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Nelson - Alpine Beer Company

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2,130 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,130
Reviews: 563
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 8.95%
Wants: 1,201
Gots: 196 | FT: 14
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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TheBronze

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

09-05-2012 03:46:00 | More by TheBronze
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mcintire78

Massachusetts

4.05/5  rDev -9.4%

a: Pale gold to straw in color with a large, two finger head, but only a small bit of carbonation. Head dissipates very slowly leaving significant lacing.

s: Strong smell of citrus up front, followed by an almost flowery hop smell. Was expecting more rye, but the citrus is overpowering.

t: A very gentle start up, that ends strong with rye. All in all, a very mellow beer.

m: Gentle is the only word for it. Very light carbonation and a lack of bittering hops makes for very easy drinking.

d: High drinkability, much higher than I would have thought from a West Coast IPA. You could down these one after another.

09-03-2012 00:09:00 | More by mcintire78
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travMI13

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

09-02-2012 03:51:07 | More by travMI13
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theminutemen

Missouri

5/5  rDev +11.9%

09-01-2012 19:38:53 | More by theminutemen
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ste5venla

California

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

09-01-2012 15:06:15 | More by ste5venla
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Altenor

California

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

09-01-2012 09:22:49 | More by Altenor
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ellswrth

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

09-01-2012 02:44:05 | More by ellswrth
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -21.7%

08-31-2012 21:39:46 | More by JAHMUR
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Tom-Peters

California

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

08-30-2012 19:53:18 | More by Tom-Peters
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4/5  rDev -10.5%

08-28-2012 20:52:06 | More by mendvicdog
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duceswild

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

08-28-2012 01:55:44 | More by duceswild
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beerpadawan

California

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

08-27-2012 02:23:22 | More by beerpadawan
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scottiethebody

California

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

08-24-2012 18:53:03 | More by scottiethebody
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LambicKing

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

08-22-2012 22:36:01 | More by LambicKing
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Sanjo

California

5/5  rDev +11.9%

08-22-2012 02:43:33 | More by Sanjo
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MrJolly

Arizona

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

08-19-2012 19:40:20 | More by MrJolly
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match1112

Illinois

4.35/5  rDev -2.7%

Big thanks go out to ehammond1 for sending this!

a: murky dark orange body with a slow and steady rise of bubbles from the botton. head is dirty white and stands a half inch tall leaving a nice spider web of lacing as this beer goes down all too quick.

s: nice and mello nose to this one. aromas of grapefruit, spice, rye and a little caramel blend nicely.

t: wowza! this is incredibly good. burst of grapefruit up front is nicely smoothed over by the rye.

m: nice carbonation level. the rye gives this a med-full body. little dry and bitter on the finish but is amazingly well balanced.

o: awesome! i grew up stealing sips of rye whiskey from granddad and have had a love for rye ever since. this beer fills that need very well. so smooth and drinkable! can't get over how awesome this beer is. if you havent had it, you need to.

08-19-2012 00:55:42 | More by match1112
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swetsastonic

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

08-18-2012 14:30:42 | More by swetsastonic
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EtherealArtistry

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

08-18-2012 04:20:09 | More by EtherealArtistry
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barleywinefiend

Washington

4.13/5  rDev -7.6%

A: Poured a slightly hazy golden orange with good carbonation with a promising creamy like white cap, bubbles and moderate lacing. I did spot a little bit of hop oil sticking to the glass

S: Very nice and aromatic. A hefty dose of orchard citrus and tropical fruits; mainly pineapple, mango and orange zest with a light bread, slight pepper and even a touch of honey??

T: Flavorful indeed. The immediate thing I notice is balance. There is a nice breadiness to balance the truckload of hops poured into this. Initially my taste buds get a big passion and tropical fruit blend (kiwi, light pineapple, mango, white grape) with a little green characteristic. Like I would expect a liquid jungle to taste like. The finish is sweet, pretty dry and lighly bitter. Did I say pretty balanced?

M: Medium bodied, sweet, fruity and bready. The rye presents a bigger beer than what you would expect.

O: I can see why this beer is coveted. Also, rye is a love/hate and I seem to find it a difficult task to find one I routinely enjoy so I think mixing rye and Nelson hops together takes balls. Alpine has big balls. Well done but a tad but overrated and hyped. Yeah, i said it.

08-17-2012 11:04:36 | More by barleywinefiend
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Domeshot14

California

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

08-14-2012 20:16:37 | More by Domeshot14
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nrs207

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

08-12-2012 01:07:11 | More by nrs207
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jaasen64

Massachusetts

4.26/5  rDev -4.7%

22oz bottle thanks to Airfoil (picked up from brewery exactly 2 weeks ago). Poured into Lawson's snifter.

A- Pours a little bit hazy dark orange slightly amber. About a half finger of white head that quickly recedes. Not too much carbonation. Some light layered lacing.

S- Citrus hops, grapefruit, balanced with Bready/caramel malts. A little bit above average aroma strength and very pleasant smelling.

T- Citrus, grapefruit hops that blend with lightly sweet bready caramel malts with a hint of honey and a sweet citrusy finish that lingers for a little bit. Very nice balance and quite tasty.

M- Medium bodied, maybe slightly thicker then your average IPA, smooth, goes down easily.

O- This was a very nice IPA, that is typical to the other Alpine's that I've had. Alpine definitely nails the balance between hops and malts in their IPAs and I love the malts that they use. I liked Duet a little bit more, but Nelson is very good too. I would definitely drink this beer again.

08-11-2012 01:46:50 | More by jaasen64
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WorldWideStout

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

08-09-2012 04:36:55 | More by WorldWideStout
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LaChupacabra

California

5/5  rDev +11.9%

08-08-2012 04:20:22 | More by LaChupacabra
Nelson from Alpine Beer Company
99 out of 100 based on 2,130 ratings.