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RATINGS: 240   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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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.


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
csaso (1342) - Missouri, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Bottle - big thick head, light copper color, fair hop aroma and flavor balanced with sweet malt - not bad


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (5451) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2014
Las Vegas. NV - Total Wine - Summerlin - 12 oz bottle. Dark orange pour, slightly hazy with an off-white frothy head, decent lacing. Aroma has a ripening vegetable quality to it with a hint of onion powder - odd - but not off-putting. Flavor has some peach-like frutiness, just a hint of citrus bitterness and some ripening vegetables in the back end. Mouthfeel is thick enough. Enjoyed this after a long day of hiking at Canyonlands National Park overlooking the canyon at Grand View Point Overlook,

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
deyholla (6580) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 7, 2014
On tap. Pours a clear gold with an amber hue and a white head that starts at the edges and dissipates completely. Aroma has a good amount of earthy citrus with light grain and grass backing. Flavor is more grassy with some sweet grains and a strong biscuit backbone.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
NachlamSie (2751) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 28, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2014 Six pack from Dick’s. Pours amber color with a small, fizzy head. Aroma is pretty weak, has metallic undertones with a little grassiness and soured grains. The palate is light and the flavor is just as the nose let on. There are notes of pennies, grass, earth, caramel, and a kind of lactic finish. I have had other offerings from Santa Fe I prefer.
[June 2, 2014}
Here’s another bottle from that six pack. I’m really starting to have a disdain for this beer. The aroma has redeeming qualities of grassy hops and grapefruit, but a prominent metallic quality along with soured grains. The flavor is strongly metallic again with a mineraly finish. The finish is almost tart and seemingly unclean. It doesn’t have that cleanliness or refreshing quality I look for from the style at all.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HuskerTan (484) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - MAY 15, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2014 Bottle. A- Malty, hoppy. A- Copper color, clear liquid, white head. T- Balanced, slightly bitter, malty. P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, crisp finish. O- I was surprised with how mild this was. Not that bitter at all and almost reminded me more of a lager of Pilsner. Overall, if was a pretty average beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BOSSbrewer (1582) - Arkansas, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Pour is a clear copper/amber with two fingers of billowy white head. Nice lacing. Aroma is malt and pine. Flavor is sweet malt with medium hoppiness. Medium bodied. Finishes medium sweet. Very nice beer.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
thegreenrooster (3189) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 22, 2014
Pour is a clear copper with a large white head. Aroma is sweet malt and that is not even that strong. Flavor is more caramel malt then anything else with hops no where in the picture. This was bland, utterly flavorless and down right poor.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Caytinator (939) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 16, 2014
12oz bottle. Light amber color, white color, and light lacing. Light aroma. Taste is biscuity, with a little citrus/hop kick, not very strong. Medium body and carbonation. Mediocre pale ale.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RespertFTW (520) - Michigan, USA - MAR 13, 2014
Draft at Quarter’s BBQ in ABQ. Clear dark gold color. Floral and citrus notes. Taste lacks the hop punch you are expecting. Not enough balance or depth to the flavor. Not the best pale ale out there.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jerohen (1990) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - FEB 19, 2014
Bottled somewhere in Santa Fe. Dark golden colored, nice head. Pleasant hoppy nose, some malts, some yeast perhaps. Very pleasant hoppy flavor, malts to back it up, very easy to drink. Really my kind of pale ale, i just loved it.

0.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
flyfishandbeer (3) - Colorado, USA - JAN 18, 2014 does not count
Not a good pale ale at all. Didn’t really get anything but a watery substance with carbonation.


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