Nelson - Alpine Beer Company
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Ratings: 2,006 | Reviews: 559 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Roguer:
4.66/5 rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
Bright, pale yellow - lemon-colored. Despite the bright appearance, it's thick and pulpy, almost completely opaque. One finger of perfectly white head, quickly fading, leaving nice lacing.
Aroma of grapefruit and sweet lemon. Hint of rye or spice, barest sign of clover honey or flower. Slightly delicate.
Immediately sweet, followed by a noticeable hoppy dryness, and then you're hit with a ton of fruit: ultra-sweet grapefruit, lemon, a hint of rind. The rye comes through in the finish, if at all. Very little malt balance, but still comes across as very smooth.
Alive and bubbly, but still a medium-light feel. You can toss it around with no foaming and no sting, although the carbonation makes you feel its presence. Lovely hop oil residue.
This should be up there with other single-IPA stalwarts such as Jai Alai and Flower Power. It is absurdly juicy, bright, and hoppy, alive, and yet eminently drinkable.
Thanks to JayORear for the trade!
Serving type: bottle
09-16-2013 21:07:28 | More by Roguer
More User Reviews:
4.9/5 rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
A: Pours very yellow with a slight golden hue to it, was quite surprised with the color of this IPA, it looks more like a blonde ale, but it still looks good.
S: Tropical fruits, spice, pine, bitterness, and a hint of pineapple and sweet malts, absolutely amazing smell to this beer!
T: Blown away in this category! In the beginning you get a wonderful blend of spice and pine, which transitions to an amazing blend of spice and tropical fruits, and then finishes with spice, tropical fruits, pine, pineapple, and some bitterness. Every flavor in this beer is so perfectly balanced and you get so much of every flavor, and this beer tastes truly incredible!
M: Perfect execution here, crisp, light refreshing, leaves your mouth a little dry which leaves you craving it more and more!
O: This is an incredible beer, easily hits number 2 on my top IPA’s list! You have to try this beer!
Serving type: bottle
07-22-2014 01:55:34 | More by KnowYourCraft
Nelson from Alpine Beer Company
99 out of 100 based on 2,006 ratings.