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Nelson - Alpine Beer Company

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2,006 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,006
Reviews: 559
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 8.72%
Wants: 1,175
Gots: 161 | FT: 11
Brewed by:
Alpine Beer Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A Golden Rye IPA - An outstanding hop from New Zealand, Nelson Sauvin, is generously used throughout the brewing and dry-hopping of this unique beer. European rye is added for a smooth, malty addition to flavor. 1.065 OG 7% AB

(Beer added by: rayjay on 08-14-2006)
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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

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Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

02-25-2014 05:01:11 | More by jaymo18
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North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

02-25-2014 03:49:37 | More by ben4unc
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JohnParadee

Delaware

4.53/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle into chilled pint glass. Surprisingly light yellow/orange color (thought it might be more cloudy & orange, based on smell). Relatively thin fluffy white head, which dissipated somewhat quickly. Lots of tiny bubbles, and good/sticky/even lacing throughout the quaff. On the nose, strong pine dominates over grapefruit/orange citrus notes. There is a distinct dankiness to the nose, which becomes all the more prominent upon first sip. As the beer settles and warms, the beer becomes more hoppy/piney/dank and less floral/citrusy on the palette, which is fine by me (that's how I like them, although a little more balance would be preferred here). Mouthfeel is full and coating. Alcohol burn is subdued until final points of the finish. All in all, I liked this very much. A very good example of West Coast style (reminds me a little of Sucks in that regard). Duet is better, but Nelson is a close second. Nice work, Alpine!

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2014 02:50:08 | More by JohnParadee
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POTABLE83

New York

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

02-24-2014 22:14:20 | More by POTABLE83
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Texas

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

02-24-2014 13:55:40 | More by Jvrdz24
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California

5/5  rDev +11.9%

02-22-2014 07:37:45 | More by Sev
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Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

02-20-2014 05:33:34 | More by orangesol
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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

02-19-2014 15:44:12 | More by JulianC
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Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

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California

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Indiana

5/5  rDev +11.9%

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UAhobbes

California

5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Nelson, to me, is easily one of the best IPA's I've ever had. I'm a big hop head who loves hop-forward beers. Not only is this beer incredibly well balanced, its fruity characteristics give it that respectable nudge into the elites.

If something terribly wrong occurred where one could only choose one brewery to drink from... Alpine would be the one.

Serving type: on-tap

02-16-2014 00:03:39 | More by UAhobbes
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Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

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Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

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New Jersey

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California

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Massachusetts

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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

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New York

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New York

4/5  rDev -10.5%

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jjdc

District of Columbia

4.81/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This beer looks stunning, like liquid sunshine in the glass. The nose is sumptuous with Sticky citrus notes of tangerine and grapefruit. The rye adds a dry backbone that is perfect complement to the juicy, tropical sweetness of the hops. This beer is perfectly integrated and balanced. As good as IPAs get. This is a treat.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2014 02:29:27 | More by jjdc
Nelson from Alpine Beer Company
99 out of 100 based on 2,006 ratings.