alexanderj (3332) - Branson, Missouri, USA - JAN 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can; poured an amber orange color with a big frothy head; lacing. Aroma of grapefruit, earth, pine, and sweet caramel. Nice aroma. Flavor was not quite as good, lacking the same hop dominance. Some decent earthiness, but the backbone of caramel was at times too pronounced. Alcohol presence was what was expected. A solid beer.
BrewDad (5015) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JAN 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber in color, clear with a thin head. Easy drinking mild IPA. This has a nice clean finish and good hops backing.
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is a super-clean-bodied amber/orange brew that has great, continuous white lacing and a thin white head. The aroma is so caramelly that it smells like a copper aleÖ or an imperial amber/red ale. Itís strongly hoppy and sticky sweet in the nose, but much easier in the mouth, with a solid malt body and a finish thatís astringent and bitter. Resinous? Perhaps. Hops are completely in the aroma and finish/bitterness. The bitterness is almost metallic and a little uncomfortable.
Stevesie (329) - - JAN 4, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Typically solid if unspectacular brew from Santa Fe. A lot of things are good about this beer, but ultimately itís too sweet for my liking.
matt7215 (2225) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml can sharedby scottatron, with jsprime and myself. clear deep orange, white head. big c hop nose. the malt body balances and is a bit stickier then id prefer in a IPA. finishes big and bitter. solid IPA.
dreadnord (1013) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours transparent golden brown with a small off white head. Nose is heavy pine cone, citrus and nice caramel malt notes that bring you in. Taste is sweet at first with bitter taking over midway and lingering for quite a while. The mouthfeel is crisp and sticky, body is medium and the finish is long. Knockout for a canned IPA.
SPDickerman (989) - Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours pale gold orange with a medium off-white head. Smells a bit resinous and piny. Taste is bitter and hints of pine. Medium-bodied with a slick texture and average mouth-carbonation, Santa Fe Happy Camper IPA finishes with a mild lingering bitterness.
TheRealMGD (551) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - DEC 19, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can from Plaza. Clear, orange-gold pour with a medium, off-white head which persists and leaves heavy lace. Nose is pine and sucrose, with a bit of rotten veg (? poor handling). Medium body with moderate carbonation, resinous mouth feel. Pine, sugar and onions. Finish is pine, sugar and dandelion-bitter. I donít care for the balance and aroma in this IPA, nor is it well-integrated. I will seek out a better sample and re-rate as needed.
Travlr (13233) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the source. Deep golden color, off white head, solid lacing. Aroma of pine! Taste is more pine! Resiny mouthfeel. Very nice.
Headbanger (3386) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz can 12/12/12 (Courtesy of RSRIZZO)-44 į in Shaker-Pours a light amber with a two finger off white head. Aroma of citrus, pine, and malt. Taste of the same with a bit more citrus and pine. This medium bodied brew is well balanced and goes down easy.