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Rico Sauvin - Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse

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Ratings: 341
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 8.4%
Wants: 21
Gots: 34 | 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:
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.

(Beer added by: kaips1 on 09-09-2012)
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4.24/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Wonderful white wine smell coming from my tulip glass. Almost makes me think of a brett-inspired IPA. Wonderful fruity smell. Taste is IPA with white grapes--it may sound strange but it works. If you are a white wine lover, gotta try this! Exceeded expectations, highly recommended.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4.15/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.7/5  rDev -8.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.84/5  rDev +19.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of spacecake9
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Pours a light orange with a small, very white head. The aroma is all citrus. Flavor is hoppy and delicious. I really liked this and will buy again.

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3.96/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.92/5  rDev -3.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.3/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of RickS95
4.06/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance fits the bill for a DIPA with a dark grapefruit juice color. Not so much cloudy as it is hazy. A golden white color if there is such a thing. Opaque. Thin white head, but not much retention. Thick gooey froth with a tiny bit of lacing.

This beer has an unusual scent, which I'll chalk up to the hops. It's very wine-like, like a white wine and grapefruit combo. Very tropical and fruity. There's a musky feel to the nose. I'm not familiar with this hop variety, but it's unique.

The taste is very nice for such a strange smelling beer. It has the characteristics of a classic IPA, though some hints of green grapes and/or wine. Slight alcohol taste in the finish.

It feels heavy for a lightish colored beer, even for a double. A tartness emerges quickly before an intensifying bitter feel evolves. While no real carbonation presents, it's got the carbonated bite in the finish that exaggerates the tart feeling and snap from the alcohol.

This is a nice DIPA because it's a bit unusual. The addition of the strange hops is a nice add on to make it stand out from other pale ales.

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Rico Sauvin from Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse
91 out of 100 based on 341 ratings.