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Nelson - Alpine Beer Company

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Ratings: 2,034
Reviews: 561
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 8.72%
Wants: 1,183
Gots: 173 | FT: 13
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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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Hazy golden color with not much of a head but some great lacing down the glass.

S: A lot of grapefruit here. The citrus hops smell fresh and absolutely amazing. A bit of tangerine in there as well and some bubblegum.

T: Some fresh grapefruit hop flavor upfront. Before the hops can get too bitter, the malts come in and smooth it out. The malts don't have a ton of flavor on their own, but they allow the hop flavor to ride over them without letting any bitterness over them. There's no "pop" to the hops, but this beer just works. Another great one from Alpine.

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Poured from bomber to perfect pint glass

A- hazy light gold with the slightest billowy head that hangs around the edges and laces the whole glass nicely

S- huge sweet grapefruit slam with a slight pepper back end. Not much malt profile at all

T- super spicy grapefruit awesomeness!!! Very earthy and sweet. Pepper lingers with hop bitterness

M- very full and pleasant. The carbonation is close to being too much, but the thickness of the beer works with it

D- this is a big IPA. Bigger than a lot of DIPA's out there. If you like super hop forward beers, than this is an awesome beer to sit down and enjoy!!!

This is the first time I've had this from a bottle. Have had on tap several times, and don't remember being this impressed...

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Nelson from Alpine Beer Company
99 out of 100 based on 2,034 ratings.