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RATINGS: 205   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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Savant IPA :: Savant Just Knows It’s a Great Beer.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
reebtogi (4141) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 13, 2012
650ml bomber pours a golden orange color with a finger and a half of white head that leaves some spotted lacing on the glass. Aroma is lemon, grapefruit and passionfruit with some caramel. Taste is grapefruit and lemon bitterness balanced nicely with a passionfruit and caramel malty sweetness. Meidum bodied with nice carbonation leaving a nice tickle on the tongue. This is a nicely done IPA that is highly recommended for a great tasting experience.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (8081) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2012
Tap at the Blind Tiger, Manhattan - 01/03/12. Hazy orange colour with a frothy finger of off-white head. Hoppy citrus nose, orange predominates and a touch of lemon. Taste as nose with a certain amount of malts in the body and a tangy finish. Medium bodied/carbonation. OK - not as bitter as I’d expected from a west coast IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (5292) - Manhattan, New York, USA - AUG 12, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2012 Bottle shared with Andrew and Chris. Pours an amber body with light haze and white lacing. Aroma is fresh fruit, citric hops and dank herb. Mouthfeel is super sessionable and refreshing - notes of citrus hops, lemon, grapefruit, light peach and dank herb.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
anggrec (65) - Delaware, USA - AUG 9, 2012
From bottle to tulip. Dark copper color not a lot of aroma. So smooth and balanced with a very bitter hoppiness throughout. I like is one a lot.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rastacouere (6125) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 31, 2012
Crystal clear light amber pour topped by a slice of white. Not particularly intense, but still hop-forward nose in which a wide array of tropical fruits meets grapey, woodsy, strongly citrusy aromas for which you could enumerate on and on flavor descriptives. Impressively complex hop profil for a single hop IPA. Bright and acidic flavour profile where perhaps more crystal malts than I would like aim at maintaining the balance and certianly attenuate the bitterness perception, but handicap the aroma at the same time. Spicy, woodsy, sandy, fruity, citrusy bitterness is pleasant, leading to the next sip and would rhyme with outstanding drinkability were it not for the above average sweetness. Still, the straightforward flavour extraction is pleasant enough and the beer is globally very clean. It makes for a good quaffer on a hot summer day.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
r464 (1914) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2012
Deep copper color with a foamy tannish color head. Strong, fruity, floral with citrus and a nice, slightly bitter finish that leans strongly towards the hops.

4.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
stantheman (634) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 28, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2013 Shared bottle at eTap on Howe St in Vancouver. This is very highly tilted toward hops. Citrus hop flavors predominate, but there’s a malted aftertaste as well. Maybe the best hoppy IPA I’ve ever had!

Fresh sample on tap at Malone’s in Vancouver. A turgid and murky brew of a brownish orange cast. Big grapefruit flavour here, though no one’d ever mistake this for a grapefruit cooler. All beer here, friends. Still a great one!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (4741) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUL 21, 2012
Bottle: The aroma consists of tropical fruits, mango, citrus, light lemon, and grapefruit. It pours a transparent amber with a yellow-tinged off-white head that leaves some nice lacing on the side of the glass. The flavor starts with oranges, tropical fruits, and faint mango. There is some faint caramel in the background. The finish has light grapefruit and light fruitiness. It’s medium bodied with soft carbonation and a soft mouthfeel.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
GandGKevin (920) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 15, 2012
Bottle courtesy of Jason and Dawn. Thanks! Not much going on in the aroma department. Just a very slight citrus component. Earthy hop and biscuit malt flavors. Really faint citrus flavor. Overall a decent IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brigg (508) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 5, 2012
(1pt 6oz bottle) Clear orange amber with a thick, smooth off-white head. Aroma of grass, floral notes, and fruit (tropical, mango, apricot, slight orange). Medium body, oily mouthfeel. Fairly strong sweetness, caramel and toffee, but strong hop bitterness dries it out; pine, grass; resiny; some vegetable and funky notes, too. A good IPA and a little bit different from most.


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