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RATINGS: 698   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


jmikolich's rating

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Tap at Alpine, this is what I drove here for, to try Nelson and it was totally worth it, a fruity, beach inducing scent... taste is super tropical like a guava mango type taste, no sweetness though.. served almost cellar temp which helped and was definitely carbonated though thats why I skipped bottles, donít want to ruin the taste with flat bottles. really fine IPA, deserves its 100


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (5127) - 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 (332) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 3, 2016
Distinctive. Resinous woody aroma, latex paint, with pear and pepper and distant musty pine. Good. Probably unbelievable fresh and on tap. Great white lacing.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VsXsV (3628) - 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 (7214) - 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 (693) - 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 (2754) - 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 (80) - 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

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wlajwl (5052) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JAN 21, 2016
Aroma is fruit, berries and a slight spicy undertones. The flavor is hops/Nelson/mild hop resin, berries, mild sweetness and a rather dry/medium bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
decaturstevo (5696) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JAN 21, 2016
Hazy yellow pour with white head. Aroma is light lemon zest and a touch of resin. Flavor is light sweet malt start with a floral citrus bitter. Smooth carbonation. clean crisp easy to drink refreshing

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuffMan (8624) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 20, 2016
Guest tap @ Green Flash. Hazy yellow, lasting lacy white head. Big green hop character, some gooseberry and cat pee, restrained malt sweetness, extremely bitter finish. Fantastic.


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