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RATINGS: 536   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
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Deadlift Imperial IPA is unlike any Imperial IPA you’ve ever lifted from the beer aisle. It has the strong hop flavor you’d expect from an Imperial IPA but no heaviness that could weigh down your desire to take another sip. The unique flavor stems in part from Nelson Sauvin hops imported from New Zealand. Deadlift’s other component, a simple but fully braced malt backbone muscles up enough malty sweetness and caramel character to spot the incredibly robust hop flavor and aroma.

Deadlift Imperial IPA uses Nelson Sauvin hops from New Zealand’s best hop growing region: South Island’s Nelson. This region produces some of the most flavorful hops found anywhere. These hops have an intense citrus, fruity, berry-like aroma and flavor that makes them unique. The result will surely be a welcome workout for your taste buds.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (8701) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 25, 2014
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).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Pailhead (5242) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - AUG 19, 2014
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
motelpogo (7068) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 9, 2014
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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VamboladeTolly (378) - Tartu, ESTONIA - AUG 9, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyrmir (3671) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2014
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cuso (5308) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 2, 2014
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
KolmeKuninga (20) - - JUL 29, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2014
Good Nilson IPA without being fantastic. Got a shock when I saw it to be 8.6% I had guessed at 7%.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nilsas (1883) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUL 14, 2014
God kraftig duft av honning og noe citrusfrukter. Dunkel gulbrun farge. Dekkende skum, heng langs kant. Fin god smak av honning og citrus som sitter lenge. En nydelig øl å nyte.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Blairgus (2865) - California, USA - JUN 27, 2014
27 June 2014, bottle. Light orange, clear, occasional bubbles. Nose is sugary raisin and granola. Med/full body and mildly fizzy. Sweet cherries, raisins, mild alcohol, some grassy hops. Really good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Earlier Rating: 11/12/2011 Total Score: 4
12 nov 2011, tap. Light orange, clear, some tiny steady bubbles Only hops on nose but not aggressive or bitter. Soft pink grapefruit citrus Med body and a bit fizzy. Orange peel and some grapefruit citrus. Slightly sweet up front (orange juice) but bitter grapefruit pith kicks in and lingers

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