Double Nelson | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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4.55/5
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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:
#123
Reviews:
37
Ratings:
234
pDev:
5.27%
 
 
Wants:
39
Gots:
13
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Ratings: 234 |  Reviews: 37
Reviews by Skrip:
Photo of Skrip
4.71/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

750ml growler poured into a Kane snifter.

A~ glowing hazy yellow with a bubbly head and a little lacing.

S~ dankkkkkkkk! i love that nelson funk which gives off a bit of white wine grapes! all followed by earthyness of course.

T~follows the nose with the funk and brings in some nice citrus aspects. a little bright orange and grapefruit all sown together by a nice bitter backbone.

M~ smooth, great carb and a little creamy

O~ best IPA i've had from HF in a while! this is really top notch!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Roguer
4.62/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy (opaque, even) pulpy orange, topped by a sizeable snow-white head. Great retention, and fantastic lacing.

Very peppery, spicy hop aromas. Dank, tropical, vinous. Dominated by the hops, without a doubt, but there is some cracker-like pale malt in the background.

If you've had a Nelson single-hop IPA, you know the gist of this brew: peppery New Zealand hops, with green, herbal dank notes reminiscent both of the inimitable leaf and parsley. Pale malt backbone is pleasantly reproduced, although the overall feel is closer to a single IPA (vice DIPA). Tropical hop notes favor pineapple and star fruit, and there is a touch of citrus.

Feel is wonderfully creamy, perhaps not up there with HF's best, but incredibly smooth nonetheless.

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Photo of edthehead
4.66/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bright golden yellow pour with a sticky dense foamy head that leaves pock holey sheets of lace on the glass. Citrus aroma blasts from the pour through the last sip ... never dies out. The flavor is big grapefruit and mango, and the mouthfeel is coolwhip smooth.

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Photo of t2grogan
4.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SkiBum22
4.54/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of doremite
4.53/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brians52
5/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Mattybuchs
5/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of schinebd
4.54/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rossracing
4.25/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of KT123
4.3/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fthegiants
4.4/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RAlmeida77
4.65/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours hazy yellow/orange with off white fluffy head. Aroma is subtle white wine notes, some earthiness too. Flavor is amazing...white wine, juicy, earthiness and lingering bitterness. Feel is spot on. Not heavy...very approachable and easy to drink. Finishes very dry. Overall this is another HF winner. Everything they make is world class!

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

Photo of Alieniloquium
4.62/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

750 mL growler. Very hazy orange. Big white head. Intense Nelson aroma. Orange, grape, melon, and some resin. Tastes equally intense. Pithy orange with a strong grape flavor. Herbal like it’s going to be grassy, but never quite gets there. Hefty bitterness. I barely notice how sweet it is until I think about it. Tropical fruit sweetness peaks in the very back end. Medium heavy. This is stunningly good.

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Photo of Fireman_RK
4.77/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

L: Light honeycomb and apricot hues with a healthy white head
S: Melons, berries, and tangerines
T: White wine notes are complemented by tropical fruits, peaches and a light crackery malt
F: Soft and pillowy
O: Gorgeous rendition of the Nelson hop by one of the masters of the game. Soft, crushable, and filled with sauvignon blanc, riesling, and chardonnay notes. Interesting IPA and well executed.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.36/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

The appearance was hazy burnt yellow color with a lasting finger’s worth of white foamy head that fell off at a moderate pace. Some light stringy lace. The aroma had a majestic blend of lemon pulp sweet to bitterness, some pine, zesty to resinous behavior from the hops, sweet grass and a little bit of sweet wood. The flavor blended everything so fully bittersweet to guide fully on into the aftertaste and finish wonderfully. The palate was medium bodied and had a fantastic sipping quality about it. Carbonation felt spot on and the ABV felt just as projected by the brewer. Overall, always a real treat to have some Hill Farmstead in my life.

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Photo of YodersBeerEmporium
5/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Nelson hops are one of my favorite varieties! Drank Double Nelson out of a 750 growler filled by a friend and it was magnificent! Absolutely will track down again!

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Photo of Vicirus
4.49/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dadthew
4.15/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sholcomb1122
4.75/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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Double Nelson from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 4.55 out of 5 with 234 ratings