Happy Camper IPA | Santa Fe Brewing Company

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3.76/5
Very Good
638 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Santa Fe Brewing Company
New Mexico, United States
santafebrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A classic beer for those beer lovers who love their hops, Happy Camper IPA will take the Pepsi Challenge (or IPA challenge, as we say in New Mexico) against any other pretenders to the throne. Was it divine providence that made this beer the king of the IPA world? Was it a tireless pursuit of glory? No, this IPA has a top-secret recipe to thank for its success, and this meticulously formulated combination of several different hops combined with a very specific brewing process give Happy Camper IPA a spicy, citric, and floral infusion of hop character, which is masterfully counterbalanced with the full-bodied maltiness characteristic of the Santa Fe Brewing Company’s distinctive beers.

Added by indiapaleale on 08-18-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#21,313
Reviews:
164
Ratings:
638
pDev:
12.23%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
33
Gots:
152
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 638 |  Reviews: 164
Photo of richardmoomaw
4.66/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Klub98
3.74/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 1971bernat
2.5/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of J_Arbizzle
3.21/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Roby923
2.95/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Feels lighter in the IBU department. Pours a lighter golden color. Definitely more malt-forward. The higher ABV doesn't factor in the tatse. Not super memorable. Canned from TJs in ABQ.

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Photo of Dreynolds1808
3.96/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of T-34-85
3.63/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of epim3
4.04/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of craigbelly
3.86/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of Muss42
3.86/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of superwho24
3.04/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DoreenAndDave
3.22/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Beer is a clear amber with a persistent, bone-white head. Not much of a nose. Some alcohol and bread. Taste is a bit of malt followed quickly by a uni-dimensional hop/citrus rind bitterness. Mouthfeel is fine. A bit heavy with a lingering bitterness. Overall this IPA seems not that interesting to me. The hop profile is heavy and bitter and lacks some layers or brightness. There's nothing really wrong with this beer, but for me it doesn't stand out among the field of IPAs.

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Photo of fryeguy52
3.18/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.59/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Reviewed from notes. The appearance was a orange colored body mostly clear with a one finger white foamy head that rises and falls fairly quickly - it takes about twenty seconds to settle into the body, slightly thick foamy lacing clings to the sides of the pint glass. The smell has some strong malts up front, but a good amount of citrusy hops come out to play. The taste is a balanced sweet citrus/malty flavoring with a slightly buttery aftertaste, and a sweet dry finish. On the palate, its about a light to medium, somewhat sessionable, and seems to get a bit oily here and there on the tongue and mouth. Carbonation is good for the style and for me. Overall, somewhat of an AIPA/EIPA sort of blend, perhaps. Me, maybe again if offered.

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Photo of mmmbeer89
3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Hopi happy camper at the cube on Albuquerque...

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

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

Photo of soze47
3.53/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Maybe I got a bad one, but this one was very malt forward - maybe perhaps aiming for a more traditional British style IPA. But I also got some mustiness to it and the malt sweetness was pulled into some strange, not great medicinal lingers.

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Photo of cb8282
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.53/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of peabody
3.67/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Happy Camper IPA from Santa Fe Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 638 ratings
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