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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 291   ABV: 9.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.5
KingCecil (2085) - DENMARK - MAY 15, 2013
Bottle @ home as Widmer Nelson Imperial IPA... It pours clear dark golden with a small light tan head.. the aroma is fruity, caramel and malt... the falvor is

3.6
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 28, 2008
On tap at Oregon Brewers Festival 2008--Poured a deep orange-amber body with a small biege head. Big sticky hops nose. Grassy Downunder hops lingered. Earthy, sticky, thick. Hop bomb!

4.2
Goodgrief (2039) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - MAY 25, 2012
Golden brown pour, fruity aroma. Deliciously fruity and sweet...and yes, I get the berries. Bitter pink grapefruit/orange citrus bite. Well balanced and assertive. Good.

3.8
jcos (1851) - 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.

2.8
tcane7 (1674) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2013
Bottle pour at NHC. Pours a cloudy amber with thick foamy beige head and nice ringed lace. Nose of caramel, butterscotch, mild tropical fruit, onion. Another malt bomb. Medium body, mild bitterness.

3.8
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.

3.3
ghawener (1607) - 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.

4.4
SanfordBrewer (1579) - Sanford, Florida, USA - APR 7, 2011
Very nice fruity citrusy hops, sweet pale malt. Great hop profile, with tons of flavor.

4.1
alkolas510 (1440) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 11, 2014
Bärnstensfärgad med mellanstort ljust skum. Doftar friskt av nyazeländsk humle! Friskt Humlig och rund i smaken. Perfekt beska och balans! Riktigt bra!

4.2
dyetube (1378) - Hurst, Texas, USA - FEB 6, 2012
Bottle from halls liquors. Pours a rich copper color wirh a thin off white head. The aromas are citrus, grass, bread. The mouthfee is dry and bitter with a medium body and medium carbonation. Cheers!


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