RATINGS: 733   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
An outstanding hop from New Zealand, Nelson Sauvin, is generously used throughout the brewing and dry-hopping of this unique beer. European rye is added for a smooth, malty addition to flavor. 1.065 OG 7%ABV

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3.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 22, 2009
Citric nose with some apricots. Hazy medium gold in color with some carbonation and minimal head. Wow! Interesting white grape-like hop flavor is certainly there. It combines with some grassiness, spicy rye and very little caramel. Rather thin and finishes quickly. Interesting beer.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thepatrickman (1221) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - APR 13, 2017
On draft. Ive heard that Nelson is a "divisive" hop, but this might be the first time Ive really noticed it. From the description, I was expecting tropical, grassy, and white wine notes, but I was blown away by how earthy, woody, and spicy it was. The rye malt definitely accentuated the peppery/woody notes from the Nelson. This is interesting and very unique, and Id definitely drink another pint of it, but it wasnt at all what I was expecting.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ttoadee (1412) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 8, 2017
Draft at the Draft Shack. Golden pour, thin white head. Nose is grapefruit and tangerine. Bitter. Middle is soft malt, smooth rye, pithy citrus. Finish starts sweet orange, but finishes bitter hop.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
commonmac (1177) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 1, 2017
On tap at Republic Seven Corners with commonshawn. Tulip style glass. Much brighter than what is expected from a rye IPA. Cloudiness reminiscent of New England type efforts. Nice white head about a quarter finger in size. Nose is bright and citrus. Taste leans away from the New England juicy style to bring a citrus forward and bitter IPA to the table. The rye asserts itself towards the end with a little bit of a spice characteristic. Lingering citrus rind bitterness but with an underlying knowing sweetness to help prevent ruining the drinking experience. A vibrant effort that only improves as it warms. Other rye IPAs tremble at the thought of going against Alpines full Nelson.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (16949) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 9, 2017
Hazy and quite pale. Fairly thick head. Has a mellow tart nose, with a berryish hop aroma. On the palate, sort of a harsh bitterness, woody and herbal...ok not the best balanced IPA. Theres a touch of malt sweetness but not enough to give me the balance I need.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scanovajr (675) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - NOV 5, 2016
On tap at the San Diego Brewers guild festival. Very strong Nelson sauvin aroma, grapes. Taste is dry and hoppy, citrusy. Dry hopiness mouthfeel, some hop spiceness in the end. Amazing beer

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strife21 (338) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2016
​ Pours hazy golden yellow with thick stickey white head. Smell is tropical Fruit, citrus and hops. Taste is juicy citrus, hint of lime, pine and hops. Light body medium carb. Different but excellent.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnRMurdoch (4736) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 15, 2016
Tap @ Villains Chicago. Dark hazy yellow amber brown, good head. Bitter citrus hop aroma. Dry mango grapefruit lime flavour. Very bitter aftertaste. Good IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfinney23 (3121) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2016
Another waylaid review. Grapefruit and tropicals, pine. And Ive come to the conclusion that rye is a great addition to just about anything.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Emeister84 (2380) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2016
On tap at Beer Run. Aromas of bubble gum, piney, floral, subtle tropical fruit. Hazy yellow with a fairly lasting white head. Dry, tropical, grassy, somewhat spicy. Medium bodied.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wombat23 (1226) - Texas, USA - JUL 30, 2016
Draft at Green Flash Brewing Company, 7/2/2016. hazy pale straw with a white head. Aroma of tropical fruit, citrus, and grapefruit. Taste follows nose with some mild pine and hints of white wine noted at the finish.


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