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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"!


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4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bpreo (1426) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (6164) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 26, 2014
Bottle, shared with Parksy and Grippitis. Orange-gold, off white head. Big fresh citrus hop aroma. White grapefruit, other juicy tropical fruits, moderately sweet lightly caramel malts. Very good, likely made better because it followed Mad River’s Steelhead.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christian (10781) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2013
Dark golden with a small white head. Sweet malty aroma of caramel and dark sugar, with tropical fruit, like mango and melon. Sweet and malty flavour, caramel and almost sugary, with fruity hops, a bit of alcohol, and a medium, but somewhat aggressive bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Valgreen (464) - DENMARK - SEP 18, 2013
Bottle @ døe meeting. Clear light orange, small white head that quickly disappear, some lacing. Aroma, malty, hoppy, piney, citrus, grapefruit, fruity, sweet. Taste, malty, hoppy bitter, fruity, citrus, grapefruit, piney, . Bitter aftertaste. Pleasant mouth feel.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jensgam (143) - , DENMARK - SEP 7, 2013
Bottle. Pours amber with white head. Aroma is a little malty sweetness with lots of hoppy notes. Flavour is dominated by spizy hops, with a pleasant malt background.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zer0 (1125) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 1, 2013
Bottle. Pours Clear copper with a small white head. Aroma is grass, grapefruit, cereal, caramel and a bit of soy (?). Taste is medium sweet and quite bitter, which I love. Good balance. Full bodied with average carbonation. Good beer!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koelschtrinker (9998) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - AUG 18, 2013
Würzig hopfiger Antrunk. Süffig würzig, wenig herb, mit der Zeit harzig und trocken. Hopfiger werdend, süßlich. Rund, hopfig würziger, etwas holziger Ausklang. 11/11/9/10/11/11

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbruner (1997) - Athens, Georgia, USA - AUG 13, 2013
Pours a clear golden orange on tap with fluffy off-white head that leaves good lacing. Aroma of nice citrus and earthy notes from the hops, taste is a hop bomb with a hint of caramel malt back, finish is really bitter. Pretty solid, but nothing mind blowing.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (8094) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 2, 2013
On tap at Ray’s. Light orange with some head and lacy. Citrus grapefruit flavour, a little odd but otherwise a good DIPA.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcnielsen (1716) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Bottle. Pours a copper color with white head. Grassy, earthy, hoppy flavors.? pretty decent

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
tcane7 (1577) - 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.


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