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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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JamieDuncan

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +8%

10-05-2013 18:11:20 | More by JamieDuncan
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VTBeerTrade

Vermont

4.75/5  rDev +8%

10-03-2013 18:30:37 | More by VTBeerTrade
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Luk13

Quebec (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +8%

10-01-2013 19:20:21 | More by Luk13
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Kmlund

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -9.1%

10-01-2013 16:05:59 | More by Kmlund
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Beersalesman802

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

09-15-2013 19:53:00 | More by Beersalesman802
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

4.4/5  rDev 0%

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.

09-11-2013 05:40:21 | More by HuskyinPDX
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DrewGingras

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

09-06-2013 02:18:04 | More by DrewGingras
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Quackus

New York

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

09-05-2013 14:03:05 | More by Quackus
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jbarletto

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +8%

09-01-2013 20:05:36 | More by jbarletto
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jderosia603

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

09-01-2013 19:19:20 | More by jderosia603
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BeerImmediately

Pennsylvania

4.66/5  rDev +5.9%

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.

09-01-2013 02:34:32 | More by BeerImmediately
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JMScowcroft

Vermont

4.35/5  rDev -1.1%

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!

08-28-2013 11:47:40 | More by JMScowcroft
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InebriatedJoker

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

08-28-2013 00:26:35 | More by InebriatedJoker
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.55/5  rDev +3.4%

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.

08-27-2013 22:17:18 | More by Huhzubendah
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xenjoiii

New York

5/5  rDev +13.6%

08-27-2013 14:57:36 | More by xenjoiii
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brewandbbq

New Hampshire

4.49/5  rDev +2%

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.

08-27-2013 00:40:27 | More by brewandbbq
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GreatBloomer

Texas

4/5  rDev -9.1%

08-26-2013 21:46:42 | More by GreatBloomer
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Holmes698

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

08-26-2013 20:06:07 | More by Holmes698
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Morey

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -9.1%

08-26-2013 10:22:51 | More by Morey
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Resuin

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

08-26-2013 03:19:57 | More by Resuin
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seeswo

Ohio

4/5  rDev -9.1%

08-25-2013 17:10:02 | More by seeswo
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nrbw23

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

08-25-2013 08:51:48 | More by nrbw23
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JTomczak

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +8%

08-24-2013 01:58:50 | More by JTomczak
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DonFrap

Massachusetts

4.74/5  rDev +7.7%

Poured from a 750 growler to a tree house snifter. Not a huge Nelson Sauvin fan, but figured is give this a shot to see what Shaun could do with it. Definitely has that peppery Hop smell, but with a citrus backup. Poured very light, lighter than I remember HF APAs being. Nice head, good retention. Taste was a surprise. The hop profile comes out up front, but finishes with a smooth citrus finish, very crisp. I liked this WAY more than I thought i would. Definitely get this if you can!

08-24-2013 01:42:55 | More by DonFrap
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HopsintheSack

California

3.75/5  rDev -14.8%

08-23-2013 01:52:54 | More by HopsintheSack
Nelson Sauvin Pale Ale from Hill Farmstead Brewery
97 out of 100 based on 148 ratings.