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Alpine Beer Company Nelson IPA

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Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 560   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jacobrm (15) - - MAR 20, 2015
So much Nelson!!! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (7456) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 16, 2015
[2/19/15] Draught at Green Flash in San Diego. Hazy yellow. Pleasant fruity hops aroma. Flavor has some sweetness, fruity hops and mild bitterness. Medium-bodied. Good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radarsock (1081) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 10, 2015
Had on tap at the Grog. $8.03 ($7.50 = $0.53 tax) for the 16 oz. serving. To pint, it pours a partially fogged light orange-tinted lemon chiffon with which a fluffy off-white head 1 finger in length stood. I know I was going to enjoy this.

Aromas of cilantro, candied tangerines, minerals, Oceanic hops, denim jeans, lime meat, beach sand, guava, cabbage, white pepper, and chopped chives.
Tastes much the same with the addition of celery salt, damp newspaper, and sourdough. Grapefruit zest lingering chummily at swallow.
Smoothly potable and enchantingly soft.
Was the best beer by far on the menu. Had been a little giddy to read it on the taplist. Haven’t quaffed this IPA in nearly 3 years; tastes identically to what I had back then, but I probably appreciated this more given that I hardly knew next to nothing about hops. Since I’ve been overexposed to the diverse flavors and varieties of otherworldly hops this planet has to offer, this no longer is, at least to me, the unquestionable legendary Nelson Sauvin IPA I once knew. Still, though: best beer on the menu.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beermack (699) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 9, 2015
Tap in SF. Hazy gold orange. Amazing ripe mango, catty, lightly dank nose - plenty of peach and orange too. Big juicy Nelson up front in the taste: mangos, peach, pineapple with a cut through of dank catty stuff and sharper citrus. Light bread and spice to back up - hop character framed perfectly. Great citric bite and a serious tropical linger. You could drink this by the gallon. And I damn well did.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChrisSc (339) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 4, 2015
22oz bottle into tulip. Minneapolis. Pours cloudy orange-yellow. Very little head. Aroma is tropical fruits - orange, lime, melon, pineapple, mango. cereal notes in the background. Taste is mildly bitter throughout. Medium body, soft carbonation, oily texture, bitter finish.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
blockdude (3) - California, USA - MAR 4, 2015 does not count
First thing I notice with Nelson is the intense dry hops that are used. I was quite surprised by the IBU as this is quite bitter. Most noticeable is the grainy element of Nelson, with quite a bit of pine and an overall earthiness. Although this is quite good, Duet and Hoppy birthday are at the top of my list, just behind expo :)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
swoopjones (6558) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 28, 2015
draft at Moor Pat, Williamsville, NY. top of the line IPA.big bitterness, big flavors. wonderful. still shocked i got a keg of this

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
p1meatloaf (240) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - FEB 24, 2015
22 oz from trade with phesterjau. Looks light corn. Smells of light lemon citrus hops. Tastes of the same with less hop boldness than i remember, but the last time i had this beer it was on tap at the brewery so i guess i am just being picky. Good beer

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VastActiv (3363) - Oulu, FINLAND - FEB 20, 2015
Tap at Rattle & Hum, New York. Colour is very cloudy golden with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, grape, tropical fruits, hops and malts. Superfruity and very fresh excellent IPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WillRunForBeer (1085) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 14, 2015
Bomber. Pours cloudy golden brown with an off white head. Aroma is pine and citrus. Flavor is citrus, grape, peach. A bit of rye spice towards the finish. Nice.


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