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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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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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SocalKicks

California

4/5  rDev +8.1%

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

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

01-14-2014 22:50:21 | More by Kegatron
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

06-25-2014 05:49:15 | More by oriolesfan4
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drewone

California

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

08-19-2014 06:38:01 | More by drewone
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BillRoth

Maryland

4/5  rDev +8.1%

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

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

05-31-2014 22:15:47 | More by Latarnik
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

3.53/5  rDev -4.6%

Came out a yellowish beer with a good amount of clarity for how malty the taste was (not so much appearance) and the use of nelson hops which seem to usually impart a cloudier brew. Aroma was mildly citrusy, I thought it was gonna make a stronger impression on my nasal cavity, as it was described as nelson w/ citra, but here the citrus was present, but mild.

Taste, I guess for this being a pale ale, versus an india pale ale, the soft touches with the hops, citrus and carbonation make a little sense. For my preference, I would have preferred more carbonation. I wanted the funkiness of the nelson hop to be more pronounced, I wanted a bigger citra contribution. Its like everything was good in this beer, but it was just like that little bit of KFC gravy they gave Cartman at the methadone like clinic to hold him over from going into withdrawals. You want more. More citra, more nelson, more hop bite. Just more. Take the same recipe, up it by 25% in the hop department. It came off as a little too malty, so maybe if they cut back a little bit in that department, I'd get a little more of what I'm looking for from those two of my favorite hops.

Overall, a good beer, but one that could be excellent with a few tweaks and no new ingredients. Just an increase/decrease in what is already there.

12-27-2012 17:49:19 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

08-01-2013 02:41:42 | More by Cynic-ale
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claspada

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

05-26-2013 16:52:41 | More by claspada
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bsuedekum

Missouri

4/5  rDev +8.1%

08-18-2014 00:02:59 | More by bsuedekum
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gtermi

Texas

4/5  rDev +8.1%

05-17-2014 03:10:29 | More by gtermi
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jenray

Texas

3/5  rDev -18.9%

12-29-2013 02:46:15 | More by jenray
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ste5venla

California

4/5  rDev +8.1%

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

California

4/5  rDev +8.1%

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

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

07-23-2014 00:51:44 | More by notchucknorris
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Zbeetleman

California

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

07-08-2013 05:07:12 | More by Zbeetleman
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djaeon

California

3/5  rDev -18.9%

10-14-2012 14:17:31 | More by djaeon
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bennetj17

Arizona

4/5  rDev +8.1%

04-29-2014 18:34:19 | More by bennetj17
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tbeq00

California

3/5  rDev -18.9%

12-11-2013 02:36:12 | More by tbeq00
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JohnParadee

Delaware

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

05-14-2014 11:12:10 | More by JohnParadee
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Omnium

Pennsylvania

3.71/5  rDev +0.3%

Bottle > Pint Glass

A - Hazy almost neon yellow with a finger of foamy white head, thick lacing.
S - Fresh grass, grains, lemon peel, cracker malt
T - Nice lemon flavor, floral and grassy as well, finishes clean with the malt coming through.
M - Clean and light. Good carbonation.
O - Good and highly drinkable beer. Not mind-blowing but certainly refreshing.

06-04-2014 02:44:51 | More by Omnium
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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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InfernoBoss

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

10-28-2013 03:10:00 | More by InfernoBoss
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Nunya

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

05-29-2014 11:42:31 | More by Nunya
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Nelson The Impaler from Iron Fist Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.