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Devil's Ale | SanTan Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
3.7/5
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349 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
SanTan Brewing Co.
Arizona, United States
santanbrewing.com

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#30,532
Reviews:
75
Ratings:
349
pDev:
10.54%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
95
Trade:
1
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 349 |  Reviews: 75
Reviews by Canada_Dan:
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3/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

More User Reviews:
Photo of AZBeerDude72
3.89/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer had a great amber color and very nice foamy head to it. Smells like hops, citrus, and floral. The taste is a good hop bite and smooth malt on back side. You can tell there is a little citrus mixed in but very well balance of it. Overall very smooth and easy drinking, great balance of flavor and easy to drink all day out in the sun. Very good beer.

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Photo of LXIXME
3.97/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Big light tan head slow settles into a nice lacing above a clear golden amber colored beer.

Big floral, citrus, piney, spring grass aroma with a slight soapy lacing to it.

Citrus and piney dry hops taste with just an ever so slight soapiness on the edges.

A drying aftertaste that brings a bit of the hops tastes with it on this medium bodied beer.

A pretty decent tasting pale ale with a very inviting aroma, the only draw back I can relate is a light to very light soapiness or something that I can only describe as that that comes along with the drinking of this Devil's Ale.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Alexander_Brittain
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of JDV
3.9/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a rich copper, small head. Smell is fruity, gummy bears, and fresh but subtle. Taste is smooth, very fruity, gummy bear malt, light bitterness. Very drinkable with medium body, light carbonation. Might prefer a touch more spritziness, but the flavor is nice, hoppy but not harsh at all and it goes down easily. I like it. Like a bowl of dry hopped melted gummy bears.

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Photo of mtbdennis
5/5  rDev +35.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Donkster46
3.52/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.77/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Devil's Ale
SanTan Brewing Co.

Pours an unfiltered copper color, soapy off white head with a yellow tint. Aroma of herbal, citrusy hops and caramel malts. In the taste, a nice hop bite with suggestions of orange, grapefruit and light pine. Bright citrus flavor, solid malt foundation with caramel and bread notes. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied, crisp with a medium level of carbonation, chalky finish. Overall, a pretty impressive pale ale, good hop character and always has a place in my fridge.

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Photo of brainfock
4.12/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

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3.4/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of swthomas55
3.77/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap in a sampler at the brewpub 4/8/11.
Lots of citrusy hops in the nose. I'm liking it already!
Clear amber liquid, topped with a lacy white head.
Definitely hop accented in the mouth, but with enough malt to back it up. Lots of flavor but not at all heavy, this one walks the balance line very well. The finish is hoppy with a slight coarseness in the lingering bitterness.
Nicely done, and eminently drinkable.

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Photo of ahuey333
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.88/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of ckollias
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed this can out of a large snifter glass.

A: Pours a copper hue with a thin white head that quickly dissipates leaving nice rings down the side of the glass and ends in a wispy lace.

S: Good hoppy aroma with a slight citrus background.

T: Bitter hoppy flavor with that same citrus background that finishes on the dry side of bitter.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: Excellent pale ale.

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Devil's Ale from SanTan Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 349 ratings