Saint Archer IPA | Saint Archer Brewing Co.

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Saint Archer IPASaint Archer IPA
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3.89/5
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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:
#9,822
Reviews:
84
Ratings:
437
pDev:
11.05%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
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Ratings: 437 |  Reviews: 84
Reviews by dansmcd:
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3.91/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

More User Reviews:
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 MisSigsFan
4.07/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a straw yellow with a frothy white head. Smells like grapefruit rind and pine. Taste follows the nose. Citrus bitterness with a bit of pine. A bit of biscuity malt in there too, but this is definitely towards the hop side of the spectrum. Classic WCIPA. Reminds me a lot of Swami's actually. Mouthfeel is light and crisp. The bitterness is a bit much though. Not enough hop aroma to balance out the bitterness. Overall, I like this one a lot. It's not something I would buy all the time but definitely worth trying. Saint Archer's DIPA on the other hand is out of this world.

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Photo of SammyJaxxxx
4.31/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Golden yellow with a pillowy head. Good lacing
S: Citrus and pine slight bread malt
T: A very good balanced IPA. Citrus and pine with a malty backbone
MF: Clean crisp good mouthfeel
o: Very good IPA

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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 G_Shoe
4.31/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of talbotjf99
3.99/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mikejonze
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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

Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Melony, herbal, floral nost with some fresh grass nd traces of orange. Pours straw with just a slight haze that becomes brilliant as the beer warms. . The thick, off-white head is persistent, very dense and finely bubbled, lacy and very easily roused. Each drink prodces thin ledges of lace. Big citric bitterness charges up front and then introduces several other elements, drying out on the finish becoming more of a blend of grapefruit rind and quinine. There is a fruitiness composed of melon, orange, citrus and tropical fruit behind the bitterness. There is a trace of herbal chalkiness or astringency on the palate that lingers. The carbonation is above average but is creamy soft and not harsh and actually provides some balance to the bitterness. Drinkable and refreshing.

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Photo of rringler
3.64/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: Moderately hazy, light golden (pilsner) color. Poured into a frozen pint glass with no head, and only a island of smaller bubbles in the middle of the glass.

S: Good nose; lots of florals, fruits, and pine. Smells delicious.

T: Interesting. Starts with a very mild fruit sweetness and some earthy, spicy hops. The fruits are more subdued than the smell would lead you to believe; maybe more melon than other sweeter fruits. Mid-taste never really hits the malts, though it does finish with earthy, citrusy hops. No hint of its 6.8% abv in the taste.

M: Medium thickness/quickness. Moderate- carbonation; less than most other IPAs. Medium stickiness on the tongue after swallowing.

O: Not a bad brew, but in the IPA jungle that is Southern California, there are no shortage of other brews that are better. I would like to see the clarity/head retention cleaned up a bit, the fruity/malty taste kicked up a notch, and the carbonation increased a half volume or so.

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Photo of chinchill
3.33/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

On tap at True North in the North Park area of San Diego.

Pour is light amber-gold with fine-grained visible carbonation and a very durable, semi-creamy off-white head. Exceptional sticky lacing.

Smell: strong and pungent (hops).

Taste: Not as intense as the aroma suggests yet this could still pass as a DIPA. Medium-high bitterness. Bitterness is moderated by some malts. .

Feel: medium body; medium-high but soft carbonation.

O: Very good IPA IF you like this hop load ... but not my cup of tea.

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Photo of Cobrabob428
2.08/5  rDev -46.5%

Photo of LXIXME
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of acurtis
3/5  rDev -22.9%

Photo of InfernoBoss
3.99/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Covocali
4.41/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great west coast IPA piney taste sweet after taste would drink again

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Photo of RBassSFHOPit2ME
4.02/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mbunje
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of kalenclayton
4.07/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.72/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a can. No freshness date.

Appearance - Pours a hazy straw yellow with a finger's width of white head. Sub-par retention results in a mostly barren surface and a razor thin ring of suds around the edge of the glass.

Smell - Light aroma consisting of orange and pineapple.

Taste - Follows the nose. Light flavor, with orange and lesser pineapple. Hints of crackery malt. Light pith bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Light in body with bitey carbonation. Crisp, dry finish.

Overall - Drinks more like a session IPA, though the 6.8% begs to differ. A little too light in flavor for my ideal IPA, though it would make a great option for a day in the sun, particularly in can form.

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Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
4/5  rDev +2.8%

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

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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Saint Archer IPA from Saint Archer Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 437 ratings