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Spice Of Life - Nelson Sauvin - Sixpoint Brewery

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Spice Of Life - Nelson Sauvin
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BA SCORE
89
very good

53 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 53
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4
pDev: 10.25%
Wants: 5
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: younger35 on 10-22-2011)
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dlello2

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -31.3%

03-03-2013 18:38:31 | More by dlello2
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ljthockey7

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

10-04-2013 21:51:13 | More by ljthockey7
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

11-01-2013 01:10:52 | More by PEIhop
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57md

Pennsylvania

3.45/5  rDev -13.8%

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

03-04-2012 05:57:44 | More by 57md
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ali1987

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

11-01-2013 22:10:13 | More by ali1987
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pjs234

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

01-27-2012 00:44:02 | More by pjs234
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fmccormi

New York

3.68/5  rDev -8%

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.

02-12-2012 06:21:39 | More by fmccormi
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev -8%

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.

01-10-2012 23:31:35 | More by Knapp85
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hagbergl

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

05-30-2012 14:11:24 | More by hagbergl
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david18

New York

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

12-29-2013 15:33:13 | More by david18
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discharmingly

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

10-08-2013 23:21:50 | More by discharmingly
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outoffocus

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

10-06-2013 01:58:53 | More by outoffocus
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smb71481

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

10-16-2013 00:45:58 | More by smb71481
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thedoubler55

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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.

10-22-2013 19:18:58 | More by thedoubler55
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jbeervt

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

10-06-2013 03:45:55 | More by jbeervt
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GJ40

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

10-16-2013 01:12:36 | More by GJ40
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DonFrap

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

03-03-2013 20:54:54 | More by DonFrap
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smcnulty1981

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

02-28-2013 06:30:52 | More by smcnulty1981
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

11-01-2013 21:57:14 | More by kylehay2004
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Brenden

Ohio

3.98/5  rDev -0.5%

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.
In the taste, though, this beer is packed. It's spicy and juicy, so extremely citrusy but with something like papaya bursting on the tongue. It's bready with a pale malts balance but nicely hopped. It's not as hop-forward as IPAs are these days, but the hops are in charge.
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.

10-01-2013 15:36:52 | More by Brenden
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Tiernan

Texas

4/5  rDev 0%

10-11-2013 05:28:53 | More by Tiernan
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cincysig

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev 0%

10-10-2013 21:48:32 | More by cincysig
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Griffith

Connecticut

4/5  rDev 0%

02-23-2014 00:09:40 | More by Griffith
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Snellgg5

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev 0%

02-24-2013 01:15:22 | More by Snellgg5
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DavidBart

New York

4/5  rDev 0%

09-17-2013 22:07:50 | More by DavidBart
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Spice Of Life - Nelson Sauvin from Sixpoint Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.