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Devil's Ale | SanTan Brewing Co.

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3.69/5
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334 Ratings
Devil's AleDevil's Ale
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

Added by t0rin0 on 12-01-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#29,782
Reviews:
69
Ratings:
334
pDev:
10.57%
Bros Score:
3.68
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
89
Trade:
1
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 334 |  Reviews: 69
Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.73/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of biboergosum
3.73/5  rDev +1.1%
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 -14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of AzIpaGuy
5/5  rDev +35.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of coreypegram
3.46/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
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 -11.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of beergoot
3.72/5  rDev +0.8%
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 -2.7%
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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Photo of Sayb
3.56/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.74/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beerucee
3/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Typical amber ale at Philly's sports bar

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Photo of timmy2b
3.84/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Scotchboy
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

On tap @ the Arrogant Butcher, Phoenix AZ.

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Photo of BrewNoob1
3.59/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of andrewh995
3.79/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Citrus, hops and good caramel maltiness. The bitterness is more prevalent than a normal APA and it really does this beer a lot of good. Great local brew.

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Photo of GlenL
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Idrankthat
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GoffmanvsDuffman
3.43/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
3.57/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jcarter1221
2.88/5  rDev -22%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of jmdrpi
3.48/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can

darker golden orange in color, white head. citrus hop aroma - orange, lemon. also some pine in there too. taste is only mildly bitter, enough malt flavor to balance. thin bodied.

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Photo of Tsar_Riga
3.78/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Standard copper body, clear, with a short off white-light tan head, and some lacing.

S - Pine and lemon-like citrus, a bit of grapefruit pith, and honey hinted malts.

T - Follows the nose, with a moderate malt middle, suggesting dough and sweetness, and a strong tea flavor, then closing off in a sharp bitter turn.

M - Full, bright, with mild drying in the close.

O - Nothing special, but a solid, drinkable pale that offers full, bitter hop flavors.

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Photo of erik_tragicmedia
3.95/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of gruss004
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Devil's Ale from SanTan Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 334 ratings
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