Rico Sauvin | Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse
Kentucky, United States
atgbrewery.com

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
An India Pale Ale featuring Nelson Sauvin hops. Named after the Sauvignon Blanc grape, is a variety of hop developed and grown in New Zealand. It has a strong fruity flavor and aroma that is described as resembling white wine, or fresh crushed grapes or gooseberries. Some reviewers of this hop perceive the fruitiness as being very tropical with descriptions including passion fruit, tangerines, and grapefruit. These hops are organic and are about 4 times as expensive as our normal American varieties.

Added by kaips1 on 09-09-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,888
Reviews:
120
Ratings:
742
pDev:
8.68%
 
 
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Photo of porters4life
4.16/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dafla67
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheSussman
4.34/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of eppie82
3.68/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ADKbeerguy
3.77/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JBowenGeorgia
4.19/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked this one up primarily because of the can art, thought it was glorious!
Poured a mostly clear orange/amber with two fingers of white head.
Getting a malty sweetness in the smell, some white grape, a little pine.
Taste follows, getting lots of dry white wine flavors with a bit of citrus bitterness. Not as heavy on the malt as I expected from the smell.
Feel is medium, a little prickly on the tongue.
Overall a tasty brew.

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Photo of craigbelly
4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Piney hop aromas with a hint of lemon. Moderate malt sweetness, hints of grapes and biscuits. Hop notes are high on flavor and moderate on bitterness. Finish is clean with only a hint of astringency. Slight astringency in the bitterness distracts from the otherwise pleasant finish. Overall good, balanced, easy-drinking IIPA. Mostly citrus with a touch of floral, and a touch of earthy resin at the end.

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Photo of Ecxeeder616
4.36/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of luke12345
4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Sellen
4.48/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JzBeerlover913
4.23/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A Hop-forward, citrusy medley that is bitter yet easy to drink. Malty, caramel notes.

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Photo of swanfungus
4.16/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MrJuengling
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Shanty76
4.24/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nunya
3.85/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.3/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Yeldarb92
4.75/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JeffKowalek
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chinchill
4.02/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Pour Taproom (SC).
Pours with a lightly hazy golden-amber body that's topped by a durable white head that leaves plenty of lacing on the glass.
Medium+ carbonation; medium body. Lots of citrus in the pleasing aroma.
The flavor is bolder and richer than the aroma suggests, and leaves a semi-bitter lingering aftertaste. Mild bitterness for style.
Well hidden ABV.

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Photo of armock
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Futbolmanby
3.7/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smcel371
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.26/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Griffin2
4.16/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16 oz can into a beer mug.
L - Pours a a hazy deep Amber with a white head.
S - Smells of hops, grapes and berries.
T - I'm getting citrus and hoppiness of an IPA, followed by some caramel from the malt, with some berry fruitiness with white grape on the finish.
F - Soft mouthfeel with medium body and carbonation.
O - I'm really enjoying this beer. Every time I take a sip, I feel like I'm getting a different taste.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.4/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I poured this into a snifter. The appearance was a hazy burnt orange color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within less than thirty seconds leaving some nice looking speckled lacing clinging yet concaving nicely. The smell had a sweet to bitter crushed grape, sweet passionfruit bonding into some light melon. Light gooseberries play with the aroma slightly underneath. The taste was moderately sweet carrying a nice dried fruit bitterness to blend superbly. A dry sweet sticky lemon slides into the aftertaste along with the gooseberries, grapes and passionfruit. The finish is semi-dry. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability to sipping quality about it. Carbonation is quite low. Overall, I say this was an absolutely amazing DIPA that I would love to have again.

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Rico Sauvin from Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 742 ratings