Nelson Imperial IPA - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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Nelson Imperial IPANelson Imperial IPA

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555 Ratings

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Ratings: 555
Reviews: 181
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 11.65%
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
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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4/5  rDev +1.3%
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.

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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.

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Nelson Imperial IPA from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 555 ratings.