Nelson Imperial IPA - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
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2.17/5 rDev -45.1%
Poured nice and bright golden
Smell was not like most nelson ipas not much grapefruit or passion fruit at all. mostly sweet pale 2 row malt.
tase was the same very low hop flavor dominated by the malt bill. Not up to par with the west coast ipa as I know them.
body was noce no problems with that.
Overall I was let down and did not like this one as much as their cirta hoped ipa.
01-17-2012 07:04:29 | More by pperrecone
3.9/5 rDev -1.3%
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a beautiful clear orange amber with a medium amount of bubbling. Off-white one finger head with average retention gives way to frothy rings of lacing.
S: Citrus, grapefruit, and hop oils. A tad grassy. Moderate intensity.
T: Citrus and grapefruit with biscuity malt notes woven throughout. Rolls off the tongue at first, but leaves some lingering alcohol as it warms. Leaves a bitter note at the end, a bit too much bittering hops for me.
M: Smooth and warming. Good level of carbonation. Not at all sheepish; the alcohol is there and not at all hidden.
O: A well-balanced DIPA, although hops are emphasized. BIG alcohol presence, but overall a solid beer.
01-17-2012 02:24:52 | More by tylerprince
4.38/5 rDev +10.9%
22oz bomber, pours tangerine-orange with a foamy just off-white head that leaves good lacing on the glass. Aromas are sweet and fruity - mainly citric grapefruit. Taste is sweet initially with notes of pineapple, mango, orange, honey, and caramel followed by a nice balanced bitterness from the hops. Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied - smooth & creamy. Alcohol is present, but not distracting to the beer's complexity. Overall, great example of the style, and better than expected!
01-14-2012 21:40:38 | More by barnzy78
3.93/5 rDev -0.5%
served in a 12oz wine glass
a- in between a copper and golden, mild carbonation, bit hazy
s- definitely can smell the nelson hops with a strong citrus aromas, particularly grapefruit. a bit astringent
t- big on the bitter flavor. malt is overpowered by the hops. hints of spice like caramel in the aftertaste
m- medium-bodied. aftertaste lingers a little
overall- good quality. at ~$8 for a 4-pack, it is a modestly affordable imperial ipa
i prefer to eat spicy foods with imperial ipa's. the hops are way to strong for my palate. a widmer representative came to the store i work in. besides the limited brrrbon release, this stood out just because of its big hop flavor. a similar beer, in my opinion, is ninkasi's total domination ipa (which didn't hit a strong note). i'm one of those who have a hard time acquiring a liking to modern ipa's, so i was a little generous in the scoring.
01-11-2012 18:41:41 | More by StoicBeast
4.45/5 rDev +12.7%
Bottle poured into glass...
A - slightly cloudy amber with a small head and some lacing
S - excellent fruity and hoppy aroma
T - bitter with strong hop aftertaste. Malt taste is present, but mild as the overriding profile is from the hops
M - slightly creamy mouthfeel
O - fantastic beer with strong flavor and great taste. Excellent beer. I wish it was more widely available.
01-10-2012 02:39:45 | More by lazy8
3.5/5 rDev -11.4%
12 oz bottle into a (512) Anniv3rsary tulip.
Pours beautifully with a fiery orange body that's bright with haze. Slight lace left behind on the glass thanks to a cap of bone white foam. Decidedly weak aroma--a small tinge of grapefruity hops and balance from caramel malt. Just not much there for a double IPA.
Flavor picks up the pace with tangy citrus hops and fruity booze esters greeting the top of the tongue. A hearty backing of sweet bread and caramel malt with a lingering alcohol and hop bitterness on the finish. Body is nicely carbonated and medium in thickness. Overall, a serviceable IIPA, but I was hoping for something a little more.
01-04-2012 04:58:20 | More by wagenvolks
Nelson Imperial IPA from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
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