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99
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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond (8049) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 16, 2014
Draft at SARA with Linh. Pours a bright golden body with white lacing. Aroma is fresh, dank hop, light pineapple, pine and additional fruits. Mouthfeel is medium / sessionable with notes of fresh pine, dank character, additional fruits and bright hop. A nice way to start the brewpub visit.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bacterial (2954) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - OCT 10, 2014
On draft at the brewery taproom. Slightly hazy golden Amber pour with a white head. Big dank hoppy nose. Huge hoppy goodness here in the taste. Bitter finish, lots of citrus and tropical melons kungfu fighting.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gad905 (202) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2014
Draft at Sante Adairius. Very hazy orange gold, tiny head reduces to a ring. Huge green citrus tropical aroma, has this been wet-hopped? Tastes moderate sweet light caramel malt, big bitter, green unripe fruit, oranges and resin. Great, very green but nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwood04 (5404) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 16, 2014
750ml growler in a tulip. Pours hazy golden / amber with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of piney and resinous plus lightly citrusy (grapefruit mainly) hops, some pale and light caramel malts, and some dough. Flavor the same with great hoppiness but maybe slightly too bitter. Average texture. A really good IPA but maybe slightly too bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (5906) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 20, 2014
Growler. Shared by Chris, thanks! Hazy golden with a small white head and little lacing. Aroma is of dank hops, pine resin, like citrus and biscuity malt. Taste is also of dank hops, herbalness, resin, biscuity malt, light citrusy notes and moderate bitterness. Medium body. Soft carbonation. Oily mouthfeel. Dry finish. Super dank. Im not sure that I like the hops bill and a little more carbonation would have helped (but that most certainly because the growler traveled). Good IPA. Drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Homer321 (4660) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JUL 19, 2014
On draft at SARA. A ton of citrus hops up front in the nose. Very hazy orange pour. A moderately pithy bitterness to it with a moderate citrus hop flavor. Quenching, but lowly carbonated.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ineedbeer (2121) - Oakland, California, USA - JUL 12, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Aroma is nice and hop forward, but not a one dimensional fruit character. Lots of tropical and stone fruit but also some grapefruit and pine resin. Light malt notes of cracker in the background. Pours a cloudy golden orange with a thin white head that recedes to the edges and lingers. Medium light lacing and faint legs. Flavor has a nice, light sweetness with medium light cracker malt notes. Moderately strong hop notes of stone and tropical fruit with lighter citrus character. Medium light pine resin with moderate bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall, a pretty nice, balanced IPA, but not the hop bomb that people expect these days. Really nice, fresh multidimensional hop character.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Huhzubendah (3687) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 27, 2014
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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PhillyCraft (6897) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2014
At the source, pours glowing murky orange with thin clear bubbled white head. Aromas and flavor are skunk, orange peel, pine, and dank hops. Super dry and bitter in the finish with a coating of orange resin left on the tongue.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
timfoolery (1126) - California, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Had at SARA. I dont find their IPAs to be as impressive as the saisons or sours. Not much here thats unique...kinda flat...wasnt very impressed.


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