Savant | Elysian Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Elysian Brewing Company
Washington, United States

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

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A hazy amber beer. There is a good head stand of rocky, off-white foam with good retention.

S: A moderately-strong mellow-like hop aroma with some passion fruit and citrus. There is a bit of clean malt sweetness and a light alcohol aroma.

T: An assertive hops bitterness and tropical fruit hop flavors dominate with light caramel malt flavor and supporting malt sweetness. The balance is decidedly bitter and might benefit from just a bit more malt. The finish is dry with a lingering hops bitterness and some citrus peel flavors aftertaste. The alcohol lend an additional touch a sweetness to the end and surprisingly noticeable for given its 6.3% ABV.

M: A medium bodied beer with a bit of creaminess and moderately-high level of carbonation. There is a light alcohol warmth in the belly and back of the tongue.

O: This very good IPA stands a bit apart from the pack due to Nelson Sauvin hops bring in a distinct hops character that is more tropical fruit than other American IPA. Find it while it’s fresh.

From notes, reviewed on 2/20/2013

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A - Pours a hazy dark ruby orange color with a dense, thick head, light carbonation, cotton candy-like lacing on the glass.

S - Pine, bitter citrus: (oranges and grapefruit), and passion fruit, the malt is very light.

T - Very light caramel malt sweetness up front before the hops kick and ride all the way to the end. Bitter orange peel, grapefruit, and passion fruit dominate before finishing with citrus/pine lingering bitterness.

M - Medium body with gentle carbonation and a very dry finish.

O - Elysian has done some pretty cool things with their IPA's using ingredients not used every day; in this case, the Nelson Sauvin hop makes for an interesting IPA. About half way through it becomes more balanced, the initial sip was tart and puckering until the palate adjusts.

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