RATINGS: 237   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
Savant IPA :: Savant Just Knows Its a Great Beer.

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

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcrae19 (59) - - MAR 29, 2013
22 oz. bottle. Served in a snifter. Pours a pale caramel color with a 1-inch head. Forward citrus aromas. A rich, full-bodied mouthfeel with unmistakable grapefruit flavors and a bitter finishbut not overwhelmingly so. This is big flavor for only 6.3% ABV. Im impressed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
boxofrane (2553) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2013
Draft at craft ale house. Pours hazy reddish copper with a medium sized off white head. The aroma Is floral, some light grain, light citrus. The taste is lightly bitter with a sweet citrus, light caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (8138) - Georgia, USA - MAR 21, 2013
3/21/13. 22oz bottle thanks to bitbucket. Hazy orange pour with a small khaki head. Laid back malty aroma and flavor with citrus and earthy hops. Maybe a touch of age. Not bad

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (9553) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 17, 2013
I believe this is now called Savant IPA...pour is hazy orange with white head, aroma brought big notes of white fruits, pine, grass, some grapefruit, bitter orange peel, some slight caramel, toffee, slight earth, spice notes. Taste is a mix of lots of bitter orange, grapefruit, some slight pine, grass notes, hints of earth, grain, spice into some caramel, just slightly getting off the bitter notes, finishing bitter. Wish I got more of the Nelson hops, but its very tasty, good mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (12466) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 14, 2013
Sample at the Pike Street location (as "Savant IPA"). Pours a clear pale amber color with a medium bone white head that dissipates steadily. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus, hops and caramel malt. Medium body with flavors of resiny hops, grapefruit and sweet malt. The finish is moderately bitter with a lingering citrus hops aftertaste. Above average overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
michaelinwa (656) - Bothell, Washington, USA - MAR 12, 2013
Long overdue to try this local. Pours a slightly murky golden color, moderate head, and a pretty big hoppy aroma with nice pineapple notes. Taste is moderately bitter with some nice hop complexity working in there along with a tasty malt backbone. Bigger and more complex beer than the 6.3 abv would suggest, which I always like. A nice local surprise that I should have tried long ago. Will definitely be coming back to this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thinker (62) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - FEB 25, 2013
Dark brown redish color. Hoppy aroma and slightly Carmel malty. Ends bitter smooth and slightly hoppy. Thinker

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dorwart (2573) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Good sized light beige head of fine bubbles. Lots of sweet malts in the aroma with some caramel, mild smoke???, some oranges and pine. Color is a cloudy dark orange. Flavor is mostly malts backed up with some nice lemon and grapefruit hoppiness. Balanced pretty well and not overpowering with the bitterness. Finishes malty with a lingering bitterness. This is a very well rounded IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dmac (5964) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 23, 2013
22oz bomber from Spirits Lacey. Poured an unattractive cloudy orangey/amber body with a frothy large bubble mostly white head. Aroma is interesting, dank overall with notes of rotting oranges, wet pine needles, cat piss, bad raisin bread dough, old grapefruits. Flavor of rotting flowers, cat piss, bad citrus, dough. Full bodied that is super creamy with an avergae duration on the aftertaste. Solid beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
kramer (6529) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear and bright copper body with a one finger fizzy off-white head that left some delicate lacing. The nose is a bit of a let down, its a little overly dominant on the caramel malt, obscuring the hops too much. The Nelson seems to have a bit of trouble standing up to the malt profile and the crystal malt specifically. The flavor is along those same lines, too sweet and full of caramel to let the hops shine. Just a light bitterness on the back end. Medium bodied with too much clingy sweetness and soft carbonation. Pretty darn far down on my list of Nelson beers. I dislike sweet IPAs, they dont make sense to me.

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