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Full Nelson Organic Imperial IPA - Nelson Brewing Company

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Full Nelson Organic Imperial IPAFull Nelson Organic Imperial IPA

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very good

34 Ratings
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 9.2%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Nelson Brewing Company visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: biboergosum on 05-05-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Photo of StJamesGate
3.94/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Glowing tangerine with latticed eggshell froth. 4
Guava and overripe melon on the nose. 3.75
Nectarine up front then soft tangelo, cantaloupe, and mango hops. 4
Peachy finish and oily little flash to end.
Almost medium, dead smooth, good chew, no heat. 4

Plenty of tropical fruit, but all of it pretty mellow. None of that sharp and spicy white grape/gooseberry I’d expect from NS, and IBUs don’t turn up. I wonder about a January ‘15 BBD; short-dated or long on the shelf? Less aggressive than promised but silky and way too easy. 4

Photo of Bunman3
3.99/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a tasty little number. It pours beautifully, with a rich colour and tan foam head of tiny, happy bubbles. The nose is fruity with hints of pine and spruce - very enticing! This beer has an equally pleasant taste - plenty of malt and a nice, dry hop profile. The high alcohol content is nicely hidden amongst the flavours - it sneaks up on you in a very agreeable way. Tasty, well priced, and what I've come to expect from a Nelson beer!

Photo of KentCstrait
3.78/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very nice citrusy & hoppy DIPA. Bomber is ~ $5 which is very competitive in my market for a DIPA. I keep coming back to this once in a while.

Photo of Mlkluther
4/5  rDev -0.5%

650 ml bottle. Pours a clear copper with a head that lingers. Nose is citrus - very strong grapefruit. Taste follows nose with a dry hoppy finish. Very nice and refreshing. I wasn't expecting too much but I was very pleasantly surprised.

Photo of andrenaline
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of goalie35
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of PaulietheBrit
4.28/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sathanas
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of Ericbeech_87
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of joemcgrath27
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Oidmoe
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of Kuno777
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of UnknownCaller
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Aaronvanderleek
3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

Photo of stevergca
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of brpendergast85
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of Niceroad77
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of rogerdandy
5/5  rDev +24.4%

Photo of wordemupg
3.93/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

650ml bomber poured into tulip 28/11/13

A slight haze in a light copper body a few tiny bubbles feeding a dense finger of foam that falls to a thin film after a few sips leaving a couple random patches of lace

S big tropical nose, apricot, peaches, pineapple juice, orange and grapefruit, a little pine, very faint dry cereal, slightly floral, and caramel with just a hint of booze

T more malt, lots of lemon and lime rind, more pine, the tropical notes on the nose are toned down but still there, tasty enough but the nose is a fair bit better

M medium leaning towards full, nice bitter bite, lots of grit, soft carbonation and just a little heat, feels like a DIPA

O I'm pretty happy with my 5$ bomber, the nose didn't quite follow through in the flavor but still a solid DIPA all around

I'm very surprised by this one, I've had lots of crap from Nelson and expected this to be something similar. I rather liked this beer and the price point is hard to beat, this will be the first brew from these guys that I buy a second time.

Photo of marvmoreno
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Erik-P
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of FadetoBock
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of leaddog
3.67/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - Pours a dark amber with two fingers of frothy white head.

Smell - Piney hops, caramalts, tropical fruits.

Taste - Predominantly malt flavoured in comparison with the hops, along with tropical fruit essences. Light bitterness in finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall - A DIPA that is more dominated by malts than hops. The aromas meet all the requirements, though I'd like to have more hops (perhaps a bit of dry hopping will help out).

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Full Nelson Organic Imperial IPA from Nelson Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.