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Nelson - Alpine Beer Company

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2,203 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,203
Reviews: 569
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 8.72%
Wants: 1,223
Gots: 213 | FT: 15
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: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Boldly spicy and hopped, just as it should be. It's a simple recipe w/ a fresh and small batch mentality, just as it should be. The rye is more of a perfect compliment but the Nelson is the star of the show, just as it should be. Stop by the small but mighty brewery when in SoCal, Scott is your man. I recommend tasting ALL the IPA's and and grabbing your favorite...OR ALL OF THEM! Great BBQ and music too.

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S - Incredible. A fruit punch of gooseberry, lemon, sweet orange, pineapple, guava, white grapes.

T - Tropical fruits, lemon, sauvignon blanc, wildflower honey.

M - Medium body, medium carbonation, layers of flavor hit you all over your tongue. Dry but never bitter in the finish.

O - So different then the typical "west coast IPA" and so welcomed. I could drink this all day.

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M: great
O: pretty awesome, goes down very easy and very balanced

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Nelson from Alpine Beer Company
99 out of 100 based on 2,203 ratings.