Nelson The Impaler | Iron Fist Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Iron Fist Brewing Company
California, United States
ironfistbrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by UCLABrewN84 on 09-29-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
102
Reviews:
19
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
12.36%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
19
For Trade:
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Photo of lbsoutherlandv
5/5  rDev +37.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Great hop aroma from southern New Zealand Nelson hops. Great grapefruit taste and very session able. Similar in fruit taste to the great sauv blancs / Pinot Gris of the same region. Under 30 IBU makes for a perfect food pairing beverage, especially wth seafood.

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4.57/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jeysun23
4.49/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.39/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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4.16/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beer4Baltimore
4.09/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Almost like a saison in character and taste. Not at all what I was expecting but it is very satisfying and style bending. Approach this one with no pre-conceived notions and you will enjoy it.

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Photo of bigbeers84
4.07/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.04/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a hazy light straw amber with gold highlights and a half finger white head with good retention and lots of lacing. Nice aroma of citrus and apple family fruit, citrus and grassy hops, grapefruit. Interesting. Flavor is biscuit malt, slightly sweet orange and lemon citrus, grapefruit finishing with fairly intense grapefruit rind and resiny hop bitterness that is much drier. Medium bodied with bright carbonation. Quite flavorful for a pale ale. I wanted to favor the fruity Nelson hop flavors a bit longer, finding the finish a bit abrupt, but I did like both phases of flavor. A well done and tasty pale ale. Not one of my go-to styles, but ales like this could change my habits.

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Photo of mschantz
4.01/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Sampled on tap at Domminicks in OS. Pours PE yellow and slightly cloudy with a finger of head that dissapates after a few sips into fine lacing. Nose is very subtle with just a hint of lemongrass and wheat. While I don't know the yeast used, the flavor strongly brings BE yeast strains to mind. A bit of farmhouse funk nicely balanced by clean hop flavors. Finding myself liking it more as I get deeper into the glass. Finish is very clean on the palate. Pairs extremely well with a Cesar salad.

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of thomas2357
4/5  rDev +9.9%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of BillRoth
4/5  rDev +9.9%

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Nelson The Impaler from Iron Fist Brewing Company
3.64 out of 5 based on 102 ratings.
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