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Nelson Single Hop | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
An American Pale Ale bittered, flavored, and dry hopped exclusively with Nelson Sauvin.

Added by mymrnngjckt on 09-07-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#375
Reviews:
68
Ratings:
454
pDev:
6.83%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
123
Gots:
24
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 454 |  Reviews: 68
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of crewfan1952
4/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.26/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

On tap at The Blackback Pub in Waterbury, VT.

This one pours a golden yellow color, with a small head, and lots of lacing.

Smells like pineapple, slight musty grape, earthy resin, a bit of dankness, and orange.

This is a little bit maltier than I expected, which isn't a bad thing. It's a little sweet and bready, and on top of this is just layers of wonderful Nelson flavor- musty white grape, pineapple, mango, earthy sort of dank resin, weed, and orange peel.

This doesn't finish quite as clean as I'd expect for a HF brew, but it's still very drinkable. It's a tiny bit sweet on the finish.

This is another good example of HF's hop wizardry. It's not quite their best, but still very nice.

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Photo of curlybird
4.12/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CharlesK
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DNICE555
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of I3eer
4.2/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerGreg
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Philcassella
4.44/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of knicks19947
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.1/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Elimav
4.29/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of elvisdoc
4.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of uvm2003
4.73/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of coz
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sheppard
3.86/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Looks typical of Hill pales, that mango meat hue. Off white head. White grape and beery fruit aroma with a touch of grass. There is some malt sweetness in flavor but there isn't a whole lot of that white grape and berry character. Instead, it is much more grassy and peppery. Drier than I expected. I love Nelson Sauvin and love well made Nelson pale ales. I can't say this is not one. However, this single hop only possesses some of the characteristics of Nelson that I enjoy.

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Photo of rabbott2
4.49/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Drank this fresh on site at HF on 8/19/2016. A great showcase of the Nelson hops, which I usually don't love. Very potent pineapple, white wine grapes, dank and the flavors come very bold and juicy. Amazing this is only 5.2%. A lot of complexity and depth and really enjoyable.

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Photo of Lochnessmonster
4.23/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed from a growler that I picked up at the brewery. Beautiful to look at and smell, but the taste fell a bit short compared to other Farmstead beers I've had. Still a delicious Pale Ale, but I preferred the Mosaic variant.

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4.28/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of puboflyons
4.02/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From a growler obtained at the brewery on August 20, 2016.

The pour is a hazy looking pale yellow with a lingering white foamy head.

Very fruity and juicy aroma of pineapple, lemon zest, and citrus with toasted breaded malts under it all.

Medium to heavy body.

The citrus and fruity characters are more evident in the nose than in the taste but they are definitely not lost. A pulpy juicy but dry finish

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Photo of FightinIrish88
4.19/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JLK7299
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This had just replaced Susan on Hill's tap list when I made my maiden voyage up there about two weeks ago. Was disappointed to not get Susan off my Top 250 to-do list but boy Nelson is a great beer and was well worth the trip!

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Photo of DucksFan16
4.44/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Anchorage Brewing Co, for "Hill Farmstead Day." 08/18/2016

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3.83/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of burns3y
4.14/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Nelson Single Hop from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 4.39 out of 5 with 454 ratings
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