Saint Archer IPA | Saint Archer Brewing Co.

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Saint Archer IPASaint Archer IPA
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3.89/5
Very Good
432 Ratings
Saint Archer IPASaint Archer IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Saint Archer Brewing Co.
California, United States
saintarcherbrewery.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Everything you would expect from a great American India Pale Ale: Hop-forward, yet civilized. Bitter but balanced.

Amarillo and Simcoe ring loud and clear with citrus and tropical notes that are backed up by a chorus of our other favorites - Centennial, Chinook, Columbus, and Citra.

Added by fox227 on 05-04-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#9,653
Reviews:
82
Ratings:
432
pDev:
11.05%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
22
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Photo of penguinsgoboom
3.81/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Straw gold. Poured a hefty head that dissipated quickly.

S: Beautifully ripe mango with nice fresh citrusy and oily pine hops.

F: Medium-light

T: Very aggressive hops that come right out and punch you in the mouth. Malt gradually eeks in and breaks up the bitterness. Hop bitterness lingers quite a bit afterwards. Tastes of flowers and woodsy pine. Faint hint of caramel honey.

O: A fine IPA. Slightly too hoppy and the bitterness is a bit unbalanced for my taste, but it'll work in a pinch.

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Photo of deereless
3.54/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of garrusthegreat
4.04/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sellen
3.37/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ddean
3.92/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had a pint at T's Café North, Arcata, CA over brunch.

Look- Clear, rather lemon yellow for an IPA--you would almost guess that it is a pilsner before tasting.
Smell- Not a broad aroma, and also more leaning towards a pilsner: rice (which grew more pronounced as the beer warmed) and a hint of citrusy hops. The cold starting temperature might have affected things.
Taste- Solid IPA. I get some good citrus (orange/lemon), crisp, light malt that adds a bit of sweetness. Not overly hoppy which is good here because of the light malt counterbalancing.
Feel- My favorite part. Pleasant lingering of the sweet malt and citrus.

Overall a refreshing and tasty IPA. My favorites tend to have bigger flavor profiles (e.g. West Coast IPAs such as Lagunitas Maximus or Racer 5 or the Deschutes Pine Drop), but this seems like a safe bet for a lot of different IPA lovers, especially if you like lemon/orange notes.

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Photo of russpowell
3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an effervescent gold with a thumb of ivory head. Nice head retention & slightly better than average head retention

S: Catty, piney, some citrus late

T: Follows the nose, much dryness & pomelo as well up front. Grapefruit & pomelo, plus crackery dryness, plus pine once warm & some sweet breadyness. Finishes with bready sweetness/dryness, & a little pomelo, a little mango shows up to the party late

MF: Medium body, crisp carbonation, nice balance

Solid IPA, easy to drink

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Photo of huckPDX
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of woemad
3.69/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Spikester
4.16/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A clear pale gold with a full hand of bone color head. Leaves rings and splotches of lace.
The smell is dank herbal fruity hops with a bit of bread crust malt.
Taste is dank resinous herbal fruity hops with just the right amount of malt for the style.
Mouthfeel is light to medium with strong carbonation. The finish is dry and fairly bitter.
Overall a tasty and enjoyable WC IPA. Canned on 10/19/17. I bought it on close out and would like to get this on tap sometime.

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Photo of kinmundy77
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Musineer
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Maudrey
3.79/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Driftpunx
3.93/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BarrelAgedG
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bloodsnot77
4.06/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SamuelMiller
3.72/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Antg8989
4.31/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Goosehunter75
3.58/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.93/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

File this review under beers that would have higher scores if it wasn't offensive to some city hipster bc "corporations". Durrrrrr.

Anyways, I love the availability of this stuff. Pours a golden and yellow pour with 4/5" white head. Aroma was an enjoyable medley of hops, a little bit of Citra and Amarillo on the nose.

Taste drops a hearty bitterness in the west coast vein, because its backed up by what seems like pale toasted golden promise or something similar and dry. When you wanna talk about mixing up the good old school C hops with some proprietary ones, and delivering it fresh and all over the place for $10 a 6 pack, this is the stuff.

Did someone just call this an East Coast ipa? Its not. Not even close. Its west coast all the way. While I wouldn't say its "world class" i definitely think it is a second tier west coast ipa that is very affordable and easy to find.

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Photo of K-Stew
4.23/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Very excellent take on an east coast IPA with a west coast feel. The Simcoe come through generously in this brew which is fantastic! Great mouth feel with an awesome balance between tropical pineapple hops and some slightly bitter pine.

Tried at a B Dubs while traveling in the valley in Cali. Easily one of the best beers I’ve ever had at a Buffalo wild wings chain, props to them for getting distribution!

Would definitely drink again!

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Photo of DJTOBY
4.23/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of wonizm
4.21/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of coreypegram
4.51/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of fsuturp
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Saint Archer IPA from Saint Archer Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 432 ratings