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Brewed by Mike’s Brewery
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Taranaki, New Zealand
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.91/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Introducing mike’s new Y series: Full Nelson IPA. A single malt, single hopped, New Zealand IPA fermented with American Ale Yeast. This beer’s big 7% alcohol content is extremely well masked by the chewy Ale Malt, and heavily hopped with an absurd amount of crisp, clean and fresh Nelson Sauvin. The inspiration for this beer was the extreme pleasure of sticking your face in a freshly opened bag of Nelson Sauvin, and enjoying the aromas of crushed Gooseberries, Tropical Fruit and Cut Grass.

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3.6
Skarecrow (941) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 13, 2017
500ml Dank hazy brown with OK head. Aroma is gooseberry, toffee, grass. Medium bitterness with malty base. Also peach/stone fruit, chewy hop and slight butterscotch note. Not bad.

4.2
User369532 (909) - - JAN 9, 2016
Bottle. Orange color, hazy liquid. Heavy bitter, intensive hops aroma. Very good.

3.6
waiake (606) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 28, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2015 deep rich hoppy aroma as poured hazy copper gold with a fluffy head that slowly faded the taste is all hops with citrus fruity tones finishing nicely bitter dry hoppy & lingering

3.8
jbeatty (1258) - New York, USA - NOV 7, 2014
Bottle, 11/7/2014. Pours cloudy burnished copper, thin head. Aroma is freshly cut grass, passionfruit, mildly floral, soft fleshy grapefruit. Taste is grapefruit, light sweet malts and moderate bitterness, lingering. Medium body. Fairly well balanced, nice.

3.9
Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 6, 2014
A beer that was always going to be liked, this one. Faintly hazy golden colour with a gibbous covering of white head. A noseful of Sauvin aroma: grapefruit, gooseberry and lime peel are all there and all in force. They’re there in spadefuls of flavour as well in a thickish body with some sweetness and tangy tangelo citrus bitterness. It lengthens and becomes more and more bitter. It asks the question: did you really like me? as if it is stalking you at knifepoint in a motel. I can honestly say yes, but equally, I can also say please put that (7%abv) knife down please.

4
joe19612 (3074) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2014
Tap. Pours a deep orange colour with a thin white head, aroma is all fruit and hops, medium bitterness, with a fruit finish.

3.8
beer-yum (1890) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 21, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2015 A benchmark of the Antipodean Pale Ale style. Spectacular passionfruit/grapefruit aroma is followed by a brilliantly balanced and tasty body.

4.2
DylansDad (659) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 2, 2013
Simply the best showcase for sauvin that I’ve had. The body is relatively thin and nothing gets in the way of the hops. The light malt allows the full flavour to present itself in crystal-clear, er, clarity, and what a flavour it is. Just when I thought I was over sauvin, this one pulled me back in.

4.1
inceptioj (54) - Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 30, 2013
Oh what a nose! It’s EXACTLY like sticking your face in a bag freshly opened bag of Nelson Sauvin. You’re blasted with resinous fruity goodness right from the moment you open the bottle. It pours a fairly standard amber with diminishing head but who really cares about the appearance. It tastes as good as it smells, has a fairly long delivery and leaves your mouth feeling tingly. Really impressed me but it has been a while since I’ve had a good IPA and everything is just a bit better the day after your last exam.


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