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Nelson - Alpine Beer Company

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2,195 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,195
Reviews: 569
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 8.72%
Wants: 1,222
Gots: 209 | FT: 15
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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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

Kwatt99, Dec 22, 2011
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4.4/5  rDev -1.6%

Poured this beer blidly into a Surly Darkness snifter:

It pours a beautiful honeu amber with thick sticky lacing and prominent 1/2 inch head.

The nose is floral, with citrus overtones and a musty grass smell to it.

The taste is hoppy and citrus right up front with tastes of grapefruit and tangerines. The finish is slightly musty with a little "funk" going on and a nice bitterness on the swallow.

The mouthful is lively and refreshing with a slightly oilly finish

This beer has super high drinkablity in my book, But hey, I'm a hophead. A- for me

shrek806, Dec 21, 2011
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CelticAleMan, Dec 19, 2011
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rpaul2012, Dec 18, 2011
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iSrALE, Dec 18, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -21.7%

johnhenryconway, Dec 18, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

beerhan, Dec 18, 2011
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3/5  rDev -32.9%

cashew70, Dec 18, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

nas5755, Dec 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +11.9%

darkmoon66, Dec 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev -10.5%

dannyfrost, Dec 16, 2011
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JWD, Dec 16, 2011
Photo of cjacobsen
4.43/5  rDev -0.9%

22 oz Bomber poured into a snifter. Thanks to LieutenantSour for hooking me up with this one.

(A) Pours a clean, golden, almost light copper color. Some burnt orange hues around the edges of the glass. Not much of a head as it diminishes extremely quickly. Leaves lacing.

(S) Pine, grapefruit, hops, and honey all greet the nose immediately. Light malts, sugars, and some other citrus notes such as orange and lemon peel follow.

(T) Different. It's a great mix of a golden ale and an IPA. The hops aren't as in your face as they are in the nose. There is a lot more of the sweet, light caramel malts at first, followed by some honey, and then you get the hops more in the middle of the taste.

(M) Kind of has a bit of a grain to it, but finishes smooth and crisp. The bittering lingers for a bit. A solid medium body.

(O) Solid golden IPA. Has a good amount of flavor that is well balanced in sweetness and bitterness. Has a cooling crispness about it that is quite refreshing. It's not like a lot of IPAs that I've had in the past few months.

cjacobsen, Dec 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +11.9%

GoGators, Dec 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +11.9%

jtk, Dec 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev -10.5%

deadmule, Dec 12, 2011
Photo of sholland119
4.33/5  rDev -3.1%

A-Pours a slightly hazy golden with a very small white head with good retention.

S-Pineapple and grapefruit, some sweet malt. Very nice.

T-Plenty of hoppy citrus goodness, nicely balanced by a solid malt base. Quite tasty indeed!

M-Medium bodied, slightly oily.

O-One of my favorite hops, one of my favorite uses of it.


sholland119, Dec 12, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

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5/5  rDev +11.9%

marieow, Dec 08, 2011
Nelson from Alpine Beer Company
99 out of 100 based on 2,195 ratings.