Pale Ale
Santa Fe Brewing Company

Pale AlePale Ale
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Santa Fe Brewing Company
New Mexico, United States
American Pale Ale
Ranked #1,129
Ranked #27,659
3.48 | pDev: 12.07%
Jan 23, 2023
Jul 03, 2002
Anything but a typical American Pale, Santa Fe Pale Ale is as full bodied as its most robust English counterparts, while asserting its American origin with a healthy nose resplendent with Cascade and Willamette hops. It finishes with a well-balanced combination of the subtle, almost Pilsner-like maltiness accentuated by the German yeast used to brew this Santa Fe classic, and a hop bite sufficient to leave a lingering smile on the face of any fan of American Pale Ales.
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Ratings by Realale:
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Reviewed by Realale from Missouri

4.07/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Clear medium gold, with a touch of bronze. Bright white fine head settles to a thin cap.

Nice slightly fruity juicy hops lead the nose, with a good underlayment of citrus. The malt is apparent, and firmly in the cracker department, with a touch of biscuit. Everything is well-balanced, with the hops taking an appropriate leading role.

Well balanced again in the mouth, where the juicyness of the hops flavors blends very well with the malt. Nice length, finishing with a good snap of bitterness.

Mouthfeel is okay, with sufficient richness to balance the bitterness. Very drinkable, and an excellent companion to the local chile-rich cuisine. I drank a ton of this during my visit to Santa Fe.
Nov 01, 2007
More User Ratings:
Rated: 4.93 by Beergod420 from Michigan

Jan 23, 2023
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Reviewed by RaulMondesi from California

4.25/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Nope. No sir. Only a 79? Raul doesn’t believe it. This beer is more 88 to him (the last time LA had the Olympics). That said, he might even go HAM and say this beer is Georgia Olympics and 96! It’s that good! Angela Lansbury may have just bit the dust, but I bet if she drank this thang, she’d still be alive.

Lobos go awooooooo!
Dec 30, 2022
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Rated by Ismaelmyself

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Another good everyday Pale ale. Nice drink on a sunny day.
Apr 05, 2022
Rated: 3.75 by paulish from New York

Apr 30, 2021
Rated: 3.43 by kkarimi from Texas

Mar 16, 2020
Rated: 3.24 by Sammy from Canada (ON)

Feb 04, 2020
Rated: 3.56 by Dave1999 from North Carolina

Sep 05, 2019
Rated: 3.59 by Nunya from Ohio

Jul 07, 2019
Rated: 3 by bdlusa from Texas

Jun 26, 2019
Rated: 3.38 by Kolb from Montana

Apr 29, 2019
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Reviewed by Jamesg1188 from Colorado

3.57/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Description above nails this beer. Full bodied pale with less then typical amount of hop flavor. Has a very English almost ESB like feel. Not a common Pale, I do really enjoy it.
Feb 24, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by heerboth from Pennsylvania

Dec 28, 2018
Rated: 3.06 by gmale9000 from New York

Dec 06, 2018
Rated: 3.62 by Gagnonsux from Texas

Oct 21, 2018
Rated: 3 by chubenzino from California

Aug 16, 2018
Rated: 3.6 by Thomas_Wikman from Texas

Aug 10, 2018
Rated: 3.26 by minterro from California

Apr 25, 2018
Rated: 3.28 by mmmbeer89 from New Mexico

Apr 05, 2018
Rated: 3.5 by kingjohnh from New Mexico

Sep 28, 2017
Pale Ale from Santa Fe Brewing Company
Beer rating: 79 out of 100 with 282 ratings