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Savant IPA :: Savant Just Knows It’s a Great Beer.

Without knowing quite why, Savant IPA knows a lot. It knows that it’s 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 it’s bittered with Northwest Chinook and finished with fruit-juicy New Zealand Nelson Sauvin hops. It knows that it’ll 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 who’s counting), but what it mainly knows is that it’s a great beer.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (8336) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 2, 2012
22oz bottle, thanks to parents. Poured in snifter. Interesting hop flavor - resin, tropical fruit, orange, pineapple. Seemingly big malt present, but it works well with the hops. and is less caramelish than usual - maybe bready, some pepperiness. Some grapefruit in the aftertaste. Super smooth carbonation. More dry texture. Very easy to drink, great to wash a sandwich down with. Medium body, totally hazy amber color. Off-white khaki head that leaves great lace all around. Great bigger bitter taste, little sweetness in the finish. Very enjoyable, interesting, and sessionable single-hop IPA. My first showcase of the NZ Nelson Sauvin. Love getting educated.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GRM (3274) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 28, 2013
Glass, 4-ounce, from a bottle, draught, during the Mondial de la bière, savoured on May 29 2013; eye: caramel with an orangey hue, clear, no effervescence, tiny ring of tan head; nose: tropical fruits, slight malt, refreshing, slight pine; mouth: tropical fruits, slight malt, refreshing, slight pine, mild astringency, dry finale in pine, medium body, average carbonation, mildly bitter, slightly sweet, lightly harsh texture; overall: quite fin FRANÇAIS Verre, 4 onces, en fût, bue lors du Mondial de la bière, savourée le 29 mai 2013; œil : caramel avec une teinte orangée, limpide, pas d’effervescence, petit anneau de mousse fauve; nez : fruits tropicaux, très léger malt, rafraîchissante, très léger pin; bouche : fruits tropicaux, très léger malt, rafraîchissante, très léger pin, astringence moyenne, finale sèche en pin, corps moyen, carbonatation moyenne, moyennement amère, très légèrement sucrée, texture légèrement rugueuse; en résumé : bien bon

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hfmejias (974) - Dover, Delaware, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Bottle. Poured a nice cloudy copper, big off white head that left lots of lacing on the glass. Aroma of fruits, floral hops and some malts. Kind of a tropical taste, actually quite sweet and fruity for an IPA (not in a bad way), very nicely balanced with the bitterness of the hops. Interesting beer, very enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chuckstout (327) - Washington, USA - MAR 13, 2014
Lemon, guava, citrus, pours a nice Amber/orange with a dense off white head and excellent lacing. Nice body and mouthfeel. Bitter rind, caramel, biscuit and dry finish

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darkmagus82 (1976) - - MAY 24, 2014
Poured from bottle into a pint glass Appearance – The beer pours a deep golden amber color with a one finger head of just off white foam. The head has a decent level of retention, slowly fading to leave a great level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma of the beer is on the sweeter side with lots of caramel and some lighter fruit notes of a tropical variety. Along with these are some light aromas of a grapefruit hop as well as a bit of pine. Taste – The taste begins with a sweeter caramel taste with a little bit of fruity sweetness. Along with these are some lighter grapefruit hop flavors as well as a little bit of earthy hop. As the taste advances some floral hops increase in intensity with the caramel really getting rather strong toward the end of the taste. The earthy ups it up a bit at the end and with a light herbal flavor that also comes to the tongue leaving one with a sweet, but decently hopped IPA flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the medium side with a carbonation level that is average. The mid range body and carbonation are quite nice for the easy drinking nature of the brew, all while upholding the hop and sweeter flavors nicely. Overall – A rather easy drinking but quite tasty IPA. Not too high in abv. with a nice blend of hops. While nothing super out of the ordinary, it is rather tasty and at least worth one try.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
presario (4894) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 14, 2014
Dark amber with thick lace. Meaty beer with tasty hops. Citrusy with a strong malt backbone.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (7179) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 4, 2015
Bomber. Pours a clear copper color with a medium white head. A big fruity nose, caramel, some watermelon. The flavor is initially big cat pee, melons, citrus, mild bitterness, dusty round malty profile. A bit of an odd heat/bitterness in this. Interesting beer. Not bad. Cool label. The whole package is odd, very tropical and spicy, even floral. It works.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
grubypawel (235) - - MAR 23, 2015
Pous deep amber with little head. A powerdul flowery aroma with hints of grapes and white wine. Dry with a good bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blairgus (3164) - California, USA - MAY 29, 2015
29 May 2015, tap. Dark orange, hazy, some bubbles. Nose is sweet, orange pulp, grapefruit. Ned body and mildly fizzy. Very sweet, malty, bitter orange rind, orange pulp. Nice enough for a sweet ipa but not great.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (7965) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 11, 2012
Bottle thanks to Ben! Pours a clear amber orange with a tan head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of earthy pine hops with a bit of dankness and backing grapefruit and sweet bread. Flavor begins with grapefruit and pine that has a growing resinous note and a hint of a grain backbone.


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