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Nelson - Alpine Beer Company

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Ratings: 2,016
Reviews: 560
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 8.72%
Wants: 1,176
Gots: 167 | FT: 12
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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Dspohn

California

4.93/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Reviewed from notes. Purchased back in 2010 from a recent shipment which had arrived at Hollingshead Deli in Orange so I could confirm it was nice and fresh, and it did not disappoint.

This beer currently edges out the competition for my favorite IPA to date. A great looking golden beer with a bit of haze and solid white head that left a bunch of sticky lacing.

Explosive hop freshness, honestly it has an aroma and flavor profile that I find to be completely unique in the world of IPAs. A crazy combination of super juicy tropical fruit hops with a delicious spicy edge and just enough malt for support to balance things out. Ideal bitterness for my personal tastes. Something about it reminds me of the first Blind Pig I ever had which is the only other beer that I recall having this particular sort of zesty sweet and bitter fruit quality that I have trouble describing. Unfortunately the blind pigs I've had since haven't really had this character for some reason.

Any way you look at it, this beer has an outstandingly good hop profile that just perfectly fits my palate. I'm confident I could identify this beer correctly out of a line up of 10 top IPAs everytime. Alpine makes some damn fine IPAs and this one's my favorite.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2011 05:17:05 | More by Dspohn
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ThePorterSorter

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -10.5%

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California

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

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5/5  rDev +11.9%

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Minnesota

4/5  rDev -10.5%

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Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +11.9%

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Colorado

3/5  rDev -32.9%

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California

5/5  rDev +11.9%

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Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

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4/5  rDev -10.5%

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4/5  rDev -10.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

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Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +11.9%

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kdown

California

5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4/5  rDev -10.5%

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South Carolina

5/5  rDev +11.9%

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Florida

5/5  rDev +11.9%

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Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +11.9%

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California

4/5  rDev -10.5%

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California

5/5  rDev +11.9%

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Tennessee

5/5  rDev +11.9%

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Indiana

4/5  rDev -10.5%

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Illinois

5/5  rDev +11.9%

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Nelson from Alpine Beer Company
99 out of 100 based on 2,016 ratings.