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RATINGS: 721   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


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tillmac62 (659) - 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 (18423) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OldMrCrow (2339) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 9, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2016 Iíve wanted to try this for a while, and was very happy to find bottles at the Last Drop. Relatively light colored pour, good-sized white head with great lacing, nice gentle new-school nose. Wow, Nelson hops are so good. Like citra, but less...citra. The rye is really subtle but itís there and itís a serious addition. Yep, this is a 100% IPA. Itís not just pine and orange rind any more, bitches.

Further comments: After a few more rounds of this one, the previous rating holds up. Iíd probably go 4.1 rather than 4.2, but thatís splitting hairs. As it gets a bit less fresh, the onions and garlic come out a bit further, but it still pwns my standby Alphadelic by virtue of a less aggressive malt base and less in the way of lingering bitter oils on the tongue.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (5467) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 3, 2016
The beer pours hazy golden orange with a dense of white head. The aroma has funk, dankness, tropical fruit, grape, pale malt and only a mild hint of rye. It has a medium body with some fruitiness and some soft carbonation. The flavor starts with good amount of pale malt, rye spice, hoppy spice, citrus, tropical fruit and some bitterness. The finish has more tropical fruits, green grapes and woody/spiciness. Quite nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pressboxjoe (396) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 3, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2016 First time I had it (2/3/16) I wrote: Distinctive. Resinous woody aroma, latex paint, with pear and pepper and distant musty pine. Good. Probably unbelievable fresh and on tap. Great white lacing. Second time I had it (3/8/16) I would say it was like a Grapefruit Sculpin. No grapefruit has been added, but you would almost swear it had been. It was like a completely different beer. Not sure which bottle I liked better, they were both good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VsXsV (3854) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 1, 2016
Draught at RateBeer Best festival. Light hazy orange liquid with medium off-white head. Aroma of citrus, tangerine, light blackberries, light grain and mango. Taste is dry and medium bitter with notes of citrus, tangerine, blackberries and light grain. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Great stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mR_fr0g (8283) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2016
Draft at city beer store. Translucent golden yellow coloured pour with a sticky white head. Aroma is big nelson Hoo, tropical fruit, grapes and burnt clutch. Flavour is composed of burnt grass, zesty lemon, burnt pineapple, light grape, resin. Big nelson character. Palate is medium bodied. Highish carbonation. Solid. IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maarten1993 (849) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2016
Drank with Thijs at Waalwijk 24-1-2016. Nice, bitter, really fresh and good-to-drink IPA. Thanks Robert for the gift :).

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hackobock (3213) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 23, 2016
January 23, 2016. Bottle, best before June 18, 2016. The label says brewed and bottled by Alpine Beer Company so I assume itís the original version.
Hazy golden with a medium sized white head. Aroma is fruity and hoppy with mango, pineapple, gooseberries, lemon some pine and grapes. Taste is light to medium sweet, juicy, soft medium grassy bitterness. Finish is slightly dry grassy bitterness and light sweet with lots of juicy tropical fruits with some lemon, grapes and gooseberry notes as well. Medium bodied, smooth, slightly dry texture, soft to average carbonation.
Great juicy, hoppy and drinkable IPA.

Original rating.
July 26, 2015. On tap at RattleíNíHum.
8-4-8-4-16=40

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
OrthoDoc (131) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 21, 2016
Unfiltered and hazy golden yellow. Possibly best smelling IPA Iíve had. Super juicy and lots of grapefruit. Taste is grapefruit, ideal bitterness, and slightly sweet. Super crisp abs refreshing with medium light mouthfeel and dry finish. Top 3 IPAís Iíve had. Similar to fresh Lagunitas Sucks but better. Green flash is reproducing this one well at least. World class beer! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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