Rico Sauvin - Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse
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Reviews by deadonhisfeet:
4.18/5 rDev +2.7%
An American IIPA brewed with Nelson Sauvin hops. Poured from a bottle into an AtG tulip. The pour is hazy golden-orange with 2 fingers of dense white foam that slowly die down to a clumpy lace. The nose has some good citrus-like notes of orange and lemon as well as an herbal, cedary note as well.
Light to medium body and a nice firm feel, bordering on oily. The flavor follows the nose very closely. There are some grainy cereal-like malt notes up front, a hint of orange marmalade, grapefruit, lemon, and then an earthy, herbal, dry cedary note on the finish that adds spice to the the bitterness and lingers on the finish. Very balanced, drinkable, and refreshing without trying to destroy your palate.
I've had this beer on tap before and am very glad to see it in bottles. I was only able to snag one, but I hope to see it again so I can share it with trading partners. In my opinion, AtG is the best brewery in Kentucky. While they may not stand up to the best brewers from some other states, I am still very grateful for what they make and always appreciate the opportunity to let others around the country taste one of their offerings.
02-22-2014 23:29:25 | More by deadonhisfeet
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3.94/5 rDev -3.2%
On tap at When Pigs Fly.
In a snifter the beer was an amber color with a small tan head. There was a good deal of lace.
Aroma OK, but a little muted. Citrus and caramel.
Taste a little more assertive. Lots of citrus: grapefruit, lime, tangerine. Caramel malt background.
This was a real hop-forward beer, with big grapefruit taste.
I enjoyed it.
03-13-2013 21:17:56 | More by lordofthewiens
4.13/5 rDev +1.5%
Pours an apricot color with floaties. My chalice looks like a snow globe. Quick snappy bone white froth that will recede in no time.
Big, and I'm not using the word lightly, big on tangerine, orange, melon and then morphing into the realm of tartness of crushed white grapes. A real treat to excite the olfactories. Lips of Faith Le Terroir comes to mind.
Drinking this I get the sense of grapefruit bits and pith. Mild bitterness, hop slickness and pine oil. Light side of malt and then the next sip seems syrupy. Alcohol plays big then the next sip it wanes. Maybe my mind is playing tricks on me and no I'm not smoking a cigar with this. Tart attributes are present and welcomed.
Mouthfeel toward heavy. Creamy with moderate sweetness. Fruit does weigh heavier than the hop. Finishes wet and satiating.
Well I'm glad I got two of these. This first one has me all over the place. Do I dig it or not. Well the second one I will definitely start my session with. This has to be sat with instead of cuurushed. Don't get a lot of AtG here and another surprise to see on the shelf and quite frankly who can resist. Note it comes with a heavy price tag that one would expect to get their minds blown away by and that did not happen with me. I just love trying brewers new endeavors and this does not disappoint. Never had a Gooseberry, please send me some.
04-12-2014 16:04:26 | More by joeseppy
4.34/5 rDev +6.6%
22oz bottle into Unibroue Tulip
A- Hazy orange-copper color with short white head and lacing that chunks as it settles.
S - Wow, the smell is awesome. White grapes, grass, slight pine.
T - Grassy hops taste with almost woody-grape vine taste (the Nelson Sauvin Hops).
M- Smooth with good amount of carbination without being too much. Goes down smooth and drink able
O- I'm digging the Nelson Sauvin hops. A good mix of slight pineyness but the white wine finish. Overall a good offering.
06-08-2014 21:12:44 | More by PBRmeasap1980
4.3/5 rDev +5.7%
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)
08-23-2014 01:17:41 | More by russpowell
Rico Sauvin from Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse
91 out of 100 based on 262 ratings.