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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   IBU: 72   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
831 is a classic example of the modern American India Pale Ale. A simple malt bill provides a showcase for bold, citrus, dank hop flavors and enticing aromas. Each sip is clean and dry allowing for the pure expression of American grown hops including Magnum, Columbus, and Citra. Unabashedly aggressive and yet satisfying. 831 is our ode to the brash grace and herbal beauty of humulus lupulus.


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4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
djsampson (1) - LOS ANGELES, California, USA - DEC 2, 2013
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.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ibrew2or3 (7910) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 21, 2016
Poured up on tap at SARA, in the company of many great ratebeerians visiting for RBWG16, where it exhibits a nice hop hazy glowing copper body that supports an off white head of foam. The aroma offers up an inviting blend of grapefruit, tangerine and pine hops. The taste is lovely as I get bitter pine heading quickly into spicy bitter dank onion notes to midway just as it gets juicy with ripe clementine and bitter juicy grapefruit. Wow! Solid IPA. If I had the time and money I might be able to drink myself into a beer coma with this stuff. It’s coma good ™. 831 the newish area code. Cool.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (8969) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 1, 2016
Draft at the brewery. Pours a hazy golden orange color with a small white head that settles into a ring and thin film, leaving spots of film in the glass. Notes of orange, grapefruit, florals, pine, grass, bready malts, faint peppery spice, and straw. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a floral, dank, bitter, resninous, and juicy mouthfeel. Really good IPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (8991) - Reno, Nevada, USA - FEB 17, 2016
Really nice dank forward west coast IPA. Not over the top bitterm but dripping with hoppy goodness in a moderate body. Cool brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (10542) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 12, 2016
[1/29/16] Draught at Sante Adairius Rustic Ales in Capitola. Cloudy shiny yellow-ish orange. Aroma of oniony fruity hops. Dry flavor with moderately bitter oniony fruity hops. Medium-bodied.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
charule (2057) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 6, 2016
On tap at SARA. Poured hazy darker orange with white head. Aroma sweet salty light citrus burst. Light carb med bod. Taste very orangey citrus bitter resin.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (15546) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2016
Keg at the brewery tap, 02/02/16. Hazed orange golden topped with a decent off white covering. Nose is bitter orange, melon, grapefruit, light white pepper, straw, hop jus. Taste comprises grapefruit, tangerine, orange pith, melon, toasted bread. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close peppered with hop bitterness. Solid IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (7805) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2016
Draft at the brewery Santa Cruz. Translucent golden orange coloured pour with a lasting frothy off white head. Aroma is funky lemon, pithy citrus. Light dank. Flavour is composed of rustic grains, straw. Pithy lemon , slightly grassy, assertive slightly rough hop bitterness. Palate is grainy, highish carbonation , semi drying finish. Raw and rustic IPA. Good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (17210) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2016
Draft at the brewery. Pours unclear gold with a creamy white head. Crazy aroma, so dank and fresh, loads of mango, tangerine, melon. Light sweet flavor, quite dry, with pithy citrus, lots of minerality, grapefruit rind, mild tangerine. Light bodied with average carbonation. Dry and pithy on the finish, more dry citrus, minerals. Great snout but the rest is a little dry and doesn’t follow through as I had hoped it would.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JulienHuxley (5417) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 2, 2016
On tap at the brewpub. Hazy deep gold pour with thin white head, light spotty lacing. Aroma is really hoppy, nice dankness, super juicy, orange creamsicle. Taste is juicy, dank bitter hops. Palate is med bodied with good carbonation, creamy. Delicious.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (10524) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 2, 2016
Draft - Skunky and orange notes. Cloudy gold with almost no head. Bitter and very pithy and some peel. Nice nose but a bit aggressive bitterness.


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