Nimbus Pale Ale - Nimbus Brewing Company
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Reviews by Minkybut:
3.28/5 rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
I poured this beer into my tumbler at 45 degrees. The beer was a strawberry (sorta) blond looking more blond I guess hard to describe. Head on this one did not last as long as it looked like it was when I first poured it. Beer smelled kinda neutral far as beer goes, I guess had sorta a fresh smell. The beer was slightly hoppy just about right for me that does not like a hop bomb. Good beer, I will drink this again.
Serving type: bottle
10-30-2013 18:31:57 | More by Minkybut
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3.7/5 rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
A big thanks goes out to my pops for thinking of me while out in Arizona and grabbing me a few beers. A handsome beer in the pint glass. Brilliantly clear, highly polished copper glows with the surrounding light. A few points of carbonation burst in packs and slowly run to the surface. An eggshell white head, a little dirty, forms with no problems and shows impressive staying power. Lacing covers every surface as I drink. Looks delicious.
The nose is citrus driven, soft and candy like. White sugar muddled orange and grapefruit along with a healthy dose of orange peel is the centerpiece. A little buttery biscuit pale malts lay down the base. This is an appetizing smelling pale ale in the vein of the balanced variety, which for some reason I don't drink that often anymore.
This IPA is all about balance and drinkability. Buttery biscuit maltiness and white bread make for the malt base. The hop profile is classic Pacific Northwest. Sweetened orange and grapefruit, same as in the nose, are in the forefront but there's also a touch of pithiness. As this one warms there's a very mild buttery character I could do without but it's minor.
Nimbus nailed the mouthfeel. The body has medium weight and a nice velvety feel. Carbonation is soft and complimentary while the bitterness grows as I drink. It's no palate crusher but it runs just shy of moderate with a drying finish. The drinkability is up there.
This is an all around enjoyable, easy going IPA. Simple and straightforward. Something to be drank while grilling, hiking, or golfing. I wouldn't seek this out but I certainly wouldn't turn it down. Highly quaffable.
Serving type: bottle
03-08-2014 01:39:17 | More by joe1510
Nimbus Pale Ale from Nimbus Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 110 ratings.