Nelson - Alpine Beer Company
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Ratings: 1,580 | Reviews: 531 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Janderson91:
4.43/5 rDev -0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Another one from dmsohyea, thanks Ian! This one was picked up at the time of the Expo release and enjoyed on 08/11/11.
A - Lighter color than expected. Pale straw yellow color. Clear with a one finger white head that leaves great looking lacing.
S - That signature fruity hop aroma that seems to come from all Alpine beers which I love. Big grapefruit and mango aromas with some sugary sweet malt behind it.
T - Similar to the nose, great stuff. Grapefruit up front and then comes some sweet malts and some rye spiciness. Finishes with a great fruity hop presence that lingers for a while.
M - Mouthfeel is good. Pretty light bodied with lively carbonation.
O - Overall, this is another great one from Alpine. Consistently making some of the best IPAs around.
Serving type: bottle
08-12-2011 02:37:11 | More by Janderson91
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4.61/5 rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
This is my second Alpine beer, Pure Hopiness being the first. PH was very good. Let's see if Nelson lives up to the hype. Thanks to Sebowski for the trade.
A: Surprisingly very light looking. Yellow, slightly hazy. Lacing covers the glass. Good head retention. Almost looks like Hop Ranch.
S: Big grapefruit, citrus and guava. Very nice caramel malt base. Quite amazing.
T: Taste follows the aroma. Very big hop profile but it does not overpower the beer. Very balanced beer. This satisfied my hop thirst on every single level.
M: Light to medium bodied. Perfect carbonation and bitterness.
O: After having the pleasure of trying so many delicious, wonderful IPA's in the past few weeks (Gandhi-Bot, PtE, PH, Jai Alai, Schlafly Tasmanian IPA, Sea Hag, Hopslam, etc, etc, etc.), Nelson definitely got my attention. Wonderful beer by Alpine. Glad to have acquired this since I failed at making it to the brewery when I was out in SD. Thanks again to Sebowski.
Serving type: bottle
03-01-2014 02:29:33 | More by BoardwalkBock
Nelson from Alpine Beer Company
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