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Against the Grain Rico Sauvin

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Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 135   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aniela (3088) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 30, 2015
Draught. Almost clear golden beer with an offwhite head. Hoppy fruity citrus aroma. Hoppy fruity citrus and a bit earthy flavour.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmohno (1211) - Iowa, USA - MAY 29, 2015
I enjoyed this, its dark yellow, the nose is kind of funky with a dankish fruit almost belgiany but not with some specific malt character that is not average, bit of tropical bubblegumy floral. Interesting not boring. Taste rips malt and hops on the palate with floral and citrus and lots of rind on the end. Good body, full hop flavor, like the character of this beer in nature of hops and malt, its kind of wheaty. heavy on the grapefruit. I get the description of flavors as described. funny label.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
geologyguy (913) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - MAY 26, 2015
slightly fruity smell, taste is watery, slight citrus fruit, bland, bitter...boring

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
reberiii (405) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2015
Nice and dry, biscuit backbone. Light grape aroma, filled with pine. Briny. Good bitter in the middle, slight grapefruit. Soda carb.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadRobin (2306) - Silver Spring, USA - MAY 18, 2015
On tap at Frisco Taphouse and Brewery in Columbia, MD. Clear amber with an off-white head and excellent lacing. Aroma of tangerine, tropical fruit, peach, grass, grapefruit and bread Taste of tropical fruit, tangerine, bread, caramel, grass and peach. Medium/full body and medium/low carbonization. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (14935) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 15, 2015
On tap at Basement Beer Bar. It pours an almost clear body, golden on color and with a dense, finger thick off-white head. It’s peachy and sweetish on the nose, with resins and grass. Soft and pleasant bitterness in the mouth, it’s quite dry, and with a pleasant carbonation. Peaches, orange peel and some pale malts in the flavor. Lasting finish. I’d prefer a more pronounced flavor, but overall it’s sure a fine brew. 150515

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
salvaticas (525) - - MAY 9, 2015
On tap at mission D. Surprisingly light. Flat nose, dark Amber pour, extremely light bodied. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DroolYeast (433) - Aalborg, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2015
Tap @ basement beer bar. Aroma of flowery hops, pine. Clear amber with small white head, vir. none lasting. Moderate- smooth bitterness, light+ sweetness. Medium body, soapy texture, average carbonation, bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gription79 (2441) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAY 5, 2015
Poured from a 22 ounce bomber. The beer pours a cloudy orange with a thin white head. The aroma is tropical fruits, herbal, minty, grape. The flavor is grape, fruity, herbal, minty, with minimal malt notes. Solid beer, but not worth what I paid for it.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AWISLguy (1667) - 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


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