Dorwart (2590) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Good sized light beige head of fine bubbles. Lots of sweet malts in the aroma with some caramel, mild smoke???, some oranges and pine. Color is a cloudy dark orange. Flavor is mostly malts backed up with some nice lemon and grapefruit hoppiness. Balanced pretty well and not overpowering with the bitterness. Finishes malty with a lingering bitterness. This is a very well rounded IPA. dmac (6267) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 23, 2013
22oz bomber from Spirits Lacey. Poured an unattractive cloudy orangey/amber body with a frothy large bubble mostly white head. Aroma is interesting, dank overall with notes of rotting oranges, wet pine needles, cat piss, bad raisin bread dough, old grapefruits. Flavor of rotting flowers, cat piss, bad citrus, dough. Full bodied that is super creamy with an avergae duration on the aftertaste. Solid beer. kramer (6682) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear and bright copper body with a one finger fizzy off-white head that left some delicate lacing. The nose is a bit of a let down, it’s a little overly dominant on the caramel malt, obscuring the hops too much. The Nelson seems to have a bit of trouble standing up to the malt profile and the crystal malt specifically. The flavor is along those same lines, too sweet and full of caramel to let the hops shine. Just a light bitterness on the back end. Medium bodied with too much clingy sweetness and soft carbonation. Pretty darn far down on my list of Nelson beers. I dislike sweet IPAs, they don’t make sense to me. cubs (10636) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 19, 2013
Bottle @ home picked up at Wilbur’s Foco. This beer is now named Savant IPA, so that should be aliased here. Pours a hazy, bright, deep reddish orange appearance with a cream colored head. Fruity, grapefruity, white grape, citrusy, somewhat spicy, fairly potent hoppy, light ganja aroma. Quite spicy and floral hoppy, somewhat piney, big grapefruity hoppy, mildly sweet malty flavor with some herbal, bitterness on the finish. Another solid Elysian IPA, though I don’t think I enjoy it as much as some of their others. sea206 (3) - Washington, USA - FEB 16, 2013 does not count
Definite passion fruit aroma, then full hoppy bitterness in the middle. Excellent, everything I hope for in an IPA.
keepersj12 (3117) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - FEB 11, 2013
Thanks to my soon to be excoworker anggrec for this one. Nice English style with a malty sweet aroma with caramel, grass and bread. The flavor starts that way and then the hops come in. Peppery dry with pine and citrus and a bit of fruit. Another winner from Elysian. keanex (1799) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - FEB 10, 2013
No bottling information, but first to rate!pineypower (3332) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Appearance: The body is a cloudy iced tea color with no visibility even through to the center. The light tan head is sizable, not very tall, but not thin, becoming a mess as it dissipates into a spotty coating with lots of lacing.
Aroma: The aroma is very fruity and leans a bit sweet, oranges dominate with a tropical aroma underlying of pineapple. The aroma hints at a slight bitterness, but overall seems mellow.
Taste: Hop bitterness greets the tongue right away providing a moderately bitter base of grapefruit. Some malts balance out the hops nicely with some tropical overtones of pineapple. The bitterness outpaces the malts by a little, but it’s very drinkable, very enjoyable. One of the better IPAs I’ve had in a while.
Palate: Medium bodied, slightly oily texture with moderate carbonation.
Overall: This is a really good IPA. I like the amount of bitterness and the slightly tropical vibe works well here. I don’t know if I would buy this again, but I think it is worth trying.
Bottle from Spirits Lacey. Pours a nice slightly cloudy reddish/amber color with a small somewhat tan head. Aroma is of sweet guava, passion fruit hops, light strawberry, some sweet malty notes and light acidic bitterness. Taste is complex with some really nice NS hop notes coming through, sweet fruity bitterness, tropical fruits, light mango, passion fruit, some lingering sweet malt notes and a mild, not too drying bitterness on the finish. Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2013
Huge fan of the Nelson Sauvin hop so was excited to try this. Golden amber body with some fluffy head. Nose of tropical fruit (lots of mango), pineapple, caramel malt. Flavor is tropical fruit forward as well with lots of bitterness. Marsiblursi (3076) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 27, 2012
(Bottle) Pours dark reddish amber with a sand coloured head. The aroma is way too malty with notes of caramel, honey, toffee, almond paste and cookies. Undertones of passion fruit, pineapple, apples, canned fruits grass, citrus, gun powder and Swedish snus. The flavour light sweet, medium to heavily bitter and tiny acidic with muddy/sticky malt and resinous/woodsy/citric hops. The mouthfeel is light sticky, light numbing and light astringent with a soft carbonation. Nettles, resin, grapfruit and robust malt on the finish. Medium bodied.