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Father Nelson - La Cumbre Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 66
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 6.9%
Wants: 74
Gots: 7 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
La Cumbre Brewing Co. visit their website
New Mexico, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ONovoMexicano on 04-21-2014

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Finger and a half of foamy, pale whaite head. Body is golden with hues of brown. Slight hazy look and no carbonation evident. 4.25

Big citrusy nose almost suggests OJ. Resinousand spicy too. Big malt presence too. Seems like an extension of PD. 4.5

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S- Bright fruity aroma. Passion fruit, mango, lemon grass, orange zest, and some pineapple. Tropical with a slight amount of the typical Nelson hop onion character.

T- Whoa buddy! Things escalated rather quickly. Citrus hops strangle the tongue and never want to let go. The battle ensues with cracker like malt that steps in to break things up. Depth galore.

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Father Nelson from La Cumbre Brewing Co.
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