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Against the Grain Rico Sauvin

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Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   IBU: 68   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
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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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AWISLguy (1622) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 30, 2015
Bomber from the Malt Shoppe in Tosa. Pours an unclear orangey tan with a nice spongey white head. Aroma has huge citrus and tropical fruit. Taste is quite bitter, sweet fruits, tangy pine ... and more grapefruit. Medium bodied. Little alcohol. Finishes long and bittersweet, but to the bitter side. No real malt presence, but the sweet-bitter balance of the hops is very nice. Definite fan of that hop. 15.2

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5396) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 27, 2015
Sexy Beer for the Sexy Man. Of course. Hazy orange, big white head. Smells grassy, with some citrus notes. Clean, crisp palate. Taste is oddly sweet, like some cookie dough or something like that, the peppery hops. Nice stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Garrold (2264) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2015
Tap. Shakespeares, Sheffield. Hazy, dark gold. Thin, dense, lasting, off white head. Nelson Sauvin it is. Grapey, peachy, and a bit pissy and white wine like. Taste is a nice balance of sweet, and light bitter. Smooth, and full palate. Finish is big, long, rising bitter. Very drinkable. Good one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olr1984 (1233) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 21, 2015
22oz bottle pours a clear orange with an off white head. musty grapes peach and fruity hop taste.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dedollewaitor (14423) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 5, 2015
Tap @ BeerGeekBar, Prague. Pours Cloudy copper with a white head. Papercuffs, bread, grass and citrus. Medium bodied. Smooth, dry and bitter. Not entirely fresh I assume. But again very malty..

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Franckg (340) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 2, 2015
Robe orangée trouble avec plusieurs particules en suspensions. Col de mousse mince qui s’estompe rapidement. Arômes fruités et frais de tangerine, pamplemousse, raisins verts, ananas, fruit de la passion, mangue, résine de pin, malt caramélisé. En bouche, les arômes continuent leur travail. Beaucoup d’agrumes, les fruits de la passion et un peu de litchi apportent un côté plus sucré au liquide et atténuent l’amertume qui reste tout de même bien présent. Longue finale amère qui fait ressortir le pamplemousse et zestes d’agrumes. Un peu résineux, alcool discret. Corps épais, à la limite onctueux. Une dipa bien fruitée aux saveurs intenses.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOSSbrewer (2319) - Arkansas, USA - MAR 22, 2015
On tap at the International Tap House in Soulard. Pours golden and crystal clear. Thin white head Flavor is flat. Finishes clean and dry. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (37673) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2015

Draught @ Fermentoren Aarhus, Norregade 24, DK-8000 Aarhus, Denmark.

[ As Against the Grain Rico Sauvin ].
Unclear medium yellow color with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting to diminishing, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, pale malt, moderate to heavy hoppy, citrus, pine, spruce, orange - citrus, cat piss, sharp hops, earthy - damp stain notes. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration, sweet fruit, hoppy, pale malt. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20150124]

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
crossovert (8680) - Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2015
Draft. Amber gold lighter pour. Aroma is tropical fruit. Flavor is a tad sweet for a dip a white wine lemon lime and tropical flavors.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
thedm (5028) - Fort Wayne, USA - FEB 7, 2015
This draft brew from a restaurant poured a medium sized head of foamy finely sized white colored bubbles that were mostly lasting and left behind a uncarbonated transparent light orange colored body and a good lacing. The odd aroma was floral and musty. The off-tasting mouth feel was tingly at the start with a mellow finish with a mellow aftertaste. The odd tasting flavor contained notes of floral hops and malt. An OK brew just nothing special.


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