Black IPA | Santa Fe Brewing Company

Black IPABlack IPA
BA SCORE
68.1%
Liked This Beer
3.81 w/ 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:
#14,597
Reviews:
46
Ratings:
210
Liked:
143
Avg:
3.81/5
pDev:
9.97%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
42
Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 210 |  Reviews: 46
Photo of Gabriel_Vaughn
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.04/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of RAC81
4.36/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JScoot
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of jmryan8
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of BMMillsy
3.61/5  rDev -5.2%

Can as a trade extra. Thanks! Pours black with a big fluffy off white to khaki colored head. Nice aroma of pine, roast, grass, very pleasant. Flavor is roasty and porter like with some chocolate notes, a bit of spicy influence, and some balancing grassy and somewhat citrusy hops. Medium light bodied, medium plus carbonation. Pretty easy drinker, but not particularly distinguishable from the trove of the style out there that tend to not be super exciting. Worth drinking, not really worth seeking out unless this is your style.

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Photo of Seeker_11
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.92/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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3.9/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.4/5  rDev +15.5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of stephens101
4.09/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Dark brown w/ crimson hues at the light. A voluminous tan head breaks apart slowly.

Puts forth an herbal aroma with caramel following and a hint of dark chocolate.

Has a creamier and lighter than expected body. Tastes like a roasted marshmallow and chocolate campfire treat with a piney hop bonus at the end. I'm all for dessert before dinner. Some nutty, metallic notes are noticed as it warms.

A little of everything I like in an ABA, and in reverse order to boot.

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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4.4/5  rDev +15.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.56/5  rDev +19.7%

Black IPA from Santa Fe Brewing Company
Beer rating: 68.1% out of 100 with 210 ratings
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