Devil's Ale | SanTan Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
85
very good
331 Ratings
THE BROS
83
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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
Ratings:
331
Reviews:
67
Avg:
3.76
pDev:
10.64%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
87
For Trade:
1
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Photo of Houlio_99
4.35/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Well balanced, good lil southwestern ale

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Photo of sfarquhar1
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of monk2021
3.41/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PStriedl
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stephen_Woods
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Katiejay589
4.2/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kylo76
3.77/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Alpha309
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OrestesMethuon
3.42/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This pale ale from down in the valley pours a very nice soft-gilded brown into my Junkyard Brewing twelve-ounce tulip, trailed swiftly by a solid, latte-hued foamy-head, that laces well and is well retained. As that tapers off, odors present of a pretty wonderful sticky-sweet wet-hop florality, which isn't especially complex but is a pleasant punch in the nostrils.

Unfortunately, the flavors follow the trend of the nose to a degree that's less pleasant and more extreme: the concerted blast of bitterness expressed by Devil's Ale brings down the buoyancy of its fresher hop notes, and besides those features there isn't a lot operating on the palate whilst this ale passes through the maw. Indeed, even the fairly balanced basal structure of dry malt bite and pale sugars, which should buttress the top-level bittering, are a bit too thin to serve that purpose; instead, the overall textural impression tends to the watery, which is unfortunately not to the service of the beer's mix of flavors. Overall, it's a passable, very unspectacular session pale out of SanTan, and ultimately far from their best effort.

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Photo of Spiral517
3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Imacopyouidiot
3.3/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Absolut
3.56/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

a easy drinking pale ale. not too extreme, hoppy or bitter.

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Photo of MonkeyBread
3.52/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ahuey333
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MenardMa
3.33/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of amvrana
3.48/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cbcrunch
3.64/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Leag0002
3.92/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bpkrippner
3.33/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jakethesnake503
3.89/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Waveoff
3.65/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hop_God
3.06/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of neckbracesub
3.49/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Originalredman
2.81/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Wish there was a bit more of a hop presence. Some odd carbonation

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Photo of skyheart
3.8/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Devil's Ale from SanTan Brewing Co.
3.76 out of 5 based on 331 ratings.
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