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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 291   ABV: 9.7%
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Brewed specially for the 2008 Oregon Brewers Festival
Full Nelson Imperial IPA perfectly adorns the Hopheads of the world and will put your taste buds in the famous wrestling hold! You will feel the full effect of Full Nelson's bitterness that is partially buried by the sweetness of the alcohol and the various Caramel malts. The aroma will body slam you with citrus, grapefruit and berry like tones reached through this imported New Zealand hop variety. The Nelson Sauvin hop comes from Nelson, New Zealand and is growing in a region famous for Sauvignon grapes. Full Nelson will have you begging to be "Tapped Out"!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Wittales (564) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 2, 2012
Appearance was orange copper gold with creamy lasting whitish 2 finger head, lacing throughout glass. Aromas are sweet caramel honey malts with soft pine, herbs and spice and citrus fruits. Taste was a thing of beauty with sweet malty backbone then peach, berry, cherry, orange spicey hops, but not overpowering. Palate was silky creamy CO2 with balanced body, then long fruity sweet slightly dryish finish. Wonderful.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EHopper (619) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 21, 2012
Enjoyed the wide variety of fruit, citrus, melon and berry along with the significant bitterness and the warmth. Maybe a little too sweet, but certainly hard to balance everything. Would drink again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (29687) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2012
From tap at BrewCo, Manhatten Beach, 8.6. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white and creamy head. Aroma is solid hoppy, peachy and grapefruity. Smooth, mellow and lingering fruity into the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
elizabethmarie (37) - - JUN 9, 2012
Light orange appearance with a fine head. No cloudiness and a nice hoppy aroma. Very enjoyable palate and appealing hoppy flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shink (177) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 7, 2012
Pours a cloudy orange color with a small white foamy head. It has a hoppy,wild smell. The taste is hoppy with a slightly malty flavor and a little citrus. Excellent blend of hops, malt and citrus flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jhatlestad (34) - Maple Grove, Minnesota, USA - MAY 31, 2012
Citrus and earthy aroma with an orangish/amber hue. Citrus and grapefruit flavor and some earthy undertones to finish with the slight bitterness. More malty than bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Goodgrief (1744) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - MAY 25, 2012
Golden brown pour, fruity aroma. Deliciously fruity and sweet...and yes, I get the berries. Bitter pink grapefruit/orange citrus bite. Well balanced and assertive. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steve_0 (2234) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 21, 2012
Poured a perfectly clear golden orange, with a big fluffy bright white head. Great lacing and smells of citrus, grapefruit, and earthiness. Taste is bitter from the start to finish, sweet malt in the middle, and a touch of alcohol on the finish. Sticky mouthfeel and high carbonation. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
cheap (3804) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2012
On tap and listed as Nelson’s imperial IPA., so first I thought this was from england. Big hoppy aroma with a combined nose of BO. Looks like pale lager. Big terrible green grapefruit rind impact on the taste buds. Nice lacing on myglass. Over the top and down the sides is the impact this has on my mouth. Lots of what seems to be fresh bitter citrus in ther. Some mild co2.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - FEB 28, 2012
12/1/11 widmer nelson imperial ipa @pap. Hazy orange copper w a soft white head. Floral A.... gf,caramel,dust, F is too sweet to be fully enjoyable. mild Bitterness on the finish...a=f. A bit too sweet on the medium fuller body. 6/3/6/3/14

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