Nelson Sauvin Pale Ale - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Nelson Sauvin Pale AleNelson Sauvin Pale Ale

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Reviews: 45
Hads: 311
rAvg: 4.44
pDev: 6.31%
Wants: 66
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: mymrnngjckt on 09-07-2010

An American Pale Ale bittered, flavored, and dry hopped exclusively with Nelson Sauvin.
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Reviews: 45 | Hads: 311
Reviews by BeerImmediately:
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4.66/5  rDev +5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Growler picked up at HF 10 days ago (I know, shame on me). But it turned out very well.

Pours with a healthy 2F of fluffy, bright white head that fades to a skim film over a very cloudy golden body. Awesome lacing.

Aromas have a LOT going on. Dull mango, guava, lime, herbal oregano, earthy, and leafy.

Mouthfeel is clean, dry, and refreshing. Medium body. Flavors continue the herbal and tropical fruity qualities. Mango, peach fuzz, guava fruit, some bready malt - wheat crackers. Even a kiss of lime in the finish. Light bitterness, some funk, but not distracting.

What a kick ass pale ale. Just exudes pure quality. Glad I made the huge trip, and can't wait to share the two other growlers of Susan and S&S #7 with beer buds on Monday. (746 characters)

More User Reviews:
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4.4/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of SkiBum22
4.45/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lateralundertow
4.71/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of irrevjim
4.3/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

on tap at armsby abby
looks like a golden orange julius but better. orangy golden peach, opaque, head is thick and frothy, sticks around and leaves plenty of lacing.
smell, peach, citrus, grass, orange, melon, earth, a little bread
taste, citrussy fruity hops from start to finish, peach orange, earth, some biscuity malt
feel, medium in body, a little carbonation, earthy, smooth enough
overall it was an impressive fruit hop bomb, my first experience with straight nelson hops (478 characters)

Photo of kingcrowing
3.46/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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! (421 characters)

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4.75/5  rDev +7%

Photo of doremite
4.47/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.4/5  rDev -0.9%

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3.96/5  rDev -10.8%

Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev -9.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of whatname
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of brokentee
4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Ace1117
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of mikey711
4.27/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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! (964 characters)

Photo of huskermike12
4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of bsm789
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Alieniloquium
4.62/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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. (617 characters)

Photo of Kegatron
4.25/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mobius387
3.75/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of gr8zehaman
4.75/5  rDev +7%

Photo of ricknelson
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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Nelson Sauvin Pale Ale from Hill Farmstead Brewery
96 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.