jhatlestad (34) - Maple Grove, Minnesota, USA - MAY 31, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Goodgrief (1838) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - MAY 25, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
Steve_0 (3166) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
cheap (4430) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2012
1.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
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.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - FEB 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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
HoochieMama1 (32) - - FEB 22, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
negron (33) - Stamford, Connecticut, USA - FEB 17, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Most notable is the tangy finish. Nice blend of commanding hops and malty sweetness. A very enjoyable drink, especially with grilled meats.
dyetube (1261) - McKinney, Texas, USA - FEB 6, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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!
probstblueribbon (3212) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Name: Nelson Imperial IPA
Date: March 20, 2011
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
Score: **+ /4