. On the palate, it sat at/about a light to medium on body - more likely probably closer to medium, but still having a decent sessionable aspect to it. Carbonation is good fo the style and for me as there’s a decent amount of harshness for an APA, but nothing overbearing. Overall, nicely done APA, that I would welcome again if I could get it.

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Photo of Danielr26
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of beergoot
3.72/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark amber body; thick, rocky, sticky head; plenty of gently rising carbonation. Spicy, pine tar aroma; some sweet grain notes. Subtle caramel and with some spicy, somewhat rye-like notes; nice hop bitterness building up towards the finish. Medium-heavy body; sharp and crisp on the palate.

This is a pretty solid APA. To say it's nothing earth-shattering, while true, doesn't quite do justice to the beer. Okay, so it's unassuming in many ways yet delivers a solid, tasty beer experience. The appearance is above average and the overall flavor and mouthfeel are very delightful. Good stuff...

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Photo of camerondolsen
3.59/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Delicious beer. Great ale to drink after a long day! Better on tap. It is a cleaner looking ale, not following the recent Arizona trend of New England of haze. Definitely one of my Go-To beers!

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Devil's Ale from SanTan Brewing Co.
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