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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bpreo (3011) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JAN 9, 2013
Nice and heavy. A whole lot of hoppy flavor, a ton more alcohol. Excellent job, Widmer Bros.

jcos (1855) - Maryland, USA - JAN 7, 2013
Location/Date:Draft at Iron Horse Taproom, January 4th, 2012.

Appearance: Pours hazy orange
Aroma: Aroma of pine.
Taste: Medium high bitterness, some citrus, pine.
Palate:Medium body, slightly sticky.

Summary: Really enjoyed this one. Again don’t know if it was the lack of hops of other options that did it or if it was the draft, but really enjoyed it.

vt3stick (103) - Chicago, USA - OCT 19, 2012
Light golden hue in appearance. No discernable aroma on the nose. Lemon, grapefruit, raspberry flavors. Dry and warm finish from the high ABU.

dbarnold (1127) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - OCT 5, 2012
Pours golden with large white head. Great citrus nose, lots of grapefruit. Palate has good bitterness, but way too much sweetness. Beer gets somewhat syrupy, an issue with many DIPAs this heavy that really frustrates me.

Chudwick (3423) - Taylor Mill, Kentucky, USA - SEP 22, 2012
Bottle - pours clear copper with offwhite head and nice lacing. Nose is spruce, pine and grapefruit. Flavor adds caramel. Quite bitter with some sweetness. Boring for style but could be due to be due to the warm beer. Dry finish.

Wittales (884) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 2, 2012
Appearance was orange copper gold with creamy lasting whitish 2 finger head, lacing throughout glass. Aromas are sweet caramel honey malts with soft pine, herbs and spice and citrus fruits. Taste was a thing of beauty with sweet malty backbone then peach, berry, cherry, orange spicey hops, but not overpowering. Palate was silky creamy CO2 with balanced body, then long fruity sweet slightly dryish finish. Wonderful.

EHopper (620) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 21, 2012
Enjoyed the wide variety of fruit, citrus, melon and berry along with the significant bitterness and the warmth. Maybe a little too sweet, but certainly hard to balance everything. Would drink again.

yespr (48876) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2012
From tap at BrewCo, Manhatten Beach, 8.6. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white and creamy head. Aroma is solid hoppy, peachy and grapefruity. Smooth, mellow and lingering fruity into the finish.

elizabethmarie (37) - - JUN 9, 2012
Light orange appearance with a fine head. No cloudiness and a nice hoppy aroma. Very enjoyable palate and appealing hoppy flavor.

Shink (177) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 7, 2012
Pours a cloudy orange color with a small white foamy head. It has a hoppy,wild smell. The taste is hoppy with a slightly malty flavor and a little citrus. Excellent blend of hops, malt and citrus flavor.

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