Savant - Elysian Brewing Company
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2.83/5 rDev -26.3%
Pours orange/honeycomb with thick head and lacing. Looks like a pretty malty beer.
Very malty. Smells like a barleywine. Lots of bread. Quite a bit of citrus hop behind that. Bit of oxidised hop. Do get a bit of pine when I sniff hard. Hint of sourness even?
Not a whole lot happening on the palate- a bit of malt and citrus rind but it's a bit weak. And also a touch of sourness. And a bit of booze actually.
Mouthfeel is honeycomb and a bitter finish- perhaps the hops are finally manifesting themselves. Aforementioned sourness and booze.
I have had this for a while now (possibly a month or more), but it's not as though its fundamental character would have changed that much since then. It's also unclear how long this took to get into the country in the first place. Still, for the price, it's pretty disappointing. Seems like an East Coast style IPA but even more malty. And the maltiness isn't even that great. Either it's normally like this or it's in worse condition than most grey IPAs I've had. I've had a good beer from Elysian previously but this one is not recommended. Do not buy in Australia if looking for an IPA. Saving graces are it looks good and the nose does momentarily portray some hops, even if it's still very malty.
05-14-2014 10:27:30 | More by danieelol
4.08/5 rDev +6.3%
16oz pint at the Underground.
This beer appears a hazy, dark bronzed amber hue, with one fat finger of puffy, frothy, and sudsy beige head, which leaves some stellar limestone cliff face painted lace around the glass as it slowly abates.
It smells of creamed caramel, semi-sweet bready malt, pine resin, lemon, grapefruit, passionfruit, and lime fruit bitters, ethereal uric acid, and further floral, somewhat perfumed hops. The taste is sharply acrid pine needle and forest floor detritus up front, denatured, very dry orange and grapefruit pith, bready, crackery caramel malt, and soft earthy, leafy, and floral hops.
The carbonation is moderate, just a softly burbling frothiness, the body a decent medium weight, and mostly smooth, those hops making but a small dent in this particular metric. It finishes off-dry, the gooseberry fruitiness of the hops finally coming through, amongst the bitter pine and fading crackery malt.
Overall, a pretty peppy, hoppy, and pleasantly bitter IPA, the malt offset thankfully aided by the inherent fruitiness of the hops. Not particularily strong-seeming, or in actuality, so were it was that I could stick around for a few more, but it's too damned nice outside, and this place, for all its merits, lacks any outdoor patio space (the name a dead giveaway, obviously).
05-08-2014 22:16:47 | More by biboergosum
3.63/5 rDev -5.5%
A: orange. Almost clear. Medium, frothy head.
S: fruity. Sweet.
T: malty sweetness. But not too sweet. Orange, pine, and slight floral hop flavors. Slight alcohol taste.
M: medium carbonation. Medium-heavy body. Slight lingering bitterness.
O: good IPA. Not outstanding. Heavy bittering hops and alcohol flavors brought the rating down slightly.
05-07-2014 03:21:37 | More by jellikit
3.76/5 rDev -2.1%
Had during my Nelson Sauvin tasting at easter dinner paired with goat cheese and spinich with grapefruit vinaigrette.
bronze ambers color with little laceing and very little head. quite tropical and light on the nelson hop taste as the great now feel with malt peanut butter and hint of tropical with a slight dryness. overall not a bad beer considering its only a 6-percent.
04-20-2014 22:19:18 | More by RollBounce
4.23/5 rDev +10.2%
Poured golden orange color. Small head with tiny bubbles. Incredibly intense tropical pineapple passion fruit nose and taste. Can all this tropical nose and taste really just be coming from the Nelson sauvin hops. Bitter finish. Not sweet but very fruity.
04-20-2014 22:16:56 | More by skipxtracer
3.38/5 rDev -12%
Pours a blood orange non see through hue with a creamy two finger head and lacing everywhere,the smell is fruit punch,kiwi fruit and sweet malts,the mouthfeel is medium bodied with soft moderate carbonation and has tastes of fruit punch,sweet caramel,berries and finished with a grassy herbal bitterness and overall yeah it ain't nothing out of this wilts and didn't move me so I won't be back cheers.
04-19-2014 04:50:34 | More by ADZA
Savant from Elysian Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 291 ratings.