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Nelson The Impaler - Iron Fist Brewing Company

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68 Ratings
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Ratings: 68
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 10.6%
Wants: 1
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Iron Fist Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: UCLABrewN84 on 09-29-2012

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Ratings: 68 | Reviews: 10
Photo of cherche
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beerparrot
3.54/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Lighter color, grapefruit aroma, I like the taste since it is a single hopped beer. A grapefruit like bit and fruitiness, nice mouth feel.

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.04/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a hazy light straw amber with gold highlights and a half finger white head with good retention and lots of lacing. Nice aroma of citrus and apple family fruit, citrus and grassy hops, grapefruit. Interesting. Flavor is biscuit malt, slightly sweet orange and lemon citrus, grapefruit finishing with fairly intense grapefruit rind and resiny hop bitterness that is much drier. Medium bodied with bright carbonation. Quite flavorful for a pale ale. I wanted to favor the fruity Nelson hop flavors a bit longer, finding the finish a bit abrupt, but I did like both phases of flavor. A well done and tasty pale ale. Not one of my go-to styles, but ales like this could change my habits.

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4.39/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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3.59/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy golden straw color with a 2 finger dense and rocky white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of lemon, orange zest, pear, apple, white grape, peppercorn, cracker, bread, herbal, straw, grass, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good complexity of bright citrus/fruity hops and light-moderate pale malt balance; with good strength. Taste of lemon, orange zest, pear, apple, white grape, peppercorn, cracker, bread, herbal, straw, grass, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Good amount of peppery bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, orange zest, pear, apple, white grape, peppercorn, cracker, bread, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and robustness of bright citrus/fruity hops and light-moderate pale malt balance; with a nice malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish as expected of 5%. Overall this is a very nice pale ale style. All around good complexity and robustness of bright citrus/fruity hops and light-moderate pale malt balance; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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4.01/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Sampled on tap at Domminicks in OS. Pours PE yellow and slightly cloudy with a finger of head that dissapates after a few sips into fine lacing. Nose is very subtle with just a hint of lemongrass and wheat. While I don't know the yeast used, the flavor strongly brings BE yeast strains to mind. A bit of farmhouse funk nicely balanced by clean hop flavors. Finding myself liking it more as I get deeper into the glass. Finish is very clean on the palate. Pairs extremely well with a Cesar salad.

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3.56/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.7/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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Nelson The Impaler from Iron Fist Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.