Savant | Elysian Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Elysian Brewing Company
Washington, United States
elysianbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly known as Idiot Sauvin.

Added by barleywinefiend on 08-29-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
387
Reviews:
108
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
11.83%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
39
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 387 |  Reviews: 108
Photo of Albertdidz
4.9/5  rDev +26%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Wasatch
4.02/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. Bomber

Pours a hazy dark golden orange color, pretty nice carbonation, with a pretty nice thick/creamy one-finger plus off-white head, which also leaves some pretty nice creamy sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, slight malt note, with some citrus. The taste is hoppy, slightly malty, with some citrus, very slight pine note. Medium body, ABV hidden pretty well, with a nice little dry/bitter finish. Overall, a pretty tasty brew.

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Photo of DamienI
2.5/5  rDev -35.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of BdM
3.91/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Skrumpy
3.93/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Slightly cloudy, orange colored. Creamy head with solid retention and lacing. The aroma is light caramel malt, passion fruit, and some orange. Flavor is grapefruit, spruce, honey, yeast, orange zest, and hints of fruit. A bittersweet, resinous, hop forward beer with a bit of a bite. Overall quite good.

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Photo of PNWhops
4.19/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Another great hoppy beer from Elysian. Beer has nice cloud like head that retains very well. The taste is is awesome with a very strong citrus taste and a unique after taste the I would attribute to the New Zealand hops. Overall a solid IPA

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Photo of rfreed
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pianoguy
4.08/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle. No bottling info

Pours a hazy golden body with a fluff white head. Lots of lacing. Good retention.

Smell is prominent citrus. Lots of grapefruit and orange peel. Maybe a tiny whiff of malt too

Taste follows. Massive citrus. Red grapefruit is very prominent. Great bitterness!

Almost crisp Slightly under carbonated.

Love the bitterness of this one ! A little pricey though...

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Photo of DuaneL
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had on tap at Trolley Tp House; this is a very nice IPA - hoppy yet malty - not citrusy this one - def worth trying out in the can - a pretty amber color and good head

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Photo of DoctorEvil65
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of madelf66
3.27/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of stevoj
3.67/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pleasant mild aroma leads into a sharp, biting palate. Amber colored with adequate creamy sand colored head. Malt and hops equally represent in the aroma, but hops come on full bore in the taste. Astringent , tingly palate, leaves your mouth alive.

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Photo of stevesbeer
3.71/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Good orange pour, oily hops make for a difficult head formation but it struggles to amass a 2/5" off white head to compliment the glow beneath it. Aroma seemed like it was chalk full of Nelson hops.

Taste was a good pairing, the Nelson hops and the pale honey and caramel malts did well together, never a heavy malt presence, but it does create a sticky dank edge all over it. Does seem to not age well compared to C hops, but that isn't really anything new, proprietary hops in ipas are an even greater need to drink fresh.

Bottles have not been as good as freshly tapped keg, but again, no surprises there. Easy my favorite Elysian beer.

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Photo of FeloniousDrunk
3.61/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jrempel
2.75/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of AgentMunky
3.51/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DangerDawg
3.97/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mikenike
3.8/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Smak_Hermann
4.06/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ZEB89
3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OnryAndMean
3.4/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nugganooch
4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle purchased from the Whole Foods in Bellevue, WA
Standard wine glass – hotel room style!
Notes taken on 02/10/2015

A: Medium dark caramel color with some modest haziness giving off a soft orange glimmer to the body. A stack of frothy tan cream stands tall above the beer as it rises up in the glass. Subsides fairly quick leaving a few noticeable patches and swathes of lace left sticking to the glass.

S: The nose is super herbal and packed full of the dank green buds. I get some white wine grape likeness attributed to the Nelson hops here along with a little tropical mango fruit, pine essence, and assorted citrus elements. Has a secondary layer of malt cracker to it but really this one is just super dank which I love. How have I been passing up on this one!

T: White wine grape becomes more pronounced here but still does not skimp on that weedy herb stem note. A bit of grapefruit comes together with some mild tropics, pine, and florals as well. Some malt cracker and warm breadiness blends well making for a more Northwestern style IPA while still allowing the hops to shine through. The beer is actually not all that bitter in flavor while the alcohol is kept hidden well throughout. Good balance overall with a smooth crisp finish. Solid beer.

M: Light to moderate body with a much tamed bitterness to it. Keeps a nice creamy texture throughout with only some mild peppering. Very crisp and dry at the finish with a touch of resinous linger settling towards the back of the throat.

D: Always a big fan of Nelson hopped beers and while I found this one to be slightly different I did enjoy it quite a bit. I guess I didn’t realize Nelsons could be so damn dank! One can learn from the Savant. Would have this one again and again.

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Photo of Ultrarunner100
3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ItsYourBoyBlue
3.6/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Savant from Elysian Brewing Company
3.89 out of 5 based on 387 ratings.
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