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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   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"!


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwyerpg (4579) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 31, 2013
It seems I keep forgetting to rate these wider beers. I remember this beer as having a strong bitter hop taste to the point that the imbalance gave it a poor finish. Good but not great.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4143) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 28, 2008
OBF, tap... Poured reddish/orange with an off-white head. Hops on the nose. Some nice hops up front with caramel influenced malt. Coats the mouth nicely as it goes down.

1.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
cheap (4110) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
travita (4053) - Frisco, Texas, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Bottle. The look is deep golden in color, decent white head, and clear. The smell is grape, hops, berry, fruit, and wine. The taste is sweet, marshmallow, caramel, hops, fruits, Bertie’s, and ok.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwalking05 (3815) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Hazy golden color with a decent off-white head. Aroma is of wood, citrus, peach, grapes. Taste is of citrus, light floral and orchard fruits.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
joeneugs (3324) - Livermore, California, USA - MAY 2, 2011
Pours golden orange with a small white head. The aroma is huge fruity hops with lots of grapefruit, mango, peach, and berries. Very sweet and fruity smelling. The flavor is similar with potent fruitiness mostly berries, grapefruit, peach and bitter pine in the finish. Lots of caramel on the palate, but the hops are potent enough not to detract. The mouthfeel is thick and borders on syrupy. Probably the best Widmer beer I’ve ever had.

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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beernovice39 (3140) - Montana, USA - AUG 8, 2011
Draft at Coffee District. Deep amber orange pour with a thin off white head. Scent is hoppy and grassy. Taste is earthy and citrus.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
probstblueribbon (2944) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - AUG 8, 2008
OBF 2008. Heavily hopped grapefruit bomb, sharp bitterness, pithy and dry palate scraper. Smelled nice, but a bit to sharp in the bitterness for my tastes, I’d prefer more floral hop notes and less bittering hops, but you can’t please everyone and I know a lot of people really dug this beer.


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