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Nelson - Alpine Beer Company

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Ratings: 2,294
Reviews: 571
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 8.95%
Wants: 1,253
Gots: 225 | 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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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big props to Raulazzer for making this happen. Been seeking this for a while, and I'm fresh off tasting Father Nelson from LCBC to compare.

A- Slightly hazy golden color with a 1 finger white head. Nice ring around edge. Fair lacing.

S- Fresh, acidic citrus fruits of pineapple, tangerine, and slight grapefruit. Hoppy as can be. Touch of vegitative aroma from the green onion Nelson character.

T- Even better. Enhanced qualities of the nose with big waves of sharp hop notes. Unbalanced as the hops still bring it in the finish with a tongue smacking-like dryness. Finish is interesting with slight harsh tones. Probably just the spice of the rye

M- Mid body with big flavor. Not slick, but not full or creamy. Very dry. Light carbonation.

O- Outstanding Nelson IPA. Quickly becoming my favorite hop. This one truly brings it to the forefront and puts it on a pedestal. Not as profound as Father Nelson due to the harsh finish, but true to the style.

Bosoxfan20, Jun 13, 2014
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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.

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Nelson from Alpine Beer Company
99 out of 100 based on 2,294 ratings.