Rico Sauvin
Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse

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Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse
Kentucky, United States
Imperial IPA
Ranked #1,618
Ranked #9,272
4.03 | pDev: 8.68%
Jan 18, 2024
Sep 10, 2012
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.
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Rated: 3.9 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Jan 18, 2024
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Rated by Sludgeman from District of Columbia

3.94/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On tap in Louisville.
Nov 05, 2023
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Reviewed by beercam from Colorado

4.53/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Very nice! Elegant Nelson showcase. Very neutral malt bill, seems wheaty and oaty but not overboard, a little sweeter as a double, and a very delicate balance between hop bite and booze burn. Herbal, piney, and a beautiful passionfruity, almost cucumber zing in the best way from the sauvin hops. On the finish, the hops dance and play for days. Nelson’s a place, sauvin is the hop btw! Had this with some pork tacos w/ serrano peach salsa. Banging!
Sep 01, 2023
Rated: 4.1 by Curt3 from Ohio

Aug 26, 2023
Rated: 3.76 by woemad from Washington

May 14, 2023
Rated: 3.79 by petrusek23 from Ohio

Jul 05, 2022
Rated: 3.8 by hophugger from Virginia

Feb 28, 2022
Rated: 4 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Feb 03, 2022
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Reviewed by MutuelsMark from Kentucky

3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Deep copper in color. Head is you guessed it white and disperses quickly. Nose is soft. Taste is like the can says wine grapes. Not off putting however I don't look for a beer to taste like wine. Glad the followup back taste is more bitter than grape. Decent beer, not World Class in my opinion
Sep 07, 2021
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Reviewed by BWED from Colorado

3.58/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Pounder can poured into a nonic.

A- Amber in color, with a creamy white head. Retention is pretty good.
S- Fruity, tropical, citrus, pine, and some alcohol.
T- Pretty sweet, dry citrus pith, some pine. Some tropical notes.
M- Medium body, dry, with a bit of an alcoholic burn finish.
O- Alcohol is a little too apparent in this. Also was expecting some lighter, brighter winey notes from Nelson Sauvin hops.
Oct 26, 2020
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Reviewed by brureview from Massachusetts

4.35/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Light golden color with a 2F head in a Tulip glass.
Very strong grape, banana and melon aroma.
Quite smooth MF,
Grape accentuated taste, with melon and some white wine.
Love this hop!
Great beer!
Sep 02, 2020
Rated: 3.78 by curlybird from Pennsylvania

Jul 31, 2020
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Reviewed by Ghrymm from Canada (BC)

4.09/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 1 pint can.
A: Pours a off clear amber with a thin white head.
S: Sweet pine and musty hops.
T: Hops right off the bat with a sweet finish.
F: Smooth medium body.
O: Dam nice double at 9% the alcohol burn not not there.
May 23, 2020
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Reviewed by DrDemento456 from Pennsylvania

4.49/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Drank straight from the can quite a different IPA very sweet and piney but balanced. The body is quite excellent can't believe again how full and balanced the flavor is without any strong ethanol burn or heavy body. Overall one of the best DIPA's I got at the Giant Eagle for just a couple bucks!
May 10, 2020
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Reviewed by TonyLema1 from South Carolina

3.83/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
L: Hazy, orange, big fluffy head with nice lacing
S: musty, slight fruitiness
T: Nice combination of piney hops, with fruitiness in the background
F: good mouthfeel
O: Very unique beer, recommended
May 08, 2020
Rated: 4.09 by Whitey_from_Remedy from Pennsylvania

Apr 24, 2020
Rated: 4.46 by TP2MSU from Michigan

Jan 01, 2020
Rated: 3 by Shenk87 from Pennsylvania

Dec 08, 2019
Rated: 3.5 by Dduquette from Maryland

Sep 22, 2019
Rated: 3.5 by JLaw55 from Missouri

Aug 30, 2019
Rico Sauvin from Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 769 ratings