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Against the Grain Rico Sauvin

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Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 100   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   IBU: 68   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
edgallow (2282) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 16, 2014
Draft sampler pours Amber with a off white head. Aroma of citrus, malts, pine and caramel. Taste is grapefruit, malts, caramel and grain.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (3204) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 14, 2014
Tap. Golden with minimal head. Solid nelson sauvin hops. Lightly sweet with minimal bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Imaena (1868) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 12, 2014
Bottle. This is a nice fruity IPA with lots of bright hop notes. Well balanced and crafted.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2437) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 11, 2014
11/11/2014. 22 oz bottle. Cloudy light amber with a white lacing head. Malty, citrus aromas with spicy notes. Not overly bitter, but nicely balanced. Fruity, light caramel and hops with a dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10965) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 24, 2014
Tap sample. Poured clear golden color with an average frothy off-white head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy earthy citrus fruit aroma. Medium to full body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Moderate to heavy bittersweet flavor with a moderate to heavy bittersweet finish of medium duration. This a solid brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
boozedude (1910) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - OCT 23, 2014
bomber shared with Higgins and lamont,at the famous CLub Wakonda!!! hazy orangish pour with thin white head, akward dead fruit aroma, taste is bitter lemon pledge, not bad,

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (5813) - Ohio, USA - OCT 23, 2014
22 oz bottle shared by DrSilverworm. Pours a hazy golden color with a medium sized white head. The aroma and flavor have some floral character, white wine, toasted pale malts, bready, some spicy hops, some tropical fruit character, passion fruit, decent beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (6816) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 23, 2014
22oz bottle, purchased a week or two ago from Party Town. Labeled 8.2% or so, I believe. Shared with local raters. Totally hazy golden orange color. Thin off-white head. Leaves decent fine dots of lace. Pretty nice, complex hoppy (and kind of yeasty) nose. Tropical indeed, in the smell there’s tangerine, passion fruit, grape. Nice kind of spicier hop in the flavor, plus all the tropical. Moderate to bigger bitter taste, kind of a dry finish. Light to moderate sweet. Bigger body. Smooth, lightly soft lighter carbonation, and dry finish. Pretty nice nelson sauvin feature. Something seems a little stale and malty about it though, slightly metallic. No idea how old this bottle is seeing as how ATG does not bottle-date, but I know I’m always taking a risk buying bombers at Party Town (especially when they’re at ATG price-levels). When revisiting later, there’s a bit more stale malty mildly metallic flavor, maybe a touch of brett? Kind of a soft texture, as well. Score lowered by .2 in aroma and palate ...

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (3999) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - OCT 22, 2014
Aroma is grapefruit, tropical fruit and mild/medium funk. The flavor is tropical fruit, hop resin, fruit/grapes, very mild sweetness and a funky/tart/bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdedone (2703) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Bottle. Pours golden orange with a thick lacy head. Aroma of pine, grapefruit, citrus and tropical fruit. Flavor of tropical fruit, pine, citrus zest, caramel, grapefruit, orange and grassy hops. Medium body, lively carbonation, dry finish.


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