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Nelson - Alpine Beer Company

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Ratings: 1,954
Reviews: 555
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 8.72%
Wants: 1,153
Gots: 157 | FT: 11
Brewed by:
Alpine Beer Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A Golden Rye IPA - An outstanding hop from New Zealand, Nelson Sauvin, is generously used throughout the brewing and dry-hopping of this unique beer. European rye is added for a smooth, malty addition to flavor. 1.065 OG 7% AB

(Beer added by: rayjay on 08-14-2006)
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STEG

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4.13/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks johndoe8 for trading this one to me.

Golden hue, hazy bodied IPA with a one finger frothy white head. No real retention, spotted lacing drapes around the glass.

Smell has Pineapple mango and rye seed, a general skunky hop character as well as a notable pine and citrus rind presence.

Taste has pineapple, and grapefruit with a rye twang. Some other underlying fruity notes as well as a notable pine character as well.

Mouthfeel has moderate carbonation, slightly prickly and syrupy as well. As an IPA should, but its smack dab in between IIPA and IPA in the mouthfeel category.

Drinkable although a little odd, I would much rather have pure hoppiness or sculpin but I'm glad I had the oppurtunity to try this one. Thanks again Rich.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2011 02:58:40 | More by STEG
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Nelson from Alpine Beer Company
99 out of 100 based on 1,954 ratings.