iowaherkeye (2675) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - NOV 13, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
JohnnyJ (3893) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Clear dark gold, almost amber pour, with an off-white head and nice lacing. Tropical fruit, citrus, dank hops, light grass, a bit spicey, caramel malt, and some sweetness. Pretty tasty and well balanced.
Dogbrick (6824) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 13, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sample at the brewpub (as Keene Idea). This beer pours a slightly hazy dark golden color with a medium thick off-white head that diminishes gradually. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of hops, tropical fruit and malt. Medium-bodied with flavors of grassy hops, pine and sweet malt, along with some fruit in the background. The finish is moderately bitter with a lingering piney hops aftertaste. Good beer all around.
bvc (1123) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JUN 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at apex. Clear, honey golden with small tight head with moderate lacing. Perfumery, piney, light floral, very faint sweet sweat. Very balanced and subtle pine, perfume, bitterness, no speakable malt but what is there supports the hops. Alpine really makes some of the best ipa’s.
adamjackson (1750) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 6, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
DocJitsu (595) - Florida, USA - JUN 2, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a clear, light golden with a pure white head. Pink grapefruit and cannabis on the nose. Crisp and wet mouthfeel. Cannabis underlying grapefruit flavors. Exceptional double IPA.
ineedbeer (425) - Oakland, California, USA - JUN 1, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Firestone Fest
Aroma dominated by hops - Nelson Sauvin. Good melon with some white wine grape and vinous notes.
Pours a fairly clear golden yellow with a nice white head.
Flavor has light cracker malt backbone with lots of hop notes. Good melon and white grape notes. Moderately strong bitterness with light alcohol spice. Hop flavor has a good spicy note.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Low stringency with low alcohol spice.
Overall a very enjoyable IPA with one of my favorite hops.
dreadnord (1014) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours semitransparent golden yellow. The nose is big grapefruit, pineapple, mango and pine. The taste is perfect balance sweet and bitter. The body is medium on the heavier side with a long finish and a crisp and clean texture
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
tcane7 (1343) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Toronado. Slightly cloudy gold with a whisp of head. Nose is mostly pineapple. Taste is tropical fruit, pineapple, citrus, grass, and light roasted malts. Top notch
hapjydeuce (911) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 27, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.