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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 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (12189) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 12, 2016
[1/27/16] Draught at City Beer in San Francisco. Cloudy orange. Great aroma of fruity, piney, and oniony hops. Flavor of fruity and oniony hops, moderately bitter. Medium-bodied. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BuckeyeBoy (6153) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 29, 2016
On tap at toronado San Francisco. pours out a hop hazed golden topped with a white head. Nose is amazing heavy hops caramel malt sweetness melon citrus. Taste is wow heavy hop melon caramel melon very nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JulienHuxley (5640) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 28, 2016
8oz pour at Toronado. Cloudy pale gold pour with thin white head. Aroma is really good, super dank, orange creamsicle, light onion, very juicy. Taste is quite bitter, in your face juicy, pungent hops, lingering resinous flavor. Palate is med-full bodied with med carbonation, light booziness. Very solid IIPA.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ernesto987 (5607) - Arizona, USA - OCT 7, 2015
growler, this is a phenomenal IPA. Huge everything with the hops dominating malts as it should. big big citrus aroma and favor, moderate sweetness that is not really sweet at all because of the flavor and aroma hops, Finish is all flavor, no harsh bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ctipping (1425) - Florida, USA - SEP 22, 2015
64 oz. growler poured into a snifter. Originally reviewed 6/1/2015. Clear golden body. Nice white head. Some lacing and decent retention. Strong Nelson hop aroma. Orange and a hint of herbal character. Sweet pale malts. Taste is grapefruit, orange, a little tropical. That standard Nelson flavor. Pretty sweet. Mild bitterness, if any. Medium carbonation. Maybe medium low. Medium heavy body. I’d probably take regular Nelson over this, but it’s really good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
50belair (3427) - Florida, USA - JUN 9, 2015
Growler. Clear yellow pour with a nice white head. Nice fruity hop aromas. Really tasty with tropical fruit and citrus hop highlights. Perfectly balanced with a sturdy malt backbone. Loads of caramel. Good body and mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
biggsbowler (602) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2015
Growler - pours a golden yellow. Nose is oranges, lemons, grapefruit. Taste is very citrusy, spruces and bitterness.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Clownoisseur (428) - 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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
chibuck (3510) - 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.

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