831 IPA - Sante Adairius Rustic Ales

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Reviews: 12
Hads: 201
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 9.31%
Wants: 17
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
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Sante Adairius Rustic Ales visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: illidurit on 08-18-2012

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Reviews: 12 | Hads: 201
Photo of rodmanfor3
3.97/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This beer smells great. Unfortunately, the nose is not proportional to the mouth of this brew.

Overly bitter and lacking the malt backbone needed to balance itself out, this beer let me down.

It grows on you over time and becomes more drinkable, but with so many great IPA options around me, this is one to be skipped. (322 characters)

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Growler shared by yourefragile. Thanks Michael.

The beer has a hazy orange body and sports a half inch of white head. The nose brings dank hops along with prominent grapefruit and tangy citrus. oranges and hops. Juicy and delicious. Easy to drink, finishing dry with moderate bitterness. A solid IPA. (301 characters)

Photo of Alieniloquium
4.07/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL growler poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Very hazy orange body. Small white head. Leggy. Some lacing.

Smell - Super grapefruity. Grapefruit hops. Pale malt. More grapefruit. Hint of sweetness.

Taste - Sweet right up front. Pale malt. Orange citrus hops. Then strong pithy grapefruit. Lingering grapefruit bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Hint of creaminess. Very bitter.

Overall - Very enjoyable. Especially if you're into grapefruit bombs. (459 characters)

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Reviewed from notes. On tap @ Aptos BBQ.

A: Pours a clear golden with 1-inch thick white head yielding sheet and splotchy lace.

N: Juicy orange and grapefruit citrus with floral and herbal notes.

T: Citrusy hops with a malty backbone for balance and some pine and mild dankness.

M: Moderate body and medium carbonation. Finishes with a spicy, dry and bitter.

O: Solid and easy drinking. Would have again. (409 characters)

Photo of beer_thirty_831
4.51/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a very good, hoppy IPA. Pours a nice deep golden brown. Lots of Columbia hops (danky) bitter on the mid palette with a nice finish.

The go to beer for Sante. I am a big fan of this brewer. Every thing is hand crafted and delicious. Have not had a bad beer from this place. (282 characters)

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.5/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Growler pour at Woodshop 8 held at The Hermosillo in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours a hazy orange with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, onion, garlic, and herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with earthy, herbal hop flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but the hop profile in this one is very earthy and slightly vegetal. (600 characters)

Photo of obiwan_k3n00bi
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This beer feels misunderstood to me. It's very much in the style of the Vermot/East Coast IPA but tastes pretty drastically different because of the Santa Cruz water. It hash a minerality unlike any IPA I've ever had. Not traditional at all, but since when was that something beer nerds cared about? (299 characters)

Photo of MarioM
4.48/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From growler poured into Boulevard Tulip.

A: Nice clear pale yellow with a very creamy looking white head made of tiny to medium sized bubbles. Ok head retention with very little, almost spotty patches of foam with great lacing that creates layers after every drink. Great looking beer.

S: This beers smells amazing! So much grapefruit citrus and danky hops with a bit of sweetness , perhaps some wheat? But regardless an amazing smelling beer. So so danky, yum!

T: Extremely smooth. Very fruity and citrus with some tropical fruit. The sweetness is perfectly balanced by the bitterness, extremely refreshing and dangerously drinkable. Easily one of the best IPAs in CA.

M: First thing that comes to mind is its smoothness up front followed by an amazing hop dankness ending with a nice friendly bitterness and a refreshing dry finish.

O: An amazing IPA that is extremely aromatic, refreshing, smooth and very balanced. A new personal top favorite. I can drink this all day and still be amazed by how smooth and delicious it smells. Sante Adairius is doing some amazing stuff and a must try if your in the area. (1,119 characters)

Photo of dv8sean
3.74/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Massively hopped on the nose and palate. Dank, funky and bitter. Heavy on the spicy, herbaceous style of hops. Very much not on the floral, citrus end of the spectrum. Good, well-made beer, of course, and a local favorite.

My tastes lately have leaned toward the brighter style of IPA, lower in IBUs and more aromatic on the dry hops. So, this isn't my personal fave. (369 characters)

Photo of macrosmatic
4.31/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Big thanks to eyebereej for sending this one! Reviewed from notes. Poured from 32 oz. growler into a Russian River pint glass.

A: Pours hazy gold with some hop floaters and a one-finger white head that quickly fades. Mild visible bubbles of carbonation.

S: Tropical fruit, citrus and orange, resin, pineapple, and some floral hops with a pleasant background of light malts. Nice nose.

T: Citrus and tropical fruit, resin and some cat pee, and spice/melon hops in the background. Light malt presence, but takes a backseat to the hops. Moderate bitterness in the hang. The melon and spice hop flavors increase as the beer warms during the drink.

M: Medium to full-bodied for style, moderate alcohol presence. Carbonation sensation on the low side, possibly due to growler serving vessel.

O: First beer I've had from Sante Adairius, and I'm quite impressed. Solid IPA, and recommended. (887 characters)

Photo of elNopalero
4.81/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This pours a golden orange with white, cloudy foam. There’s a vibrant and zesty aroma of orange and grapefruit peel. Some piney goodness and a rounded bitterness come across. There’s layers of candied citrus peel mixed with marmalade on the finish. It’s an amazing, dynamic, layered IPA. Thought it was utterly fantastic and wishing it was a growler fill option as I would have loved to spend some more time sipping it. (425 characters)

Photo of illidurit
3.8/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear orange gold. Lemony grapefruit aroma, weed, acidic citrus. Aroma sticks out as the most developed and complex facet. Malt is subdued, no sweetness to it -- perfect for an IPA. Citric hoppy without a whole lot of bitterness. (260 characters)

831 IPA from Sante Adairius Rustic Ales
89 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.