rajendra82 (933) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - JAN 20, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The amber color and hazy body, had this beer looking almost like a textbook DIPA, but the pinkie thin head was not long lasting and spoiled the look somewhat. The smell had some citric hops and some pine, but wasn’t as assertive as a DIPA can be. The taste was very citric, with grapefruit, mandarin oranges, and tangerine, with mineralized mid palette feel, and some candy like sweetness. The finish was citric with some pith bitterness. The mouthfeel was medium to thick and slippery, rather than sticky. Nice overall, but I like my DIPAs more extreme in their approach.
kalervo (625) - FINLAND - APR 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very "easy" but enjoyable imperial IPA with relatively thin body and well balanced bitterness.
mzaar (1366) - Varberg, SWEDEN - APR 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flaska (Nelson Imperial IPA) från Prövestenens Vinhandel, Helsingör. Lätt dimmigt bärnstensfärgad med medelstort vitt skum. Dofter av aprikosmarmelad, karamell, persika och mango. Smakinslag av citron, kåda, karamell, torkad frukt och grapefrukt. Stickig alkohol. Oljig munkänsla.
TheCametron (1592) - CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours Hazy Orange with a brilliant White head. Fruity hoppy nose with Peach and Mango. Strong malty sweetness. Caramel malt works well with the summery hops. Good bitterness on the end. Solid brew
Cornfield (5362) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
When I g0t t0 this beer’s page and saw the sc0res, I felt like I must have drunk a different beer. What p0ured 0ut 0f my b0mber 0f Nels0n Imperial IPA didn’t seem like a d0uble IPA 0r an IPA. Maybe an APA. It had a pale amber, slightly hazy b0dy with a sustained yet m0dest fizzy head that pr0duced s0me slippery lace. It had a light ar0ma 0f malty sweetness and s0me earthiness. Very s0ft m0uthfeel. It was als0 light 0n the flav0r, n0t very bitter, just s0me malty sweetness and n0 alc0h0l. 0ld b0ttle? Bad b0ttle? I’ll revisit this, when s0me0ne else is paying.
shoulderbroken (1698) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 17, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at the Hangover. Loads of tropical fruit, really easy to drink. Couldn’t believe the % when I noticed it. None if the DIPA stickiness you’d expect. Just great hoppiness. I was a bit lit by this stage though.
Beerhunter111 (5524) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein orangegoldenes Bier mit geringer aber schönen Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr malzig herb, fruchtig, tropische Früchte. Geschmack stark malzig bitter, fruchtig herb, minimal würzig.
Marstonlad (332) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Kaisla, Helsinki. Pours hazy golden with a little white head. Aroma of sweet caramel, fudge and ripe fruits. Taste is very sweet for a DIPA; it is more malts-driven than usual. Bitterness is medium at best. The palate is medium to full bodied, flat to moderate carbonation. A good sweet DIPA.
martjoobolut (363) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nelson Imperial IPA version, 0,355L bottle, BB 15.04.2014. Pours clear golden with white head. The head stays, nice lacing. Aroma is berries, fruits. Taste is sweet caramel, fruity, buttery, malty, and some pine bitterness. Alcohol is rather well hidden; finish is long resin bitter with some lingering sweetness. Overall: I would like to try fresher version, but it’s still very nice DIPA.
mikkos (157) - FINLAND - MAR 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very fruity aroma, peaches and pineapples. Somehow reminds me of brewdog aromas. Taste is a bit too sweet, but still rather drinkable. Pleasant hoppiness. Quite okay, someone described this as "raw" which is just how this feels.
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BBHansen (24) - Køge, DENMARK - MAR 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ home: Pours slightly hazy cobber/orange with moderate white head. Moderate fruity aroma, powerful taste with both malt and some hop dryness.