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RATINGS: 258   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
junkeee (22) - Edina, Minnesota, USA - MAR 7, 2011
Picked up a 6 pack on a road trip through New Mexico. This a very pleasant. It is on the lighter side of pale ales, but I find that to be very refreshing sometimes when done well. And this one is. Very drinkable.


3.2
Bill Becker (1809) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 24, 2017
From Apr 2007 This one pours from 12oz bottle a clear medium gold with a medium sized head of foam that shrinks slowly but hangs around as a solid layer for the entire session and it has some good lacing. The smell is a delicate hoppy. I get notes of grapefruit. The taste on first sip has a grassy flavour to it with just a hint of the grapefruit I noted in the nose. Further sips in and more of the same with *some* malt sweetness and graininess and even some honey in the background giving this Pale Ale some good balance and the mouthfeel is quite good. Pretty good stuff, I'd say. The finish is on the dry side and it has a nice aftertaste. Solid example of the style, in my book. I just poured the last bit from the bottle and now, it takes on a cloudy appearance(there was some sediment at the bottom) and the taste shifts a bit more to the malty side and that just adds to my appreciation of this Ale. Yum. Bottom line: A darn good Pale Ale that fans of the style should find tasty enough to warrant a repurchase.. I'd buy it again, no question about it.

3
jonas (8043) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - OCT 12, 2017
Sampled at GTBF 2006: Golden, low head. Light grainy body. Dusty and grainy, citric hops, light body. Papery aftertaste.

3
wombat23 (1788) - Texas, USA - JAN 8, 2017
Shared 12 oz. can. Best by 2/22/2017. Pours gold with a white head. Aroma is malt with a touch of citrus. Taste is light malt, bread, a bit of fruitiness. Finish is mildly bitter.

3.6
darbeer75 (991) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - JAN 3, 2017
Aroma: more malty than expected, with some dry notes; Appearance: clear golden straw with thin white head that dissipates slowly; Taste: follows nose with some underlying hoppiness; Palate: medium body with long, slightly bitter finish; Overall: interesting. Would get again.

3.1
stevoj (5592) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 24, 2016
Bottle from Whole Foods-Indian School Plaza. Medium golden body with creamy pour, both body and head. Aroma and taste reflect the grain bill, which is fairly subdued for the American craft palate. Texture prevails over the subtle flavors, making for a middle of the road pale ale.

3.4
DrNosha (2722) - Württemberg, Germany, GERMANY - NOV 4, 2015
112oz Flasche. Goldgelbes Bier mit weissem Schaum. Es riecht nach Citrus und Tannenharz. Kräftiger Geschmack nach Hopfen.

3.5
jcr (2763) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - OCT 20, 2015
Bottle. Hazy amber body. Fizzy, white head, rapidly diminishing. Aroma of floral hops, grapefruit, caramel. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Grapefruit and floral taste with notes of caramel and toasted grain. Clean throughout. Light lingering bitterness.

3.2
Strykzone (7659) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 24, 2015
Sampled at gabf. Very clear gold with an amber tint. Msugary and fruity. Very light nitterness. Ok.

2.8
rustbucket0873 (460) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - SEP 16, 2015
Pours golden to honey color. Aroma malt citrus bisket. Not very stong aroma. Flavor is caramel, malty, pine, earthy more than anything. Overall kinda bland. Nothing really sets this stand out.

3
Kavu (5133) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 13, 2015
0,33l bottle @ Santa Fe Convention Center. Pours clear golden with a medium head. Aroma is slightly fruity malts. Flavor is slightly fruity malts with some hops. Quite English.


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