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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.15/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 266   ABV: 8.88%
Toronado Pub in San Francisco is celebrating their 25th Anniversary this weekend and we brewed a special beer just for the blessed event. The pub with the notoriously rude bartenders set the bar for craft forward beer bars for two and a half decades, and they like us. So, to show we love them too, we brewed what could be considered “Double Nelson” and it’s called “Toronado 25th Anniversary Ale.” The beer came in at 8.88% abv and is clear, clean and shockingly floral. The Nelson Sauvin hops shine and the alcohol is so unnoticeable that it too could be considered dangerously delicious.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
chibuck (3509) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 7, 2015
This is probably my favorite west coast dipa by far. The oniony fresh smack in the mouth is so wonderful.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
HonusWagner (2013) - Florida, USA - APR 6, 2014
This is pretty much the same beer as Nelson, just more intense, stronger hop drive but also has a slightly noticeable malt presence whereas the regular Nelson doesn’t. Great stonefruit/citrus though.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jethrodium (366) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 16, 2012
Had a couple of these on draft at the Toronado anniversary party. Pours a clear golden amber with a small white head that settles to a ring and leaves some light lacing on the glass. Aroma is quite dank with grapefruit, pineapple, mango and some floral notes present. Just a bit of rye on the nose and no alcohol. The initial taste has a bit of sweetness with pineapple, rye, and mango. There is also a bit of white grape and some dankness. The finish has a decent bitterness and is dry. No alcohol at all. Medium body. Medium carbonation. This was probably the best IPA that I’ve had. It was easily the best beer at the Toronado anniversary party. Hopefully, they start making it regularly.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mcberko (13505) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 20, 2013
On tap at Apex, pours a clear golden with a small white head. Aroma brings out loads of piney hops, some floral notes, and crispy biscuity malt - sublime on the nose. Flavour is just as awesome, with loads of divine piney hops, resinous hops, and super crisp biscuity malt. Wow, is this fantastic. The hops are so pungent, yet with no astringency. Amazing IIPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Marheb (4598) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 9, 2015
(En fût à la brasserie): Un liquide opaque aux aromatiques volcaniques qui ne laissent aucun répit. En bouche c’est au même niveau avec un corps délicieusement mâchable et une forte infusion d’agrumes et de fruits tropicaux. L’aspect juteux dépasse largement la présence résineuse et avec une amertume aussi brève et moelleuse, on a à faire à une buvabilité d’un autre monde.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Clownoisseur (418) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - MAY 17, 2015
64 oz. growler poured into pint glass. Chill haze golden - orange pour. Very bright and vibrant with a 2 finger white head that leaves gorgeous lace. Aromas are through the roof! Wow! Floral, garlic, onion, musty grape, mango, papaya...it never ends! Taste is incredibly balanced and smooth. Zero trace of alcohol in this sweet nectar! I am a big fan of Nelson...and always leary when a brewer tries to make an already great beer "bigger"...but Alpine nails this one! Incredibly smooth...great balance...finishes nice and dry with a moderate bitterness. Outstanding beer!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (10840) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 16, 2012
Sparkling orange/gold color with a white head. Wow the aroma is a tropical fruit bomb! Tons of mango, some citrus, and a hint of malt in the back. Flavor is incredible! Loads of and loads of lychee, mango, bitter citrus hops, and a good malt dose to just balance this one amazingly well!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hopped_Silly (418) - California, USA - MAR 6, 2014
From growler. Thank you Bytemesis for sharing. Classic Nelson dank, pine, tropical fruit nuances, with balanced sweet malt undertone. Simply perfect. Similar flavors of dank, pine and tropical fruit, with a balanced malt backbone. Great balanced mouthfeel. Great balanced weight. Alcohol is very well hidden. Simply very well made and very well balanced. A absolute pleasure to drink. I had to contain myself from drinking the entire growler. --- tasted while on a long journey to understand the world around me...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ibrew2or3 (8042) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 19, 2014
64oz growler, big thanks to hamilton23, enjoyed with dcschiller, pours with a clear deep gold body that has copper hues and supports a white head of foam. The aroma is just plain ol’ yum! I get thick malt sweetened tangelo and tangerine mixed with full up onion spicy dank hoppiness. Yes! The taste is rich and smooth and deep and refreshing but not soft or sweet but rather assertive. It delivers malt sweetened tangerine and clementine citrus hop flavor with a pleasing edge of hop bitterness. It then picks up firm levels of dank spicy onion goodness. Wow! Love it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
48FanInCali (848) - California, USA - FEB 14, 2016
Draft multiple times. Danky ass nose of cat piss and citrus. Even dankier taste with some rye notes. Hop forward as crazy with not much malt back bone. For what it is, it is phenomenal.

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