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Nelson Sauvin Single Hop IPA - Mikkeller ApS

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Nelson Sauvin Single Hop IPANelson Sauvin Single Hop IPA

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very good

178 Reviews
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Reviews: 178
Hads: 249
Avg: 4.01
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 13
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ClockworkOrange on 03-14-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Brewed at De Proef Brouwerij, Lochristi-Hijfte, Belgium.

Ingredients: Water, malts (pilsner, cara-crystal and munich), hops (nelson sauvin) and yeast.
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4.15/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle into snifter on 5/24/09. Thanks to FooFaa for sharing!

A - Poured a hazy burnt orange body with one-finger creamy beige head that retained exceptionally well and left some very nice thick lacing around the glass.

S - Very pungent, aromatic and unique hop character suggesting floral notes and exotic perfumes as well as more subtle citrus and fruity notes. The cornucopia of hops creates almost a "perm" aspect, but not in a bad way. Mild alcohol notes emerge after it warmed up a bit.

T - Quite a spicy hop character with a splash of citrus tang and honey sweetness. Slight toasted grainy malt character with some sweet caramel notes. Finishes with an assertive floral, perfumy hop bitterness with a touch of alcohol.

M - Light to medium body with an oily texture and subtle carbonation. Finish is quite bitter on the tongue with a subtle alcohol warmth.

D - I was quite impressed with this IPA overall. This one boasts a very unique flavor, courtesy of the rarely utilized Nelson Sauvin hop, which provided quite a varied hop profile.

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4.01/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

11.2oz bottle. Cap stamped 10/03/11.

This one initially poured all head (off white). Took a while and settled to a medium and slightly hazy amberish-orange color. Aromas of floral hops, citrus, some fruitiness, and pine. Tastes of the same floral hoppiness, citrus, and the same lighter fruitiness. I was getting some grapes in the finish as well. Body was a little flat.

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4.07/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Serving date: 2009-03-30. Served in snifter.

A: Golden orange color. Very big off-white and rather creamy head that dissipates slowly and leaves plenty of lacings.

S: Plenty of fruity hop aromas - green grapes, bitter grapefruit, rhubarb. Pine-needles and some tobacco. Herbs and floral notes. A very powerful and pleasant smell, excellent.

T: Not as impressive as the smell, but still very good. A rather unique hop profile with plenty of rich fruity flavors - green grapes that are almost somewhat tart, gooseberries, some grapefruit. Prominent character of white wine initially. Pine-needles, some tobacco and floral notes add some bitter elements. Very good balance between sweetness and tartness. The malty backbone is of caramel, but is really not that sturdy. In the finish there is a slightly sharp bitterness, grape seeds, grape skin, herbs and a note of peach.

M: Medium body, smooth but slightly too much carbonation.

D: A very good beer with a very interesting and delightful hop character.

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Nelson Sauvin Single Hop IPA from Mikkeller ApS
89 out of 100 based on 178 ratings.