Moebbels (316) - FINLAND - FEB 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy orange color with a small white head. Nose has mellow notes of rapeseed, hay and chestnuts. Taste has a sweet base covered by a hoppy bite and long dry finish. Carbonation is average and the palate is quite rich, almost oily. This is quite nice but very sweet, the alcohol is well hidden.
bax (1142) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(bottle 18/09-2013) [Nelson Imperial IPA] low white head, clear amber color, hoppy taste, smooth bitterness. BB date 06.11.2014, bottled 20 nov. 2014.
Marduk (2728) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle (as Nelson Imperial IPA). Cloudy amber color. Medium size, off-white head, stays. Hops, malty, candy, sweet, alcohol in aroma. Raw sweetness, malty, alcohol in taste. Raw and unbalanced.
biirusaikou (679) - - FEB 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lovely pineapple aroma, citrus. Sweet malt flavor, orange, honey, citrus hops, bittersweet finish. Very fruity xIPA, quite sweet but hops and malt flavors are still very present and enjoyable.
mmahut (958) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber body with high head. Aroma has mostly tropical notes, passion fruit, pineapple, litchi, tangerine, light floral. Taste is light sweet with medium long lasting smooth bitterness. Body is full with medium to high carbonation. Oily and dry texture.
WillemsUrenkel (518) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - JAN 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 fl. oz. bottle bought at Bierland Hamburg under the Nelson Imperial IPA label. I like the Widmer Bros. bottle design. Dark golden in the glass. Fine carbonated, nice white head. On the nose fine light fresh grapefruit herb with vanilla in the background. Starts fruity herb, dry on the palate. Honey and malt. Not a hope hammer. I enjoyed it. Great one.
Buongiorgio00 (772) - - JAN 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bevuta a Berlino come "nelson imperial ipa", l’ho trovata davvero eccezionale anche se come fan del nelson sauvin sono di parte! Gusto amaro intenso, con note ricche di agrumi e uva spina, che arricchisce i sentori maltati con una punta pizzicante e acidula. Buon finale amaro e luppolato. Merita!
suurjuust (1053) - ESTONIA - JAN 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy orange, small white head. Nose is biscuity mal, oranges, pines hops, herbal notes, some sweetness. Taste is oranges, lemony notes, bready malt, hippy bitter dry finish. Medium to full body, soft carbonation, oily palate. Smooth balance, very nice.
Fdegan67 (4) - - JAN 11, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Got this in Ireland where we are miles behind the U.S. In terms of quality craft beer. Having said that of the dozens of good craft beer (mostly American) that I have sampled, Widmer brothers Nelson Imperial IPA (Irish Name for Deadlift) is one of the best I have come across. It has a caramel undertone without the sweetness and a strong hoppiness that I think is important fir a good IPA. A strong serious beer.
strangehorse (47) - - JAN 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2014 Definitely citrus tasting, with good hoppy flavour. Doesn?t drink, to me anyway, like an 8.5% abv. Enjoyed !