RATINGS: 64   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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yespr (46801) - 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.

omhper (25378) - 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.

Koelschtrinker (20782) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - AUG 18, 2013
Würzig hopfiger Antrunk. Süffig würzig, wenig herb, mit der Zeit harzig und trocken. Hopfiger werdend, süßlich. Rund, hopfig würziger, etwas holziger Ausklang. 11/11/9/10/11/11

Christian (13759) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2013
Dark golden with a small white head. Sweet malty aroma of caramel and dark sugar, with tropical fruit, like mango and melon. Sweet and malty flavour, caramel and almost sugary, with fruity hops, a bit of alcohol, and a medium, but somewhat aggressive bitterness.

hopdog (12833) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2011
On tap at Capone’s. Poured a deep golden color with a smaller sized off white head. Citrus with floral hops. Same tastes of caramel. Some fruitiness. This was a decent IIPA.

Sammy (12485) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 2, 2013
On tap at Ray’s. Light orange with some head and lacy. Citrus grapefruit flavour, a little odd but otherwise a good DIPA.

slowrunner77 (12471) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
nice tropical fruit and florals on the nose. medium feel that fits the beer. fruit and bitter flavor. pretty nice.

kp (10881) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Name: Nelson Imperial IPA
Date: March 20, 2011
Mode: Draft
Source: Taco Mac, Woodstock
Appearance: hazy orange, frothy off white head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet fruity aroma, light citrus
Flavor: sweet fruity flavor, lots if citrus, sweet pine, light balancing bitterness, long bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+ /4

DuffMan (10549) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 26, 2014
Bottle, shared with Parksy and Grippitis. Orange-gold, off white head. Big fresh citrus hop aroma. White grapefruit, other juicy tropical fruits, moderately sweet lightly caramel malts. Very good, likely made better because it followed Mad River’s Steelhead.

joeneugs (6371) - Livermore, California, USA - MAY 2, 2011
Pours golden orange with a small white head. The aroma is huge fruity hops with lots of grapefruit, mango, peach, and berries. Very sweet and fruity smelling. The flavor is similar with potent fruitiness mostly berries, grapefruit, peach and bitter pine in the finish. Lots of caramel on the palate, but the hops are potent enough not to detract. The mouthfeel is thick and borders on syrupy. Probably the best Widmer beer I’ve ever had.

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