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Savant - Elysian Brewing Company

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very good

303 Ratings
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Ratings: 303
Reviews: 91
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.79%
Wants: 8
Gots: 9 | 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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5/5  rDev +30.5%

ucsbmullet, Mar 03, 2012
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5/5  rDev +30.5%

claybob43, Aug 15, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +24%

stokeliosis, Oct 17, 2013
Photo of OWSLEY069
4.73/5  rDev +23.5%
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.

OWSLEY069, Mar 31, 2012
Photo of HugePlume
4.68/5  rDev +22.2%
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!

HugePlume, Mar 19, 2012
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4.65/5  rDev +21.4%
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.

Stinkypuss, Apr 14, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

richkrull, May 24, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

lorkovicb, Dec 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

cletetron, Mar 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

hannaho, Apr 09, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

jpd026, Jan 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Rickythejeweler, Mar 06, 2012
Photo of Derek
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%
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.

Derek, Jun 14, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

rxthree, Aug 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

freeeekyyy, Feb 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

George2744, Mar 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

KiMiRaiK, Feb 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Hoolihan, Feb 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

docrates, Apr 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

pearljam118, May 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Norm406, Dec 14, 2013
Photo of Commodore69
4.48/5  rDev +17%
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.

Commodore69, Feb 26, 2013
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4.47/5  rDev +16.7%
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.

gkunkle, Feb 02, 2012
Photo of micromaniac129
4.41/5  rDev +15.1%
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.

micromaniac129, Apr 20, 2013
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Savant from Elysian Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 303 ratings.