Nelson - Alpine Beer Company
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Ratings: 2,146 | Reviews: 566 | Display Reviews Only:
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.
01-24-2012 01:06:41 | More by CliffBrake
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
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
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
Nelson from Alpine Beer Company
99 out of 100 based on 2,146 ratings.