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Against the Grain Rico Sauvin

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RATINGS: 76   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
RABinCO (1206) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Bottle split with friends. Hazy gold pour. Slight white head. Aroma is citrus, orange zest, grass, slight booze. Taste is bitter, sweet, gummy bears, sweet tarts. Juicy overall, refreshing for a DIPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Emeister84 (918) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 10, 2014
Aromas of tangerine and passion fruit, mild floral, grassy, earthy hops. Hazy yellow-orange with a mostly lasting white head. Dry, initially bitter but balanced by soft caramel notes, clean and fresh. Light-medium bodied, fluffy carbonation, very refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HellesBunny666 (158) - Virginia, USA - AUG 10, 2014
Very tropical fruits notes, definitely passion fruit, mango, pineapple. Lighter body, smooth, floral notes, citrussy hops, passion fruit again, and you can get some white grape notes as well. SO easy to drink! Nip.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zickbeer_ye (248) - Virginia, USA - AUG 10, 2014
Light hoppy fruit aromas with a slight sour grape scent. White foamy head and light golden orange body. Light hoppy with dry grape and floral flavors. Crisp and clean on the palate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (10585) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 6, 2014
Bottle. Hazy orange amber color, medium white head. Aroma of mango, papaya, pineapple. Taste is sticky tropical fruit and pine resin. Very tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocJitsu (902) - Florida, USA - AUG 3, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2014 Pours a moderately cloudy golden color with a one-finger sudsy, sticky, white head. Lemony citrus and baby wipe aromas. Smooth texture with a fine carbonation burn along the surface of the tongue and the roof of the mouth. Nice lemon citrus flavor with an adequate malt backbone. Bitterness lingers after the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ktwse (1955) - SWEDEN - AUG 1, 2014
Pours lightly cloudy orange amber with a finger of white head. Aroma of pine, citrus, grapefruit, some peach and apricot. Taste is fairly big fruit sweet with balancing resin bitter in the background. Finish is fruit and resin all fused into one. Body is light to medium and smooth with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tmoreau (2369) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUL 30, 2014
Shared bomber poured to snifters, showing fine, pulpy particulates enjoying a swim in a hazed, orange liquid, with soft white, frothy head foam, and waves & spots of lacing. The nose was light barnyard & basement, some earth, peat, and greenery, uplifted by fruit & citrus notes. The taste contributed moderate bitterness that was very lingering, citrusy, earthy, and retained some of the aroma’s dankness. A light, candy sweetness tickled the tongue into the finish. I guess I wasn’t as Nelson Sauvin savvy as I thought. Had a hard time determining this as an IPA or DIPA from a blind beginning.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops (3104) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 29, 2014
Bottle purchased at 7-11Kittery, ME for a pretty hefty price. Slightly hazy gold with lasting retention. Aroma is grapes, mango, sweet malt and a touch of pine. The flavor is exactly as it smells. Fruits up front, (Grapefruit, mango and stone fruit) overall juicy. The backend of the sip some light pine and residual sugar. It also has a light tart note after the sip. This is really flavorful however; I paid $16.99 for the bottle. Yes, I should have my head examined for some sort of mental beer disorder.

For that price I could have bought a more local IPA, have it fresher and have more ounces for my money. Get draft or growler fill because the prices I’m paying for this brewery are insane, don’t be like me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kayres (456) - , Georgia, USA - JUL 24, 2014
Light hazy yellow. Thin white head. Bright floral hop aroma. Light crisp green flavor. Bit if yeasty sharpness. Fairly light in flavor ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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