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RATINGS: 556   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01   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


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4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
carboloader (674) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2014
At brewery. Pours hazy gold. Huge hop punch with lemon and orange (grape?) citrus peel. Big and resinous, full of flavor all the way to the end. Aggressive bite. Delicious.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChrisSc (321) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 4, 2015
22oz bottle into tulip. Minneapolis. Pours cloudy orange-yellow. Very little head. Aroma is tropical fruits - orange, lime, melon, pineapple, mango. cereal notes in the background. Taste is mildly bitter throughout. Medium body, soft carbonation, oily texture, bitter finish.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
blockdude (2) - California, USA - MAR 4, 2015 does not count
First thing I notice with Nelson is the intense dry hops that are used. I was quite surprised by the IBU as this is quite bitter. Most noticeable is the grainy element of Nelson, with quite a bit of pine and an overall earthiness. Although this is quite good, Duet and Hoppy birthday are at the top of my list, just behind expo :)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
swoopjones (6542) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 28, 2015
draft at Moor Pat, Williamsville, NY. top of the line IPA.big bitterness, big flavors. wonderful. still shocked i got a keg of this

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
p1meatloaf (230) - Oregon, USA - FEB 24, 2015
22 oz from trade with phesterjau. Looks light corn. Smells of light lemon citrus hops. Tastes of the same with less hop boldness than i remember, but the last time i had this beer it was on tap at the brewery so i guess i am just being picky. Good beer

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VastActiv (3332) - Oulu, FINLAND - FEB 20, 2015
Tap at Rattle & Hum, New York. Colour is very cloudy golden with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, grape, tropical fruits, hops and malts. Superfruity and very fresh excellent IPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WillRunForBeer (1009) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 14, 2015
Bomber. Pours cloudy golden brown with an off white head. Aroma is pine and citrus. Flavor is citrus, grape, peach. A bit of rye spice towards the finish. Nice.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
721Lance (18) - Oceanside Ca, California, USA - FEB 13, 2015
On tap at Tap That Oceanside. Awesome huge New Zealand Hop nose from the Nelson hops. Super good bitter hugely bitter and puckering. Just what I wanting killer IPA

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
madchemist83 (120) - USA - FEB 12, 2015
Wow Nelson Sauvin all the way. Chardonnay, grapefruit, intense citrus all dialed up to delicious levels. Must try.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
vtafro (4057) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - FEB 12, 2015
Draft. Golden orange pour with white head. Full Nelson hop aromas, grassy and citrus forward. Flavors are just as aggressive, nice tropical fruit and citrus, grassy hop flavors.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JK (4750) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 8, 2015
Bottle at a tasting. I am surprised to see how high the scores are for this beer. It is good, not flaws, and the bitter hops and lightly sweet malt are well balanced.


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