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Nelson - Alpine Beer Company

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2,419 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,419
Reviews: 580
rAvg: 4.48
pDev: 8.93%
Wants: 1,290
Gots: 250 | 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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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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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Nelson from Alpine Beer Company
100 out of 100 based on 2,419 ratings.