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: 347 |  Reviews: 74
Reviews by onedogtwodog:
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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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 t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of Jason
3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can with no freshness date.

Brassy color has a good clarity, three fingers of head leaves behind a trail of lacing. Soft citric nose with a bigger caramel note. Snappy crispness with a creamy medium body. Citric hops and caramel malt battle it out but realize they are great together and meld for a bittersweet finish. Hint of toasted bread and pear-like fruitiness. The orange peel and piney hop flavor does seem to take the lead though as the dryness pulls towards the end.

Tasty, the hops surprise in the end with a broader stroke. A bit of a session ale as well.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of FMetzger
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

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3.88/5  rDev +4.9%

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

Here's one of the better beers at Canfest 2010. . . Pours yellow and orange, good head. Aroma was mildly hoppy and that was about it.

Taste, a light bodied pale with adequate hops in the cascade and chinook or columbus vein I would guess. Bitterness subdued, I'd venture the ibu's to not be over 50. Lacks complexity in a good way, this one is straight forward, prolly carapils/crystal malt, c hops and done.

Very sessionable and desireable come warmer weather, this is a winner from SanTan in my book.

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Photo of JohnLynch
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

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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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of chuckgietzen
3.63/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | 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 SoCalBeerIdiot
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of IPAulJameson
3.59/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of aval89
3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Note: although listed as a amber, SanTan classifies is as a Pale Ale.

A: received it with a nice full finger head. Slowly settles to thin film.. Body is dark orange/copper tone.

S: mild caramel with some citrus notes.. Mild grapefruit with faint toasty malt smells.

T: has a rich caramel/biscuity base throughout. Towards the back grapefruit bitterness comes in with slight lemon zest & some pine characteristics. Finishes bitter with toasted malts & grapefruit flavors..

Mf: nice light medium body with great carbonation..

D: really easy to put these down.. Surprised at the drinkability.

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

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2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

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 tempest
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a tall, white head over an orange body. I'm reminded of Dale's Pale Ale, but this is a bit more drinkable—not as thick. The aroma has a subtle floral touch and then there's still a big rich grapefruit citrus flavor with a grassy edge. The hops don't have a super sharp dry-hop edge, the the flavor rolls nicely through the bitter fruit character with a mild dry, bready toffee malt note in the finish. This is a great pale ale for a hot day, check it out.

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Devil's Ale from SanTan Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 347 ratings