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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.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,228
Reviews:
121
Ratings:
745
pDev:
8.68%
 
 
Wants:
45
Gots:
162
Trade:
3
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 745 |  Reviews: 121
Photo of Griffith
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jbehlar
3.88/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AyatollahGold
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.

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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

Photo of Madasyn
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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Rico Sauvin from Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 745 ratings