Nelson Imperial IPA - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
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United Kingdom (England)
3.94/5 rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
A: Dull amber with a frothy off-white head.
S: Loads of tropical fruit.
T: Big, welcoming tropical fruit and orange peel. Very sharp. Let's allow it to warm up. A suggestion of tea-leaves. Lovely level of sweetness, which is why it's a bit sticky. It's got that strong alcoholic syrupy quality, like a barley wine. Has a nice bitter backbone and while there's enough malt to carry the hops there's no particular malt character.
M: Right amount of carbonation.
O: A very generic tasting American IPA and certainly not the best example I've had. With these fruit bombs I tend to be blown away by the first few glugs and desperately bored by the last few. Overall, a little bit two dimensional but I enjoyed drinking it none the less.
Serving type: bottle
04-03-2014 11:07:52 | More by Hoppsbabo
3.55/5 rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
a: the beer pours a nice clear copper/amber but has almost no head, just ring of white bubbles; there is some light, lazy movement in the glass.
s: light fruity, citrusy hop in the front of the nose but the dominant smell is that sort of thick sweet hoppy smell;
t: no surprise that the taste has hops some earthy/spicy hops, but the main taste for me is that sort of muddled syrupy hops/malt blend that too many IPAs have; the beer is not bad for me, but i really dislike it when IPAs favor this sort of muddled thick hop taste over a crisp refreshing one -- common for the style, but not required.
m: medium mouthfeel that is slick and a little oily, and a bit mouthcoating - moderate-faint carb, but tight tiny bubbles.
d: to me this beer gets lost as another sort of OK IPA that s too sweet and does not make the best of its substantial ABV and hops. missed opportunity.
Serving type: bottle
01-14-2014 09:56:19 | More by hoegaardenhero
Nelson Imperial IPA from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 524 ratings.