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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   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"!


1.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
cheap (4016) - Beaver Valley, 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.

3.2
   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

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
HoochieMama1 (32) - - FEB 22, 2012
Bottled. Sweet sticky tang aroma. Oily texture, tart up front, a very well-balanced hoppy bitterness that goes and goes like a five dollar hooker who takes her job too seriously. Savory. Citrus and tangerine complements that are with you till the last drop. Very tasty beverage.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
negron (33) - Stamford, Connecticut, USA - FEB 17, 2012
Most notable is the tangy finish. Nice blend of commanding hops and malty sweetness. A very enjoyable drink, especially with grilled meats.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dyetube (1181) - McKinney, Texas, USA - FEB 6, 2012
Bottle from halls liquors. Pours a rich copper color wirh a thin off white head. The aromas are citrus, grass, bread. The mouthfee is dry and bitter with a medium body and medium carbonation. Cheers!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
probstblueribbon (2892) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 23, 2012
Bomber from Finger Lakes Beverage, shared with Billy, served cold in a tulip glass. Happy Brew Years!

App.: Slightly hazy amber with a small rocky head. Aroma: Big bright citrus, intense, pine, white wine, Sauv. Blanc, apricots and tropical fruits, gorgeous, nice biscuit and caramel-ish support, beautiful. Palate: Medium+ body, fairly aggressive effervescence. Flav.: Pine/resin, passion fruit, apricots, brown sugar and caramel, a little savoury, more “typical” American malts, a bit grassy, a little white wine, toast, biscuit, lovely; sweet with good bitterness, slightly perfumed and floral and a long, malty, beautiful richly-hopped finish.

Fantastic.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Name: Nelson Imperial IPA
Date: March 20, 2011
Mode: Draft
Source: Taco Mac, Woodstock
Appearance: hazy orange, frothy off white head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet fruity aroma, light citrus
Flavor: sweet fruity flavor, lots if citrus, sweet pine, light balancing bitterness, long bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+ /4

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Slipstream (2012) - USA - OCT 17, 2011
On tap at Capone’s. An enjoyable, peppy brew. 9.7 ABV is well-hidden. This is a nicely balanced, full-flavored IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2011
Draught at Capone’s: Aroma of citrus, pineapple, hops, malt, slight biscuit, and grapefruit. Poured amber/gold in color with a medium-sized, creamy, dense, off-white head that diminished but lasted throughout as a film on top of the beer, as well as around the edges. Hazy. Lightly sparkling. Excellent lacing. Flavor is lightly sweet and medium bitter. Tastes of hops, malt, citrus, grapefruit, resin, and fruit. Medium body. Dry texture. Average carbonation. Lightly sweet, medium bitter, hop, and resin finish. 9.7%ABV is completely hidden throughout.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (8867) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2011
On tap at Capone’s. Poured a deep golden color with a smaller sized off white head. Citrus with floral hops. Same tastes of caramel. Some fruitiness. This was a decent IIPA.


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