Rico Sauvin
Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse

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Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse
Kentucky, United States
Imperial IPA
Ranked #1,803
Ranked #9,531
4.03 | pDev: 8.68%
Jul 05, 2022
Sep 10, 2012
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Notes: 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: 3.79 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
Rated: 3.42 by Lucular from Maryland

Aug 26, 2019
Rated: 3.25 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts

Aug 26, 2019
Rated: 4.06 by eljabak from Michigan

Aug 16, 2019
Rated: 4 by cp45 from New Jersey

Jul 16, 2019
Rated: 4.12 by Chefhat from California

May 09, 2019
Rated: 4 by Griffith from Connecticut

Mar 22, 2019
Rated: 3.88 by jbehlar from Mississippi

Feb 22, 2019
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Reviewed by AyatollahGold from Indiana

4.02/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pouring from a 16 oz. can into a Willi Becher style glass, this beer pours out golden like apple juice and rather clear. Some very small sediment, but that’s it. A pinky width, eggshell colored crown. Some stringy lacing.

The nose brings a dank fruit, along with a huge floral character. The fruit isn’t citrus like, but more grapefruit and huge white grape prominence.

The taste comes in with some of that dankness before showing that the floral presence is still alive along with the white grape element.

The mouthfeel is sticky, slightly syrupy but not overly so. A balanced bitterness and well carbonated.

Overall, this is solid and enjoyable. I like the white grape notes mixing with floral while keeping a dankness to it.
Feb 14, 2019
Rated: 4.16 by porters4life from Illinois

Aug 07, 2018
Rated: 4 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania

Jul 06, 2018
Rated: 4.34 by TheSussman from Tennessee

Mar 29, 2018
Rated: 3.68 by eppie82 from Illinois

Mar 26, 2018
Rated: 3.77 by ADKbeerguy from New York

Jan 28, 2018
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Reviewed by JBowenGeorgia from Georgia

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.
Oct 23, 2017
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Reviewed by craigbelly from Iowa

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.
Sep 16, 2017
Rated: 4.36 by Ecxeeder616 from Massachusetts

Sep 15, 2017
Rated: 4.06 by luke12345 from Pennsylvania

Aug 31, 2017
Rated: 4.48 by Sellen from Connecticut

Aug 26, 2017
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Rated by JzBeerlover913 from Nevada

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.
Aug 25, 2017
Rated: 4.16 by swanfungus from California

Aug 25, 2017
Rated: 4 by MrJuengling from Pennsylvania

Aug 20, 2017
Rated: 4.24 by Shanty76 from Georgia

Aug 10, 2017
Rated: 3.85 by Nunya from Ohio

Jul 30, 2017
Rated: 3.3 by Madasyn from Ohio

Jul 30, 2017
Rated: 4.75 by Yeldarb92 from Ohio

Jul 30, 2017
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