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RATINGS: 305   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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100% Brettanomyces Pale Ale. Dry Hopped Artisian Ale Fermented in Oak Foeders.
36% Citra, 36% Mosaic, 28% Simcoe.

All versions of Hop Savant fall under this listing. Small hop changes in the boil are considered a tweak and any further dry hopping differences donít constitute a new listing. This is confirmed via the brewer.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beaver (1282) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 1, 2013
12.7 oz bottle, number 344. Pours clear straw yellow with a small white head that goes to a thin film that leaves some lacing. Thereís lots of yeast haze at the bottom.

The aroma is tropical fruits and funky brett with some piney hops.

The flavor is sweet malts and some tropical fruit with funky brett and medium bitterness from piney hops. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with low smooth carbonation.

Overall, a terrific brett ipa. Nice blend of fruits, funk and pine.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (5917) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 31, 2013
Bottle thanks to Craig. An interesting brew. A big nose of Brett and fruity hops. A big flavor of lemons, orange peel, big Brett, dusty at times, some earthiness. It works well.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexanderj (3311) - Branson, Missouri, USA - JUL 30, 2013
Bottle; poured a murky dull gold color with a frothy white head. Aroma of brett, earth, wood, and bandaid. Flavor had a crisp tart finish; some earthiness and brett. A bit medicinal.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
alexandersh (196) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUL 30, 2013
Bottle; a dark, dull gold. Brett aroma that smelled a bit like dirty diaper (albeit I am new to Brett). Flavor was bretty, tarty and a bit hoppy. Didnít come together to well for me.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (6300) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 28, 2013
375ml bottle, shared by caterwaul. Mostly hazy golden orange color. Good thin slightly off-white head, with good retention. Leaves a good row of lace. Very nice citrusy, bretty, and oaky aroma. Some lemon. Bigger body. Soft, smooth, and kind of crisp carbonation. More dry finish. Mild bitter, zesty sweet. Moderate tart taste. Good, bretty pale ale. Hops and brett donít seem to mesh as well as they could, though.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lukaduke (2139) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 27, 2013
Thanks adnielsen! Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow with two fingers of sticky white foam. The nose is beautiful with funky horse barn brett and pineapple fruit, pine and a touch of grass. The palate follows the nose with a grassy tartness, slightly watery yet refreshing. Good hop profile a bit round on the mouthfeel with bitter funk lingering...

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwood04 (3866) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 27, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2014 375ml bottle in a tulip. Pours golden with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of funky/tart Brett, a good amount of citrus from the hops, some caramel and pale malts, and light oak. Flavor the same with a nice blend. Average texture. A pretty good beer. Edit: 375ml bottle (batch 2 2013 Simcoe and centennial) in a tulip. Aroma a nice blend of the hops and Brett. Still a good beer from a great brewery.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Caterwaul (51) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 27, 2013
Shared with DrSilverworm. Brilliant gold hue. Thin, foamy, bone-white head. Visible bubbles. Woody and vinous smell. Very citrusy, too. Pink Grapefruit and blood orange. Smells yummy! Taste follows smell in a big way- leathery and funky, too. Bready, Bretty. Nice blend of gentle tartness and sweet fruitiness, but I think a little more bitterness would push this in a more interesting direction? Dunno. The individual elements are awesome, but some of them feel like theyíre just outside of the perfect ratio. What do I know, though. Very light mouthfeel. Creamy. Gentle carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sarlacc83 (710) - Oregon, USA - JUL 26, 2013
375mL courtesy of berebrando. Thanks! A: Solid gold in color with a 1/4" head thatís well-retained. Bubbles rush up through the body. N: Oak blasts to the nose with some lemon zest, funk, cheese, and glue. Very clean. Biscuit and grapefruit. T: Bitter, sour, and funky. Very little sweetness. Hops dominate here. Very clean. Oak is pronounced, but thereís some of the stomach acid here. M: Light yet solid. Well-carbonated. O: Plenty of flavors dancing around this one. Seems to be more wild than hoppy pale, but I can dig it. Would have this again on a regular basis.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jesterdeal (1842) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JUL 26, 2013
Aroma of butter, lemon, grass, and a great brett yeast. Pours bright orange with a great medium head. Nice carbonation. Taste is wonderfully balanced between hoppy citrus and yeasty funk. Great apricot shines through. The taste is not too intense but this is perfectly sessionable. Love it.


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