831 IPA | Sante Adairius Rustic Ales

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Sante Adairius Rustic Ales
California, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by illidurit on 08-18-2012

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Reviews: 16 | Ratings: 232
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.94/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Not at all a bad beer, but this contributes little to the already rich fabric of California IPA. It is quite obvious to me, after now drinking age eat number offers from these guys, that they do their best work in wild ales, and that while well enough made, their non wild beers are much less compelling. Cloudy orange and heady from the tap here, with a nose of Citra hops, tangerine, and vegetal bitterness. The beer is obviously very fresh. Some other tropical fruit notes in the flavor on top of fresh malted barley, maybe some pineapple juice, but more of a medley than anything specific. I suspect Citra hops and a bold dry hopping, but there are likely others as well. Notes of bitter orange on the finish, on the dry side but lingering hop flavor and bitterness is there on the tongue a minute after the swallow. Fluffy feeling, more body than many of its peers, good but short of great. I like these guys a lot and will always be interested in new ones the come up with, but the wild beers they do are far superior to this and the other non wilds I have had from Sante.

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Photo of Slatetank
4.06/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I tried this on tap at Sante Adairus Rustic Ales served in a cervoise chilled.

The color is amber with light haze and thick white head with good retention. The aroma is fresh and dank herbal hops with light citrus quality and spice-like scent. The feel is moderately high in bitterness with moderate carbonation and low sweetness with a dry yet lingering bitter finish.

The taste has a citrus/spice dichotomy with a nice herbal hop flavor which is somewhat piney in the back with a low malt influence in the taste. The citrus of grapefruit -like taste continues into a long finish with slight astringent element and dry quality with mild alcohol as it ends. This is a high quality west coast style IPA solid in every way -forcefully bitter yet full of hop flavor will satisfy the hop head based on the intensity of hops that refuse to go quietly

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.71/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Copper pour at the brewplace itself. 1" white head. Aroma was a medley of Columbus, Citra and Magnum. I'd say the Columbus dominated that. Citra wasn't huge.

Sparingly used pale malts stay in the background providing a neutral backdrop for all the hops. Its a good beer, but don't go expecting it to be a Citra hop bomb. It leans on the other hops to provide bitterness and flavor moreso. Good dry mouthfeel, well carbonated.

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Photo of BucannonXC5
3.82/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Type: 33cl (11.16-oz.) draft
Glass: Tulip glass
From: Trappist Provisions in Oakland, Calif.
Price: $7.00
Purchased: Sept. 11, 2015
Consumed: Sept. 11, 2015
Misc.: N/A

Poured an orangeish, golden hazy color with 2-to-3 fingers of frothy white head. Very good layered foamy lacing on the sides of the glass. Good retention. (Sight - 4.25)

Smelled sharp Citra, grapefruit, tropical, pineapple, tangerine, peach and apricot. (Smell - 4.00)

Tasted similar to the smell. Bitter grapefruit, Citra, tangerine, pineapple, tropical, peach, apricot, floral and mango rind. (Taste - 3.75)

Medium body. Oily texture. Average carbonation. Bitter, abrupt finish. (Feel - 3.50)

Disappointed in this one for my first SARA beer, but can’t wait to try another. (Overall - 3.75)

3.82 | 86 | B+

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Photo of rodmanfor3
3.97/5  rDev -2.9%
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.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4.21/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
4.07/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

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Photo of wethorseblanket
4.13/5  rDev +1%
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.

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Photo of beer_thirty_831
4.51/5  rDev +10.3%
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.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%
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.

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Photo of obiwan_k3n00bi
4.75/5  rDev +16.1%
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?

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Photo of MarioM
4.48/5  rDev +9.5%
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.

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Photo of dv8sean
3.74/5  rDev -8.6%
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.

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Photo of macrosmatic
4.31/5  rDev +5.4%
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.

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Photo of elNopalero
4.81/5  rDev +17.6%
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.

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Photo of illidurit
3.8/5  rDev -7.1%
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.

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831 IPA from Sante Adairius Rustic Ales
4.09 out of 5 based on 232 ratings.
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