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Savant - Elysian Brewing Company

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86
very good

285 Ratings
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Ratings: 285
Reviews: 90
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 12.76%
Wants: 8
Gots: 7 | 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:
Formerly known as Idiot Sauvin.

(Beer added by: barleywinefiend on 08-29-2010)
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

4.73/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a hazy orange-ish to yellow color with an off white head. In the aroma, a mellow orange citrus. In the taste, big orange citrus rinds. A hop bite and a medium bodied mouthfeel, with a dry orange citrus and small sugary like aftertaste. Big orange citrus, lighter alcohol, dare I say a fantastic everyday IPA.

Serving type: on-tap

03-31-2012 17:47:42 | More by OWSLEY069
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HugePlume

Washington

4.68/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber poured into a pint

A- A slightly cloudy deep sunset-orange with a reddish twinge in the center. A nice rocky light tan head that retains better than average, with average lacing.

S- Piney, with a light sweet-grass second order whif every once in a while.

T- Amazing piney hop from beginning to end, slight oily finish, malt is cracker like, but not very strong, but it works well with the very piney hop. A real treat.

M- A little lighter than i would expect the body is not very firm. A little alcohol twang, very clean finish.

O- Excellent IPA offering with a nice piney twist. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2012 01:42:16 | More by HugePlume
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

4.65/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Elysian Brewing
Idiot Sauvin

Pours a rich copper color, soapy head forms with a yellow tint and plenty of lace. Aroma is full of citrus, resinous herb/s and some pine. Very inviting nose. In the taste, very citrusy, with clementine orange, pine, and grapefruit flavor. Malt body achieves a nice balance, with a slightly toasted caramel flavor. There is no hint of alcohol. Medium bodied feel with crisp carbonation and a small hop bite. Overall, the Idiot Sauvin is a winner in my book, delicious beer here.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2012 21:08:19 | More by Stinkypuss
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Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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New York

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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British Columbia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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New York

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Maryland

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Derek

British Columbia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I've had this on cask and loved it, but was a little too tipsy to review. Finally found a bottle!

A: Copper-bronze with an off-white head, good retention, great lace.

S: Gooseberries and marmalade, dried mango, papaya, light grassyness.

T: West-coast hopping, but the flavour is a bit different. Very resiny, but not really piny. Tons of marmalade and grapefruit rind, dried mango and papaya, gooseberry (somewhat chardonnay-like). Solid bitterness, hints of grainy biscuit.

M: Well-attenuated moderate body has a somewhat assertive (though pleasant) hop acidity. Has a crisp, dry finish, as an IPA should!

O: All around it's a really great brew. Not your usual hop flavours, and it's a pleasant change.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2012 03:58:33 | More by Derek
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Oregon

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Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania

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Commodore69

Washington

4.48/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The hops - the grapefruity hops... I can smell this one all day long. I might be treading on hallowed ground here, but I think this beer is a worthy substitution for Pliny the Elder, as RR's recent feet-beating from WA has left a bit of a hole in the citrus/hop stratosphere. Sniff it, sip it ---- ahhhh... love it. Will be heading over to Elysian on the hill this weekend to see if this bad monkey is on tap.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2013 04:58:31 | More by Commodore69
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gkunkle

Oregon

4.47/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a rich amber color just transparent enough to see rising carbonation. The dense creamy head stands over an inch tall in my large Sam Adams glass. Smell is pungent with grapefruit, it really comes through strong. I also get some resin and floral scents. Taste hilights the citrus and resinous hops as well as some toffee tasting malts. This really gives a strong presence without being too unbalanced. This appeals to my west coast hop cravings but also makes this something you could pair with a meal. Mouthfeel is slightly thicker than the average IPA, with assertive carbonation. I really love this beer, hopefully it'll be around for a while. Props to Elysian.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2012 05:21:48 | More by gkunkle
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micromaniac129

Pennsylvania

4.41/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A very good ipa is what we have here.
Pleasent colors with a orange amber murky body and a tall off white head. Excellent retention I must add also.
The nose has a very frangrant hop bouquet with citrus and pine notes. The most dominate characteristic would be grapefruit.
Taste is bold like a west coast ipa but is also somewhat restrained. Hops taste citrusy and fresh pehaps even some pine resin. Malts balance nicely, stay in the background and help to feature the hoppiness.
Taste is smooth and bitter at the end but really not too bitter.
The thing I liked about this beer is that everything works. Nice to look at, smells great and taste just as good as the nose which sometimes doesn't always happen.
What we have here is a winner.

Serving type: on-tap

04-20-2013 11:11:13 | More by micromaniac129
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

4.4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap @ Garrick's Head Pub in Victoria.

A - Cloudy yellow/orange with a thin layer of white head and great lacing

S - Citrus and pine. Not an overly robust nose but that might be a function of the glassware more than anything.

T - Bitter up front that immediately gives way to a caramel malt sweetness. Grapefruit, tangerine, mango and passion fuit flavours all come through. Remarkable balance. Fresh and juicy.

M - Medium body. Sticky and oily. Light to moderate carbonation.

Serving type: on-tap

03-15-2013 14:11:34 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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barleywinefiend

Washington

4.38/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured a goledn/orange color with a nice white head. Good looking IPA

S: Had floral, vegetable, grass secent to me

T: Nice taste with a bit of veg, floral thing going on weighing in with some citrus at times.

M: Good carbonation, right on with ABV and just right hop bite for me

D: Try one. While I have had almost all of the Elysian IPAs..this one is good but not as good as the Immortal or Prometheus

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2012 03:44:09 | More by barleywinefiend
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Savant from Elysian Brewing Company
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