Nelson Sauvin Pale Ale - Hill Farmstead Brewery
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Ratings: 148 | Reviews: 33 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by BeRanger:
4.46/5 rDev +1.4%
Poured from the 750ml Growler, about a week old into my HF Tulip - thanks for this one Alex!
A: Yellow/Orange in color, a fair amount of head when poured pretty hard, the white rim slowly fades. As I drink through it, small amount of lacing.
S: Tropical Fruits hit you first, followed by a little bit of a pine and malt smell - a little floral. Everything comes together quite nice, it has a nice smell, not too overpowering, very subtle.
T: Tropical fruits hit you up front, a little bit of citrus - then comes the piney/malty characteristics on the back end, finishes slightly dry but its a nice balance of the tropical fruits and hop flavor.
M: Pretty light bodied and carbonated, as expected.
O: Very nice APA from HF, per usual. Everything comes together nicely and finishes quite clean, certainly a great beer on a nice summer day (like today). I envision this 750ml disappearing very shortly.
08-04-2013 19:46:48 | More by BeRanger
More User Reviews:
3.48/5 rDev -20.9%
On tap poured into an ommegang tulip.
Pours a very nice slightly hazy orange color that's really nice. Small light yellow head with some awesome clingy lacing. Nose is odd, these hops are earthy and a bit funky.
Taste is sweet, bitter, fruity and it still has that funky earthy flavor from the nose. It's got a fairly light mouthfeel, it's easy drinking and quite tasty. Overall pretty good showcase of the Nelson hops!
09-09-2010 22:04:25 | More by kingcrowing
4.25/5 rDev -3.4%
thanks to joe for hooking me up with this growler
A: Cloudy amber color with a faint tannish color head that is only about a quarter inch thick but leaves very nice gobs of weblike lace.
S: Nice citrus pine note with hints of apricot, lemon, pineapple, and mango. there is also a sticky pine note. Minimal amounts of caramel sweetness present in this hop forward IPA. Some floral notes and a hint of earthiness
T: Heavy pine and lemon citrus is the first flavor follow by a slight scallion note. Bits of caramel present. The pine is sticky and oily. The scallion/earthy tone to this one is a bit off putting. its not terrible but it over took the citrus a little bit
M: Very smooth with not harshness and light but with a good amount of body. No heat and good creaminess
D: This one goes down very easily and has all the qualities i usually look for in a IPA. the only complaint i have is that the citrus got overshadowed a bit otherwise this is a great brew!
09-13-2010 23:20:07 | More by mikey711
4.63/5 rDev +5.2%
750 mL growler poured into a snifter.
Appearance - Hazy bright yellow orange. Nice white head. Laces nicely. Uneven chunky foam on the surface.
Smell - Tons of nelson hops. Grapefruit, herbal notes, pine, and some lemon. Very distinctive. Touch of grain but it's a hop bomb.
Taste - All hop here again. Great hop flavor. Herbal notes and lemon are stronger. The grapefruit comes second. Drops off to a clean pale malt and grainy finish. Dry.
Mouthfeel - Light, medium carbonation. Extremely drinkable.
Overall - This gives Zombie Dust a run for its money. I'd take this over so many beers and drink it all day.
08-01-2013 23:28:13 | More by Alieniloquium
4.43/5 rDev +0.7%
Poured from a 750ml flip-top growler into a stemmed tulip glass (Filled Aug 2; Poured Aug 7).
A: A hazy straw color (an unfiltered beer so haze is expected); A big frothy white head (2-3 fingers) slowly settling leaving lots of lace.
S: A nice hoppy nose, citrus includes orange and grapefruit, pine needles, but those NZ hops are so prevalent and I have a hard time describing them: a bit woody (cedar?) or winey, a touch of the barnyard funk, slightly vegetal (cauliflower?).
T: Soft on the palate relative to some of the more aggressive hopped ales (e.g., Edward); again the NZ hops are there in full force: a winey oaky/cedar wood, grapey or woodzy, the barnyard funk is in the back. The finish is very short, clean and dry.
M: Very smooth and clean with medium body and carbonation.
O: A very good beer and very well balanced. This is my first experience with a Nelson Sauvin single hopped beer; it is so different and really exciting as it sets this beer apart in a market saturated with other pale ales. This beer is definitely hop driven but not overly pungent or bitter, really nice.
08-12-2013 18:35:57 | More by mtomlins
4.48/5 rDev +1.8%
A-Very cloudy bright yellow, two finger head, very fluffy with great lacing.
S-Suck dank tropical notes, lemon orange, grass and some malt.
T-What balance. Starts with very tropical notes, lemon, orange, grapes, grass and some malt. Has a pleasant bitterness in the finish.
M-Tad lighter, but nicely carbonated with hop bite.
O-Nelson hops are amazing. Great way to showcase them.
08-15-2013 19:39:12 | More by rlee1390
4.25/5 rDev -3.4%
enjoyed on-tap at The Reservoir in Waterbury, VT.
a: served in a hill farmstead pint glass. hazy light orange in color with a pretty thin head that sticks for a long time.
s: noticeable citrus hop character in the aroma. not much malt to speak of.
t: citrus hop flavor dominates the flavor with a subtle piney bitterness. deliciously hoppy, yet not too unbalanced thanks to the subtle malt sweetness.
m: smooth mouthfeel.
quite a delicious beer. i now see why Hill Farmstead is so highly regarded.
11-14-2011 02:47:29 | More by tzieser
Nelson Sauvin Pale Ale from Hill Farmstead Brewery
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