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Nelson Imperial IPA - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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Nelson Imperial IPANelson Imperial IPA

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BA SCORE
89
very good

536 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 536
Reviews: 181
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 11.39%
Wants: 19
Gots: 23 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Widmer Brothers Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
70 IBU
8.6%
Original Gravity : 21 Plato
Malts: 2-Row Pale, Carapils, Caramel 10-L
Hops: Alchemy, Nelson Sauvin, Cascade, Willamette

(Beer added by: olmatty on 04-06-2011)
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PatrickSwayze

California

2.55/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: In a glass, this beer is presented as a tangerine gold and quite clear

S: This bottle is about 5 months old so defintely past its prime. The smell is almost completely gone. Linegering malt profile remains

T: Lemon and crisp biscuit malt is what comes to mind. Decent flavor remains with the amount of age on this. 

M: Somewhat dry with slight full bodied hint of sweetness

O: Like i said i wish i could of had this fresh. Seems as though it would of tasted wonderful then. But reviewing beer as is, it comes in a tad under par

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2012 00:41:23 | More by PatrickSwayze
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Appearance: A one finger head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a slightly hazy pale orange color with good vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Nice lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

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Nelson Imperial IPA from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 536 ratings.