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RATINGS: 237   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (24350) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 31, 2012
Bottled at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Clear deep amber, faint head. Floral nose with grapefruit, pear and mint. Sweet, medium bodied, rounded mouthfeel. Salty bitterish finish.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (22922) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 26, 2012
Bottle. Murky amber brown color, thin white head, delicate lacing. Beautiful aroma of intense pineapple and tropical fruit. Taste is tangy orange, lemon, juicyfruit gum. Delicious.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (19872) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 25, 2011
Cask at St. Augustines, Vancouver
Muddy amber color, with creamy small head. Very nice aroma, sweet and fruity; apricot and oranges; some malt. Good toffee flavor, sweetish, with huge hopping; fruity and resiny, piney; lots of bitter oranges and some grapefruit; but also a bit yeasty and just overly bitter, which means the final is then quite harsh. Fresh.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (18837) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 29, 2012
65 cl bottle at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Amber/orange beer with an offwhite head. Fruity aroma, milk, vanilla, hoppy, hay, lemongrass, caramel, biscuits, pine, apricot, pineapple notes. Hoppy fruity flavor, lemongrass, hay, caramel, citrus, floral, grapefruit, biscuits, some creamy notes.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (18198) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2012
Tap at the Blind Tiger, Manhattan - 01/03/12. Hazy orange colour with a frothy finger of off-white head. Hoppy citrus nose, orange predominates and a touch of lemon. Taste as nose with a certain amount of malts in the body and a tangy finish. Medium bodied/carbonation. OK - not as bitter as Id expected from a west coast IPA.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (16493) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (16051) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 17, 2012
On tap at Parkway Tavern, pours a hazy golden orange with a small white head. Aroma of resinous hops and pine, caramel malt and some herbally / pot-like notes. Flavour of weed-like hops, herbal hops and sufficient toasted malt to back. A bit too weed-like, but still well-made. Good.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14617) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 13, 2012
Bomber from Malt & Vine. Pours clear copper with a creamy/bubbly beige head. Aroma of citrus and tropical fruit. Seems guava to me. Near full bodied. Lots of floral and fruit. Not exactly guava but close. Also grapefruit rind. Theres some light caramel for backbone. Its marvelously hoppy and bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (14060) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 25, 2012
Bomber poured a hazy amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of bread, earthiness, white grapes, grapefruit and a hint of pine. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, earthiness, white grapes and light grapefruit with a crisp dry lingering bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (13837) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 4, 2015
Draft - Bold citrus and pine hops. Clear copper with a decent white head. Bitter pine, citrus peel and a bit of caramel. Long bitter finish.


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