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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: 55
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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2.75/5  rDev -37.5%

mPaxtonS, Dec 01, 2013
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3.48/5  rDev -20.9%
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!

kingcrowing, Sep 09, 2010
Photo of GuinnessAtRogerWilco
3.7/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml growler purchased at the brewery on 8-8-13, so 5 days old at this point. Though the Susan I opened with friends last night on day 4 was fine. Poured into a standard pint glass.

AP: Light peach and apricot colour, almost looks like a Hefe. Foamy 1" head fizzled down to 1/8" with minimal lacing.
AR: Thankfully this has a nice lively nose on it. Pineapple, mango, gooseberry and guava. Little whispers of orange and pine with light grains and cracker.
T: Light grains and cracker for the malt base. The tropical fruits in the nose aren't as prominent in the taste. The main flavours are lemon and pink grapefruit. Damn, this is quite the letdown after how inviting the nose was. The lemon and PG just push the tropical fruits to the back, practically suppressing them from adding more depth to the taste.
M: Moderately carbonated, a bit light in body for a Pale Ale, IMO, crisp and off dry finish.
OV: This is my 2nd HF brew out of 4 that has been a letdown for me. I thought this would be really good by the nose, but the flavours just didn't hold up. The Susan was fine the day after and on day 4, so I don't understand how S&S #7 and this beer could be 'off' on day 3 and 5. I would still visit HF when I go to VT again, but would prefer to get heartier beers next time that might do better in a growler for a few days and a 7 hour Jeep ride home.

GuinnessAtRogerWilco, Aug 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -14.8%

Steve212, Feb 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -14.8%

BARFLYB, Aug 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -14.8%

HopsintheSack, Aug 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -14.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -14.8%

Cooker_stp, Aug 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -14.8%

nickfl, Oct 13, 2013
Photo of GarthDanielson
3.86/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured on-tap and served in a shaker pint, the beer is a hazy, yellow-gold coloring with a tall, frothy, clingy white head around an inch. Nose of pepper, jasmine, and cedar, with a hint of smoke. Flavors are smooth, with a toffee blast, spiced pepper and oregano, cedar wood and spice, and hints of apple and mango. Crisp, bitter, resiny finish, with a tangy, bitter aftertaste. Unique brew, and damn tasty!

GarthDanielson, Aug 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -9.1%

acurtis, Jul 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -9.1%

Kmlund, Oct 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -9.1%

benoit917, Jan 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -9.1%

Davepoolesque, Aug 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev -9.1%

Morey, Aug 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -9.1%

ajzy, Aug 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev -9.1%

InspectorBob, Jan 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev -9.1%

Lovely85, Oct 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev -9.1%

GreatBloomer, Aug 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -9.1%

Noyt, Aug 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev -9.1%

ErrandWolfe, May 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -9.1%

ArsMoriendiOU818, Jun 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -9.1%

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4/5  rDev -9.1%

Holland, Jul 26, 2013
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Nelson Sauvin Pale Ale from Hill Farmstead Brewery
97 out of 100 based on 148 ratings.