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Nelson - Alpine Beer Company

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Ratings: 2,025
Reviews: 561
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 8.72%
Wants: 1,179
Gots: 173 | FT: 13
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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SupaCelt

Michigan

4.43/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Honey color. Some chill haze. A fat finger of head. A quarter inch of steadfast froth hangs around for the festivities. Heaps of lace spattered about and plastered in sheets.

The nose is a lively basket of hop character. Some grapefruit and light pine as well as the predominant and much ballyhooed sweet nelson hop white wine grapey quality are noticeable. It is true to the tales of uniqueness.

The flavor is delicious. The wine like qualities show again in a bit of dry sourness, but be not mistaken this is every bit an ale and a very enjoyable one at that. A sassafrass twang and some citrus pings mingle together to create a unique flavor profile atop the light bready base. The finish is more sweet than crisp with a nice hop dryness. A pleasure.

The mouthfeel tips in at or around medium. The sweet finish is an indication that this selection is a bit heavier in body than many of the other fine west coast varieties that have danced across this palate.

Overall, this bottle did not disappoint. It is quite unique and thoroughly enjoyable. This selection is one that makes a man reconsider the thought that he has run the spectrum of india pale ales and cannot be shocked and awed by something from this style. Bravo.

Thanks, Martin for the diligence.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2011 06:01:56 | More by SupaCelt
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Nelson from Alpine Beer Company
99 out of 100 based on 2,025 ratings.