Nelson Imperial IPA - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
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4/5 rDev +1.3%
12 oz bottle was poured into a snifter.
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.
Smell: Citrus, floral, herbal, tropical, grassy, and caramel.
Taste: Same as above with mild hop bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Smooth, medium bodied, a little booze, medium carbonation, and some malty sweetness.
Overall: This mixture of hops are awesome. Tropical, herbal, and citrus. Alcohol is hidden well too.
05-24-2014 01:22:51 | More by Flounder57
United Kingdom (England)
3.94/5 rDev -0.3%
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.
04-03-2014 11:07:52 | More by Hoppsbabo
Nelson Imperial IPA from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 541 ratings.