Nelson - Alpine Beer Company
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4.7/5 rDev +5.1%
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On tap at Amazing Grapes in Rancho Santa Margarita CA 7/17/14.
A: Cloudy light golden body. A small creamy pearl white head on the initial pour recedes to a small ring around the rim of the glass. Glows when held up to the light, and would score higher if head retention was a little better.
S: MASSIVE juicy tropical fruit, and grapefruit. Potent white wine notes round out the aroma. Hints of pine. One of the best aromas I've ever encountered in an IPA. Not very many singular aroma profiles overall, but absolutely stunning in its simplicity.
T: Sweet white wine, zesty orange, and dank grapefruit. Crackery malt makes itself known as it warms. Minimal bitterness when compared to its peers. Again, very simple, but still absolutely beautiful.
M: Light/Medium bodied and effervescent. Long, drying finish accentuates the hop character.
O: After having this a few times, this is more than likely my favorite "single" IPA in the world. A wonderful exercise in balance flavor-wise when compared to most of its "West Coast" counterparts. Massive hop flavor and aroma without the hyper aggressive bitterness that characterizes the style. This is my "Desert Island" beer. Cheers Alpine!
08-07-2014 04:27:06 | More by More_betterness
Nelson from Alpine Beer Company
99 out of 100 based on 2,126 ratings.