RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 291   ABV: 9.7%
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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omhper (25949) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 2, 2013
Bottled (as Nelson Imperial IPA, 8.6%) at Monk’s American Bar, Stockholm. Clear amber, small head. Aroma of blue cheese and grapefruit. Sweet with medium-full body and rounded mouthfeel. Fruity with grapefruity hops. A bit syrupy with mild resiny bitterness. Unfirm.

jzzbassman (1638) - Arlington, Texas, 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.

glennmastrange (2940) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - MAR 26, 2013
Bottle. Light grain and caramel for the malt, moderate perfume and orange for the hops, faint soap for the yeast, with hints of butterscotch, honey and light dried fruit. Head is average size, frothy, light beige with good lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is murky medium amber/orange. Flavor starts lightly to moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes moderately sweet and lightly acidic and bitter. Palate is on the fuller side of medium, oily with a soft carbonation. A tasty beer, but to me it’s distant from a true DIPA.

jrgratz (117) - New York, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Tap at Valhalla.. Pour is a dark gold with fluffy white head. Pour is a bit cloudy. Smell is sweet with some nice citrus. Taste is both sweet and bitter. Sticky and oily mouthfeel. Overall imbalanced and pretty much a mess.

DMLINAZ (332) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - FEB 28, 2013
Very good. Pours orange with a thin white head in a frosted pint glass. Aroma is strong with hops from start to finish, almost a barley wine; citrus. Flavor also is strong start to finish with hops of course, with the flavor is associate with barley wine. Citrus, grapefruit, slightly syrupy.

jlanning215 (363) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2013
Poured a deep orange. Full bodied. On the sweeter side but you get a lot of the hop qualities in both aroma and bitterness. I really enjoyed this.

ghawener (1615) - Santa Tecla, 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.

namyarb3 (29) - Washington, USA - JAN 13, 2013
Maybe I got an old bottle. Not much aroma, but what is there is piney and a little citrus. Taste is like a Chinook hop. Super resiny. Coats my mouth hole with hop oil. Not a fan. This goes in my kegerator on a shelf where shit beers go to be forgotten.

travita (5008) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Bottle. The look is deep golden in color, decent white head, and clear. The smell is grape, hops, berry, fruit, and wine. The taste is sweet, marshmallow, caramel, hops, fruits, Bertie’s, and ok.

jkwalking05 (4745) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Hazy golden color with a decent off-white head. Aroma is of wood, citrus, peach, grapes. Taste is of citrus, light floral and orchard fruits.

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