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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   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 you’ve ever tasted.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Steasy66 (883) - Minnesota, USA - APR 23, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2014 Poured from a growler that was opened hours earlier. Straw colored, no head. Aroma dominated by pink grapefruit, absolutely amazing. Flavor again is dominated by citrus hop notes. Medium body but nearly completely flat. The aroma and flavor of this beer is amazing, I wish I could have it fresh. (9,4,9,3,17) Rerating from the bottle. Carbonation bumps the body to a 4 and overall to 18.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pailhead (4820) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - FEB 8, 2014
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Bottle: The aroma consists of dank hops, tropical fruits, and light grapefruit. It pours a transparent golden-orange with a small white head that quickly fades to a thin ring. There’s some thing webbing left on sides of the glass. The flavor starts with a quick dose of tropical fruits with a hint of pineapple. The finish has moderate citrus hops, grapefruit, and a hint of lemon. It’s light bodied with light-moderate carbonation. Overall, this is insanely sessionable. I could drink this all day.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Keil (171) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 25, 2011
Tap. Pours a hazy straw-yellow. Aroma is incredible, tons of raw onion, lemony citrus notes. Flavor is all Nelson, some onion in the flavor but mostly dominated by grapefruit, some passionfruit, white grape kind of fruitiness. Medium body and a softer carbonation. Extremely drinkable.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DalzAle (1984) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Growler. Medium and very hazy apricot colored pour, spotty head and a really nice aroma of fresh oranges and peaches. Flavor is dry and bitter woody peaches and grapefruit and just enough malt to stand up to some good creamy bitterness on the finish. Pretty damn good, and a steal at $10 for a growler fill.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
barn0216 (405) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arnold931 (547) - Iowa, USA - MAY 4, 2014
Tap. Smells and tastes delicious. Nose is orange and grapefruit. The mandarin orange come through more on the taste. Dry aftertaste.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
AWISLguy (1295) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 27, 2014
At the source, in a sampler shared with the just-21 year old for my 1100th. Pours orangey yellow with a bit of a head. Aroma is lovely "citra-y" hops; citrus and fresh fruits. And more citrus and fresh fruit. Terrific! Taste is of dank rich fruits, grapefruit, oranges. So hop forwardly sweet the malt presence is neither noted nor important. Medium bodied and sticky. Finishes bittersweet, in excellent balance between the two. A testament to the versatility of the hop!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bytemesis (3157) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 5, 2012
Tap. Pours completely cloudy yellow amber with a small white head that leaves great lacing. Aroma is passionfruit, cat piss, citrus/grapefruit. Flavor about the same, lightly sweet, medium bitter, with a bit of a yeast note. Medium bodied and quite tasty, but I like Nelson Sauvin hops...

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
portableparty (1911) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 14, 2013
Growler to glass. Pours hazy cloudy gold orange with a nice soapy white head that fades to a soapy film and coating lacing. Aroma is dank resinous pine cat pee and spruce. Taste is bitter zesty pine mango and lemon with more dank resin and finishes with a subtle malty touch. Palate is thin to medium with a chalky dry finish. My god, this is awesome stuff!!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madvike (2733) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 11, 2013
On tap at GTMW - Pours hazy yellow golden with a thin ring of white head. Nose is mango, garlic, onion, with real stinky tropical fruit. Same taste, though a little more syrupy sweet tropical fruit. Very resiny and really mango-ey. Thick and slick in the mouth with little carbonation. Fantastic.


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