jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JAN 25, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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, don’t want to ruin the taste with flat bottles. really fine IPA, deserves its 100
manuelMTL (155) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 14, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From the tap at Toronado, San Francisco. Pours a hazy yellow with a thin white head. The nose is dank hops with lots of grapefruit and citrus aromas and some breadiness. In the mouth its grassy hops with lots of fresh breadiness, grapefruit flavors and a long pine bitterness. Great IPA with lots of dank hops.
thomashall (159) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - DEC 14, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Growler shared at tasting. Pours clear golden with minimal head. Strong citrus smell with slight hops. Bitter hop taste with nice citrus balance. Good stuff.
drsandman (399) - New York, USA - DEC 14, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap @ Toronado. Pours a cloudy vibrant neon yellow orange, white head. Aroma is super dank floraly hop resin, cat piss, grapefruit, guava, pine sap. Flavor is gooey resiny pine hop, floral hop, tropical fruits. This is a good-un, my first Alpine, Impressive beer.
mpersinger (354) - , California, USA - DEC 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Last taste poured from a bomber on the bus at the BeerCraft 2nd Anniversary Party in August (based on notes): diesel, onion, blueberry. Cloudy, dried out, clean.
snoworsummer (2439) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewery. Pours hazy dull yellow gold with a fizzy white head. Tastes like resin, grapefruit, lemon, and musky dry pine hops. Light/medium body and low carbonation. Smells like grapefruit hops, musky orange, green pine, and a hint of caramel.
TylerGreenDC (392) - - NOV 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On draft. Aroma of orange juice and cat pee. Flavors are of juice: first blood orange, then grapefruit. Finishes with more sweet orange. Not much malt presence beyond a hint of bread-and-Nutella. Juicy and more juicy.
jdb288 (576) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fresh bottle. Pours opaque orange with white frothy head. Aroma is lemon, lime, grapefruit, pine sap. Taste is citrusy, bubbly, crisp, and excellent. The distinctive cat **%* essence from Nelson Sauvin is present and is great. Love the balance here. Remarkable.
Clownoisseur (264) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - NOV 24, 2014
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a bright honey color, small white head, that leaves loads of lacing across the top of the glass. Aromas are intense!! Wow. Loads of peaches, mango, pine, cat piss, orange peel, musty grapes and a tender cereal note. Taste mimics the nose with the wave of tropical fruit hitting you first. A nice moderate bitter note, along with some citrus peels give this some bite, before a clean finish, coupled with the soft mouth on this makes it go down far too easy. Excellent IPA.
Koelschtrinker (11042) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - NOV 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ziemlich hopfiger, hell getreidiger Antrunk. Intensiv würzig, der Hopfen bleibt süßlich und vollmundig. Die Getreidigkeit bleibt auf Hopfen Niveau, weich, nicht sonderlich süffig. Sehr intensiv, gut. 11/12/11/12/8/12
50belair (2488) - Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewery. Milky pale yellow pour with a white head. Total Nelson notes with those fruity highlights. Good body and mouthfeel.