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RATINGS: 6   MEAN: 3.35/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   IBU: 54   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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Single malt (UK Maris Otter), single hop (NZ Nelson Sauvin) beer named after Horatio, Admiral Lord Nelson, victor of the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. Nelson had one eye & one arm so a single malt and hop beer seemed appropriate. NZ Nelson Sauvin comes from the same area of New Zealand as the great NZ Sauvignon Blanc wines and the hop has a similar minerally, gooseberry taste. We accentuated this with liberal "Burtonization" of our brewing water, and added hops primarily for flavor rather than bitterness or aroma, partway through our whirlpool stage. The light color continues the fine white wine parallel. We think this is an IPA for grown-ups - hemp/weed obsessives might be disappointed but there’s an awful lot of West Coast IPA to which they’re entirely, eternally welcome. 54 IBUs.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ben4321 (3927) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 26, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2014
Location: Draft at Blind Tiger, 3/26/14

Aroma: The nose is British hops, some grass, floral and herbal notes, and some spice
Appearance: It pours a hazy orange color with a small off-white head and light lace
Flavor: Similar flavor, with herbal and spice hops mostly, fairly minimal sweetness
Palate: This one has a medium body, a tingly feel, lively carbonation, and a dry finish
Overall Impression: Thought this was a decent example of a British style IPA. It isn’t a great one, but it is a plenty drinkable beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (9999) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 12, 2013
A lightly hazed golden ale with a thin lacing off white head. In aroma, crisp biscuit malt with grassy British hops. In mouth, a nice biscuit malt with grassy hops, very British, decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhatB420 (626) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - APR 7, 2013
growler into a vijf duvel glass. 7.2 says the brewery people, and an iced version says the brewer. This is nicely hopped, solo style, dirty grass, soil, dank weed, and malicous hop stir around casually. Color is neon orange at times, yellowish, and hazy tan. Head is small but surfacing. Brew holds its own directly, with subtle variations among hop and malt balacne, but this is quite intriguing as the singularity brings forth still, an extremly quaffable brew. Totally kills the shipyard single hop ipa. A nice endeavor towards the style, this one is great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewBoxer (2014) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Draft. I'm a loser rating this beer in front of a beautiful girl. Here we go. Bronze , nice lace smell is faint for an iPa. Same goes for taste. Pretty sessionable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6603) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 19, 2013
Bottle from one of the awesome Wandering Star guys whose name I can’t fathom at the moment, at the Blind Tiger after Andy had left and I was chatting with Cuzme. Pours a clear golden amber with a thin white head. Candied mango and dried fruits. Soft caramel and toffee. Sweet and musky. More candied fruits. Long dry bitterness, dried fruit, candied mango, soft grapefruit bitterness. Lovely and super sessionable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jredmond (5343) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JAN 24, 2013
Draft at UES Pony with puzzl. Pours a murky amber body with thin white lacing. Aroma is muted, bitter hop and very light musk. Mouthfeel is super bitter but very one dimensional before the malt hits. I don’t get any Nelson out of this which is a shame. Light sweet caramel in the finish.

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