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:
#377
Reviews:
68
Ratings:
454
pDev:
6.83%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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2.75/5  rDev -37.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -26%

Photo of kingcrowing
3.46/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap poured into an ommegang tulip.

Pours a very nice slightly hazy orange color that's really nice. Small light yellow head with some awesome clingy lacing. Nose is odd, these hops are earthy and a bit funky.

Taste is sweet, bitter, fruity and it still has that funky earthy flavor from the nose. It's got a fairly light mouthfeel, it's easy drinking and quite tasty. Overall pretty good showcase of the Nelson hops!

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Photo of farnold
3.5/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Desp59
3.5/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Roze
3.53/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GuinnessAtRogerWilco
3.74/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml growler purchased at the brewery on 8-8-13, so 5 days old at this point. Though the Susan I opened with friends last night on day 4 was fine. Poured into a standard pint glass.

AP: Light peach and apricot colour, almost looks like a Hefe. Foamy 1" head fizzled down to 1/8" with minimal lacing.
AR: Thankfully this has a nice lively nose on it. Pineapple, mango, gooseberry and guava. Little whispers of orange and pine with light grains and cracker.
T: Light grains and cracker for the malt base. The tropical fruits in the nose aren't as prominent in the taste. The main flavours are lemon and pink grapefruit. Damn, this is quite the letdown after how inviting the nose was. The lemon and PG just push the tropical fruits to the back, practically suppressing them from adding more depth to the taste.
M: Moderately carbonated, a bit light in body for a Pale Ale, IMO, crisp and off dry finish.
OV: This is my 2nd HF brew out of 4 that has been a letdown for me. I thought this would be really good by the nose, but the flavours just didn't hold up. The Susan was fine the day after and on day 4, so I don't understand how S&S #7 and this beer could be 'off' on day 3 and 5. I would still visit HF when I go to VT again, but would prefer to get heartier beers next time that might do better in a growler for a few days and a 7 hour Jeep ride home.

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3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cooker_stp
3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of MyThoughtsExactly
3.8/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of k47k
3.83/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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3.87/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured on-tap and served in a shaker pint, the beer is a hazy, yellow-gold coloring with a tall, frothy, clingy white head around an inch. Nose of pepper, jasmine, and cedar, with a hint of smoke. Flavors are smooth, with a toffee blast, spiced pepper and oregano, cedar wood and spice, and hints of apple and mango. Crisp, bitter, resiny finish, with a tangy, bitter aftertaste. Unique brew, and damn tasty!

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3.91/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.94/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of stakem
3.95/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Thanks Kegatron for the share. Review from notes taken 3 months ago. Growler into a HF wine glass, the brew appears a hazy pale golden color with white head that fades leaving spotty lace.

It smells cheesy with sulfur and white grape juice indicadive of nelson hops. This brew smells pretty good, its just missing that pop of cleanliness to take it to the next level.

The taste is bitter greasiness mixed with cheese and sulfur. A mild white grape juice aspect lingers across the back.

This is medium in body with modest carbonation. A crushable offering but for whatever reason I was expecting a little more from this. Regardless asokid enjoyable brew.

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3.96/5  rDev -9.8%

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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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