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Rico Sauvin - Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse

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Ratings: 390
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 8.64%
Wants: 24
Gots: 45 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse visit their website
Kentucky, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: kaips1 on 09-09-2012

An India Pale Ale featuring Nelson Sauvin hops. Named after the Sauvignon Blanc grape, is a variety of hop developed and grown in New Zealand. It has a strong fruity flavor and aroma that is described as resembling white wine, or fresh crushed grapes or gooseberries. Some reviewers of this hop perceive the fruitiness as being very tropical with descriptions including passion fruit, tangerines, and grapefruit. These hops are organic and are about 4 times as expensive as our normal American varieties.
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Ratings: 390 | Reviews: 54
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4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle:
Beer is cloudy yellow with orange hue. The color is a tad on the ugly side, but the head is decent and supplies nice lacing. The nose is quite interesting. I get green leaf, tea, mildew, light grape acidic tartness.

The first items come through in the taste quite well. There is an apple sweetness to this opening taste the tea earthiness. There is a saison-like taste and feel to this. The IPA side comesout with a lemon-grapefruit bite that is fleeting, ending with a tannin dryness that also has a grapefruit pith taste.

A strange and enjoyable beer, but I feel I should be in the mood for an offoff-norm beer when I have this again.

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4.24/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HardyA
3.85/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of atlbravsrno1
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hopmonster87
4.71/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hop_God
4.12/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kmanjohnson
3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Blazer22
4.19/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pfsron
4.68/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Joe_from_Planet_Kenmore
4.18/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Amazing finish..... Cloudy suspension and a hay color. A must try.

Photo of larryi86
4.06/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle poured into a teku

A- A slightly hazy orange color with a three finger white head.

S- Tropical fruits, slightly musty, white wine grapes, citrus, grapefruit, slightly dank.

T- Tropical fruits, citrus, some grapefruit rind, slightly musty, some grapes, big piney/dank finish.

M- Smooth, medium body.

O- A good IPA, nicely done, just really over priced. Worth trying once.

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3.65/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JamesStreet
3.69/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nicholaspark
3.58/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pat61
4.53/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Herbal minty hop nose with some white wine notes. Pours hazy gold with a 1” finely bubbled foam cap that slowly dissipates. The beer has a very berry, grape to tropical fruit palate seasoned with a touch of lemon that ends in a pleasant bitterness that lingers for a long time. Medium carbonation and a little above medium on the body. Has a rich, creamy texture.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LakerLeith
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of yergermeister
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of YOSHl
4.56/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Jakep2021
3.83/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cherche
4.11/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.16/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.8/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Rico Sauvin from Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse
90 out of 100 based on 390 ratings.