Rico Sauvin - Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse
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4/5 rDev -1.5%
the bottle i am reviewing calls Rico a Double IPA clocking in at 8.2%. this page must be wrong.
poured from a bomber into a tulip glass.
pours a rather clear pale yellow color - split the difference between a white wine and a deep amber IPA, and you're close to the color. thin head that dissipates slowly and clings to the glass.
smells fruity, slight citrus and grapferuit, no pine or herbal notes - has a slight white-wine note underneath the fruitiness. a nice smelling beer.
tastes at the front of the tongue with a nice bite, followed by fruity notes, citrus, grapefruit; very little malt to this one. a nice slick mouthfeel.
overall, a nice IPA brewed with Nelson hops. the fruityness from the Nelson is definitely noticeable. while i enjoy the fruitiness they bring, this IPA comes off a bit one dimensional (though, to its credit, it is a single hop IPA). still, a cut above the average IPA and worth checking out if it's available.
08-04-2014 03:26:07 | More by zhivago373
4.33/5 rDev +6.7%
Received as an extra in a trade and poured into my Duvel tulip.
A - Pours a nice almost crystal clear orange golden hue with a nice two finger white head that faded to a one finger blanket and leave a loads of sticky side lacing. Very, very nice here.
S - Aromas of a musty grape note, some citrus and tropical notes, faint caramel, crackery bread. Not getting much in the realm of passion fruit but the alcohol is hidden nicely. Actually, once it warms up some good swirls reveal subtle passion fruit.
T - Taste is like the nose, very nice musty grape and white wine notes, good tangerine citrus and zest, light tropical, no real malt sweetness at all. Great bitterness, no real alcohol burn at all. Quite flavourful here, a lot fresher than I had figured it would be.
M - Mouthfeel is solid here as well alcohol hidden completely, nice light carbonation.
O - Overall, this was a very nice IPA offering from Against The Grain. The price makes it a bit daunting, but, if one can find a fresh bottle (there is no bottle date though) it's a winner.
08-03-2014 00:21:51 | More by rudzud
Rico Sauvin from Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse
91 out of 100 based on 250 ratings.