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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
iowaherkeye (2686) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - AUG 10, 2012
Tap at Dexters pre party. Clear medium amber. Lots of berry Nelson hops in the nose and flavor, light biscuit malt presence in the flavor. Dry finish, bitterness at a 5. Mod carbonation with a light to med body. Very tasty. Will add more at the great taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CraftBeerLvr41 (70) - Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2014
A: Really thick and bubbly creamy two finger head. Thick orange and copper color that has a thick haze. S: Really amazing aroma, now I see where people get that white wine like aroma from Nelson. White wine/grape upfront with some tropical pineapple that fades into a nice piney scent. Also get some fresh cut apple and some faint dankness. T: Sturdy bitterness upfront with a nice white wine like quality. Then it has some dank pine. Really crisp. Some weird chalkiness though. M: Medium-bodied, crisp and dry. Chalky. O: Really nice beer, really nice showcase of the Nelson Sauvin hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rando7 (697) - Iowa, USA - APR 5, 2014
Bottle pours cloudy yellow.-with white head. Aroma citrus, pine. Taste kind of muddy with orange pulp, pine, some malts. Finish dull bitterness. A bit disappointed in this after reading the reviews.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
islay (890) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 3, 2014
Approximately 16 oz. pour from a 22 oz. bottle. Yeasty but mostly hoppy aroma is floral, juicy, piney, dry, and dank. Scents of wet dirt, cat urine, white grape juice, white wine, apple juice, tonic water, the forest, and crackers. Hoppy, appealing, and very nice smell. Pours a hazy, milky, light orange to brass color. Moderate to large amount of thick, uneven, long-lasting, cream-colored head. Thick, long-lasting lacing. Looks great and different from most beers. Dry, dirt-y taste features flavors of lemonade, light vinegar, rose wine, watermelon bubblegum, peach, and apricot. Long, dry finish and aftertaste. Medium body. Soft in the palate. A pretty good aftertaste but otherwise a subpar and forgettable, insubstantial palate. Toppling Goliath ZeeLander is quite nice, enjoyable, and reasonably complex. I was going to say itís my kind of beer, but it is one of this new breed of profoundly pleasant, gentle, floral IPAs, a trend that has this long-time IPA lover a bit concerned. It is a well done example of that style, and I have had other well done ones (most notably Dangerous Man Every Minute IPA), but, overall, I prefer my hops drier, piney-er, and more bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrewFace (468) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - APR 2, 2014
Bottle share thanks to Homer321. Pours a cloudy light orange color, white foamy head. Huge danky, cat pee, earth hop character. Fresh, Much of the same hop character in the flavor, mild smooth bitterness. Yumm beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tectactoe (1167) - Michigan, USA - APR 2, 2014
Bottle: Thanks, Jason! Super hazy sunburst body, approaching full opacity with a foamy, slow settling, off-white head that leaves nice spots of generous lacing behind. Aroma is mixture of dank & earthy hops with a strong undercurrent of tropical fruit peels, mango, pine, & hop oil. The taste is stationed with a solid base of dry cracker malt; notes jump out of dank hops, wet grass, green onion, hemp, tangerine peels, mango flesh, & a light, earthy bitterness that bites softly, lingering into the finish. Dry overall, a little hint of dank citric fruit peels left in the aftertaste. A great IPA, no doubt about that.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
barn0216 (359) - California, USA - MAR 26, 2014
Bottle from bytemesis. Hazy orange color, nice carbonation. Terrific fragrant aroma, flowers and a little potpourri spice. Flavor follows the same lead but also has a prominent grass malt, medium bitter. Wonderful beer, lots of flavor but also something that i could drink several of without being worn out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
devman171 (717) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Bottle from chase! Pours yellow with nice head. Aroma is citrus and pine, taste is big bitter pine with an alcohol and bitter finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Guerde (1148) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAR 15, 2014
(bomber) Pours a super hazy orange color with a large white head that leaves sheets of lacing on the glass. Reminds me of an egg, so I guess thatís worthy of a 5. Interesting aroma here; fresh cut parsley, dill, capers, and first flush darjeeling. Really herbal. Some pine in here as well along with orange zest. The flavor is hard to describe, but what Iím mostly getting is some honeydew melon right up front thatís followed by a salty and earthy component. I guess itís kind of like mushrooms in a sense. Finishes fairly bitter with a slight tea-like astringency. Overall this is decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (3607) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Sampled at 4 Hands Lupulin Festival 2014 - Pours clear golden with a white head. The aroma has funky / tropical hoppiness with some caramel and grass in there as well. It has a medium / light smooth body with mild carbonation. The flavor starts off grapy, catty and funky with the hops and some clean mild toasty malt hanging out in the back. The finish is fruity and dank. Quite nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ST247 (172) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAR 4, 2014
Bottle shared with Kraddel. Pours golden with white foam. Aroma a recognizable aroma which I canít put a name on. Same with the taste, something I recognize, but canít name. Little fruity, medium bitterness.

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