IPA Nelson Sauvin | The Kernel Brewery

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IPA Nelson SauvinIPA Nelson Sauvin

Brewed by:
The Kernel Brewery
England, United Kingdom

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by haz77 on 07-23-2011

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 13
Photo of woosterbill
4.39/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle enjoyed in the alley by the brewery; poured into a goblet. This particular batch was listed at 6.1%.

A: Cloudy orange body with a thin, frothy white head. The cap disappears rather quickly, but a swirl of the glass creates a new head and this one sticks around better and leaves some nice lace. Not bad.

S: Heady hop aroma - lychee, passion fruit, grapefruit, and tennis ball felt. Crazy and enticing.

T: Ridiculously fruity hops. Ridiculous. All kinds of tropical fruit flavors, from pineapple and lime to passionfruit and kiwi. Dry, bitter, chalky finish. The finish is a bit rough, but the flavors are explosive.

M: Creamy, lively medium body. Solid.

O: Man Nelson Sauvin is an insane hop. Every time I drink a new beer with this hop I find yet another strange, yet fascinating fruit flavor. I can't wait for my local brewery to do an all-Nelson DIPA...


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Photo of beerpirates
3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thx to woosterbill for this IPA

A : Hazy cloudy orange colour. Nice white head , goid lacing
a : Aroma is tropical fruits and hops, orange, mandarin, mango and some grass.
T : follows the nose , Flavour of fruits, orange, mango , Pine and some sweet caramel. Very crisp and bitter hoppy with a sweetish aftertaste.
a good IPA , but not wow !

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3.87/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours pale gold with a very persistent head. The body is light-medium and moderately carbonated. The aroma is intensely fruity - gooseberry and grapefruit domiate. The flavour is similar, but less intense. Strong fruity hops dominate and present a smooth, well-integrated bitterness.

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Photo of haz77
3.23/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Poured a hazy amber with a thick, firm white head which sits resolutely atop the beer. No streamers or bubbles present. Nice start.

S - Big whack of delicious ripe tropical fruit initially. Once acclimatised, elements of lighter fluid/petrol can be picked up along with musk, which aren't so appealing.

T - Bit of a letdown. Quite vapid to begin with before musky biscuity/caramel comes through. A small background note of the fruit towards the end along with restrained herbal hops. A dry-ish, lengthy finish.

M - Medium body with carbonation that's just slightly too soft, which is surprising given the bottle conditioning.

D - Started so well with the appearance and burst of fruit on the nose. A letdown from thereon in. The flavour doesn't live up to the the quite punchy aroma. A reasonable sipper.

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IPA Nelson Sauvin from The Kernel Brewery
3.86 out of 5 based on 13 ratings.
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