Nelson Sauvin Pale Ale - Hill Farmstead Brewery
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Ratings: 148 | Reviews: 33 | Display Reviews Only:
4.88/5 rDev +10.9%
2L growler poured into a Hill Farmstead stem.
Pour: Bright, glowing yellow orange body, with two fingers of frothy, sticky white head. Lots of lacing, and the head hangs around for a while.
Smell: Juicy, tropical mangos and citrus fruits up front. Some of the earthiness associated with Nelson comes through, with a very light white peppercorn. As a whole, the fruits dominate.
Taste: More of the same tropical fruit forward mango and citrus, as well as some white pepper. More earthy Nelson. Not much malt presence to speak of, except a very light, raw dough. Finishes lightly bitter with a lingering mango juiciness.
Mouthfeel: Incredibly refreshing and drinkable. Dare I say thirst quenching. Beautiful carb.
Overall: I think this could be the best hoppy offering I've had from Hill Farmstead. So flavorful, yet so light and refreshing.
08-15-2013 22:55:38 | More by cfrances33
4.88/5 rDev +10.9%
32oz growler into a red wine glass.
Appearance: Cloudy orange yellow. 2 inch fluffy white head that laces up the glass. The glowing, inviting look of a good IPA/APA.
Smell: Explosion of tropical fruit, lime, and funky, earthy, smoky undertones. The full character of Nelson Sauvin hops. Beyond improvement.
Taste: Follows the nose, with less tropical fruit, more lime and cheesy funk. Crisp dryness and high carbonation leave a clean finish. Missing the cereal grain of What is Enlightenment? or the Amarillo single hop, but the toasted cracker flavor that's there instead is nice, and works well as a counterpoint to the hop explosion up front.
Extremely delicious. Unbalanced in favor of hops in a way not truly characteristic of Hill Farmstead, but this is a small complaint.
Mouthfeel: Perfect American Pale Ale. Fills the mouth with hop succulence, but it's still light side of medium bodied, super dry, well carbonated. Nailed; like the smell, it's simply perfect.
Overall: I like great beer, I like Nelson Sauvin hops, I like crisp pale ales. Easy drinking, powerfully hoppy, just excellent in every respect.
08-20-2013 02:05:37 | More by Pahn
Nelson Sauvin Pale Ale from Hill Farmstead Brewery
97 out of 100 based on 148 ratings.