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Nelson - Alpine Beer Company

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2,279 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,279
Reviews: 571
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 8.95%
Wants: 1,240
Gots: 228 | 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 Geoff413
5/5  rDev +11.9%

Geoff413, Jun 04, 2014
Photo of Tele
4.46/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A 4.25: Hazy, but a pretty orange golden color. Pours a largish off-white head.

S 4.25: Kind of mild, but it could be obscured by other aromas at the bar I'm drinking it at. Picking up lots of hops with dank and citrus. Also getting some spice (probably from the rye).

T: 4.5 : Lots of hops up front with a similar, unique spice as on the nose. Follows with some grapefruit and tropical fruit. I little bit of bitterness on the end. Orange lingers on the aftertaste.

M: 4.75: Really creamy and a bit dry at the end. Goes down so easy.

O: 4.5: Great IPA and really interesting characteristics from the rye. Definitely up there with some of the greats in terms of flavor but different enough to stand out on its own. As far as single IPAs, I think I slightly prefer Duet.

Tele, Jun 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -16.1%

hansenm72, Jun 02, 2014
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clubarsky91, Jun 02, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

Blackmamba24, Jun 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -16.1%

raulazzer, Jun 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

DrewShalvoy, May 31, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

TheRealPour, May 31, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

Kinsman, May 30, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

tschiess, May 28, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

Deaner1308, May 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

SunDevil12, May 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

layinbrix, May 26, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

Lehighace06, May 26, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

ScottP, May 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

vidisad, May 25, 2014
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5/5  rDev +11.9%

robear, May 24, 2014
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5/5  rDev +11.9%

mike312, May 24, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

Kramerwtmf, May 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

Sam_Gladieux, May 23, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

RolandBlunts, May 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

rdell17, May 22, 2014
Photo of Tony49er
5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Serving Type- On tap poured into a 13oz tulip glass

Appearance- Hazy peach and straw color, finger and a half of fluffy white head, lacing soft but strong

Smell- WOW....Tons of tropical fruits on the nose, papaya, mango, peach, mandarins, great white wine dryness and hop presence as well..just awesome

Taste- Yep another WOW....Tons of tropical fruits again, papaya, mango, peach and mandarins, awesome Nelson Sauvin hop dryness almost like a great white wine...just fantastic, tons of sweet tropical notes, but also great hop bitterness to counter the sweetness

Mouthfeel- Medium light body and soft carbonation

Overall- One of the BEST Beers I have ever had and easy one of the BEST IPA's I have ever had just a world class beer all around...if you have never had this beer and you are able to track it down on tap or in the bottle do yourself a favor and get some...CHEERS

Tony49er, May 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

KevMo84, May 20, 2014
Nelson from Alpine Beer Company
99 out of 100 based on 2,279 ratings.