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Nelson The Impaler - Iron Fist Brewing Company

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Nelson The Impaler
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52 Ratings
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Ratings: 52
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: UCLABrewN84 on 09-29-2012)
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10-17-2012 23:05:12 | More by xdefeatsy
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Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

06-30-2014 17:02:12 | More by madtrixter787
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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

05-02-2013 18:57:15 | More by goatas4
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ste5venla

California

4/5  rDev +8.1%

12-30-2012 04:05:28 | More by ste5venla
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Texas

4/5  rDev +8.1%

05-17-2014 03:10:29 | More by gtermi
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

10-20-2012 02:13:45 | More by danwho
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thomas2357

Virginia

4/5  rDev +8.1%

07-18-2014 22:15:52 | More by thomas2357
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SocalKicks

California

4/5  rDev +8.1%

04-27-2014 19:08:29 | More by SocalKicks
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California

4/5  rDev +8.1%

01-23-2013 18:43:42 | More by beerpadawan
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davet100

Virginia

4/5  rDev +8.1%

08-06-2014 18:02:39 | More by davet100
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Hawaii

4/5  rDev +8.1%

08-05-2013 09:55:25 | More by Adamah_Adonai
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Missouri

4/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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Maryland

4/5  rDev +8.1%

12-08-2013 06:50:57 | More by BillRoth
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Arizona

4/5  rDev +8.1%

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Ohio

4/5  rDev +8.1%

07-19-2013 14:24:37 | More by OB1
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fourstringer

Maryland

3.93/5  rDev +6.2%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a silly Samuel Adams tulip-pint glass. Moderate hand. No date on the label. This one reports 5.0% ABV.

A: Fairly clear, pale golden yellow-green. 1 finger of foamy, white head with good retention. Light lacing.

S: Fruity hop aroma with white grape character. Lemon. Pear. Faint grapefruit. Floral notes. Pepper. Reminiscent of white wine varietals. Nice.

T: Good, firm bitterness with a floral character initially and throughout. Light malt notes, grass, make a fleeting appearance, but are dominated. Dry finish. No alcohol presence.

M: Moderate carbonation with a light body makes for a satisfying gulper.

O: Very nice showcase for the Nelson Sauvin hop - smells great. Some of that is lost in the flavor, but overall this drinks well. Great session beer and would be very refreshing in warmer weather.

Prost!

01-06-2014 00:20:23 | More by fourstringer
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rawfish

California

3.86/5  rDev +4.3%

Pours the same color as an adjunct lager from the bottle, pale straw, yellow. Stirring up the yeast adds a finger high frothy white head and a solid haze. Good lacing and retention.

White grapes, floral with some citrus zest, lemon and grassy notes. Yeast adds some bread dough and pepper. Very floral and bright aroma.

Pale straw and thin malt with some bread dough and Belgian spice flavors of pepper and clove from the yeast. Hops add a more muted white grape and citrus zest flavor than in the nose but overall very consistent. Balancing bitterness on the finish.

Moderate body that could use a bit more carbonation to liven up the floral and bright qualities of this beer. No alcohol presence and very drinkable.

A fine beer showcasing the Nelson hops, Belgian yeast adds a unique quality in the blending of spice flavors. A bit more of the bright hop flavors and carbonation would definitely push this one over the top.

01-07-2014 08:00:07 | More by rawfish
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.83/5  rDev +3.5%

On tap at Barbara's At The Brewery in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours a clear yellow with a foamy off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, and citrus zest. Taste is much the same with a honey and grapefruit finish. There is a mild hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that tasty and easy to drink.

09-29-2012 09:19:10 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Nelson The Impaler from Iron Fist Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.