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Single Hop: Nelson Sauvin - Westbrook Brewing Co.

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41 Ratings
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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 8.91%
Wants: 4
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Westbrook Brewing Co. visit their website
South Carolina, United States

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

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our single-hop rye pale ales are created to showcase the flavor and aromas of individual hop varieties. The grain recipe is kept the same and only the type of hop is changed from batch to batch. Nelson Sauvin is a hop native to New Zealand that has a bold, fruity flavor similar to Sauvignon Blanc grapes.

35 IBU

(Beer added by: thagr81us on 10-02-2012)
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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JohnBender, Mar 07, 2013
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4.08/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

UnderPressure, Feb 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

RedneckBeerz, Feb 24, 2013
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4.36/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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!

5thOhio, Feb 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

pintofparadise, Feb 09, 2013
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4.21/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

patre_tim, Feb 01, 2013
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4.33/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

macrosmatic, Jan 07, 2013
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Single Hop: Nelson Sauvin from Westbrook Brewing Co.
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