DruncanVeasey (6114) - NUNEATON, Blue Square Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap, Blind Tiger, Bleecker St, 19/12/11. Full orange haze ringed with white. Lush Nelson aroma; tropical Starburst, blackcurrant and honeycomb. Sherbety condition, huge blackcurrant, grapefruit and passion fruit juiciness. Generous bitterness, hint of husky malt, floral aspects. Could use a lick more malt thickness to balance it. Jelly Tot, botanical hints, green earthy stem notes. Tasty stuff- always is with NS.
Reynolds314 (1480) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 30, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours straw colored with nice fluffy head. Aroma is fruity and different with interesting citrus and berry notes. Taste is a bit muted but still quite good. I wanted to try this hop variety but it isnt as great as I hoped.
Ernesto987 (2368) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 30, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not much aroma. Bitter finish and tastes like candy. I mean for a pale ale itís awesome but weaker for Shaun.
deanso (3193) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 5, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the blind tiger, nyc
thin white head. clear golden pour. nice grapefruit bitter aftertaste
nightrider (751) - encinitas, California, USA - NOV 26, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour from a growler from a recent trade. Gold in color with a white top. Body is on the lighter side with appropriate carbonation. Flavors of orange, lemon, and citrus. Definitely get the Nelson hop flavor characteristics in a tasty way. Pretty easy to drink. Somewhat lean and straight forward in flavor. Really tasty and would love to have easy access to this beer.
jbertsch (10) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 25, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Beautiful head. Laces well. Citrus hop aroma. Citrus flavors with pine. Minor caramel malt backbone. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Fantastic.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - NOV 25, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of fbm115. Hazy golden, decent white head, oily lacing. Clean hop esters up front, light fruit and floral, not much else. Flavor much the same, with dusty, biscuit like background. Canít stress how clean this is. Perfect mouthfeel, soft and billowy, easy drink. Nothing blows your mind, but really solid throughout. Well done.
Pailhead (3859) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - NOV 25, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy fbm115 via trade
Bottle: The aroma consists of big pine, grapefruit, tropical fruits, and some herbal notes. It pours a hazy golden-orange with a small soapy white head that leaves some spotty lacing. The flavor starts with a quick dose of tropical fruits. The finish has moderate pine, mild grapefruit, and a hint of lemon. Itís medium bodied with mild carbonation and a somewhat soft mouthfeel. Overall, a very sessionable Pale Ale.
rayl101 (150) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - NOV 25, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2011 Pours a cloudy gold with a thin white head that fades to thin layer with decent lacing. Aroma is piney hops with a little breadiness. Flavor is much the same, but the hops seem a little harsh.
fbm115 (183) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 20, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A couple pints on tap at Parker Pie. Nelson sauvin cloudy dark golden color. Small white head that holds up for a minute. Pefuming citrus hops crisp grainy malt. Taste is rich ctirus tropical fruit flavor. Grainy malt with a bit or sweetness wiped away by bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium body with a creaminess. No alcohol to smell, taste, feel. Overall very enjoyable tropical fruit hoppy ipa.