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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 4.22/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 266   ABV: 8.88%
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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.


4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
HonusWagner (1323) - 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.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jethrodium (364) - 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.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mcberko (5941) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (8863) - 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!

4.5
   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...

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ibrew2or3 (6767) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hapjydeuce (924) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 27, 2012
Ahh yes...the Super Nelson...I shan’t say from whom we received an unlabeled bottle, but it was enjoyed with comrades on a weekend trip out in east San Diego county. This s*** is delicious, I mean not just like having-a-Friday-beer-after-a-long-ass-work-week delicious, but seriously tasty to the point where I could have cirrhosis in a month from drinking this heavenly brew. Bountiful hops all over this beer, Nelson on steroids. Amazing how crisp this beer stayed even though they bumped everything up. Alcohol is truly a phantom in this recipe, sooo well hidden. Holy hell! Thanks so much to jarspag & his connections.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AdamJackson (2344) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 6, 2013
On tap Hazy blood orange. Nose has a hint of toilet water. Orange rind and pineapple Very crisp. Nice bitterness. Chewy pine cone and tangerine resin. Quite possibly one of the most balanced IPAs I’ve ever experienced.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
iowaherkeye (2690) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - NOV 13, 2013
Tap at Blind Lady Ale House. Clear yellow gold with a creamy two finger head, lasting, served in a snifter. Big fruity Nelson hops up front a touch of spruce, a little sweet malt backbone (more than regular Nelson), just enough for a beer this strong. Flavor follows suit, no surprises, nor crazy complex--just a fruity Nelson dominated double IPA that is executed perfectly in my mind. Not really much bitterness (peaked at a 3--again, just how I like it), dry finish with just a little alcohol presence. This is probably in my top five double IPAs, and could drink this again and again. I wish I could brew this well. Medium full body with screams lowish carbonation.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bytemesis (2931) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 7, 2014
Growler thanks to GT2, shared with friends. Pours crystal clear orange with a medium orange-white head that dissipates fairly quickly with nice lacing. Aroma is quite lovely (but then I like Nelson), dank, fruity, tropical with mango, melon, passionfruit. Flavor follows, fruity, tropical, a fair amount of sweetness and light bitterness. Not harsh at all. Very very easy to drink. ABV is extremely, almost dangerously, well masked. Medium body, oily mouthfeel.


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