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RATINGS: 61   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"!


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
tcane7 (1651) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2013
Bottle pour at NHC. Pours a cloudy amber with thick foamy beige head and nice ringed lace. Nose of caramel, butterscotch, mild tropical fruit, onion. Another malt bomb. Medium body, mild bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcos (1520) - Maryland, USA - JAN 7, 2013
Location/Date:Draft at Iron Horse Taproom, January 4th, 2012.

Appearance: Pours hazy orange
Aroma: Aroma of pine.
Taste: Medium high bitterness, some citrus, pine.
Palate:Medium body, slightly sticky.

Summary: Really enjoyed this one. Again don’t know if it was the lack of hops of other options that did it or if it was the draft, but really enjoyed it.

4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bpreo (1491) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JAN 9, 2013
Nice and heavy. A whole lot of hoppy flavor, a ton more alcohol. Excellent job, Widmer Bros.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jzzbassman (1467) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - MAR 26, 2013
Bottled as Widmer Nelson Imperial IPA. Pours amber with a rocky uneven head. Aroma from the hops that I get as a cross between peach and grapefruit. Fruit bomb of an IPA, yes the berry notes are really prominent. Reads a bit sweet and finishes long.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ghawener (1453) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - JAN 13, 2013
Draft: @ The Pub Monte Carlos part a an IPA sampler. They have +300 beer on tap and bottle, one of the best selections in LV.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SanfordBrewer (1390) - Sanford, Florida, USA - APR 7, 2011
Very nice fruity citrusy hops, sweet pale malt. Great hop profile, with tons of flavor.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jjuf1853 (1227) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - JUL 17, 2011
Draft at World of Beer (Tampa Palms). Pours a clear copper amber color. White head with great lacing retention along the glass. Tons of citrus and grapefruit hops in the aroma. Flavor has some initial candied sugar sweetness that is quickly followed by the expected hop bitterness. The high alcohol is fairly well masked compared to some double IPAs.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 20, 2008
OBF. Dark amber. Lots of citrus with some sticky malts. Pretty big beer, with a bit too much sweetness/alcohol. OK.

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!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dbarnold (1126) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - OCT 5, 2012
Pours golden with large white head. Great citrus nose, lots of grapefruit. Palate has good bitterness, but way too much sweetness. Beer gets somewhat syrupy, an issue with many DIPAs this heavy that really frustrates me.


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