Nelson - Alpine Beer Company

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Ratings: 2,434
Reviews: 582
rAvg: 4.48
pDev: 8.93%
Wants: 1,298
Gots: 254 | FT: 16
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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Photo of Rocknrao
4/5  rDev -10.7%

The color is a lurid orange, and it pours a bit on the cloudy side. The foamy pour settles down into a pretty light head quickly. The lacing it leaves behind its minimal.

The hop character is bursting out of this beer though it tastes a bit unbalanced to me.

I like this better than dogfishhead 90 minute ipa, although it's probably not a great direct comparison.

Don't like Nelson as much as Hoppy Birthday, but it's still good.

Maybe it's the rye, or maybe it's the higher abv, but there's a harshness to this that HB doesn't have, in my opinion.

Had it on draught at toronado in SF on an empty stomach.

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4.4/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +6%

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5/5  rDev +11.6%

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5/5  rDev +11.6%

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5/5  rDev +11.6%

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4.68/5  rDev +4.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +6%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

Photo of MisSigsFan
4.88/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Pours a hazy golden yellow color with a creamy white head. Smells like sweet tropical fruit, some earthiness, and citrus. Taste follows the smell. Super well balanced with huge hop flavor. Earthy, fruity, citrusy, and dank. Some grape in there as well, which is to be expected from Nelson Sauvin. Bitterness is right where it should be. Mouthfeel is unbelievable. The addition of rye makes this beer drink like milk. Really creamy and definitely a unique experience. Overall a fantastic IPA worthy of a 100 score on BA. I can't think of a better single IPA than this.

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4.56/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +6%

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1/5  rDev -77.7%

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4/5  rDev -10.7%

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5/5  rDev +11.6%

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5/5  rDev +11.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -21.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

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Nelson from Alpine Beer Company
99 out of 100 based on 2,434 ratings.