Nelson - Alpine Beer Company
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4.31/5 rDev -3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Thanks to eyebereej for sending this one! Reviewed from notes. Poured from a bomber into a Cigar City pint glass.
A: Pours a light gold with mild haze, lots of visible carbonation, and 1 1/2 finger's worth of white fluffy head. Very pretty.
S: Tropical fruits, grapefruit, melon, lemon, grassy and a bit of dank and resin. I do feel like there's some white vinous character as well, but I don't know if that's just the power of suggestion from the label.
T: Tropical fruits, melon, a bit of spicy character; then citrus (lemon and some grapefruit). The resinous pine that I got in the nose doesn't appear in the palate. A light cracker malt lurks underneath the cacophony of hop flavors. Only mildly bitter on the hang for style.
M: Light body, good carbonation sensation, and the alcohol is well-hidden.
O: Nelson's not always my favorite hop, but this is really quite enjoyable. Wonderfully crafted IPA. Glad I got to try it.
Serving type: bottle
10-28-2013 02:54:04 | More by macrosmatic
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