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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

553 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 553
Reviews: 181
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 11.68%
Wants: 26
Gots: 27 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Latarnik, May 28, 2014
Photo of Flounder57
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

Flounder57, May 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Oakengroves, May 13, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

neckbeered, May 12, 2014
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2/5  rDev -49.2%

Beerlover, Apr 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

mikerieder, Apr 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

coopdog1000, Apr 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

PickwickHopz, Apr 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

BigGold, Apr 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

tjcamm, Apr 07, 2014
Photo of Hoppsbabo
3.94/5  rDev 0%
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.

Hoppsbabo, Apr 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Mikedhoppy, Mar 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

tylerstravis, Mar 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

mychalg9, Mar 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

greymalkin, Mar 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

TaborTime, Mar 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

MaxWildwood, Feb 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Oidmoe, Feb 21, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

Swaino, Feb 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

jaydoc, Feb 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

waddellc2, Feb 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

cherche, Jan 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Bolivian22, Jan 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

cornchz, Jan 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Petey_the_Quiet, Jan 21, 2014
Nelson Imperial IPA from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 553 ratings.