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RATINGS: 193   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Ipa with New Zealand Nelson hops.
This zeelicious single hop IPA showcases the rare Nelson Sauvin hop from New Zealand. Delightfully confusing aromas of citrus and mandarin oranges give way to an incredibly complex body of earth tones and marigolds. This is truly like any hop youíve ever tasted.


FreshHawk's rating

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FreshHawk (596) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - SEP 16, 2011
On-tap. A - Very cloudy/hazed straw gold color. Good sized, soft, fluffy, light white head. Good retention leaving a decent lace. S - Orange citrus along with bitter green onion and earthy aroma. Hints of sweet malt, but the Nelson hops dominate the nose. Some sweet tropical fruitiness. T - Similar to the nose. Pretty strong bitter hop flavors with the sweetish fruit and bitter earth and onion combating. Slight sweet malt background but this is definitely a hoppy beer. M - Medium body with healthy carbonation. Pretty refreshing feel with a strong bitter and slightly dry finish. D - Easy to drink. A bit more bitter than sweet, but overall well balanced. Very hop forward but not too strong. Notes: On tap at Sanctuary. Single hop IPA with Nelson hops. Nice IPA with slightly bitter taste, especially the earthy/onion type flavor. Not overly fruit, or overly anything for that matter, but overall nice.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
malrubius (2581) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - SEP 20, 2016
Bottle. CLoudy pale orange with head and lace. Looks like a nice hefe-weizen. Very orangey aroma with floral and spice. Very orangey and grass sweetness -- tastes a lot like fresh orange juice -- with nice dry orange floral finish with a touch of spice and sweet and sour sauce. Medium light body but very pulpy. Itís a great tasting beer but these Nelson beers needs some tempering. They taste too much like orange juice.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ctipping (1333) - Florida, USA - JUL 28, 2016
650 mL bottle. Originally reviewed 2/6/2014. Clear golden orange. Small, but well retained white head. Nice lacing. Great surface wisps as the head settles. Smell is really herbal and dank. Grapefruit citrus. Cracker malts, with some deeper roasted caramel and toasty malts. Herbal flavor strong up front. Grassier in the flavor. Grapefruit. Toasty malts push through. A hint of sweetness. More of an earthy finish than a bitter finish. Slightly musty back there. Heavier than I expected. A little chewy for an IPA. Mild bitterness. Excellent Nelson character. All aspects of the hop shine through.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
emusche (196) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 8, 2016
Pours copper with an ivory head; very sticky. Nose is very dank; grapefruit, burnt popcorn, mango, pine, a little hint of earthiness. Taste is a citrus bomb, bursting with pineapple, grapefruit, tropical fruit upfront, followed by that satisfying hoppy bitter pine at swallow. Love it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ozzy70 (775) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 23, 2016
Sample at Omaha Beer Fest, Stinson Park. 6-11-16. Bottle. Pours cloudy orange, white head. Aroma of grapefruit, lemon, topical fruits. Taste was sweeter, citrus, orange and grapefruit rind.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerman6686 (6320) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2016
Poured a golden color with a white head. Aroma was biting sharp cheese like nelson, white wine. Flavor similar, a bit cleaner than I would like but not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Art (3120) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2016
Bottle shared by Dan. Pours a clearish orange with a white head. Aromas are of dank earthy hops. Slight wine like character. Medium bitterness. Again a slight disappointment.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Criz (348) - - APR 17, 2016
Bitter orange peel, slight pine, sharp onionish finish. Pours a cloudy orange color, foamy white head. Citrus, oranges, biscuit notes on the finish. Mild bitterness, juicy on the mid pallate, hoppy finish. As a single hop Nelson Sauvin Iíve never had it displayed itís way, great beer none the less.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2016
Had at the source, received in a pint glass. 3.5 A: Well hazed orange with a touch of brown. Came nearly full but it did leave a short ring of lacing. 4.0 S: Dank resiny hops foremost with a strong orange and nondeScript citrus. Neutral maltiness. Secondarily grassy with just a touch of spice. 3.75 T: This has the most IBUs of any of their current offerings and it shows, though itís still only a heavy moderate bitterness. Clean neutral malts with strong grassy and resiny hop flavor. Underneath there is citrus and earthiness. 3.5 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Like most of their brews, this is somewhat bity but super smooth overall. 3.75 D: Another solid beer, but so many hoppy pales and IPAs that Iím thinking I need a break! ★ 762 characters DavoleBomb, Dec 07, 2015

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tmoreau (3695) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2016
Shared bomber poured to snifters, showing a cloudy, orangey gold color, with a modest layer of soft white head foam, and spots of lacing. The nose was dank, earthy, greenery, and herbal. Sea weed came to mind. Also noted some rind, and citrus as orange. Light to medium bodied, with fair carbonation, the taste projected a light version of the aroma notes, added moderate, earthy bitterness, and light sweetness. Somewhat unique in an experimental way, but didnít wow.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DSG (11600) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 13, 2016
[1/31/16] Bottle sample at a hotel lobby bottle share during RBWG 2016 in Santa Rosa. Cloudy golden. Oniony hops aroma. Sweetish malt flavor with bitter oniony hops. Medium-bodied.


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