Nelson - Alpine Beer Company
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Reviews by Jayli:
4.65/5 rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Acquired from mthomas84 via SS '11 so a big THANK YOU goes out to him
poured in to a pint glass
A: This beer pours a rich hazy copper color with a 1/4 inch of bone white sudsy head. Head recedes immediately and leaves sudsy sheets of lacing on the glass.
S: Nose is big fruity notes - mango and pineapple, as the beer warms more pine and grapefruit notes come in. There's a hearty caramel backbone too.
T: Taste starts with a heaping dose of pine and earthy bitterness. Caramel underlays the entire beer but begins to blend extremely well with the juicy mango and pineapple flavoring. Perhaps even a touch of apple. Light tangerine citrus bite in the finish.
M: Medium body, medium carbonation, crisp at first and the beer almost thickens and becomes oily and slick.
O: Goes down easily, extremely tasty, not too filling, ridiculously well hidden kick, excellent representation of style. This is by and far one of the best IPA's that I've had!
Serving type: bottle
12-23-2011 03:23:22 | More by Jayli
More User Reviews:
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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