slowrunner77 (6901) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
"two Deadlifts on the site - this one has the full name, but the abv is too high (8.6 on the bottle). i was looking forward to this one, but it finished near the bottom at a recent hoppy tasting, even below some pale ales. bitter hops but not very floral. a little piney as well, but malt dominated. not what i look for in a dbl ipa. brrr is better. repackaged 22 as Nelson - fresher, better. average 3.0 & 3.7. "
martin00sr (1530) - Haderslev, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2014 Bottle: Nelson Imperial IPA. Cloudy amber, thick and frothy offwhite head. Sweet, fruity hop aroma. Flavour has juicy grapes and caramel, bubblegum. Creamy mouthfeel, controlled bitterness
Rune (9221) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 25, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
355ml bottle as Nelson Imperial IPA, 8. 6% abv, shared at the Muru Bar in Joensuu. Bright dark golden pour. Just a few bubble on the surface. Dried fruity aroma, notes of alcohol. Drying taste profile of apricot, honey and ripe orange. Dry bittersweet finish. Notiecable alcohol. Heavy to drink (17.08.2014).
Pailhead (5555) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - AUG 19, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate caramel, toffee, light aged hops, and a hint of fruit. It pours a hazy (bordering on cloudy) with a one finger off-white head that settles at a thick film. Thick soapy rings are left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with moderate caramel and toffee. The finish has some aged citrus hops and a touch of fruit. It’s medium bodied with light-moderate carbonation and a somewhat soft mouthfeel. Overall, another of many IPA/IIPAs with way too much caramel and toffee.
motelpogo (7189) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottled, labelled nelson imperial ipa - thanks skykob. clear golden with a lingering head; decent balance of caramel and pancake dough character and tropical hops; medium bitterness, lightly piney. very drinkable
VamboladeTolly (686) - Tartu, ESTONIA - AUG 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Deep orange color.Aroma of caramel, citrus, little honey. Taste bitter and sweet, citrus, honey and some fruit notes. Medium body. Well balanced. Good beer.
Pyrmir (4067) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355 ml bottle as Widmer Nelson Imperial IPA. Slightly hazy amber with off white head. Aroma of caramel, pine, marmalade and light resin. Taste is sweet, a bit boozy, marmalade, caramel, fruit, pine and resin with a bitter pine finish
Cuso (5866) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle as Widmer Brothers Nelson Imperial IPA from bier-deluxe.de. Deep orange color with medium off-white head. Nice strong citrus hoppy aroma with honey. Taste, solid malty base with honey followed by nice hoppy kick with frapefruit, grapefruit zest, tropical fruits, pines. Long bitter sweet finish. Good.
KolmeKuninga (21) - - JUL 29, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fruity fresh aroma with grapes, apricot, banana ice-cream, watermelon, candy, vanilla, caramel, dough, pale, hazy, white foam.
medium sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, umami taste.
Medium body, creamy, lively, bitter, long finish.
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good Nilson IPA without being fantastic. Got a shock when I saw it to be 8.6% I had guessed at 7%.