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Savant - Elysian Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
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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jellikit

Washington

3.63/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-07-2014 03:21:37 | More by jellikit
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jl2414

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

05-06-2014 00:55:17 | More by jl2414
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Fuzzycuffs

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

05-02-2014 06:16:07 | More by Fuzzycuffs
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robgage

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -47.9%

04-30-2014 23:59:03 | More by robgage
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shoretaxi

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

04-29-2014 00:42:24 | More by shoretaxi
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RollBounce

New York

3.76/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2014 22:19:18 | More by RollBounce
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skipxtracer

New York

4.23/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2014 22:16:56 | More by skipxtracer
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ZachT

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

04-20-2014 04:47:57 | More by ZachT
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ADZA

Australia

3.38/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2014 04:50:34 | More by ADZA
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DanE

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

04-13-2014 19:46:41 | More by DanE
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petermethot

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

04-13-2014 14:25:10 | More by petermethot
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Mikexw

New York

4/5  rDev +4.2%

04-08-2014 12:57:24 | More by Mikexw
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jodybrutal

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

04-04-2014 21:48:16 | More by jodybrutal
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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

04-04-2014 03:04:49 | More by millerbuffoon
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Niceroad77

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

03-29-2014 02:36:41 | More by Niceroad77
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RobertJBeer

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

03-27-2014 15:41:33 | More by RobertJBeer
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Aggro

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +4.2%

03-24-2014 17:46:21 | More by Aggro
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Kylemif

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

03-22-2014 19:25:26 | More by Kylemif
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PaBeerLover

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

03-21-2014 17:03:47 | More by PaBeerLover
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Eighty

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

03-20-2014 18:45:16 | More by Eighty
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utopiajane

New York

4.28/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours an orange color, cloudy and with a dark melon like hue from deep within it. Fat creamy head of khaki foam that left plenty of clinging lace. Nose is tropical fruit and citrus. Light fresh orange on passion fruit. No pine in the nose until it warmed a bit then it was earthy pine needles. A beautiful scent of brown sugar for malt. Taste is outrageously good. The fruits are juicy and a bit tart too so they fully engage the palate. The earthy pine is light and the the malt becomes a soft light caramel. The body approaches medium but stays light. There's a bit of sticky resin at the back to coat the throat and leaves a bitter that starts soft and then increases in intensity after the swallow. Lingering after tatse of caramel, sweet fruit and pine needles. Brilliant beer.

I loved this beer. This had a sensual caramel that stayed generally light but was like a ribbon underneath this beer. The fruit was bountiful and the bitter started soft and then became a bit stronger as it lingered.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2014 14:25:41 | More by utopiajane
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MikeRice1969

Oregon

4/5  rDev +4.2%

03-08-2014 03:58:00 | More by MikeRice1969
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IdrinkGas

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.2%

03-07-2014 00:28:38 | More by IdrinkGas
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Safsel1

New York

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

03-03-2014 03:27:09 | More by Safsel1
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Dhamma73

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

02-25-2014 22:26:24 | More by Dhamma73
Savant from Elysian Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 285 ratings.