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Rico Sauvin - Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse

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Ratings: 276
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 8.37%
Wants: 16
Gots: 26 | 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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3.89/5  rDev -4.2%

Bottle fully reviewed last night on my phone. Purchase just over two weeks ago at AtG in Louisville, KY.

A- Somewhay hazy golden pour to a few pint glasses. A white cap up to two fingers with a frothy consistency and pretty good retention. Medium ring leaves webs and spots of lace.

S- Superbly dank nugs, weed, cat pee, apricots and tropical fruits. For 8%+ it is very clean here and Nelson shines.

T- Carries over from the nose quite a bit but the vinous grape portion of Nelson comes out a lot. Still extremely clean with heavy dank, onion, topical and stone fruit notes. Tiny bit of pale caramel malts.

MF- For a DIPA it is light-mediun bodied with a frothy and slightly creamy texture. Carbonation is medium with bitterness lingering in the finish.

A big Nelson bomb but more importantly it is impressively clean for the ABV and the delicate hops truly shine.

cbutova, Sep 08, 2014
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benloho, Aug 29, 2014
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3.92/5  rDev -3.4%

Pours a light orange body with one finger head and minimal lace that leaves little patches.
A light citric hop aroma with touches of grape and has minor sour/woody notes that I associate with light wines so I guess that's the power of this hop.
The body is light and the woodiness keeps it smooth while there is a lowkey citric/grapefruit hop profile and also touches of sweet tropical fruit.
Good balance between the oaky like smoothness and lowkey hops and there are touches of a bitter (almost sour) edge as well in the citric department.
Not winelike but has some of those white wine characteristis with a white wine from New Zealand- an enjoyable IPA b/c the hops don't blast you nor is it your regular run-of-the-mill american hops mixed w/ caramel malt IPA.

clayrock81, Aug 29, 2014
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4.3/5  rDev +5.9%

8.2 % ABV ...

Pours gold/bronze with much effervescence, plus 2+ fingers of pearl white head. Great lacing & good head retention, big floaties at the bottom of the bottle (4.0)
S: Pineapples, grapefruit & a little bit pear & pine (4.25)

T: Pineapple, grapefruit, mangos, slight mineral hoppyness & some bready & pear notes up front. Pears, white grape, grapefruit & pineapple, plus dryness as this warms. Finishes dry, fruity & with plenty of pineapple (4.25)

MF: Medium bodied, delicate carbonation, great balance (4.25)

Drinks easy, belies its ABV, good but pretty pricey though (4.25)

russpowell, Aug 23, 2014
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Rico Sauvin from Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse
91 out of 100 based on 276 ratings.