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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

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
bigda83 (130) - Jamestown, New York, USA - APR 28, 2014
Bottle obtained in a trade, poured into a snifter. Appearance was a bit hazy and orange, medium white head, left decent lacing. Aroma was hoppy and dank. Pine, peach, mango, floral, grapefruit. I found myself smelling it each sip that I took because it smelt so wonderful. Taste was just as good - notes of pineapple, pine, mangos, peaches, some lemon citrus, and hints of floral following the smell. Medium body, with a smooth texture, lively carb, and a nice finish. Small hints of alcohol noticed, but not over-powering. Absolutely amazing beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ReedM (27) - - APR 26, 2014
Heavenly citrus aroma. Mild dry citrus hop flavor, with a nice gritty spice from the rye. No lingering bitterness, light to medium bodied. A great showcase of the Nelson hop!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
steview (1019) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 23, 2014
I did not think this was much of an IPA. It is cloudy and sweet and not what I would expect for an IPA. I last rated an Anchor IPA and I thought that was more of an example. Both are very good to me. Overall, the Nelson is smooth and enjoyable although it reminded me more of a strong wheat. Because of this experience, it has given me an idea to homebrew a Wheat IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
sitzds (284) - - APR 21, 2014
On tap at Simzy’s LB poured into footed stange. Hazy golden body with a thin white head that settles to a thin ring. Lace rings. Aroma is piney, with grape skin, herbs, rye spice, citrus, and grass. Taste is initially dank and musty with moderate bitterness featuring the same flavors as the nose. Some malt and tropical fruit sweetness comes through. Rye spiciness hits on the swallow. Medium body, thin texture, moderate carbonation, and a dry bitter finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PotjeBier (1597) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 20, 2014
Taster from tap @ 38 Degrees Ale House, Alhambra, CA. Blond color, cloudy. Dense white head with good lacing. Aroma’s: pine, citrus, lychee, flowery hops. Retronasal there’s fruit/citrus first, then hopbitterness, lychee and resin. Flavor us moderate to full bitter with a light malty sweet backbone. Medium bodied. Rather high carbonation. Finishes rather dry with a delicate bitterness. Lovely!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oRos (1054) - sacramento, California, USA - APR 19, 2014
On tap at capitol beer and taproom. Pours haze yellow golden. With white head. Nice hop Aroma. Taste is great hop bitterness with fruits and some pine .

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zymurgeist2 (961) - Redwood City, California, USA - APR 17, 2014
On tap at Harry’s Hofbrau. Lemon, citrus bright aroma. Hazy straw with a white head with massive webbing. Taste is tropical and citrus. Moderate bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ABS (445) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 16, 2014
Tap from city beer. Pours unclear yellow. White head. Bitter. Hop, lemon, citrus nose. Lemon flavour! Grapefruit. Some grass. Interesting.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rlgk (10109) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2014
Draught at Stone World Bistro Liberty Station, San Diego. Hazy golden/orange beer with a nice lasting offwhite head. Hoppy pine apple aroma, peach, mango, passion fruit, pine needles, grapes, floral, grapes fruit, nectar, some caramel. Hoppy pine apples flavor, mango, passion fruit, floral, pine needles, caramel, oranges, peach, some nectar. Full bodied and just wonderful! Maybe my new favorite IPA in the world!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - APR 11, 2014
Sampled on tap at ale arsenal. A really awesome brew that really doesn’t feel like an ipa. It feels more like a wheat or strong ale. Highly carbonated but the hops are great and unique. An awesome sampling ale!

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