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Savant - Elysian Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

330 Ratings
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Ratings: 330
Reviews: 98
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.27%
Wants: 8
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Elysian Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: barleywinefiend on 08-29-2010

Formerly known as Idiot Sauvin.
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Photo of Zetcha7x
3.96/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of wordemupg
4.26/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

650ml bottle poured into tulip 28/2/15

A clear amber liquid, lots of tiny slow bubbles feeding a thumbs width of foam that slowly falls to a thick film that leaves a couple partial rings

S mango, passion fruit, guava, a little catty, fairly tropical but still has caramel malt to balance things out

T lime rind, orange cream, more caramel, some pine I didn't smell, not all that far from the nose, pretty tasty stuff

M leaning towards full, more body then I expected, a nice bitter snap, creams up from the bubbles, slick on the palate, fruity pine lingers

O easy to drink, some balance, lots of tropical hops, I'd have another without question

I'm a little surprised this one doesn't get more love, I thought it was well rounded and well made start to finish

Photo of aHaplessOldLady
3.65/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mr-jj
3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into an IPA glass from a bomber.

Color is hazy gold with a frothy white head. Retention and lacing are decent. Smell is really tropical. Lots of juicy pineapple. Flavor is more of the tropical pineapple with some citrus rind bitterness. Finish is crisp and bitter. Body is light/medium with a very creamy mouthfeel. Overall, it's a very drinkable IPA. I found my glass emptying much quicker than I expected. I really liked it, but it's a bit one-dimensional. A notch below Space Dust from the same Manic series.

Photo of NickThePyro
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of leaddog
4.13/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours an amber with two fingers of frothy white head.

Smell - citrus hops, bready caramalts, tropical fruits (passionfruit, mango), citrus.

Taste - Nice zing to start off from the citrus hops then goes into the bready caramalts, tropical fruits (passionfruit, mango), and citrus.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Finishes with pleasant lingering bitterness from the citrus hops.

Overall - Another great IPA in this series by Elysian. The citrus hops are nice and pungent in this one. An all around enjoyable IPA.

Photo of Ghrymm
3.86/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled 12/8/14 Pours a clear Dark Amber a nice white head and good lacing.
A good IPA but there Space Dust has a much better hop hit for me.
Well balanced malt to hops.

Photo of dannyfayy
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Blazer22
3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of stomioka
3.87/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dexterk1
3.81/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bookseeb
3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance is a cloudy orange amber color supporting a healthy head leaving nice lace. Smell has a nice backbone of sweet malt and citrusy hop aroma. Taste of the sweet malt and big on the grapefruit flavor with a nice balance of hops. Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation. A very nice easy drinking IPA.

Photo of RWACKO
3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jwenzel019
4.06/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GilGarp
3.72/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottled 12/8/14. Bomber served cold into a shaker pint glass.

Savant is a clear golden amber color with thick white head. It has both good retention and lacing.

Aroma is hoppy and a little sweet with a unique citrus character.

Flavor is also unique with what seems to be an unusal blend of hop varieties. There's the familiar citrus and pine but also some more savory flavor as well. Bitterness is balanced with caramel malts.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and nicely carbonated with good balance for the style.

Overall an interesting take on the IPA but not my favorite.

Photo of Donkster46
3.74/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JandJMD
3.67/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of woodchipper
3.92/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of NWHopinator
3.44/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Salemjeff
3.77/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Austin_Cohen
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kemoarps
3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

4/4.25/3.75/3.75/4
Bottled 12/8
Pours a deep opaque orange/amber with a good finger and a half of foam with an inconsistent consistency bringing large soapy bubbles in parts and a satiny thin eggwhite veneer at others. All ind of khaki/almond meat off-white. Decent retention, good lacing.

Nose begins with massive tropical fruits: melons and papaya. Some sweet caramel malts supporting, but primarily juicy/fruity.

Flavour starts off in the same vein. Kicks off with tropical fruits and citrus before taking a decidedly pith and pine bitter turn. This is all well and fine, but the third act kind of kills it for me. It becomes kind of yeasty and bread/dough/maybe a bit of biscuit malts that just dominate the last bit before the finish itself is lastingly pithy bitter.
Moderate carbonation and a medium body suit this well enough, and the lasting bitter finish will please the hop heads, but that malty/yeasty character in the back nine cause problems for me. Crisp and clean and quite enjoyable overall, just that one note holds back what in my opinion could be fantastic to just good. YMMV

Photo of nmann08
3.69/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cantal
4.06/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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Savant from Elysian Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 330 ratings.