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Against the Grain Rico Sauvin

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Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 116   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Camons (6519) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JAN 24, 2015
Draught @ Fermentoren, Århus. Pours light hazy golden with a small offwhite head. Aroma of malt, a little yeast, grass, fruity hops, peach, grapes. Flavor is malt, yeaty, grass, fruity hops, peach, grapes, grapefruit. Medium body, lively carbonation, light bitter finish. 220115

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rasmus40 (12226) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2015
Tap @ Fermentoren, Aarhus. Hazy orange with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty and moderate hoppy - citrus and grapes. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. 220115

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (14348) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2015
Tap @ Fermentoren, Aarhus. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are rich peach, mango, citrus, hops, flowers and malt. Nice light bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (11716) - DENMARK - JAN 21, 2015
Tap @ Fermentoren, Aarhus, 7.6%. Hazy amber/orange with medium off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, caramel, hops, little toasted and peach. Flavour is malt, fruit, caramel, hops, grapefruit, pine, medium sweet and medium bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Habanero (2818) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2015
Tap. Deep golden body with an average off-white head. Aroma of berry notes, grapes, grass and caramel. Sweet flavor that ends up dey and decent bitter. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carbonation. A nice IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PhatB420 (668) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 10, 2015
Bomber into a large tulip. Bottle says its a dips at 8.2abv distinctly. Pours a marmalade orange honey syrup. Head is light, thin lacing, and faintly coating the glass. Aroma of herbal garden mixtures, peach, grass, the nelson hop is all over of course. Taste of an assortment of fruit and garden vegetable. Not too overly hopped smack for a dipa, but the hops seem to slide in after and glaze the pallate with bitterness. Dry white grapes, pine, grapefruit, and some white wine characteristics flourish as well. A diff approach for the style, but fun, interesting, and enjoyable. I’m missing a hop slap though.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Desverger (2535) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 3, 2015
Tap@Fermentoren, Copenhagen - amber pour with off-white head. Aroma and taste is fruity and grassy hoppy, prominent nelson, grapefruit, citrus lemon zest, delicate floral nuances throughout, enjoyable brew.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29957) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2015
Draft. An amber beer with a beige head. The aroma has notes og hops and spices. The flavor is sweet with nord of målt, straw, and hops, leading to a bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (33077) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2014
From tap. Pours hazy orange with a small white and creamy dense head. Aroma is grapefruity and light pine hoppy. Crisp hoppy. Mild peachy, light citrusy. Lingering fruity. Smooth, peachy and light citrusy finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (13903) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2014
Draught at Fermentoren. Clear yellow/golden - white head. Light cheese. Light dusty. Fruity. Grapes. Ok hoppy - not fresh. Medium malty. Some sweetness. Grape fruit.


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