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RATINGS: 237   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adnielsen (10485) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 19, 2013
Bottle @ home picked up at Wilburís Foco. This beer is now named Savant IPA, so that should be aliased here. Pours a hazy, bright, deep reddish orange appearance with a cream colored head. Fruity, grapefruity, white grape, citrusy, somewhat spicy, fairly potent hoppy, light ganja aroma. Quite spicy and floral hoppy, somewhat piney, big grapefruity hoppy, mildly sweet malty flavor with some herbal, bitterness on the finish. Another solid Elysian IPA, though I donít think I enjoy it as much as some of their others.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
sea206 (3) - Washington, USA - FEB 16, 2013 does not count
Definite passion fruit aroma, then full hoppy bitterness in the middle. Excellent, everything I hope for in an IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
keepersj12 (3062) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - FEB 11, 2013
Thanks to my soon to be excoworker anggrec for this one. Nice English style with a malty sweet aroma with caramel, grass and bread. The flavor starts that way and then the hops come in. Peppery dry with pine and citrus and a bit of fruit. Another winner from Elysian.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
keanex (1789) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - FEB 10, 2013
No bottling information, but first to rate!
Appearance: The body is a cloudy iced tea color with no visibility even through to the center. The light tan head is sizable, not very tall, but not thin, becoming a mess as it dissipates into a spotty coating with lots of lacing.
Aroma: The aroma is very fruity and leans a bit sweet, oranges dominate with a tropical aroma underlying of pineapple. The aroma hints at a slight bitterness, but overall seems mellow.
Taste: Hop bitterness greets the tongue right away providing a moderately bitter base of grapefruit. Some malts balance out the hops nicely with some tropical overtones of pineapple. The bitterness outpaces the malts by a little, but itís very drinkable, very enjoyable. One of the better IPAs Iíve had in a while.
Palate: Medium bodied, slightly oily texture with moderate carbonation.
Overall: This is a really good IPA. I like the amount of bitterness and the slightly tropical vibe works well here. I donít know if I would buy this again, but I think it is worth trying.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pineypower (3078) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Bottle from Spirits Lacey. Pours a nice slightly cloudy reddish/amber color with a small somewhat tan head. Aroma is of sweet guava, passion fruit hops, light strawberry, some sweet malty notes and light acidic bitterness. Taste is complex with some really nice NS hop notes coming through, sweet fruity bitterness, tropical fruits, light mango, passion fruit, some lingering sweet malt notes and a mild, not too drying bitterness on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2013
On tap. Huge fan of the Nelson Sauvin hop so was excited to try this. Golden amber body with some fluffy head. Nose of tropical fruit (lots of mango), pineapple, caramel malt. Flavor is tropical fruit forward as well with lots of bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Marsiblursi (3076) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 27, 2012
(Bottle) Pours dark reddish amber with a sand coloured head. The aroma is way too malty with notes of caramel, honey, toffee, almond paste and cookies. Undertones of passion fruit, pineapple, apples, canned fruits grass, citrus, gun powder and Swedish snus. The flavour light sweet, medium to heavily bitter and tiny acidic with muddy/sticky malt and resinous/woodsy/citric hops. The mouthfeel is light sticky, light numbing and light astringent with a soft carbonation. Nettles, resin, grapfruit and robust malt on the finish. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcos (1784) - Maryland, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Location/Date:Beer split with Dave on December 14th, 2012.

Appearance: Pours copper.
Aroma: Aroma of grapefruit.
Taste: Medium bitterness, caramel.
† † Palate:Medium body lingering aftertaste.

Summary: Done with first 1000 ratings, onto the next. A solid IPA, Iím guessing it wasnít the freshest so the amount of bitterness and pine was decreased. But solid nonetheless.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HogTownHarry (6375) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2012
March 16, 2012 - on draught at Coleís. Slightly hazy amber-gold with a decent creamy off-white head, nice lacing. Smells fantastic - catty, no sweetness, only a bit of alcohol - really smells like fresh cut marijuana buds - pungent and sticky (8+). Taste follows, but it is a bit sweet, gluten-y grain more than sticky ick - a bit more alcohol presence too, but the aroma kicks the flavourís butt. Average body, decent carbonation, quite astringent and a long pungent catty finish - really grabs the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (4507) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2012
Bomber @ OT. Pours clear pale amber with a creamy offwhite head that slowly dissipates while leaving some sticky lacing on the glass. Smell is slightly sweet, slightly malty and slightly hoppy with white bread, caramel, green grapes, moist grass, white grapes, red currants and hints of vanilla fudge and alcohol. Taste is sweet, bitter, tiny fruity and herbal with bread, moist grass, white grapes, lemon balm, wood, gooseberries, moist wood, unripe mango and hints of caramel, wet leaves and pine. Mouthfeel is smooth, round and medium bodied. Finish is tiny sweet, bitter and herbal with moist grass, wood, pine, green grapes, gooseberries and lemon balm. Possibly a bit unfresh but still holds up well.

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