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Nelson - Alpine Beer Company

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Ratings: 2,146
Reviews: 566
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 8.95%
Wants: 1,211
Gots: 199 | 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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nevins

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

01-26-2012 00:59:58 | More by nevins
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raverjames

Virginia

4/5  rDev -10.5%

01-25-2012 21:04:03 | More by raverjames
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beast464

Maryland

4/5  rDev -10.5%

01-25-2012 20:41:01 | More by beast464
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Rckmo10

California

5/5  rDev +11.9%

01-25-2012 04:35:07 | More by Rckmo10
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Schlais

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

01-24-2012 04:20:14 | More by Schlais
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CliffBrake

New Hampshire

4.78/5  rDev +6.9%

Thanks to breaks808 for the bottle. Cheers!

Light orange color with light haze. Awesome rocky white head, long-lasting and leaving a dense curtain of lace.

Grapefruit aroma nicely balanced and supported by bready malts and a bit of a rustic, spicy character that must be due to the rye.

Citrus and tropical hops - papaya and orange, grapefruit - all blend beautifully and with the smooth mouthfeel contribute to a very juicy character. Bready malts add some body to the mix but the emphasis is on the fruity hop characters. Spicy, lightly bitter finish.

Big flavors but well balanced and light on its feet. Nelson proves that a big American IPA doesn't have to be clunky. A pretty beer through and through.

Highly recommended.

01-24-2012 01:06:41 | More by CliffBrake
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mrbubbler

California

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

01-23-2012 00:50:25 | More by mrbubbler
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djaeon

California

3/5  rDev -32.9%

01-22-2012 21:16:32 | More by djaeon
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matto4444

Missouri

5/5  rDev +11.9%

01-21-2012 18:28:47 | More by matto4444
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Kaydogg

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

01-20-2012 15:08:18 | More by Kaydogg
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Jefe73

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

01-20-2012 15:02:48 | More by Jefe73
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Shackman

California

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

01-20-2012 00:02:05 | More by Shackman
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xenjoiii

New York

5/5  rDev +11.9%

01-19-2012 15:07:26 | More by xenjoiii
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Elfastball7

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +11.9%

01-17-2012 04:35:40 | More by Elfastball7
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jwelsh

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

01-17-2012 01:34:36 | More by jwelsh
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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

01-16-2012 03:29:36 | More by millerbuffoon
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seans86

Maryland

5/5  rDev +11.9%

01-16-2012 00:44:59 | More by seans86
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acurtis

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -10.5%

01-15-2012 13:57:15 | More by acurtis
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funkel81

California

4/5  rDev -10.5%

01-14-2012 20:08:41 | More by funkel81
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Beernerdz

California

5/5  rDev +11.9%

01-12-2012 05:47:12 | More by Beernerdz
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onefalsemove711

California

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

Poured from a bomber into an imperial pint glass.

This beer is quite a specimen. Good 1/2 inch head with nice lacing. Right from the pour the smell of grapefruit and tropical fruit wafts through the air. I can already tell this one is going to be good. Tropical fruits, grapefruit, orange peel, spicy hops and caramel. Wow! Nicely carbonated, slightly viscous, but nevertheless smooth and really easy drinking.

A fantastic beer that I have a hard time passing up whenever I happen to see it on the shelves. Fortunately, that's quite a bit! Delicious and highly recommended!

01-10-2012 05:16:06 | More by onefalsemove711
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schwaeh

Ohio

4/5  rDev -10.5%

01-10-2012 00:48:45 | More by schwaeh
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bashiba

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

Poured a dirty yellow/orange with lots of sedimant, a light thin head.

The smell is very Nelson, pungent and fruity at the same time, almost a touch sour.

The flavor is hops driven, the nelson qualities shine with the murkey and pungent old cheese flavors mixing in with the fresh tropical fruit notes. The light rye breadiness comes through nicely in the finish.

The mouthfeel is lightly resiny with a long dry finish.

Very nice, great use of a great hops.

01-10-2012 00:40:20 | More by bashiba
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Blakaeris

Iowa

3.73/5  rDev -16.6%

Pours hazy pale golden with a thick soapy head.

Aroma is tropical citrus hop with a hint of pale malt.

Taste is toasted malt with more of the tropical hop quality - pineapple, orange, and melon. Finishes very smoothwith residual sweetness and only a slight bitterness.

Mouthfeel is light bodied.

Overall, a pleasant easy drinking IPA. Lighter and sweeter than expected. Very clean.

01-10-2012 00:38:59 | More by Blakaeris
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falcon1

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

01-09-2012 13:55:02 | More by falcon1
Nelson from Alpine Beer Company
99 out of 100 based on 2,146 ratings.