Double Nelson | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery
Vermont, United States
hillfarmstead.com

Style: New England IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
An American imperial pale ale bittered, flavored, and dry hopped exclusively with Nelson hops from New Zealand.

Added by SkiBum22 on 01-18-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#118
Reviews:
43
Ratings:
263
pDev:
5.27%
 
 
Wants:
37
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13
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4.25/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.39/5  rDev -3.5%
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5/5  rDev +9.9%
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4.63/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.52/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.28/5  rDev -5.9%
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4.07/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Opaque orange juice yellow-orange with a tall, slow to recede off white foam settling to a root beer float island leaving tons of lacing.

Smell explodes with insane levels of Nelson character--toasted sesame and cracker unlike any other Nelson IPA. Notes of tangerine, kiwi and papaya follow.

Taste is more cannabic and spicy with pine resin, yet still with that toasty cracker. An almost acidic quality of Asian and tropical fruits bring up the tail end, thinking longan.

Body is mildly thin with a crisp, sort of crunchy carbonation and a paper dry finish.

As intense as this one is, especially on the nose, I actually liked the relative subtly of regular Nelson more.

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4.56/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L - pours a glowing early sunset yellow. Mild haze with a floofy head.

S - grape must and kalamata olive. Hints of Cabernet and earthy wood. This is Nelson.

T - such a raw, primal grape flavor. This ain't your grocery store grape, this is something you'd find in the wilderness of questionable origin. Vanilla spice candles and honey. Grapefruit prickly spiciness with some serious bitterness. Vinous white wine and fresh herbs. Dill? Finishes a touch dry with more pink grapefruit coming out. Nelson has a way of being cloying or overwhelming, but the grassiness dries that right up.

F - lush and a tiny bit tingly. Warming without being boozy.

O - HF consistently nails their single hop beers. It's a fantastic representation of Nelson, dialing in all the classic flavors, while still unique enough to set it apart.

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4.68/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Canned 10/15, so one week ago.

A: Pours a hazy, opaque orangish pale with two fingers of fluffy, white head which leaves swaths of lacing as it recedes. Excellent retention.

S: Candied orange, light lemon, honey, A powerful hoppy smell that leaps out several feet from the glass. A bit of wood and spice.

T: White wine, grass, dried flowers. Medium biscuity malt seems a bit high for a modern IPA, but works well and is nicely integrated with the burly hop character. Mild sweetness and a surprising medium, somewhat rough bitterness through a long finish.

M: Soft, creamy medium body and medium-light carbonation.

O: Superb showcase of Nelson hops. Absolutely delicious. Super flavorful yet still light and highly drinkable.

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4.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.72/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Definitely the most unique presentation of Nelson I’ve had... comes through more citrus than white wine, with exceptional balance and perfect mouthfeel.

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4.5/5  rDev -1.1%
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4.59/5  rDev +0.9%
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Double Nelson from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 4.55 out of 5 with 263 ratings