Nelson Sauvin Pale Ale - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Nelson Sauvin Pale AleNelson Sauvin Pale Ale

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265 Ratings
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Ratings: 265
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 7.27%
Wants: 58
Gots: 5 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +8%

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4/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -14.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -14.8%

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4.54/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured into my hill Farmstead stemmed goblet, filled on Wednesday, reviewed on Saturday.

Pours a huge fluffy soapy frothy 2 finger head that fades slowly with tons of frothy soapy lacing, hazy murky peach tangerine orange color. 4.75

Nose is all Nelson! Big fruit, tropical fruit more generic and not really citrus variety, papaya pineapple like, and a musty resin and dank earthy note, a little tangerine and rind later, fluffy airy malt base. Not very complex, just shows off the Nelson nicely. 4.5

Taste brings more fresh Nelson hop, with a bitter rind out front, quickly into genetic tropical fruit, again that pineapple papaya like, and a mild tangerine citrus. a light grapefruit like pith note but very light, quickly into mango and a big bitter rind, that turns a little spicy on the back end. Nice light fluffy malt base adds just enough to prop up the hops. Besides being spicy on the back end, the hops also bring a mild dank resin. Finish is drier with a mild fluffy malt, and big spicy rind hop and little tropical note lingering. 4.5

Mouth is med bod nice fluffy feel with great carbonation. 4.75

Overall great as expected, as usual for hill Farmstead, great hop profile, great fluffy make base too back it up, great carbonation esp for growler. Again not very complex, not over done either, just perfect to showcase the great Nelson hops. Very tasty and drinkable.

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4.55/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Growler shared by jayhawk73. Thanks Jeff!

The beer is yellow with a towering, pure white head. Moderately hazy. The aroma offers Nelson hops, which is one of the best smelling and tasting hop varieties I have had. A showcase of for hops, with a subtle malt presence. Incredibly smooth and drinkable. A beer that is hard to savor, as it goes down so effortlessly. Delicious.

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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!

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4.63/5  rDev +5.2%
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.

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Nelson Sauvin Pale Ale from Hill Farmstead Brewery
97 out of 100 based on 265 ratings.