831 IPA | Sante Adairius Rustic Ales

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sante Adairius Rustic Ales
California, United States
santeadairius.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by illidurit on 08-18-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
234
Reviews:
16
Avg:
4.09
pDev:
8.31%
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
9
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Photo of Texasfan549
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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 spycow
3.81/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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 westcoastbeerlvr
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of SocalKicks
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of oline73
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of largadeer
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of Thorpe429
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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 mendvicdog
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of drewone
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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 orangesol
4/5  rDev -2.2%

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 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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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of SadMachine
4.31/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GClarkage
4.12/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IrishColonial
4.12/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Gobzilla
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BillRoth
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of redfox405
5/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Water profile akin to HF, and rare.

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831 IPA from Sante Adairius Rustic Ales
4.09 out of 5 based on 234 ratings.
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