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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Advocate_Ames (417) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2012
More refreshing than your typical mainstream American beers. Its bitter, not harsh on my palate, & lighty has more flavor than the average beers out there. I can taste the yeast & malts. The yeast stands out more and gives it a pilsner flavor. Overall it’s good but not my cup of tea.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
obguthr (3636) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - OCT 4, 2012
Sawdust nose. Clear amber, medium yellow head. Malt forward, with a light grassiness. Alcohol is evident. Balanced but tame. Finally, a New Mexico tick!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2012
Had on draft in Taos, NM at KTAO radio station bar. Poured into pint. A: Pours a nice copper with firm white head. Great retention and solid lace down the glass. S: Malt with some lager-like qualities to it. There are some bitter hops on the back end of the nose but nothing special. T: Some bland citrus and a little malt, but nothing else in terms of flavor profile. M: Light bodied with a crisp, clean and dry finish. No real discerning flavors left on the palate to entice me back for more though. O: Pretty straight forward and average for the style. No real concrete flavors to separate it from any other pale ale. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 07-04-2011

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cblado (232) - Washington, USA - AUG 23, 2012
Ordered a bottle from Doc Martin’s restaurant in Taos, New Mexico. Poured a golden copper color. Some lacing, not much. Aroma was light hops and some caramel malt. Flavor had some hop bitterness, but most of the flavor was malt. Overall a subpar pale ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
arminjewell (5994) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 6, 2012
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, hazy orange pour with white head, aroma had marmalade, orange, creamy biscuit, bread some caramel notes, slight toffee as well, touch of grass, grain in there as well. Taste is a mix of grape, biscuit, some slight earth, hints of white fruit but finishing a but short.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerCook (18) - Midland, Michigan, USA - JUL 25, 2012
Taste and aftertaste are more bitter than most pale ales, but this is not a complaint. It's well balance with a crisp and clean palate. Spot on appearance and an almost sweet aroma that I can't put my finger on. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rumproasts (2734) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 17, 2012
light amber with small head. somewhat watered down pale ale. some hops, inoffensive but unremarkable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
mjluman18 (35) - New Mexico, USA - MAY 5, 2012
Standard Pale Ale. good color, light, and refreshing. not very much taste. in every way an average Pale Ale

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 25, 2012
Sampled this with a number of beers from the SW US that I had never had before. It was all right, nothing to write home about.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
dnstone (2127) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 21, 2012
Fresh, malty aroma. Pours golden in color. Sweet flavor but light with a touch of hops in the finish. Note: GABF

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