Nelson - Alpine Beer Company
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Reviews by Telix:
4.43/5 rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured from the bottle into a Sam Adams sensory glass.
A: Pours super fizzy with a 2" fluffy cloudlike head. It's nearly sparkling with tons of carbonation streaming from the nucleation points. The color is a wheaty yellow color, and it's almost clear, but not quite.
S: Nice big aroma - citrus, slightly spicy, rye malts, grapes - it's sweet and slightly tart. Unique.
T: Tangy! It's almost champagne like in texture, with big sparkling fizzyness on the tongue that lends bitterness and a dry finish. The tart grape flavors mesh with the rye to make a unique, unexpected beer. I detected a subtle frutiness and a roasted chocolate note, but there can't possibly be any roasted malt in there. Full of flavor, unique, crisp, tart - this would be great in the summer or with food. It's really more like a saison than an IPA.
M: Sparkling champagne-like, fizzy on the tongue with huge carbonation levels. As the carbonation dies down a little and the beer warms up, the mouthfeel calms down into more normal territory. Refreshing, clean finishing.
D: I was surprised by this beer, as it really wasn't I expected. Instead of a rye IPA this was more like a saison, with huge carbonation and a lot of tartness. I'd love to have this again with some pork.
Serving type: bottle
02-23-2010 01:26:32 | More by Telix
More User Reviews:
4.98/5 rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Alpine has just started distributing their kegs and I have been lucky enough to be in LA and a frequent customer to the bars where they get Alpine's stuff. This Rye IPA has a very unique hazy and golden color, not typical of other Rye IPAs I've had (Hop Rod, Ruthless). The smell is on point, I can't think of a better nose to a beer that I've ever had (Pliny is up there though). This sets you up for an unbelievable palate pleaser. Very very drinkable (got me into some fun last night) and not something you can burn out on. If you can get your hands on this, it's an unforgettable beer. A top 5 IPA for sure.
Serving type: on-tap
07-27-2014 07:44:58 | More by DannyBigs
4.53/5 rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
A=deep orange, hazy, not a lot of light getting through
S=tropical, mango, papaya, slight citrus at colder temp
T=taste is right on pace with the aroma, all kinds of tropical flavors. real big.
M=the flavors and mouthfeel change drastically as beer warms, all kinds of flavors being released
O=outstanding brew, one of a kind flavor, great use of the nelson hops, did I mention outstanding?
Serving type: on-tap
07-26-2014 02:48:22 | More by HopLover1
Nelson from Alpine Beer Company
99 out of 100 based on 2,029 ratings.