Double Nelson
Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Hill Farmstead Brewery
Vermont, United States
New England IPA
Ranked #32
Ranked #128
4.54 | pDev: 5.29%
May 20, 2023
Jan 18, 2017
Double NelsonDouble Nelson
Notes: An American imperial pale ale bittered, flavored, and dry hopped exclusively with Nelson hops from New Zealand.
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Rated: 4.87 by TheManiacalOne from Rhode Island

May 20, 2023
Rated: 4.48 by Blazer22 from Colorado

May 20, 2023
Rated: 4.81 by msondel from Massachusetts

May 14, 2023
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Rated by jb_4226 from Texas

4.9/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
#162, great stuff!
May 03, 2023
Rated: 4.58 by dexterk1 from Illinois

Apr 17, 2023
Rated: 4.35 by virinow from New York

Apr 14, 2023
Rated: 4 by codytwo from Connecticut

Apr 04, 2023
Rated: 4.27 by PaleAleWalt from New York

Apr 01, 2023
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Reviewed by BubbleBobble from New York

4.2/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
From notes. Pours a hazed out light-medium yellow, light ring of head but solid enough streaky lacing. Nose strikes a good balance between juicier, tropical fruit (mango, passionfruit) and deeper, danker, more resinous aromas that prevent it from tilting overly tacky and sweet. Taste follows to strike a middle ground between dank and sweet with a trace of spice on the finish, all while hiding any hint of alcohol. Mouthfeel is rather soft. One of the better HF offerings I've had.
Mar 28, 2023
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Reviewed by jngls from Germany

4.6/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
6 weeks old. Can to wine glass.

L: Pours a fully opaque yellowish orange with a fluffy white head that leaves a thick layer of lacing. No floaters.

S: Fresh tropical fruits, strawberries, white grapes and hints of banana. Hoppy, herbal and even a bit earthy.

T: Strawberries, white grapes, pineapple and mango. Medium sweet, medium bitter and slightly tart. Grassy and herbal.

F: Soft and juicy with a smooth drinkability. Medium carbonation.

O: Just what you'd expect from an all Nelson IPA by HF. Nicely balanced, very complex and and highly drinkable. Not overpowering in any way. Just an overall great beer.
Jan 31, 2023
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Reviewed by ovaltine from Indiana

4.6/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours a beautifully hazy golden straw color with a dense, creamy white head that leaves little space on the glass. Gorgeous hazy. The nose is that ubiquitous Nelson Sauvin profile, with dank passion fruit, green grapes (or white wine, if you prefer), and sweet berry aromas triggering the salivary glands.

The dank passion fruit and grape flavors are forward on the taste, with the sweet berry flavors following for an exceptionally flavorful, balanced beer that drinks way too easily for an 8% ABV beer.

A full, slightly creamy mouthfeel contributes to this magnificent beer’s drinkability. World class beer from a world class brewery.
Jan 14, 2023
Rated: 4.52 by dtm426 from Michigan

Jan 14, 2023
Rated: 4.8 by Jcoleman4 from Ohio

Jan 10, 2023
Rated: 4.84 by KC_beerman from Missouri

Jan 01, 2023
Rated: 4.5 by Skellbop from New York

Nov 27, 2022
Rated: 4.75 by mattycasey from Massachusetts

Nov 26, 2022
Rated: 4.55 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana

Nov 12, 2022
Rated: 4.86 by Khaack from New York

Nov 07, 2022
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Reviewed by CHickman from New York

4.6/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
On tap at Fool’s Gold NYC, this beer lived up to the hype. Poured cloudy gold orange color, fading very slowly and leaving really fine rings of foamy lacing. It smelled like ripe oranges and grapefruit ripped open, with lemon zest, tangerine and a whole array of citrus fruit rising from the glass before each sip. I had 4 over the course of a few hours and it was very smooth feeling, with spot on carbonation and a high level of bitterness that added to the taste complexities. Basically the flavor was like grapefruit juice and orange juice with hop cones floating in it; it was dank and juicy, with enough grassy hop spices and malty aspects to add balance to the citrus onslaught. This was really enjoyable.
Oct 27, 2022
Rated: 4.42 by Dgman8053 from New York

Oct 27, 2022
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Reviewed by Rug from Massachusetts

4.46/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
On tap at Armsby Abbey

Alright, once again, Armsby Abbey is hooking it up with some truly legendary beer. They always seem to have the craziest stuff, and always a damn good selection from Hill Farmstead. I’ve seen this one on the menu from time to time, but never manage to make it up in time to try it, so naturally I had to grab it when I saw it on today’s menu. Let’s see what it’s all about

Pours a cloudy yellow gold with 2 fingers of soapy white head that slowly fades to a thin cap and leaves decent lacing

The nose is bright and enticing, but still carries a nice sweetness. I’m picking up on aromas of lime zest, bready malt, cantaloupe, floral hops, gooseberry, light white wine, and white pepper

It matches the intensity in taste, really striking a nice balance. On the front end of the sip I’m tasting orange juice, lime zest, crackery malt, gooseberry, earthy hops, light honey, toasted grain, and cantaloupe. The swallow brings notes of white grape, bready malt, floral hops, cantaloupe, pine sap, gooseberry, light lime, and honey

A medium body pairs with gentle carbonation, resulting in a sharp yet creamy beer. Finishes a tad sticky but dries over time

Wow, this one is unique. Nelson is not a hop I really tend go enjoy usually, but this is just a wonderful expression of it. I gotta get my ass up to Hill Farmstead one of these days
Oct 15, 2022
Rated: 4.53 by Mack2012 from New Jersey

Oct 15, 2022
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Reviewed by Holderness from Massachusetts

4.56/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Another phenomenal single hopped DIPA from Hill Farmstead. Probably the best exhibition of Nelson I've had -- tons of cattiness and white grape, with a nice tropical sorbet note in the back. Soft, light bitterness, pale malt doughy sweetness... a joy to drink

Oct 14, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by Gkruszewski from New York

Oct 01, 2022
Rated: 4.74 by beerbones from Washington

Sep 25, 2022
Rated: 4.28 by emptyglassagain from Massachusetts

Aug 27, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by shelby415 from Oregon

Aug 17, 2022
Rated: 4.63 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota

Aug 08, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by KMcGrath from Massachusetts

Aug 05, 2022
Rated: 4.75 by Eddiehop from Texas

Jul 25, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by Mikeluzzjr from Massachusetts

Jul 21, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by Affinity from Missouri

Jul 04, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by TedStrosser from Pennsylvania

May 30, 2022
Rated: 4.75 by not2quick from Missouri

May 30, 2022
Rated: 4.65 by Travitten from Iowa

May 27, 2022
Rated: 4.44 by eluvah from New York

May 21, 2022
Rated: 4.28 by Piffler from Massachusetts

May 20, 2022
Rated: 4.75 by eawolff99 from Minnesota

Feb 12, 2022
Rated: 4.69 by Bhubbard34 from Pennsylvania

Jan 01, 2022
Rated: 4.74 by notchucknorris from California

Dec 29, 2021
Double Nelson from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 100 out of 100 with 482 ratings