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RATINGS: 233   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   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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3.6
blipp (9598) - La Mesa, California, 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.

3.6
douglas88 (9572) - 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.

4.1
JoeMcPhee (9518) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 30, 2012
From a bomber. Beautiful bright orange pour with a thick rocky white head. The aroma is gorgeous. Bright tropical fruit, grapefruit and some juicy fruit aroma over a lovely rich pale malt base. A touch of spice that rounds out the sweeter fruity notes on the back. Bright and zesty with a distinct whiff of peach as well. Awesome stuff.

3.8
solidfunk (9362) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 17, 2013
Smells like apricot and apple. Big fruity head. Great carpet lacing with creamy head. Pours cloudy orange with soft carbonation. Creamy texture. IPA bite of bitterness at end but well-balanced. Versatile beer. On tap at Garrick’s head.

3.7
drowland (8955) - 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

3.8
Svesse (8743) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - OCT 1, 2012
(Draught at Oliver Twist, Stockholm, 23 Sep 2012) Reddish amber colour with frothy, off-white head. Fruity, malty nose with red fruit, citrus, blood orange and caramel. Malty, fruity taste with notes of caramel, orange peel, blood orange, red fruit and a generous resiny bitterness in the finish. Medium body, with a slight sweetness. Tasty and solid IPA with a fresh hop profile.Very nice.

3.4
nimbleprop (8723) - 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.

3.9
jredmond (8518) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 12, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2012 Bottle shared with Andrew and Chris. Pours an amber body with light haze and white lacing. Aroma is fresh fruit, citric hops and dank herb. Mouthfeel is super sessionable and refreshing - notes of citrus hops, lemon, grapefruit, light peach and dank herb.

3.6
BuckeyeBoy (8301) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 26, 2016
22oz bottle pours out a golden copper color topped with a nice head. nose is sweet orange melon and a earthy note. Taste is more of the sweet malts orange citrus hops and the earthy notes.

2.8
FROTHINGSLOSH (8069) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2017
Sampled on draft at Tapped this beer poured an orange-caramel color with a large fluffy orange-white head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was tart and tangy with fruity hops and faint tobacco. The flavor was bitter and somewhat rough with lemon, grapefruit and tobacco. Medium length finish. Medium body.


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