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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.34/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jredmond (5815) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theydon_Bois (10590) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2015
Growler split at LKS ’Beers of London’ Tasting, high up thanks to LKS, 10/12/14. Clear golden with moderate off white spotting and edgework. Nose is sweet malt, candied orange peel, peach, light hop notes. Taste is malt forward, melon, straw, bitter orange. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, semi drying close. So so - ESB basically and not a great one at that!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BenH (2764) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 30, 2014
Growler pour thanks to Leighton. Amber with white head. Aroma of pine and caramel. Similar taste, pine, caramel and toffee. Quite sweet and very little bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
teorn88 (3419) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2014
Growler at Chriso’s Christmas tasting. COurtesy of Leighton. It’s quite fruity and hoppy, with mild nmotes of grains. Finishes grassy and quite dry. Overall, decent IPA

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (16560) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2014
10th December 2014
Tasting at Leighton’s Flat. Growler thanks to our host. Bright clear gold beer, residual white head. Palate is light and semi dry. Modest fine carbonation. Smooth pale malts. Modest hops - some bitterish floral flavours. Little citric peel. Light finish. Mild bitter linger. Feels a little like a well hopped (noble hop) bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (7877) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2014
Growler thanks to Leighton. It pours clear golden-amber with a bubbly beige head. The nose is toasty, cereal, grain, honey and mild caramel. The taste is light, toasted cereal, soapy citrus, lemon rind, pepper, grapefruit and grass with a dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Almost like a bitter! English style IPA for sure. OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (36980) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 12, 2014

Growler 750ml. w. swing top @ [ (pre-Christmas tasting ) by chriso - London ].

[ As Wandering Star Horatio IPA ].
Clear medium orange yellow color with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, bread notes, moderate hoppy, grass. Aroma is a bit weak for a IPA not in your face as many IPAs from US. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter with a average duration, grass, pale malt, hop bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20141207]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (4385) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2014
Growler shared at chriso’s winter tasting 7/12/2014. Many thanks to Leighton. Crystal clear golden coloured pour with a loose white head. Aroma is spicy resinous hop, I little medicinal hop. Flavour is composed of nice clean Base malt with a touch of biscuit, light lemon, medicinal spicy hop. Lingering dirty grassy hop biterness. Palate is medium light bodied, moderate carbonation. Lingering dirty hop bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (12635) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2014
Growler shared at chriso’s pre-Christmas tasting. Pours perfectly clear gold with a frothy white head. Pleasant aroma with semi-ripe citrus, orange, tangerine, some grass. Light-medium sweet flavor with dry, pale bread, some grass and leaves, citrus rind. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Finishes with light grassy bitterness, crispy pale bread, mild leaves, a bit of rind. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (15622) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 7, 2014
Growler at chrisO... Golden amber.. Thin white lacing.. Soft sweet floral fruit nose... Juicy apricot and lychee fruits

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ben4321 (4330) - 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.

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