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RATINGS: 233   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
Savant IPA :: Savant Just Knows Itís a Great Beer.

Without knowing quite why, Savant IPA knows a lot. It knows that itís built on Northwest 2-row malt, with touches of Munich, Cara-red and C-120 Crystal. It knows that it weighs in at around 6.3% alcohol by volume, that itís bittered with Northwest Chinook and finished with fruit-juicy New Zealand Nelson Sauvin hops. It knows that itíll be back as the first Manic IPA from Elysian Brewing in the new year of 2014, available in 22-ounce bottles and on draft. It knows that 22 ounces is the same as a touch over 650 milliliters (and 13012 drops for anyone whoís counting), but what it mainly knows is that itís a great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
UDBeernut (2235) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - APR 25, 2013
Bomber pours golden amber, crater rock off white head. Nose is pine. Taste has loads of pine, hop resin, and earth. Did I mention lacing coated my glass? Body is solid and finish is dry. A solid IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
XaenDovet (1227) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 23, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2014 On tap at alibi. Hazy gold. Great lacing. Smells like an IPA. tastes like one too. Prominent grapefruit aroma. Caramel taste. Barrel aged on tap at St. Augustine’s. Now THIS is bourbon-y. Great aroma from barrel, and the taste and palate are perfectly expected. Rating edited based on BA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - APR 20, 2013
Bottle from halftimebeverage, nice citrus aroma with a nice resin backing. Taste is citrus and finishes with a really nice pine bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jonas (6175) - Garching b. MŁnchen, GERMANY - APR 16, 2013
Bottle. Apricot aroma. Cloudy amber, low offwhite head. Grassy hops on a apricot fruity base. Slightly oily, dry suivin mouthfeel. Medium to light body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (9814) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 13, 2013
A tasty IPA, fresh from Premier Gourmet. Pours abundant head on an orange coloured body. Smooth mouthfeel relative for an IPA. Fruity, some bubble gum, light apple, orange, grape. Not as much as possible flavour derived from this hop, but still pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
onceblind (5880) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Clear copperish amber with a thick foamy off-cream head. Sweet and sticky nose of grapefruit rind and oranges, with passion fruit and a touch of pine resin and caramel, with a slight biscuitiness. Flavor is citric and bitter with a bunch of orange rind, some slight grapefruitiness, floral bitterness, some sweet mango/tropical undertones, and a sweet caramalty body that still lets the hop bitterness shine through very well.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcrae19 (59) - - MAR 29, 2013
22 oz. bottle. Served in a snifter. Pours a pale caramel color with a 1-inch head. Forward citrus aromas. A rich, full-bodied mouthfeel with unmistakable grapefruit flavors and a bitter finishóbut not overwhelmingly so. This is big flavor for only 6.3% ABV. Iím impressed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
boxofrane (2518) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2013
Draft at craft ale house. Pours hazy reddish copper with a medium sized off white head. The aroma Is floral, some light grain, light citrus. The taste is lightly bitter with a sweet citrus, light caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (7095) - Georgia, USA - MAR 21, 2013
3/21/13. 22oz bottle thanks to bitbucket. Hazy orange pour with a small khaki head. Laid back malty aroma and flavor with citrus and earthy hops. Maybe a touch of age. Not bad

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (8737) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 17, 2013
I believe this is now called Savant IPA...pour is hazy orange with white head, aroma brought big notes of white fruits, pine, grass, some grapefruit, bitter orange peel, some slight caramel, toffee, slight earth, spice notes. Taste is a mix of lots of bitter orange, grapefruit, some slight pine, grass notes, hints of earth, grain, spice into some caramel, just slightly getting off the bitter notes, finishing bitter. Wish I got more of the Nelson hops, but its very tasty, good mouthfeel.

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