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Nelson - Alpine Beer Company

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Ratings: 2,354
Reviews: 575
rAvg: 4.48
pDev: 9.15%
Wants: 1,272
Gots: 232 | FT: 17
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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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Purchased very fresh from alpine beer co. Pours a hazy orange color with some faint sediment. Looks like watered down orange juice. The smell is incredible. Beautiful representation of nelson and it's earthy, fruity, dank hop character. The taste is where the rye comes in subtly but enough and provides an incredible companion for the so iciness of nelson hops. Such a balanced easy drinking but full flavored brew. One of my favorites. Top 3

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big props to Raulazzer for making this happen. Been seeking this for a while, and I'm fresh off tasting Father Nelson from LCBC to compare.

A- Slightly hazy golden color with a 1 finger white head. Nice ring around edge. Fair lacing.

S- Fresh, acidic citrus fruits of pineapple, tangerine, and slight grapefruit. Hoppy as can be. Touch of vegitative aroma from the green onion Nelson character.

T- Even better. Enhanced qualities of the nose with big waves of sharp hop notes. Unbalanced as the hops still bring it in the finish with a tongue smacking-like dryness. Finish is interesting with slight harsh tones. Probably just the spice of the rye

M- Mid body with big flavor. Not slick, but not full or creamy. Very dry. Light carbonation.

O- Outstanding Nelson IPA. Quickly becoming my favorite hop. This one truly brings it to the forefront and puts it on a pedestal. Not as profound as Father Nelson due to the harsh finish, but true to the style.

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Nelson from Alpine Beer Company
100 out of 100 based on 2,354 ratings.