Savant | Elysian Brewing Company

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387 Ratings
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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:
37
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 387 |  Reviews: 108
Photo of camarocrazy67
3.31/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Newhall Refinery in Newhall, CA.

Pours a hazy dark orange with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Thick rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of citrus fruit, citrus zest, and grapefruit juice aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest, grapefruit juice, earth, and herbal hop flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with mainly citrus hop aromas, but the taste has some earth and herbal qualities as well.

Serving type: on tap.

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Photo of BeerNW
3.52/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Epicfail97081
3.96/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of seabeemom
3.92/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of souvenirs
4.49/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Really good IPA. Lots of citrus, especially grapefruit rind.

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

Pretty good beer actually yes

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Photo of Zetcha7x
3.96/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of wordemupg
4.26/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

650ml bottle poured into tulip 28/2/15

A clear amber liquid, lots of tiny slow bubbles feeding a thumbs width of foam that slowly falls to a thick film that leaves a couple partial rings

S mango, passion fruit, guava, a little catty, fairly tropical but still has caramel malt to balance things out

T lime rind, orange cream, more caramel, some pine I didn't smell, not all that far from the nose, pretty tasty stuff

M leaning towards full, more body then I expected, a nice bitter snap, creams up from the bubbles, slick on the palate, fruity pine lingers

O easy to drink, some balance, lots of tropical hops, I'd have another without question

I'm a little surprised this one doesn't get more love, I thought it was well rounded and well made start to finish

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Photo of aHaplessOldLady
3.65/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mr-jj
3.78/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into an IPA glass from a bomber.

Color is hazy gold with a frothy white head. Retention and lacing are decent. Smell is really tropical. Lots of juicy pineapple. Flavor is more of the tropical pineapple with some citrus rind bitterness. Finish is crisp and bitter. Body is light/medium with a very creamy mouthfeel. Overall, it's a very drinkable IPA. I found my glass emptying much quicker than I expected. I really liked it, but it's a bit one-dimensional. A notch below Space Dust from the same Manic series.

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Photo of NickThePyro
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of leaddog
4.13/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours an amber with two fingers of frothy white head.

Smell - citrus hops, bready caramalts, tropical fruits (passionfruit, mango), citrus.

Taste - Nice zing to start off from the citrus hops then goes into the bready caramalts, tropical fruits (passionfruit, mango), and citrus.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Finishes with pleasant lingering bitterness from the citrus hops.

Overall - Another great IPA in this series by Elysian. The citrus hops are nice and pungent in this one. An all around enjoyable IPA.

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Photo of Ghrymm
3.86/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled 12/8/14 Pours a clear Dark Amber a nice white head and good lacing.
A good IPA but there Space Dust has a much better hop hit for me.
Well balanced malt to hops.

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Photo of dannyfayy
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Blazer22
3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of stomioka
3.87/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dexterk1
3.81/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bookseeb
3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance is a cloudy orange amber color supporting a healthy head leaving nice lace. Smell has a nice backbone of sweet malt and citrusy hop aroma. Taste of the sweet malt and big on the grapefruit flavor with a nice balance of hops. Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation. A very nice easy drinking IPA.

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Photo of RWACKO
3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jwenzel019
4.06/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GilGarp
3.72/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottled 12/8/14. Bomber served cold into a shaker pint glass.

Savant is a clear golden amber color with thick white head. It has both good retention and lacing.

Aroma is hoppy and a little sweet with a unique citrus character.

Flavor is also unique with what seems to be an unusal blend of hop varieties. There's the familiar citrus and pine but also some more savory flavor as well. Bitterness is balanced with caramel malts.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and nicely carbonated with good balance for the style.

Overall an interesting take on the IPA but not my favorite.

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Photo of Donkster46
3.74/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JandJMD
3.67/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of woodchipper
3.92/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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