Rico Sauvin - Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse
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Reviews by deadonhisfeet:
4.18/5 rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
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.
Serving type: bottle
02-22-2014 23:29:25 | More by deadonhisfeet
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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 that are supposed to be there. 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 and 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
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
Rico Sauvin from Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse
91 out of 100 based on 214 ratings.