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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.7/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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An India Pale Lager. Tons of Nelson hop flavor and aroma, we think you will approve.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
toxichop (284) - South Gate, California, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Bomber with no date. P: A dull clear yellow with a two finger rich white head. S: This carries a great smell, it is very floral, there is some pine, mango, spices, sage, and some melon. T: There is definitely alot less going on here but it keeps its lager identity. There is some cantaloupe, malt, some lime, crackers, grass, and a odd mineral finish. It tends to become rather sweet as it warms. M: Watery with some bitterness and a sticky finish. O: Enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
o_Merlin_o (159) - California, USA - MAR 28, 2014
On tap. Pours a bright and clean golden yellow. HUGE bright white head, inches thick. Gigantic carbonation (looks like a volcano). Head appears to block aroma. Tastes of banana, lite clove, and slight bubblegum. A very nice beer - I've never seen one this carbonated. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radarsock (823) - Vermont, USA - MAR 21, 2014
Had on tap at the source. $5 for the full pint. Pours a peachy yellow with a thin white-ringed head resting atop. Tastes and smells of cereal grain, noble hops, white grapes, minerals, and a subdued sweetness resembling watered caramel and vanillin. All in all, a pleasantly drinkable Imperial Pils from Temecula.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JoshuaMason (27) - - FEB 9, 2014
ABV: 6 Vintage:2013 Appearance: Transparent Bright Yellow; Thin, white bubbly head; Great lace Smell: Pine, Citrus, Lager yeast… Slight metallic Taste: Mineral; Pine; Grapefruit; Lemon finish; Mouth-feel: Light body; Big Carb; Clean; Balanced Overall: Best IPL I have had. Light; Crisp; Bright. Score: 9

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (9847) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2014
Draft at the brewery taproom - Temecula. I fear there was something slightly amiss with the glass of this beer I tried. It wasn’t bad but there were characteristics I would not have expected. Fairly sweet with dried cereal, there are also notes of green pepper and hay. Huh. Lots of odd green pepper notes. Still tasty but I can’t imagine this is as intended.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WillRunForBeer (418) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Bomber from trade. Thanks, GT2! Pours yellow golden with a lacy white head. Aroma of pineapple, tropical fruit, french bread. Has a very dry, pale malt backbone and some grapefruit hop. Slightly mineral at the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (2932) - Livermore, California, USA - DEC 18, 2013
22 oz. bottle. It pours a very nice clear light gold color with a good white head. The aroma has some grapefruit, pine and light notes of white grape. The flavor is dry and crisp without much malt flavor. Mostly pine, grapefruit seed and subtle notes of white grape. Very dry and bitter finish. This was nice. They managed to keep the Nelson character under control, yet still potent and interesting. Well done.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
peteinSD (1281) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 26, 2013
On tap. Light golden pour with a white head. Pine and hop bitterness in the aroma with clean underlying malt. Taste is moderate bitterness with pine an minimal sweet malt. Lightly coating mouthfeel. Slightly rough but very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmac (3752) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 16, 2013
22oz bomber shared by Ed5388, while drinking this one Ed asked me if I could shave his legs.....I said no. Poured an orange body with lots of clinging carbonation and a small white head. Aroma of tropical fruits, dry, some citrus fruits, grains, a touch of dankenss and a hint of rye for some reason. Medium to slightly thinner bodied and average carbonation. Flavor is dank, citrus rind, lemons, wet grass and rinds. I liked this one, I did not like Ed asking me to groom him.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ed5388 (1727) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - SEP 30, 2013
22oz bomber thank to the great and generous GT2!! Pours a crystal clear golden yellow with a finger of foamy white head. Amazing aroma of mainly tropical fruit, some citrus, and bread. Taste mimics the nose. Citrus and tropical fruit, white bread, grapefruit, and pine.


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