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:
#453
Reviews:
69
Ratings:
458
pDev:
6.83%
 
 
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123
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Photo of kylehay2004
4.24/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of kjkinsey
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of Knapp85
4.28/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured out as a nice hazy yellow color with a white head on top. The smell of the beer is full of hop aromas really showcasing some of the Nelson qualities. The taste of the beer is balanced between the malt and the hops. The feel of the beer is very smooth, very drinkable. Overall it's a very nice Pale Ale.

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Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of spycow
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of djrn2
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of oriolesfan4
4.4/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of oline73
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of WillieThreebiers
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

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

Photo of jlindros
4.54/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured into my hill Farmstead stemmed goblet, filled on Wednesday, reviewed on Saturday.

Pours a huge fluffy soapy frothy 2 finger head that fades slowly with tons of frothy soapy lacing, hazy murky peach tangerine orange color. 4.75

Nose is all Nelson! Big fruit, tropical fruit more generic and not really citrus variety, papaya pineapple like, and a musty resin and dank earthy note, a little tangerine and rind later, fluffy airy malt base. Not very complex, just shows off the Nelson nicely. 4.5

Taste brings more fresh Nelson hop, with a bitter rind out front, quickly into genetic tropical fruit, again that pineapple papaya like, and a mild tangerine citrus. a light grapefruit like pith note but very light, quickly into mango and a big bitter rind, that turns a little spicy on the back end. Nice light fluffy malt base adds just enough to prop up the hops. Besides being spicy on the back end, the hops also bring a mild dank resin. Finish is drier with a mild fluffy malt, and big spicy rind hop and little tropical note lingering. 4.5

Mouth is med bod nice fluffy feel with great carbonation. 4.75

Overall great as expected, as usual for hill Farmstead, great hop profile, great fluffy make base too back it up, great carbonation esp for growler. Again not very complex, not over done either, just perfect to showcase the great Nelson hops. Very tasty and drinkable.

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3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.11/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On-tap 12/3/2015 at Armsby Abbey in Worcester, MA, served in a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a cloudy yellow color, with a large foamy off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a very thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains floral hops, fruity citrus and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out with a hearty malt character breadiness up front. Then a strong piney hops bitterness comes in. Sweet flavors of citrus and caramel provide a good balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is dry and slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, this is a solid beer to drink for a while.

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Photo of Rifugium
4.34/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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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 BEER88
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dfhhead25
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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4.4/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of atrocity
4.44/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Alieniloquium
4.62/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

750 mL growler poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Hazy bright yellow orange. Nice white head. Laces nicely. Uneven chunky foam on the surface.

Smell - Tons of nelson hops. Grapefruit, herbal notes, pine, and some lemon. Very distinctive. Touch of grain but it's a hop bomb.

Taste - All hop here again. Great hop flavor. Herbal notes and lemon are stronger. The grapefruit comes second. Drops off to a clean pale malt and grainy finish. Dry.

Mouthfeel - Light, medium carbonation. Extremely drinkable.

Overall - This gives Zombie Dust a run for its money. I'd take this over so many beers and drink it all day.

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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Nelson Single Hop from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 4.39 out of 5 with 458 ratings