Black IPA | Santa Fe Brewing Company

Black IPABlack IPA
BA SCORE
3.81/5
210 Ratings
Black IPABlack IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Mebuzzard on 12-04-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
46
Ratings:
210
pDev:
9.97%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
42
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 210 |  Reviews: 46
Photo of zeff80
3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured an opaque, jet-black color with a small, tan head of bubbly foam. It smelled of roasted malt, dark chocolate and pine. Nice bitter piney hops with chocolate and roastiness.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.43/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Black ale pours black with tan head 3/4" deep. Aroma is mostly black patent malt and C hops, although the dry hopping if any seems to be lacking.

Taste is prolly above average for a black ale. The hop quality is there, it doesn't do much flavor wise, its bitter but not excessively. The roast is there, but not up there in stout or porter levels. Its heavier and a different ale than a schwarzbier though.

I'm not a huge fan of the style, I think the peak time for these is spring or fall drinking. I will acknowledge it is better than your average black ale. Second tier stuff methinks.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.99/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a becher pint glass, the appearance was a black color with an off white foamy head that dissipated at a mild pace. Light stringy lace. The aroma had some grapefruit pith, roasted dark malts, subtle coffee beans, dark chocolate, driftwood, earthy hops, and a light dose of piney/resin bitter hops. The flavor mildly blended the prior noted aromas fairly nice. Long yet sharp and roasty aftertaste. Sly roasty finish. The palate was medium bodied with a good sipping quality about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt fine. Overall, pretty nice black IPA that I could come back to if I could get it. Thanks Jason!

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Photo of J_T_Arlington
4.18/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My first black IPA

Looks like a dark cola. Head is light brown.

Smell's a little toasty. Some subdued pine smell. Subtle.

Taste is very interesting. Still clearly a IPA, and a resinous one at that, but there are some subtle notes of coffee.

Feels nice and hearty. Meaty, full-bodied.

Definitely an interesting beer. Give it a try if you enjoy IPA and stouts/porters.

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Photo of mmmbeer89
3.86/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It mostly tastes like an average IPA but it does have a hint of the dark roasted malts taste of stouts and darker beers, It makes for a good mix of the two styles.

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Photo of AmishLightning
3.84/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of GlenL
4.33/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tylerstravis
3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TPynchon
5/5  rDev +31.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Great beer, awesome flavor and aroma. They use some great hops in this one, Simcoe and other big hitters.

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Photo of sohearn
4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Pro_Magnon
3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MikeWard
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz can poured into a pint glass. no freshness dating that i could find.

looks very good. appears to be a black bodied beer, but shows amber/red wine color up to the light. good tan head, with great lacing.

nothing at all on the nose. nothing good, nothing bad.

tastes of heavily roasted malt, somewhat bitter. muted hops. a touch of sweetness.

close to full on the mouth.

Overall, this one is a bit all over the place, ratings wise. this is not a style i overly care for, highly roasted malt and hop sometimes comes off way too bitter. but this one is decent. no idea of the age on this.

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Photo of shigg85
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gruss004
3.59/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

I remember being impressed by this beer when I drank it this past spring, even though it was at or beyond its best by date.

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Photo of tem3175
4.17/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dbarny76
4.45/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ajblasing
4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jcarriglio
3.71/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of crewfan1952
3.48/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Harrison8
3.91/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours black with a foamy khaki head. Head retention is strong with good lacing left behind. Resin, and pine hops with a bit of roasted malts round out a dark, and yet hoppy aroma. Pine and resin hops with dark roasted malts make up a bitter, dark aroma. Feel has a medium consistency, and is filling. Overall, it's a great beer. It is on the bitter side, but still good.

Served in a 12oz snifter.

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Photo of thebeers
3.89/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Extremely dark brown in color, approaching black, with a finger-and-a-half of frothy tan head. Delicious aroma of pine sap, orange and dark malts that reminds me of my homebrewing days. Similar taste with the heavy malt most prevalent -- a mixture of sweet and roasted flavors and the pine tar behind. Relatively thick bodied, slightly sticky, with good carbonation. Not my favorite style, but this one is pretty damn good.

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Photo of Can_has_beer
4.13/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This is an exceptionally well done Black IPA. The roast is in the background and upfront is the piney and fruity notes from the hops. The mouthfeel doesn't leave you scorched either. This is one of the better Black IPA's I've had.

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Photo of gustavmahler-09
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark, dark brown, almost black. Not much head. Smells sweet. Tastes of a lot of malt first, then of bitter hops. A bit thin, doesn't remain on the palate very long. Feels smooth. Overall quite OK.

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Photo of stevoj
3.91/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Can from Whole Foods - Indian School Plaza. Pours out with a nice inky black body and creamy beige head, reminiscent of a stout. Aroma favors the roast malts, while taste brings in a bit of fruitiness, and a bite which reminds me of a schwarzbier. The bite lingers on the palate with a hint of sweetness. Not expecting this to be so delicious....

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Black IPA from Santa Fe Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 210 ratings
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