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RATINGS: 124   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 (2001) - 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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (10555) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 23, 2015
Bomber poured a hazy tarnished gold with a lingering ring of off white foam. Aromas of straw, dank bud, grapefruit zest, pine and light earthiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a smooth dry finish. Flavors of straw, dank bud, grapefruit zest and pine with a smooth dry lingering bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (10035) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 22, 2015
Light orange/gold pour, white head. Funky citrusy, grapey, tropical fruits, some bitterness and honeyed notes. Pretty decent overall.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HonusWagner (1682) - Florida, USA - MAR 5, 2015
A bit boring for how great of a brewery these guys are. The Nelson Sauvin is definitely noticeable but it’s not as pungent as I hoped for. This is like if Alfred Hitchcock directed Alien and it ended up more like Aliens for some reason. Because Alien is way better than Aliens, you see.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beernbourbon (1357) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Bottle. Pour is hazy orange with a medium white head. Aroma is orange zest, light resinous hops, light sweet malt, and light black pepper. Flavor is citrusy and floral with a slightly astringent component. Slightly sweet malt with lingering orange in the finish. A strange beer with a different flavor with each sip - always floral and always a little astringent.

1.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
demmbonz (624) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 13, 2015
Shared bomber to snifters. This is so unappealing and offensive to my senses of smell and taste. Nelson Sauvin is apparently not my thing at all.

0.8
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Vir4030 (552) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2015
Smells and tastes a little off. Can’t get past it rancid. What is that flavor? Who cares, bye! The bottle calls it dankness and grapefruit. Yup, about right. Bye!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
markducommun (284) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Lightly clouded, orange golden with an ample white head. Huge tropical fruit, spicy citrus nose. Slight pine resin aromas. Moderate bitterness, some lingering sweetness. Lively carbonation and acidity, medium-to-lighter body, moderately long finish. Excellent.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (9896) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 23, 2015
Bottle... Pours hazy and deeply amber with a mid-sized, fluffy, white head. The aroma features a medley of citrus and tropical fruits and as with all overly dry-hopped beers, there’s definitely some musky armpit here. Medium-bodied with adequate carbonation. The flavor is a mingling of bitter citrus and tropical fruit rinds and piths. Some melon here as well. Finishes crisp, moderately bitter and a bit coarse. Bottle courtesy of ctipping!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bule (1041) - California, USA - JAN 23, 2015
22oz bottle pours a hazy yellow amber color with a bit of head. Piney hop flavor. The hop profile is very pronounced without any harshness. Delicious.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marheb (2785) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 16, 2015
La signature du Nelson avec toutes ses particularités infusés dans un corps mâchable de malts biscuités et miellés. Bonne amertume d’agrumes pâles, buvabilité entrainante.


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