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Spice Of Life - Nelson Sauvin - Sixpoint Brewery

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Spice Of Life - Nelson Sauvin
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53 Ratings
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Ratings: 53
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4
pDev: 10.25%
Wants: 6
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sixpoint Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: younger35 on 10-22-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 53 | Reviews: 13
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look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Appearance was a dark straw color with little head, but some lacing left behind. The nose is very weak - nothing bad, but nothing really good either.

The dominant taste is of dried fruits and wine. Overall, it was pretty thin. This offering did have a dry finish, but it lacked any punch of hop bitterness

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap, poured to a standard shaker point at J. Ryan’s in Syracuse, NY

Appearance (4.0): The body is an almost opaque medium orange, with an opaque white haze on top—a solid sheet of lace on the sides appears as the beer recedes. This is a darn good looking beer, to tell the truth.

Smell (4.0): Starts out with a beautiful citrus note, mild to moderate in strength but fragrant as all get out. Somewhere between lemon and orange. Very simple, light bread note is also evident in the nose.

Taste (3.5): There’s a tart, vinous note that comes out first—it’s like white wine mixed with a chalky, light malt body. The finish is composed of an interesting mix of lemon and white wine characteristics. The yeast note is nowhere to be found . . . and where is the malt? It’s almost non-existent here. Would like some more balance to this, but the notes lent by Nelson Sauvin are quite nice.

Mouthfeel (4.0): Dry finish, with a light to medium body in feel—quenching. Easy drinking, all things considered.

Overall (3.5): I always applaud different breweries’ experimentations, and this is no exception. Single hop beers might be an easy way to make a buck (relatively cheap to brew I imagine, and almost guaranteed to sell a certain volume) but I’m a sucker for it anyway. Glad I tried this beer, but as interested as I am in Nelson Sauvin and other kiwi hop varieties, this one didn’t work particularly well. Yes, it’s a decent IPA, but it didn’t do what I was hoping Nelson Sauvin would do for me.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This poured out as a lightly hazy yellow color with a sticky white head on top. The lacing is very good here. The smell of the beer has a good amount of lemon on the nose. The taste of the beer was also quite citrusy and bitter. The mouthfeel of the beer was light and very drinkable. Good carbonation too. Overall this beer was pretty good, I think it's better than the Warrior.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: A yellow hue, a little bit of transparency but a bit cloudy as well, a nice white head at the top that leaves a good amount of lacing around the glass as you drink.

S: Strong hop notes right off the bat, a good amount of fresh fruit and a little bit of sweetness not sure from what, maybe brown sugar.

T: Almost exactly like the nose with a good balance of malts and hops, there is a slight hint of white wine taste, the orange flavor is very present as well.

M: Medium bodied, with a good amount of carbonation, and a little sticky.

O: Overall a good brew from Sixpoint, very subtle, nothing spectacular but a good tasting IPA.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer is one that, despite being a bright, deep, shining gold, is almost entirely opaque, displaying thickness in the body. The pour from the tap brings up an extremely creamy not-quite-white head that drops very, very slowly, developing crags and crannies as it does. A web of sticky lacing is left before diminishing (the term is used lightly) to heavy patching.
The nose is light, with a little fruit, spiciness, and a floral quality.
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The feel is crisp and smooth in even measure, with both bite and creamy flow. The body is medium, very clean, and it has a certain brightness to it as well. There are layers to the depth of this beer.

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Spice Of Life - Nelson Sauvin from Sixpoint Brewery
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