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RATINGS: 92   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.


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4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DalzAle (1965) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (4323) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Bottleshare in Asheville. Super dank and fresh-smelling. Concentrated green biomass, tropical undergrowth. Some medicinal pear and star fruit. The taste is pretty brash and acerbic. Mango, melon, grapefruit meat. Sea grass. Medium body, active carbonation. Very tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dresden (808) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - JUN 9, 2014
Growler from Casanova. Hazy golden Orange. Big-time fruity aroma, oranges and tropical fruit, pineapple. Taste is a bit on the green side but light malt heavy backend hops, very good.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
AWISLguy (1175) - 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!

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonno (2274) - JAPAN - MAY 23, 2014
Wow this has way more fruit than most single hop beers. I love Nelson, but this seems more like other kiwi hop varities. Lychee, passionfruit, savingnon blanc. Fun and fruity.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TimE (3105) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 23, 2014
Hazy light amber color. Big frothy white head. Massive fruity nose, tons of mangos and tropical fruits. Well balanced, light body. Not too bitter, but lots of hops. Very drinkable. Tons of linger tropical fruity finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
akoeninger (397) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 9, 2014
On tap at the craftsman table and tap. This is a different ipa. Unique in flavor and aroma. Dank orange aroma leads to earthy floral taste. Well balanced and awesome. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arnold931 (444) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
burg326 (3542) - Florida, USA - MAY 1, 2014
Poured a cloudy orangish color with aromas of tropical fruit, light pine and some herbal aromas. Flavors were tropical fruit, pineapple, a touch of pine, some malt a kiss of onion. A solid beer from these guys that I could enjoy for a long time.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
callmemickey (2527) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2014
Lightly hazy golden-orange body, medium sized off-white head, soapy lacing. Dank musty Nelson hops with some tropical fruit notes and some grass. Not getting a great burst of the white wine notes that can make all nelson beers really pop. Medium bodied with mellow carbonation and lively bitterness. Solid, would like to try super fresh on draft.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (7287) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 26, 2014
Bottle [from trade with mista] @ Kings Day Tasting 2014 shared with Dutchdrebus. Pretty hazy light orange color, full sized a bit rocky off-white head that lasts for quite some time. Aroma is malts, hops, citrus, some tropical fruits. Hops and fruitiness get more prominent after the beer warms up a bit. Taste malts, nicely hoppy and fruity. The fruit hops flow into in very nice suitable not over the top bitterness in the finish which makes the beer very enjoyable. Still I feel the beer should have a bit more alcohol, for instance 7%, to give it a bit more body. Aroma and flavorwise it’s certainly an IPA, but the body imo is just a little shy of what it should be. Nevertheless this is a very enjoyable beer!


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