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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 don’t constitute a new listing. This is confirmed via the brewer.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dogfishho (599) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - JUN 17, 2013
Wasn’t overly impressed by this beer, quite frankly. The hops had a really nice fruitiiness that started to show through, but the legs were cut out by the brett tartness. The brett was delicious!... but I wanted something more than "just brett".

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheAlum (5909) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2013
375 ml bottle courtesy of adnielsen. Thanks, dude! pours a richer deep orange golden hue, firm haziness with a deep pretty glow, firm carbonation. A cakey offwhite head stays as a firm layer, laces ok and sticks around as a decent layer. Aromas offer some really nice life, pineapple and citrus, gentle lemon and grapefruit. Touches of fruit, bread, and firm florals, earthy dry hopping. Touches of oak are a bit woody, mellow vanillin. Fruity, a bit hoppy, dry and funky. Really nice complexity here. Initial is lighter end of medium bodied, a bit tart off the bat, firm pineapple. Some grapefruit, lemon, a bit of tart apple and pear. Firm brett, a touch prickly and bready. Some oak, with more dryness, funk as we round the corner into the middle. Dry, funky and dusty. The hop profile gets a bit more bitter as we round the corner, touches of oak, fruity tropical elements, pineapple, and grapefruit from the hops, bretty melange. A bit of spiciness, brett, and gentle sweetness. Finish is dry, but not overly so. Fairly complex experience, the brett offers some nice flavors, dust, and funk. The overall experience here is lovely, but I think some synergy from the high end complex hop choices certainly help, giving a good tropical nose with that firm brett presence and some really nice fruit elements in the middle. Tasty beer here.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
crossovert (7921) - Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2013
344. Amazing smell of tropical fruits and slight brett, flavor follows, a delicious juicy and decent;y hopped sour.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8945) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 13, 2013
Bottle thanks to Marcus. Pours apricot gold with white head. Nose and taste of Brett, fresh peaches, wild yeast, grassy hops, citrus, lemon peel, mandarin orange, oak and light pine. Medium body.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 13, 2013
(375ml bottle, #462) Pours a hazy pale yellow body with a moderate white head. Aroma of lemon, pineapple, weed, pear, leather, spruce/pine, vanilla, and yogurt. Flavor of pineapple, lemon, pear, white grapes, brett, wood, and some grapefruit with a soft mouthfeel and a dry finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (5634) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 12, 2013
(375ml bottle #462 thanks to bu11zeye) cloudy rich yellow-org, soapy tan bubbles. Nose of pear, funky, sawdust, juicy citrus fruit, oak, brett, wet wood. Taste of brett, light tartness, citrus fruit like oranges, peach, wet wood, oak, lightly estery, apricot, pear, lots of fruit. Medium carbonation, soapy, woody. Nice finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
brystmar (1289) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 12, 2013
Whoa, big aroma! Full nose of pears and hops, barnyard yeast. Palate opens with funky grass, earthy-gueuze-esque yeast, faintly sour + hoppy finish. Lingering bitterness.

Lots of carb. Impeccable balance; well crafted. Tasty stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bacterial (1725) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 12, 2013
Slightly hazy golden color with a white head and white lacing. Fruity nose with a pleasant funk. The hops here work very well with the funkiness of the Brett in this beer. A nice bitterness in the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwalking05 (3935) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUN 10, 2013
Hazy golden color with a decent sized off-white head. Aroma is of lemon, funk, grapefruit. Taste is of Brett, lots of Brett, with notes of lemongrass, straw, a hint of grapefruit and strawberry seeds.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
travita (4168) - Frisco, Texas, USA - JUN 10, 2013
Bottle. The look is mostly clear, lacing white head, and bright golden in color. The smell is fruits, mostly tropical, musty, hops, Brett, and funky. The taste is hops, fruits, grass, yeast tang, and dry. Interesting.


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