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RATINGS: 719   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01/5   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


4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MetalNHopHead (1209) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - MAR 5, 2016
A single-hop IPA featuring Nelson Sauvin brewed with rye in the West Coast style? Yes to all of that, please. A golden orange pour with a snowy, rocky head. Grapefruit, orange, pineapple, mango, peach cream, lemongrass, and bread aromas. Flavors are complex yet beautifully cohesive. Lemon balm, spicy rye, tangerine, vinous grape, and tropical juice. Mouthfeel is thick, semi-dry, crisp, sticky, balanced. Just beautiful.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thornecb (5321) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 4, 2016
Pours hazy gold into a shaker. Bright white head with medium retention recedes to coat surface. Tropical fruit and onion aromas. Soft with sweet and sour caramel upfront turning to earthly pumpernickel in the lasting finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JBPortland (1451) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAR 3, 2016
22oz bottle (Green Flash brewed version) pours slightly hazy pale orane with a finger of head. Nose is grassy orange, melon, tropical citrus. Taste is medium bitterness, crisp grassy tropical fruit, tangerine, citrus, white grape, melon, mango. Finishes dry, low malt, touch of toasted crust spice, medium bitter, nice soft mouthfeel with crisp tropical fruit, orange candy, white grape, and grassy citrus. Very good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alexanderdahl (131) - DENMARK - MAR 3, 2016
Bottle Pours hazy orange w light head. Juicy nose with lots of grapes in it, and taste is just the same. Juice, Juice, Juice and so easy drinkable. Has a sharp grape bitternes that just disappears as quick as it appears and ends up dwelling on a really light body and citrus fruits.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
LinusStick (3159) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2016
One of the rare instances that Im blown away by an IPA. Aroma was big and juicy. Mango with dank cat piss and heavy pine and earth. Pour was a medium hazy gold with a thin off white film for a head. Taste was big and hoppy. Those strong hop flavors are amplified in the taste with a nice strong bitterness for a backbone. As soon as the swallow hit, the rye spiciness resonated and dried the finish up nicely. I might say this is the best IPA Ive had all year (but its only February so well see)! Nice carbonation

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jandd1983 (3625) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - FEB 22, 2016
Bottle. It poured a hazy golden color with an off-white head. The aroma was of malts, citrus and hops. The taste was similar to the aroma with more malts, citrus, hops and grapefruit. Very tasty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dresden (1308) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - FEB 19, 2016
Cloudy golden, slight orange. Fantastic aroma, white grape, wood, slight grass. Full body, light carbonation, delicious fruity melon, Berry, and slight rye spice. Best rye ipa Ive had by far. Fantastic

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ryanscourt (1261) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2016
Full mouth feel with great flavor. Heavy hoppiness that is really well balanced.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tillmac62 (641) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - FEB 19, 2016
BBD 6/18/16. Pours a hazy gold with a touch of amber. Outstanding head volume, world class lacing and retention. World class nose of tropical hops (mango, pineapple), citrus (orange) and a strong dank background over a touch of biscuit. Heavy light body with a smooth texture that has an oily slick element. World class carbonation with a nice effervescent middle that coats the tongue and a finely bubbled prickly finish. The flavor profile is borderline world class. Complexity is a bit weak, but the intent is to showcase the Nelson Sauvin hop and that is done in a world class fashion. Balance is perfect for the objective as a subtle cracker biscuit sweetness arrives in the middle to contrast a tasty bitterness that is quite mild for the style. Hop flavor is the name of the game with this one. The flavors of the nose all arrive...citric followed by tropical as the sweetness of the middle allows the tropicals to shine. Then a significant dankcentric element takes command and holds through the finish. The finish hints at dryness initially, but makes a lingering flourish underneath an amazing blend of tropical and dank hop flavor. This a bomber...Alpine / GF, 6 pack this bad boy!!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fiulijn (18103) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 13, 2016
Bottle from The Beer Junction, Seattle; bb 16 Jun 2016
This is Nelson Sauvin juice, very pungent aroma, citrusy flavor; tropical, passion fruit, cat piss; a bit resiny in the finish; and because those guys at Alpine know their business, the body is dry, the malt flavor is very delicate, a bit crackery, so to not cover the hop.
Fantastic.


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