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Against the Grain Rico Sauvin

Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 159   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   IBU: 68   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bule (1332) - California, USA - OCT 9, 2015
On tap at Taps in Petaluma. Pours a hazy yellow amber color with a bit of head. Mellow lemony citrus. Sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zeswaft (1495) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - OCT 7, 2015
Tap. I feared nelson sauvin had been lost to the mosaics and citras of the world so i was happy to see this. Sort of a bitter mess for me. Some tropical passion fruit i there but astringent and aggravating.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mateuszk (1115) - Poznań, POLAND - SEP 25, 2015
Draught. Golden and clear, white head. Aroma and flavours typical for NS hops, citrus and tropical fruits, grapes. Medium bodied, nice medium strength bitterness. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ekstedt (6085) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 23, 2015
Draught at Hoppy Loft, Brussels, Belgium. Clear amber, medium off-white head. Tropical fruits, some stone fruits and sooseberries in particular, and some pine needles too. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Semi dry, medium bitterness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alengrin (3547) - BELGIUM - SEP 21, 2015
From tap at Delirium Hoppy Loft. My second beer from this brewery, curious about this. Light hazy orange blonde robe under a very thick, frothy, creamy, thickly lacing, off-white head. Lovely IPA aroma with the typical tropical passion fruit character released by the Nelson Sauvin; further impressions of mango, lime zest, green tea, lychee, toasted bread, flowers, strawberry, honey, vague brandy. Crisp and lush onset, wave after wave of tropical fruitiness, pineapple, passion fruit, starfruit, refreshing with a honeyish and caramelly, smooth maltiness, soft; very aromatic hoppy finish, fruity, piney, very citrusy with a thin but deep bitterness, followed by a dash of warming alcohol. Excellent!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sebletitje (8022) - Enghien, BELGIUM - SEP 19, 2015
Draft @ Hoppy Loft. Léger orangé, col fin blanc. Arôme est fruité, rétro agrumes, pamplemousse avec un houblonné fort centré sur le fruité ais en retrait par rapport à la contenance en alcool de la bière. Retrouve un malté dominant. Palais est malté avec un abc qui ne se cache pas. Fruité typique de Nelson, mais le tout reste un peu renfermé. Retrouve un côté raisin blanc et pamplemousse. Le tout semble un peu résineux et médicinal sur la fin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
CraftBeerNick (1317) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2015
Keg at Hoppy Loft, 16th September 15. Good aromatic hoppy, fruity aroma. Taste is nice and fairly balanced, bitter. Not bad

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bulk_Carrier (2884) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - SEP 18, 2015
Bottle says Double IPA, so I poured into a snifter. The appearance was a hazy burnt orange color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within less than thirty seconds leaving some nice looking speckled lacing clinging yet concaving nicely. The smell had a sweet to bitter crushed grape, sweet passionfruit bonding into some light melon. Light gooseberries play with the aroma slightly underneath. The taste was moderately sweet carrying a nice dried fruit bitterness to blend superbly. A dry sweet sticky lemon slides into the aftertaste along with the gooseberries, grapes and passionfruit. The finish is semi-dry. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability to sipping quality about it. Carbonation is quite low. Overall, I say this was an absolutely amazing DIPA that I would love to have again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Piwotok (106) - - SEP 17, 2015
Oo moja druga ipa wieczoru. Single hop z nelson sauvin był wyśmienity. Warto było stoczyć o niego batalię na dachu. Mocny, choć bez wyczuwalnego alkoholu. Przypominał mi napompowaną wersję single hopa z nelson sauvin od Birbanta. 8/10 Relacja z Beer Beek Madness 3 na piwotok.blogspot.com Lajcujcie Piwo Tok (bloger) na Facebooku i Piwotok na Youtube

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alusmamuts (1121) - LATVIA - SEP 16, 2015
Light amber clear with medium white head. Nice mild fruit and flowers aroma. Nice moderate bitterness mixed with fruity sweetsourness. Lasting bitter aftertaste.

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