Against The Grain Rico Sauvin
Against The Grain Rico Sauvin is an American Imperial/Double IPA. Another mildly offensive, although well illustrated label. I don’t see the point, but as long as the beer inside the bottle is good I’ll keep buying ’em!
As the name would indicate this features organic Nelson Sauvin hops. The beer pours with a nice yellow/orange color along with some fine “beer food” particles I noticed at close inspection. The aroma is nice but surprisingly mild, it took some big whiffs to get the sweet fruit and mild pine that I did. The taste, however, is really the highlight of this DIPA. Relatively light feeling for an 8.2% ABV beer, with delicate flavors of passion fruit and pineapple hitting the taste buds first. This is followed by some intense pine and a dry bitterness that lingers long into the aftertaste. Some say this hop has some wine like qualities to it, and I guess I get a sense of that on that dry finish.
Solid. Solid. Solid. I would not hesitate to pick up more of this in the future.