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Alpine Beer Company Nelson IPA

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Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 542   WEIGHTED AVG: 4   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marheb (2481) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Du Nelson Sauvin hyper aromatique et juteux avec un corps très East Coast donc aérien avec ses particules de confort. Je considère Alpine comme étant les maîtres des Weast Coast IPA et celle-là est un exemple parfait. Faut aimer le Nelson en mono parce que le bouquet est massif.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ACHops (796) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 20, 2015
On tap @ City Beer. Pours super hazy yellow, almost milky in appearance, clearly unfiltered, with thick lacy white head. Aroma is lightly sweet pale malt and tons of fresh earthy hops. Taste is light pale malt, then a rush of sticky dank hops. Notes of pine, grapefruit, and grass. Somewhat light on the malt, than again this isn’t a DIPA. Awesome beer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lizardking3 (151) - Springfield, Oregon, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Pours deep honey golden orange, with super creamy white head that lasts forever. Aroma is a lot of ripe mango and grapefruits, lots of breadiness as well. First taste I get a lot of caramel and then immediately after the citrus flavors and overripe mango. The finish is slightly spicy and a nice mellow bitterness. Damn this is very nice from top to bottom

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sonnycheeba (3848) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Bottle from brewery. Pours bright, hazy orange with creamy white head. Aroma is grapefruit, orange peel, cereal and toasted malts, and some floral spiciness. Flavor is dry malt base with rich hop flavor with notes of grapefruit and other citrus. Medium body and carbonation.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
CanIHave4Beers (3399) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle, courtesy of a saultbauls... shared in a location remote of my dining room.
Pours a nice pale straw color with a bit of haziness, a big head and good lacing on the glass.

The aroma is intensely melony with some dankness & some light spiciness. It’s got a light sweetness and a huge aromatic hop presence that is beyond inviting.

The flavor is lightly bitter with a touch of sweetness. It’s got a lot of melon forward hops. A nice lingering bitterness and a dry fininsh. Clean and super hop forward, this is simply conceived, well executed, single hop IPA at it’s best. Sheesh.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ryanfolty (1928) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - DEC 27, 2014
December 27, 2014 - bottle shared by Brett. Cloudy dark golden pour with some head and some lacing. Aroma of citrus/fruit, some pine and malt. Taste was consistent with aroma and nicely balanced. Finish was clean and this was easy to drink. Very well done.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
manuelMTL (188) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 14, 2014
From the tap at Toronado, San Francisco. Pours a hazy yellow with a thin white head. The nose is dank hops with lots of grapefruit and citrus aromas and some breadiness. In the mouth its grassy hops with lots of fresh breadiness, grapefruit flavors and a long pine bitterness. Great IPA with lots of dank hops.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thomashall (179) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Growler shared at tasting. Pours clear golden with minimal head. Strong citrus smell with slight hops. Bitter hop taste with nice citrus balance. Good stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
drsandman (423) - New York, USA - DEC 14, 2014
On tap @ Toronado. Pours a cloudy vibrant neon yellow orange, white head. Aroma is super dank floraly hop resin, cat piss, grapefruit, guava, pine sap. Flavor is gooey resiny pine hop, floral hop, tropical fruits. This is a good-un, my first Alpine, Impressive beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mpersinger (354) - , California, USA - DEC 11, 2014
Last taste poured from a bomber on the bus at the BeerCraft 2nd Anniversary Party in August (based on notes): diesel, onion, blueberry. Cloudy, dried out, clean.


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