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Nelson - Alpine Beer Company

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Ratings: 2,271
Reviews: 570
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 8.95%
Wants: 1,238
Gots: 226 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

dspinler, Jun 11, 2014
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4.7/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance is a bright, but cloudy sun golden yellow that pours a lemon shaving colored head.

Smell is wonderful, immediate bombardment with grapefruit and tropical aromas.

Tastes just as wonderful as this smells, fresh grapefruit, slight malt on the backend, love me some Nelson Sauvin hops.

Mouthfeel is well carbonated and tropical.

Overall an outstanding IPA, definitely in my top favs.

larryarms847, Jun 10, 2014
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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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Nelson from Alpine Beer Company
99 out of 100 based on 2,271 ratings.