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Nelson Sauvin Pale Ale - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Nelson Sauvin Pale Ale
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148 Ratings
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Ratings: 148
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 7.73%
Wants: 54
Gots: 0 | 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:
An American Pale Ale bittered, flavored, and dry hopped exclusively with Nelson Sauvin.

(Beer added by: mymrnngjckt on 09-07-2010)
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look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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.

Serving type: growler

08-15-2013 22:55:38 | More by cfrances33
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Pahn

New York

4.88/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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.

Serving type: growler

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Nelson Sauvin Pale Ale from Hill Farmstead Brewery
97 out of 100 based on 148 ratings.