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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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheEpeeist (3457) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2012
22 oz bottle. Misty amber orange with lacy white froth. Nose is candi, pine and orange with hints of cat and musk. Resiny medium body with a biting tang. Taste is citrus pith, brief caramel and grapefruit, getting metallic. Mostly dry and bitter; good but missing that extra something to make it stand out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (5468) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 2, 2012
22oz bottle pours a hazy, dark orange with some cloudy white head. Nose is sweet, garlicky, onion, lime, orange, a little caramel. Flavor of oranges, sweet, bitter grapefruit, a little white grape juice. Full bodied, sweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2012
22oz. Bottle: Aroma of hops, Nelson Sauvins, malt, fruit, light pine, citrus, passion fruit, orange, and some resin. Poured copper/orange in color with a small to medium-sized, creamy, dense, rocky, off-white/tan head that greatly diminished but lasted throughout as a film on top of the beer. Clear/cloudy. Sparkling. Full of small, large, and huge-sized particles throughout. Very good lacing. Flavor is lightly sweet and medium to heavily bitter. Tastes of malt, hops, Nelson Sauvins, orange, citrus, and some resin. Medium body. Dry texture. Average carbonation. Slightly sweet, medium to heavily bitter, hop, Nelson Sauvin, citrus, orange, resin, slight wood finish is dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anderson01 (222) - Idaho, USA - MAR 31, 2012
Cloudy,copper in color. Thick creamy white head. Good lacing. The aroma smells like citrus and pine trees. There is complexity in the aroma. Medium bitterness. Thin texture with medium carbonation. Aftertaste sticks with you well after the initial drink. Very smooth IPA and very sessionable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 31, 2012
Bottle. Pours cloudy amber with a small head. Slightly sweet with citrus/fruity hop aromas. Great fruity/citrus hop flavor with a hint of pine. A light caramel malt backbone and a hint of yeast. Very nice fruity but bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
manuchampions (1238) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 30, 2012
Pours a clear amber with lasting pillowy tan head. Aroma is bright Sauvin hops, loads of citrus. Taste is puckeringly bitter and delicious but thereís little malt backing to speak of. Finish is tongue tingling hops, some grapefruit pith. Overall very good but I wish there was more balance to it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blipp (6615) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - MAR 27, 2012
Draft. Pours orange with a white head. Big and bangin nelson sav hoppy fruity aroma with a good deal of citrus and lighter yeasty notes. Unfortunately the flavor comes across just a touch too harsh, and even a bit cat pissy, but still has a good dose of fruity hops and spicy yeast. Pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - MAR 26, 2012
Draught. Rather ordinary looking IPA. Wonderful floral aroma, with some forest-y tunes. Full bodied, well balanced the brewer allowed the malt its song. Lingering hop finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pinkzambia (1577) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 25, 2012
Tap: Clear copper color with a small white head and sticky lacing all about. Mellow floral aroma and pine. Strong bitter aftertaste of extreme grapefruit rind. Pretty solid IPA

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PhillyCraft (3691) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2012
Bottle with Pat, poured a lowly carbíd orange color with soapy white head and random medium lacing. Aromas are the cheesiest, buttery nelson hops you can find. Kind of like a plate of cheez-its with butterscotch on top. Cool. Bitter on tongue. Very good ipa. Maybe a little too sweet.

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