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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Weezel (195) - Florida, USA - MAY 6, 2014
Awesome aromas of mango, white grapes, tropical hops. Color is a light straw color. Taste is awesome tropical fruits, mineral water, Viognier wine and a hit of lemon at the end. Really good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theydon_Bois (8720) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2014
Keg at Stone Liberty Station, San Diego 18/04/14. Murky orange with a moderate off white swirl and edgework. Nose is skunky hops, pine resin, bitter hop twang, dank, bitter grapefruit, orange pith. Taste comprises bitter hops, pine, straw, grapefruit. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, agressive hop bitterness in the close. Super solid IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cstuartj (976) - Washington, USA - APR 30, 2014
On tap, pours a hazy dull yellow, thin head, lots of lacing. Peppery, spicy nose, hints of dry dust, pine resin. Spicy hoppy attack, not the expected west coast floral/grassy attack. very clean long dry finish. different but great IPA

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
baraciisch (1890) - USA - APR 30, 2014
Hazy straw gold in color... Aroma is peppery rye, spicy hops... Lots of earthy notes, almost smells like a Saison.... Flavor is very earthy and peppery like a Saison, but still moderately bitter from floral hops... Amazingly good, best of both worlds ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
bigda83 (215) - 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 (293) - - 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 (1694) - 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 (1113) - 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 .

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