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RATINGS: 232   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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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.

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3.8
bigda83 (854) - Jamestown, New York, USA - JAN 19, 2015
Pours a clear amber color with minimal head. Aroma of fruit, caramel, but in the milder side. Taste was on the tropical fruit side, begins sweet, but then ends with a nice hop bitterness. I’ve enjoyed the few Elysian beers that I’ve gotten to try and you can add this one on there as well. Solid beer and awesome label (they make some really cool labels on their beers).

3.4
Brentv (680) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 10, 2015
From bomber. Pours a beautiful clear dark honey color with a medium thickness dense foamy head and lots of lacing. Aroma of tropical fruits. Bitter taste. There’s some fruity malty character, but the bitterness of the hops dominates. Bitter finish.

3.6
douglas88 (9504) - 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
presario (4916) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 14, 2014
Dark amber with thick lace. Meaty beer with tasty hops. Citrusy with a strong malt backbone.

3.5
mkel07 (6195) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 10, 2014
Bottle from The Wine Emporium 100914. Not bad, tasty enough without being overly hoppy. Decent beer.

2.9
Oakes (18198) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 12, 2014
Hazy dull tan, moderate aroma with a bit each of malt, fruit and hop. Medium bitterness, dash of alcohol, fairly sweet malts until the fruity hop character slides in.

4.5
reus958 (21) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Powerful fruit and citrus aroma, reminding me of candied apples. The nose immediately draws you in to the beer. It is a slightly hazy orange amber. The malt is complex but overall sweet. Caramel, toffee and earthy notes give way to piney hop flavors, finish astringent and dry. Bitterness is lasting but not overwhelming. West coast IPA brewers should definitely learn from the malt complexity. Hell, Elysian should learn how to translate this to their other brews! This beer is fantastic.

4.6
DipHead14 (26) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Smells like apple juice, and has a solid amber color. The flavor is very juicy, and highly acidic, like malic acid found in Green Apples (used to make sour candies), but with sort of a sweet cover. It ends up smelling and tasting a lot like candied apples. It also has a flowery smell and taste underneath, coming off like like the leaves of an apple tree. As you can probably tell, this is a very interesting, and very complex beer. Overall it is, very fresh, and easy to drink.

4.2
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Surprisingly malt-forward IPA! Surprising, just because this is a PNW brew. But, quite good. The malts lead in, giving way to pine-oriented hops (with a touch of resin), and following through with sufficient bitterness. Very well done.

3.9
50belair (3670) - Florida, USA - JUN 11, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Clear burnt orange pour with a white head. Similar to the I-5 but sweeter with tropical fruit hop notes. The nose is tropical fruit hops. Good balance with a nice caramel malt backbone. Not overly bitter. Good mouthfeel.


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