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Nelson - Alpine Beer Company

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Ratings: 1,941
Reviews: 555
rAvg: 4.46
pDev: 8.74%
Wants: 1,155
Gots: 155 | 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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vande

Illinois

3.85/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: a hearty, somewhat hazy golden pour with slight lacing that clings to the glass as if its life depends on it...

S: Not quite what I was expecting... Interesting mix of citrus, pineapple, hints of the rye...

T: the pineapple - citrus hoppy presence melded together with the proof of rye nelson hoppy uniqueness makes this an interesting ipa...

M: medium bodied creamy textured...

O: Interesting, tasty... Glad I had one!

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2011 04:05:01 | More by vande
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laxer8811

New York

4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

06-26-2014 12:02:20 | More by laxer8811
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Gotti311

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

03-15-2014 11:27:16 | More by Gotti311
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facesnorth

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

04-02-2014 04:20:17 | More by facesnorth
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Evan

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

03-23-2013 22:29:08 | More by Evan
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jkane101

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

03-10-2012 18:36:04 | More by jkane101
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Soto

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

12-25-2013 06:18:01 | More by Soto
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victory4me

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

10-11-2013 04:34:23 | More by victory4me
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Stigs

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

split 22oz bomber, served in pint glasses

A - light gold in color, hazy. light and fluff yet ample head...spotty lacing.

S - insanely citrus. almost like Tang. freshly squeezed oranges, grapefruit, lemon rind, pineapple. a little bitter but very sweet and floral. great sniffer.

T - huge rush of grapefruity sweetness and bitterness, quite juicy. grassy in the middle with some floral notes, light buttery caramel malt throughout. lightly soapy at the finish.

M - medium bodied, very oily and slick. carbonation is ample and lively.

D - very nice, and unique, IPA. easily the strongest citrus notes (especially in the nose) I've ever come across, great aromatics.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2010 03:56:01 | More by Stigs
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ChrisPro

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -15.9%

01-19-2013 19:00:40 | More by ChrisPro
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kbuzz

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

09-15-2013 01:45:16 | More by kbuzz
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standardcherry

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

04-29-2014 20:23:25 | More by standardcherry
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IndyDad

New York

4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

12-01-2013 14:56:57 | More by IndyDad
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HumanParaquat

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

11-15-2013 00:27:05 | More by HumanParaquat
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dkw0063

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

07-09-2014 15:08:56 | More by dkw0063
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Anonymous1

Illinois

4/5  rDev -10.3%

07-07-2013 22:52:53 | More by Anonymous1
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redfox405

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

06-30-2014 05:09:45 | More by redfox405
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ucsbmullet

Colorado

5/5  rDev +12.1%

05-02-2013 23:44:21 | More by ucsbmullet
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scotv

New York

4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

01-19-2014 13:46:02 | More by scotv
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pperez38

California

4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

05-02-2013 10:45:45 | More by pperez38
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sloelco

California

4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

12-26-2013 17:27:07 | More by sloelco
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Hessian257

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

02-04-2012 05:46:37 | More by Hessian257
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brycevolk

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

04-29-2013 13:10:34 | More by brycevolk
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yeahnatenelson

Illinois

4.78/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another lovely Cali bomber gathered from teh internets.

Appearance - Copper-hued brew with a fluffy mound of virgin white head. Lovely...

Smell - To me, this smells uncannily like an english muffin with butter and orange marmalade...

Taste - Much less of the sweet citrus, more bitter rind. Again with the buttered bread. Spicy rye toward the back end along with some grassy, vegetal taste.

Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied, medium-light carbonation.

Drinkability - This is a tasty beer! My experience with rye beers is limited, as is with the Nelson Sauvin hop varietal, and I have to say this beer has piqued my curiosity in both. The beer seemed to disappear as if by magic. So well rounded, with flavors that are completely foreign to me (The buttered bread, I'm telling you!).

I found this to be a very exciting and supremely drinkable brew. The fact that Alpine doesn't distribute in my state is unfortunate as this could have easily become one of my go-to beers...

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2010 20:24:20 | More by yeahnatenelson
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POTABLE83

New York

4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

02-24-2014 22:14:20 | More by POTABLE83
Nelson from Alpine Beer Company
99 out of 100 based on 1,941 ratings.