RATINGS: 260   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.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
careyj (7) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 19, 2008
On tap at the Albuquerque airport. Went down pretty smooth. Not a bad IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wombat23 (1234) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
darbeer75 (830) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
stevoj (4731) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrNosha (2126) - Wrttemberg, Germany, GERMANY - NOV 4, 2015
112oz Flasche. Goldgelbes Bier mit weissem Schaum. Es riecht nach Citrus und Tannenharz. Krftiger Geschmack nach Hopfen.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcr (2684) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strykzone (7188) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 24, 2015
Sampled at gabf. Very clear gold with an amber tint. Msugary and fruity. Very light nitterness. Ok.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
rustbucket0873 (442) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kavu (4609) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
onceblind (8933) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 7, 2015
A little hazy Amberish gold with a thin tight off white head. Caramalty and leafy hoppy nose quite balanced and even on the nose. Flavor is the same. Calm and balanced overall, caramalty, leafy hoppy, a touch lemony, and a touch grassy. Crisp and dryish and a little too balanced. Could have used a more crisp and less earthy hop tone.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
floydslip (383) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 6, 2015
Light amber beer with a thin off white head that disappears quickly. Surprisingly sweet nose of caramel, honey, and perfumed soap. Flavor is bitter initially with some musky floral hops giving way to a burst of sweetness reminiscent of butterscotch and toffee. The individual flavors are ok, but the combination is a bit off putting. Overall, not great.

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