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RATINGS: 258   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
Anything but a typical American Pale, Santa Fe Pale Ale is as full bodied as its most robust English counterparts, while asserting its American origin with a healthy nose resplendent with Cascade and Willamette hops. It finishes with a well-balanced combination of the subtle, almost Pilsner-like maltiness accentuated by the German yeast used to brew this Santa Fe classic, and a hop bite sufficient to leave a lingering smile on the face of any fan of American Pale Ales.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zathrus13 (1764) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - NOV 3, 2006
Amber, with a tan head. Aromas are subtle...hops, caramel, and malt. Flavors are hops, brown sugar, malt ,and some fruit. Pretty good. Thanks to Flacoalto for this bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - OCT 13, 2006
Bottle. Honey amber with a thin ring of bubbles. Nose-light grass, seltzer. Taste-solid pale ale flavors-caramel, nicely restrained hops, soft mouthfeel, powdery, musty, light honey. Overall very drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 6, 2006
Brownish Amber. Light hop aroma with a malty backbone. Very malt and bready taste, with little hops...almost more of an Amber than a Pale Ale. Slightly sweet finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 28, 2006
Lightly rusted gold slightly hazy body. Nice creamy/soapy off-white head. Aroma has slightly citrus hopped toast, some light brown sugar in background. Pretty good and rounded caramel malted hops. Pretty simple, but pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
IrishBoy (4094) - Bakersfield, California, USA - SEP 20, 2006
Bottle from cbkschubert; Malty and fruity hop nose; hazy amber with a small beige head; flavor of sweet caramel with a tiny bit of hops in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TChrome (1448) - Bedford, Texas, USA - SEP 6, 2006
Beer pours cloudy dark honey color with a well retained off white head. Aroma is nicely balanced, though far from over-powering, between spicy hops and bready maltiness. Flavor is initially a bit sweet and the finish is decently spicy hoppy. Not a blow you socks off effort, but a nice drinker none the less.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - AUG 13, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2006 Bottle: Pours a hazy amber color, decent head and lacing. The nose is very light and malty, some metal and odd thin blood notes. The flavor is thin, lacking much bitterness, body or character. Like an off-ph amber ale or something. Finishes thin. Eh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 11, 2006
Having enjoyed this beer for many years my opinion may be a little bias. This was my first craft beer back in 1989 (when I became legal). I would always enjoy it on my many trips to Santa Fe. 12 oz. Bottle. Pours a murky dark copper color with a white head and lacing. Sweet malt and fruity notes in the nose. Sweet malt with hints of bread and a slight hop bite at the end. Very good beer. It goes very well with Tex-Mex, Southwestern, and interior Mexican cuisines,(and good ol’ Texas BBQ as well!).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2006
Hazy amber with a frothy white head. Bubblegum and floral hop aroma. Bubblegum and strange cherry candy like flavor. Clean and fruity. Interesting beer. I wouldn’t put it up against my favorite APA’s, but if not judging by catagory, a quaffable ale. Not what I was expecting but a nice surprise.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NeonLX (261) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 19, 2006
Picked this up from Susan’s Fine Wine and Spirits at the corner of St. Francis & Cerillos (highly recommended; good inexpensive selection of "western" brews). Pours an ever so slightly cloudy amber with a white head. Good lacing. Fresh bread aroma. Nice, full malt up front with a surprisingly mild hop finish--this tastes more like an amber to me, but it’s pretty good nonetheless. Highly drinkable.

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