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RATINGS: 186   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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The star of the show in this Tangletown-produced beer is the citrus and passion fruit aroma and flavor of New Zealand Nelson Sauvin hops. Whatever its name, itís the same great beer, bittered with Northwest Chinook and drenched with New Zealand Nelson Sauvin hops. Brewed with Maris-Otter pale, Munich and Cara-Red and Crisp 120į Starting gravity 17į Plato, 6.25% ABV, 66 IBUs. Donít give up. We know youíll get it. Think. Drink. Itís wiser than the others. Savant IPA. Itís the same terrific beer, with the same monkey, and a different name.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 11, 2012
22oz bottle: Pours a bright copper amber with a spotty-lacing off-white head. Has a fresh resiny hop nose with some light caramel malty sweetness. Starts with good fullness and lightly toasted pale malty sweetness with a piny grassy hop flavor and herbal bitterness before a drier, bittersweet finish. Pretty smooth and flavorful.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (7870) - Carlsbad, California, USA - MAR 11, 2012
651mL. Pours clear orange topped by rocky buttermilk foam. Sweet Mayan onion nose with orange candy drops. Taste is butterscotch candy with mild sweet onion and buttered sweet rolls. Palate is slicker with nutty bitterness. Not bad. No offensive diacetyl. Odd hop bill. Finishes tannic and dry. Slight tea leaf character. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenryXXX (201) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 10, 2012
The nose has a fruit aroma, perhaps cascade hop. Touch of pineapple. The flavor is a bitter, pineapple, touch of grapefruit and apricot. Really balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerBuyerDan (1) - - MAR 9, 2012 does not count
Wonderful combination of fresh hops and tropical overtones, a pungent sweetness greats your nose. It pours a golden amber in color with medium body and light head. A nice saturation of citrus and guava hits your tongue before revealing its smooth malt character. It finishes with a strikingly bitterness kind of like biting into some lime zest.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (5329) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 6, 2012
draft at Coles, Buffalo NY. Golden Orange pour, Fruity aroma, tropical notes, herbal. Solid bitterness, herbal numbness on the tongue, sweet passion fruit, refreshing mouthfeel. awakens your palate almost. Nice IPA

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LinusStick (2757) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2012
A so so beer. Aroma was all Nelson Sauvin. The passion fruit/mango aroma gives it away. Not much else going on. Pour was a cloudy orange with a one finger off white head. Taste was alright. The NS hops make for a different IPA flavor than I like. That melon flavor (passion fruit/mango/cantaloupe) hits you up front. It doesnít get sweet but feels a little thick in the mouth feel. No other flavors come out. The bitterness of the hops kick in in the aftertaste. Earthy hops and dull citrus flavors come out. Finish is very quick and not many flavors linger. Nice carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheSponge (342) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - MAR 3, 2012
22 oz. bottle purchased at Central Market in Mill Creek, WA. Unfortunately, my nose is a little stuffed, so I wonít be able to give my best effort....but I couldnít wait to try it. Pours a lovely dark amber color with an off-white head. Aroma: Grapefruit and a sweet smell. Flavor: Same as the aroma, with sweet malt.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sloth (2399) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2012
Nice white head, sorta rocky and fluffly all at once.Lasting with good lace. Hazy copper hued brew. Nose is spicey with notes of light citrus, little grainy also. Body is medium, lightly oily and resiny, gentle carbonation. Laid back hop flavors of citrus and pine along with some earthen notes, dry toasty malts. Finish is fairly dry, lightly fruity with a tame bitterness. Bomber from statelineliquors.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
agl108 (722) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 29, 2012
Shared 22oz. bomber. Poured hazy amber with chunks of floaties. Sweet malts balanced well with notes of pine and citrus. Slightly spicy, funky finish. Medium bodied. The Nelson Sauvin hops seem a bit Tomahawk-esque.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Yummins (1) - Oregon, USA - FEB 29, 2012 does not count
This beer is absolutely fantastic! Iím bummed it will only be available for a limited time. The big hoppy passionfruit aroma and flavor is well balanced with a substantial malt profile. Hoppy AND balanced is the way forward if you ask me. Elysian did a killer job with this one hop Nelson Sauvin wonder


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