Nelson - Alpine Beer Company
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Reviews by portia99:
4.13/5 rDev -7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
22oz bottle poured into a Bruery tulip.
A - Pours a pale gold with hints of orange. A slight haze - not perfectly clear - kinda glows in the light. A huge, fluffy, whipped cream like head sits atop this beer and doesn't give any hint of going away. Lots of sticky lacing down the sides of the glass. Very good looking IPA.
S - Lots of citrusy, fruity aromas here. Lots of grapefruit, and I'm getting a big hit of pineapple and some mango. A bit of spicyness, maybe some cloves in the background from the rye.
T - Citrus backed up with the distinctive rye spicy zing mixed in. Pineapple, some grapefruit. Sharply bitter, and somewhat alcoholic (a touch phenolic) in character, which is enhanced some by the rye.
M - Light to medium in body...rather high on the carbonation scale. Very tingly in the mouth. The rye leaves an impression in the mouth - spicy, clovely, cool feeling left behind.
D - Pretty nice IPA overall. Really enjoying this beer, but not as much as the other Alpines I've had (Exp Hoppiness, Pure Hoppiness, and Duet). Really great beer though. Definitely would go for this one again.
Serving type: bottle
11-20-2009 02:13:37 | More by portia99
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 2,025 ratings.