Nelson - Alpine Beer Company
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Reviews by ThreeWiseMen:
4.65/5 rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Split a bomber with my good friend and roommate, JustinA1.
Served in a New Belgium globe.
Appearance: Lightly hazed and very pale; body is predominantly gold-colored but shows mild shades of orange as well. A thin, white film sits atop, surrounded by a sudsy, white crown. Each sip leaves a new layer of spotty lacing on the walls of the glass. Other than the body looking pretty dull, I'm happy with Nelson's appearance.
Smell: Candied orange, white peach, passion fruit, pear, and honey all combine to form a wonderfully soft and fruity aroma. Herbal notes still shine through though, adding a nice sort of dankness. Really diggin' this!
Taste: Grapefruit, honeydew melon, pear, and herbal piney bitterness. The bottle describes white wine characteristics - I can see that. A nutty, bready, even oaty malt profile hangs right in there with the hop half - fantastic balance! With time, the white peach I found in the aroma makes its way into the taste as well. Wonderfully complex and unique, and not over-hopped like most west coast IPAs.
Mouthfeel: Pretty light in body with fine, moderate strength carbonation. Doesn't finish as dry as most IPAs, though I think that extra residual sweetness allows the soft fruit flavors to really stand out. Far from intense, this one's pretty easy on the palate.
Drinkability: Oh hell yeah! The light body and delicate balance make this IPA extremely sessionable. No palate-wrecking here. Delightfully complex and suitable for any craft beer lover. Nelson is a truly beautiful IPA.
Serving type: bottle
01-23-2011 02:32:57 | More by ThreeWiseMen
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 2,004 ratings.