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RATINGS: 245   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   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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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - JUL 16, 2010
on tap at the brewery. poured a nice copper color with very littlte head. Slight malt arom with good hop presence. flavor had some nice sweetness but was dominated by cascade hops in the finish. very much a SNPA clone IMO, but tasty on a warm new mexico afternoon.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
scooterbub (871) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - DEC 6, 2014
12 ounce bottle. Pours a hazy copper with a thin beige that lasts. Taste is of grass, malt, hops and some citrus. Similar aroma. Has a good body with a slight dry and bitter finish. Easy to drink and rather enjoyable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrBeerFanatic (887) - Friona, Texas, USA - OCT 27, 2014
Medium amber with a foamy head. Aromas light fruity hops or almost grape like with pear, grass and slight caramel to balance. Flavors fruity hops or grapw like, slight grassy. Medium bitter with a light sweetness. Decent and clean.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bmsulliv (187) - - OCT 3, 2014
Decent Sierra Nevada imitation. Low hop slightly malty for me more of a British pale style

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
slowrunner77 (6084) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
"fairly typical and average english style pale ale. admitedly not my favorite style, but there have been standouts. This isn’t one. Decent floral hops and malt balance, but a little cardboard going on. Meh."

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
edgallow (2348) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 5, 2014
12 oz bottle pours amber with a off white head. Aroma of malts, pine and citrus. Taste is caramel, biscuit and citrus.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (5704) - 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 (6989) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, 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 (2809) - 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 (569) - 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 (1980) - 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.


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