Rico Sauvin - Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse
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Reviews by mfnmbvp:
4.05/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
22 oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. My third beer from Against The Grain Brewery, and my first IPA from them. Expectations are decent based on my previous experiences with these guys. Awesome bottle art. My bottle lists an 8.20% abv instead of the 7.20% abv listed on BeerAdvocate.
Poured into a clear balloon snifter.
A - Pours a very nice bright juicy orange colored body with a finger of white head. Very nice spotty lacing. Looks very nice.
S - Smell is very fresh, juicy, and tropical. Grassy and herbal. Passion fruit, grapefruit, oranges, papaya. The bottle says "gooseberries and crushed sauvignon blanc grapes" but I'm not too familiar with those aromas. Mild soapiness. Very nice.
T - Taste follows the nose - tropical and juicy. Oranges, grapefruit, passion fruit, mango. Herbal, piney, and bitter. The grapey characteristics of the Nelson sauvin hops are definitely distinct and noticeable.
M - Feel is smooth, creamy, clean, and juicy. Lightly bitter on the finish. Light to medium bodied at times with good carbonation.
Overall, a very nice DIPA from Against The Grain, and I look forward to many more. A nice showcase for the Nelson sauvin hops. Recommended.
Against The Grain Brewery Rico Sauvin ---4/5.
Serving type: bottle
04-11-2014 04:33:20 | More by mfnmbvp
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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
Rico Sauvin from Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse
91 out of 100 based on 219 ratings.