Nelson - Alpine Beer Company
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4.58/5 rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
I ordered a pint of Nelson on tap at Toronado in San Diego.
Appearance: Copper with a bit of yellow hue. Thin head fast dissipation. Good lacing. Looks great.
Smell: Creamy ripe mango with strong basilesque hop overtones. Man the smell is so tropical but still maintains a respectable hop character.
Taste: Creamy mango with great hop presence but not overly bitter. The rye is present. Hop flavor sticks to the palate but not in an oily way.
Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation.
Drinkability: Insanely drinkable with a creamy mouthfeel.
This was a pleasant surprise.
UPDATE: I had a bottle of the a recent batch of Nelson. The bottled version is vastly inferior to the tap version, IMO. Overwhelming rye and none of the tropical flavor. If you've had it in the bottle and were not impressed, try the tap. Not changing the review because I believe the tap version is a great beer and a number of reviewers are picking up those tropical flavors in the bottle - maybe I just had a bad bottle.
Serving type: on-tap
08-13-2009 01:40:46 | More by kbm
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