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Rico Sauvin - Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

208 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 208
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 8.11%
Wants: 14
Gots: 15 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse visit their website
Kentucky, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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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Chibeerguy1

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.7%

03-08-2014 23:47:54 | More by Chibeerguy1
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Austin_Cohen

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

07-22-2014 01:16:32 | More by Austin_Cohen
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denver10

Kentucky

2.45/5  rDev -39.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2

Pours a hazy gold with a white head. Aroma offers some nice sweet fruitiness (grapes, berries, melons) and a touch of toasted bread. Very nice. Flavor is a huge letdown; tons of alcohol bury the flavors. A medium bodied, somewhat crisp mouthfeel. Overall, love nelson sauvin hops and had to give this try. Really wanted to love this beer and aroma teased me that I would. Unfortunately, there is just way too much alcohol present in the flavor that completely ruined this beer for me. Will not drink again and right now am so disappointed in this that I am kinda turned off from Against the Grain as a whole. Got one bottle of Kentucky Ryed Chiquen in my fridge and if that beer isn't at least really good, I might be done with this brewery. At their prices, the quality of their beer just does not meet their asking prices.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2014 23:48:31 | More by denver10
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FrogOut69

California

3.5/5  rDev -14%

07-19-2014 04:18:14 | More by FrogOut69
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rpomeroy

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.7%

07-19-2014 02:37:52 | More by rpomeroy
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jtladner

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -1.7%

07-19-2014 00:32:54 | More by jtladner
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Geobus

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

07-15-2014 15:59:27 | More by Geobus
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PretzelCity

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

07-15-2014 02:24:00 | More by PretzelCity
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jbriggs7

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

07-14-2014 16:34:00 | More by jbriggs7
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davet100

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

07-13-2014 15:49:41 | More by davet100
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jaydoc

Kansas

4/5  rDev -1.7%

07-13-2014 04:41:01 | More by jaydoc
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Rod_J

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -14%

07-13-2014 01:42:08 | More by Rod_J
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kenzilka007

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

07-11-2014 13:59:05 | More by kenzilka007
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DrBier

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

07-08-2014 21:21:36 | More by DrBier
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Jeeb

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -1.7%

07-08-2014 01:38:17 | More by Jeeb
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superspak

Michigan

3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy golden orange color with a 2 finger dense white head with reduces to a small foamy cap that lingers. Light spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big peach, passion fruit, mango, tangerine, grapefruit, lemon zest, pineapple, floral, grass, pine, honey, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good complexity and balance of juicy citrus/tropical hops and moderate malt sweetness; with good strength. Taste of big pineapple, grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, citrus rind, pine, floral, grass, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of grassy/pine resin bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of pineapple, grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, citrus rind, pine, floral, grass, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity and balance of citrus/tropical/pine hops and moderate malt sweetness; with a crisp malt/bitterness balance and some light astringent bitterness after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice DIPA. All around good complexity and balance of citrus/tropical/pine hops and moderate malt sweetness; and very smooth and crisp to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2014 23:58:12 | More by superspak
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Jamison85

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

07-07-2014 05:51:34 | More by Jamison85
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

07-06-2014 03:07:32 | More by Sammy
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IPAFrEaK888

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

07-06-2014 01:13:21 | More by IPAFrEaK888
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tykechandler

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

07-05-2014 06:28:35 | More by tykechandler
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captainbearcat

Illinois

5/5  rDev +22.9%

07-05-2014 03:22:33 | More by captainbearcat
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.96/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.

Pours a hazy gold with a foamy bone head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Tiny chunks of sediment are seen floating around in the beer after the pour. Smell is of malt, tropical fruit, citrus fruit, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus fruit, tropical fruit, and citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of wood bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with great fruit forward hop characteristics all around.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2014 20:07:22 | More by UCLABrewN84
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MarkQ617

Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

My first ATG review, picked up the 22 at Whole Foods, poured into a nonic pint glass. I gotta say, pretty good stuff. Almost a muddy copper color, 3/4 of an inch head, some lacing. Liked the sauvin hops for a DIPA. Strong flavor, you do get the citrus coming through though, maybe some grapefruit in there. Decent mouthfeel, right amount of carbonation. Price is a bit prohibitive, worth it for a try.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2014 19:33:33 | More by MarkQ617
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GRG1313

California

4/5  rDev -1.7%

07-04-2014 17:00:12 | More by GRG1313
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Cloaked_Phantom

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

07-04-2014 03:54:49 | More by Cloaked_Phantom
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Rico Sauvin from Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse
91 out of 100 based on 208 ratings.