Nelson - Alpine Beer Company
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Reviews by mbudner:
4.7/5 rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Poured from a bomber into a Sam Adams "perfect pint" glass.
A- Very interesting how much the color varies from the thinner part of the glass to the part that bubbles out. Very light, apple juice-like, faint golden color to a darker orange (huge gradient variance.) The head is that white, frothy, yet bubbly head that looks like the most comfortable and delicious pillow in the world. The closest thing I can equate the head to is Pliny the elder.
S- Flowers, bubble gum, orange, sweet lemon, bitter spice from the rye. So much going on the in the aroma. It is really just perfect. Bready malts.
T- Mildly citrusy and heavily floral hop profile. I also get a little bit of the bubblegum from the aroma (the taste is of juicy fruit.) Slight piney-ness in the bitter finish. The finish is nice and bready. Ever so slight spicy flavor from the rye really differentiates this (among other things) from some of the other great IPAs out there, very unique.
M- Slightly (very slightly) under-carbonated. Nice slick, oily hop feel with a great amount of body.
D- Really amazing. I could drink this all day and all night. It smells like something I could only dream of an IPA smelling like Deceptively drinkable for 7.1%abv, but if it was 2% I would still want it all night (same if it was 20%.) This is simply a really phenomenal IPA.
Serving type: bottle
12-21-2009 22:52:38 | More by mbudner
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 2,037 ratings.