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Against the Grain Rico Sauvin

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RATINGS: 139   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madelfonatree (84) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2015
Look - Murky, much sediment. Looks like pulpy orange juice. Medium, white head with aggressive pour. Lacing for days. Smell - Grapefruit. Pine. Resin. Tropical and dank. Taste - It is lighter than I was hoping after smell, look, and ABV. Orange. Grapefruit. Pine. Bitter. Feel - Light to medium. Carbonation heavy but not a bomb. Sticks to the tongue. Overall - This is not an overly citrus IPA. Good stuff. Not something I will write home about, but something I will drink again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (9223) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 26, 2015
On tap at PIB 2015, pours a hazy golden orange with a small white head. Aroma brings out tangy hops, some herbal notes and biscuity malt. Flavour is along the same lines, with tangy citrus hops, a little pine and dry biscuity malt. Well-balanced and refreshing. Very nice IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tia (1218) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JUN 24, 2015
Tap @ Cap Ale Downtown. Nice dark orangey golden color with deadly headand lots of lacing. Smells sweet like peaches n cream. Flavor is a little woody and lightly bitter. Creamy and."warm."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (11100) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 8, 2015
On tap at Hops and Pie poured a clear golden amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of biscuit,earthiness, pine, orange zest and fruitiness. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, pine, earthiness and light grapefruit with a crisp dry bitter lingering earthy pine finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aniela (3537) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmohno (1238) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
geologyguy (945) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - MAY 26, 2015
slightly fruity smell, taste is watery, slight citrus fruit, bland, bitter...boring

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
reberiii (417) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadRobin (2343) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (15191) - 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

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