Nelson The Impaler | Iron Fist Brewing Company

Nelson The ImpalerNelson The Impaler
BA SCORE
48.5%
Liked This Beer
3.64 w/ 103 ratings
Nelson The ImpalerNelson The Impaler
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by UCLABrewN84 on 09-29-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#32,476
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
103
Liked:
50
Avg:
3.64/5
pDev:
12.36%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
19
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 103 |  Reviews: 19
Photo of Adkins1203
2/5  rDev -45.1%

Photo of Troy-Hawaii
2.25/5  rDev -38.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Bought from Times Fujiokas 12oz bottle $2.49
Hazy golden color
Medium carbonation
Light mouthfeel
Sour taste - No date on bottle so don't know if its old or is supposed to be this way
Overall not a beer I would drink again.

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Photo of travolta
2.42/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of SDBeerGere
2.43/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Got the bomber at a local supermarket not far from the brewery. Upon opening, there seemed to be too much carbonation. Every sip turned into foam as soon as it left the bottle. Even pouring into a glass didn't help. Taste was lacking in hop flavor, yet plenty of malty sweetness. Almost had the finish of a sour. I've had this before at the brewery and don't remember it this way.

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Photo of Kramerwtmf
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of NickMunford
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of HopHead84
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of craft_shannie
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of Kiniey01
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of tbeq00
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of JamLand
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of drewone
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Bill235
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of GarthT
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jheimiller
3.26/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mactrail
3.28/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Extremely light body. Pale golden color with a fine, lacy foam. Pleasant flowery aroma with a whiff of not-unpleasant skunk and plenty of grapefruit.

This is so trifingly light and yet so bitter. It's like no Pale Ale I've ever encountered, but who's a slave to style? So sharp it's almost sour. I keep getting a brettanomyces flavor and a seriously dry finish, like a Belgian yeast got mixed up here.

Quite bitter aftertaste that lingers too long. Needs the Trader Joe's golden bock for a mixer to mellow this out. It's just so dry and thin. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Stump's Market in Point Loma.

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Photo of paresis
3.29/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Fatehunter
3.31/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a finger and a half of head on a hazy light straw body.
The aroma is faint lemon and grain.
The taste is mild bitter lemon and mild malty sweet.
The texture is crisp and fizzy.
It's fine.

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Photo of largadeer
3.31/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of MickeyHops
3.31/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of nygannon
3.41/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Donkster46
3.43/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.43/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HalfFull
3.45/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A standard bomber from Costco vs. the typical 750 from Iron Fist. Poured into a tulip showing a hazed light yellow/green with more of a golden orange in the light. Half inch of cap offered decent retention. Very witbieresque in appearance.

Notable nelson hop profile on the aroma yet with some wheat twang, touch of grapefruit rind. Clean aroma with no maltiness to confuse the palate. Taste follows given the lightness of the delivery. Spritzy carbonation and a bit more citrus on the finish, though more muddled lemon than grapefruit now. Light bitterness works with the pale malts but the finish is a bit hollow and brief.

Overall an interesting take but I find this a bit too dry to engage. There is some yeast notes with warming but a hop profile alone, particularly a mild one, does not make a beer.

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Photo of EvanMaldonado
3.49/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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Nelson The Impaler from Iron Fist Brewing Company
Beer rating: 48.5% out of 100 with 103 ratings
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