Nelson - Alpine Beer Company
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Reviews by yamar68:
4.73/5 rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
HUGE thanks to quirkzoo for this one!
Hazy honey golden body, tons and tons of beading, dense milky finger of paper white head leaves tremendous gobs of lacing.
Hops explode from this beer... syrupy mango/citric sweetness gives my nose an orgasm. So intense, massive stuff. Faint spicy herbal qualities, fresh oranges, just delightful I think. Grapefruit bitterness evolves as it warms.
Incredibly thick tropical fruit, definite Sour Diesel flavors are everywhere, pleasant bitterness transitions into a clean, thirst quenching finish.
Overall, I can see why this beer is so highly sought after. I could drink only this beer everyday for the rest of my life and die happy.
Serving type: bottle
10-15-2012 23:55:00 | More by yamar68
More User Reviews:
4.61/5 rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
This is my second Alpine beer, Pure Hopiness being the first. PH was very good. Let's see if Nelson lives up to the hype. Thanks to Sebowski for the trade.
A: Surprisingly very light looking. Yellow, slightly hazy. Lacing covers the glass. Good head retention. Almost looks like Hop Ranch.
S: Big grapefruit, citrus and guava. Very nice caramel malt base. Quite amazing.
T: Taste follows the aroma. Very big hop profile but it does not overpower the beer. Very balanced beer. This satisfied my hop thirst on every single level.
M: Light to medium bodied. Perfect carbonation and bitterness.
O: After having the pleasure of trying so many delicious, wonderful IPA's in the past few weeks (Gandhi-Bot, PtE, PH, Jai Alai, Schlafly Tasmanian IPA, Sea Hag, Hopslam, etc, etc, etc.), Nelson definitely got my attention. Wonderful beer by Alpine. Glad to have acquired this since I failed at making it to the brewery when I was out in SD. Thanks again to Sebowski.
Serving type: bottle
03-01-2014 02:29:33 | More by BoardwalkBock
Nelson from Alpine Beer Company
99 out of 100 based on 1,580 ratings.