Nelson - Alpine Beer Company
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Reviews by mcintire78:
4.05/5 rDev -9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
a: Pale gold to straw in color with a large, two finger head, but only a small bit of carbonation. Head dissipates very slowly leaving significant lacing.
s: Strong smell of citrus up front, followed by an almost flowery hop smell. Was expecting more rye, but the citrus is overpowering.
t: A very gentle start up, that ends strong with rye. All in all, a very mellow beer.
m: Gentle is the only word for it. Very light carbonation and a lack of bittering hops makes for very easy drinking.
d: High drinkability, much higher than I would have thought from a West Coast IPA. You could down these one after another.
Serving type: bottle
09-03-2012 00:09:00 | More by mcintire78
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 2,028 ratings.