djsampson (1) - LOS ANGELES, California, USA - DEC 2, 2013 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Had my first 831 in the Capitola, Calif. tasting room in Nov 2013. I went back the next day for another. I am now officially chasing the dragon, looking forward to my next trip up to Santa Cruz so I can haz moar.
tectactoe (687) - Michigan, USA - NOV 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler: thanks, Steve! Golden body, bright & substantially hazy with a slightly off-white foamy, soapy head that leaves behind some patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma is loaded with pine, grapefruit peel, bitter citrus, hop oils & leaves... Very juicy, slightly pungent, & definitively hoppy. Not much malt at all, perhaps a touch of cracker. Taste is full of the same stuff; bitter pine notes, quite leafy with lots of mid-palate citrus, orange, & grapefruit pith. Finishing pungency with hop oils & very slight resin. Backbone of very pale cracker malt leads into a non-sweet, dry finish. Bitter but not annoyingly so. Very good IPA, no doubt.
seth_lfod (251) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 9, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
1L growler thanks to Felipe. Pours a opaque glowing orange with a small white head that fades to nothing. Smell is huge juicy floral hops, hay, orange. Taste again juicy hops, Orange, pineapple, mango, and hay/straw. Nice subtle malt backbone that you hardly know is there. Low carb, but that could be due to the journey it just took. Great beer and I am glad I had a chance to try it.
marcus (5618) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 4, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Hogís Apothecary, Oakland. Pours cloudy blonde with a rich off-white head and a citrus aroma. There is a hearty toffee flavor that slips easily into bitterness. Smooth and well-crafted.
Godofthecellar (489) - NYC, New York, USA - SEP 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2013 Growler, thanks krebsy
Poured a hazy orange, white soapy head, nice lacing.
Bitter smell, rye bread
Taste was hoppy, rye, clean and delicious.
TheAlum (4986) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at Seanís Tasting (Ann Arbor, MI). Pours a nice more well hazed golden orange hue, a nicer glow, a bit deeper glow with some nice haziness. Frothy whitish head atop dies to a filmy layer, laces ok. Aromas are floral and citrus, a decent fruit kick. Florals, grass, and bready malts. A bit dry and bitter as it settles. Initial is lighter end of the fold, a nice floral kick with lemon, some grapefruit, and grass. Firm bitter and dry front end. Middle is a bit of citrusy kick, bigger florals. Touches of dryness, bready malts, and florals. Some mandarin orange, grapefruit and florals. A bit dry and bitter, nice florals, some powder and florals, some grass. Backend is dry, a bit of grapefruit rind and juice. Some nice kick on the finish, grapefruit and a touch of bubblegum, melon. Pretty solid.
MattH (578) - California, USA - AUG 31, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Awesome aroma of tropical fruit and pine. Flavor is the same as the aroma with a nice lasting bitter finish.
taylorfit (2) - Santa Cruz, - AUG 28, 2013 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Cloudy appearance with a full hop flavor. Finishes sour and very refreshing.
Tim and crew are killing it.
DedicatedToFun (1595) - SoCal, California, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very good IPA on tap at the brewery, hoppy, caramel, roasted nuts, delicious beer.
GT2 (7035) - Riverslime, California, USA - JUL 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
2L growler pouring at The Bruery Reserve Society tasting. Low haze orange pour with rich foam and great retention. Nose is catty, bright hops with lemon and potpourri. Gamey melon like mango and jackfruit come through. Taste is soft, bright melon, potpourri, quenching and rich butterscotch. Rich palate with pine sap, forest, grapefruit peel, and hop resin balanced by butterscotch and cream. Fantastic. A new brewing prodigy it seems.