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Alpine Beer Company Nelson IPA

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RATINGS: 578   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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An outstanding hop from New Zealand, Nelson Sauvin, is generously used throughout the brewing and dry-hopping of this unique beer. European rye is added for a smooth, malty addition to flavor. 1.065 OG 7%ABV


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
neepsntatties (1306) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 27, 2015
On tap at Belmont Station. Colour...very cloudy apricot-gold with a thick white head. Nose...mmmmm...sweaty, sultry, locker room infused hops with sweaty pineapples and skanky mangoes. Palate...plush, thick, and velveteen with skunky, b.o. hops and crushed juniper brush. There’s a distinct sweetness, but it is not overpowering. There’s kumquat skin and grapefruit pith in the mid palate and the finish is long and bitter with notes of citrusy boiled sweets.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
commonshawn (607) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 24, 2015
Tap from green flash brewery. Very hoppy nose, but a bit of a different smell than expected. Sugary and spicy. Extremely clean taste and very crisp body. Cloying. Not a run of the mill ipa but does the style justice. Very good.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
48FanInCali (804) - California, USA - MAY 23, 2015
How have I not rated this beer yet. Had multiple times on draft and bottles. Orangish gold pour with white head. Cat pissy nose of Nelson Sauvin hops with a trace of citrus. Taste follows the nose with not much malt on the back end. One of the best out there for sure.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fatehunter (1596) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAY 17, 2015
Pours a finger of head on a light straw body. The aroma is lots of grapefruit. The taste is moderate grapefruit bitterness, pine and more grapefruit. The texture is crisp with soft edges. It’s good and bold.

4.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Christpuncher (1781) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2015
This is an amazing iPad. I absolutely love the Nelson Sauvignon hoppy. Citrusy and super hoppy. Easy t drink and smells hoppy. Easy light finish. Had at sheffields ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Boutip (5065) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 15, 2015
Bottle: Poured a clear golden/yellow color ale with a large foamy head with excellent retention and some really good lacing. Aroma of floral hops of mango, Sauvignon and papaya is just ab out perfect. Taste is also dominated by loads of fresh floral hoppy notes of mango, papaya and Sauvignon. Light residual sugar notes can also be detected and bitterness is very minimal. Body is about average with good carbonation. Can’s say I really tasted the rye malt so much but the hops flavours are just about perfect.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jro (7) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 4, 2015 does not count
Perfectly executed golden rye ipa that showcases how tasty Nelson Sauvin can be. The rye really is the kicker that balances out the sweetness of the hop and malt profile. Top 5 beer for sure.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
salvaticas (523) - - MAY 2, 2015
On tap at Gold Cash Gold in Detroit. What a surprise. Very smooth, lightly hoppy but great balance. Excellent ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kassner (1411) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2015
Nice and the perfumeis unique. The body is not that of the duet so less malt. Cleaner but not as robust. Funky in a good way

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhilJackson80 (493) - Oklahoma, USA - APR 20, 2015
22 oz bottle. Tasted on 4/20/15. Bottle courtesy of Gary G. Aroma was slightly dank & hoppy. Taste is smooth with a great body & carbonation. Great beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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