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Nelson Sauvin Pale Ale - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Ratings: 151
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 7.73%
Wants: 56
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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3.75/5  rDev -14.8%

nickfl, Oct 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev -9.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +8%

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4.75/5  rDev +8%

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4.75/5  rDev +8%

Luk13, Oct 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -9.1%

Kmlund, Oct 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

Beersalesman802, Sep 15, 2013
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4.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

750ml Flip-Top growler opened on 9.6.13

A - Pours a cloudy dark yellow with a large soapy off-white head that just sits there.

S - Mostly melony and some grassiness.

T - Grassy and earthy with a touch of melon.

D - Good carbonation with a very light body. A touch bitter.

O - A nice crisp pale - earthy and melon dominate.

HuskyinPDX, Sep 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

DrewGingras, Sep 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Quackus, Sep 05, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8%

jbarletto, Sep 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

jderosia603, Sep 01, 2013
Photo of BeerImmediately
4.66/5  rDev +5.9%
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.

BeerImmediately, Sep 01, 2013
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4.35/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hill Farmstead Brewery - Nelson Sauvin Pale Ale, poured into a tulip glass.

Look - Pours a cloudy yellow with a massive frothy head. Tons and tons of lacing. Great looking APA.

Smell - Nelson hops sour dank tropical citrus, almost a roasted caramelized malt behind it.

Taste - Dank tropical citrus hops with a slight roasted finish, quite interesting and unique.

Mouthfeel - Sits dry and clean. Zero booziness. Great drinkability and moderate carbonation.

Overall - This is a great brew, I love trying single-hop varieties from kings like Hill, this is how you find what you prefer and what you do not. I am still not sure if Nelson is my favorite hop but I definitely give credit where it is due, and credit is due here, exceptional brew!

JMScowcroft, Aug 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

InebriatedJoker, Aug 28, 2013
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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.

Huhzubendah, Aug 27, 2013
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5/5  rDev +13.6%

xenjoiii, Aug 27, 2013
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4.49/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml growler courtesy of Ruth, thanks!

Pours pale, hazy gold with a half inch head of white. Tattered lacing and a partial skim coat for the duration.

Aromatics lead off with peach fuzz, pears, dank weed, and tropical fruit. Floral and fruity but short of pungent.

Light to medium bodied with a crisp, drying mouthfeel.

Tropical fruit and hop resin starts the palate. Extremely light malt character, perhaps a bit biscuity and that's it. Low bitterness with plenty of peach, mango, and a hint of pine.

Finishes with some lingering fruit but quite dry and quenching.

Great beer with plenty of Nelson character. Would I drive hours to stand in line hours to get a growler though? No.

brewandbbq, Aug 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -9.1%

GreatBloomer, Aug 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

Holmes698, Aug 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -9.1%

Morey, Aug 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Resuin, Aug 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -9.1%

seeswo, Aug 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

nrbw23, Aug 25, 2013
Nelson Sauvin Pale Ale from Hill Farmstead Brewery
97 out of 100 based on 151 ratings.