Single Hop: Nelson Sauvin - Westbrook Brewing Co.
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4.08/5 rDev +3.8%
Very cloudy pale orange beer with a weak head. Decent lacing though.
Strong grapefruit and citrus aroma. Tropical (mango) fruit. Smells almost like a fruit juice.
Some spicy bitterness upfront. Overtaken by a sweet maltiness. More hops after swallowing, but less fruity than in the aroma.
Thick and creamy compared to most other pale ales. Carbonation is quite delicate, but gives a nice sensation. Beer has a lingering bitter finish.
02-26-2013 13:52:22 | More by UnderPressure
4.36/5 rDev +10.9%
Pours a warm orange-amber with a quarter inch creamy bright white head. Plenty of delicate lacing on the edges. Nose is fruity, floral and some aromas I can't quite put my finger on.
Mouthfeel is medium, appropriate for the style, with smooth yet prickly effervescence.
Delicious rye spiciness mixed with a nice hop bite from that flavor I still can't quite isolate. Malt takes a backseat but yet provides enough balance to even the hop & rye out. Definitely a unique taste and aroma from the nelson sauvin hops. If you're tired of the same old pine or citrus flavors, this is the IPA for you.
More great brewing from Westbrook!
02-11-2013 00:14:17 | More by 5thOhio
4.21/5 rDev +7.1%
A: Clear orange yellow amber with a slight cloud and some particles of various sizes- dark spots and smaller particles suspended within. 3 finger yellowish foamy head.
S: Passion fruit, Hawaiian punch, fruity and tropical. Not getting much more.
T: Passion fruit, passion fruit, passion fruit, comes to the front and tropical punch hides in the background. Bitterness is balanced and not extreme, lingers on the tongue. Dry finnish.
M: Medium somewhat resiny body, medium carbonation.
O: Very enjoyable. Got this at Earthfare in Columbia, SC. Love the bottle, love the taste, unique unto itself. Would go well with spicy food, pinapple slices, bbq pineapple spears.
02-01-2013 02:56:20 | More by patre_tim
4.33/5 rDev +10.2%
Thanks to dogdoc for this one! Reviewed from notes. Poured from bomber into an Upland pint glass.
A: Hazy gold in color with a big fluffy white head that lingers. Moderate visible carbonation.
S: Grapefruit, citrus, pine, tropical fruit hops, and a light malt. It smells really good, although not what I expected from a Nelson-only beer.
T: Follows the nose well. Nice lemony grapefruit citrus, a bit of spice and pine hops, biscuit malt. Bittersweet hang with the hop bitterness tingle.
M: Medium body for an APA (Rye-PA), good carbonation sensation, minimal alcohol presence.
O: This was a very enjoyable brew! The only weird thing - I got minimal to no rye character out of the beer, and the hop profile isn't what I usually pick up from Nelson Sauvin at all. Both of which led me to expect...well, not the beer that I drank. I even double-checked the label to make sure I had the right beer. Regardless, it was quite tasty.
01-07-2013 05:48:13 | More by macrosmatic
3.88/5 rDev -1.3%
Half growler poured into a Delirium snifter on 9/14/12
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Pale, almost watery orange-brown; medium depth with some cloudiness. One and a half finger head thins slowly leaving thick clumps of foam, ring retention and dense, crackly lace.
The hop aroma is interesting. It starts off with a sweetish, tropical, cotton candy/bubble gum type of smell, but as the beer opens up it has a pronounced peach nose. Fluffy, modest grains stay off to the side. Hints of pineapple, mango and sugar cookie.
After a brief showing of pine prickliness on the palate, the hops shift toward a blended-up tropical citrus montage. This starts to get punchy after several sips; it definitely has a good hop kick. Malts are of the toasty, grainy variety. The finish is dry with grapefruit bitterness.
Medium-light body with gritty resin and an appropriately peppy carbonation to boot. As the beer warms, the finish turns sticky sweet.
Overall impression - Really enjoyable to drink. I'd like to see more of this particular hop.
12-29-2012 03:39:02 | More by Ryan011235
Single Hop: Nelson Sauvin from Westbrook Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.