One Hop This Time: Nelson Sauvin
Night Shift Brewing

One Hop This Time: Nelson SauvinOne Hop This Time: Nelson Sauvin
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American IPA
Ranked #1,187
Ranked #9,849
4.06 | pDev: 5.42%
Night Shift Brewing
Massachusetts, United States
Very Good
One Hop This Time: Nelson SauvinOne Hop This Time: Nelson Sauvin
Reviews: 9 | Ratings: 40
Photo of jlindros
3.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One i was sad I missed, then magically it started showing up again in mixed 4-packs, but still canned on 3/17

Pours a very large fizzy bubbly 3 finger head that fades quickly with spotty lacing, murky pale honey orange color.

Nose typical Nelson, a bit grassy, floral, vinous white grape must, lemony, touch of citrus zest, mild cracker wheat malt.

Taste brings a little sweet cereal malt out front, grainy and toasted wheat, then bitter hops, more bitter than I expected, grassy floral and spicy out front, then lemon and citrus zest, a touch of white grape must and skin, and a hint of bubblegum. Finishes dry and quite bitter, hops are pretty spicy late.

Mouth is med bod, lots of carbonation.

Overall pretty nice representation of Nelson, that is until the finish which is bitter and spicy and not the typical Nelson, otherwise a nice beer.

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Photo of BoldRulerVT
3.85/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the can into a snifter.
Pours a murky light blonde with a thick one finger of head.
Aromas are light lemon, light hops.
Flavor is also light, lemon and barely hoppy. Mild bitterness.
Mouthfeel was quite good.
Overall, another kind of forgettable beer. Nothing terribly wrong here, just very little stands out.

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Photo of Sheppard
3.76/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy golden hue. Not terribly aromatic. Lots of peppery Nelson character. Very earthy and dry. Wish it had a little more sweetness. A nice beer but not my the best use of Nelson by any means.

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Photo of Jason
3.81/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16oz tallboy, sample purchased at brewery.

Carbonation was quite expressive, huge head from a normal pour. Very hazy but the light comes through a bit. Fresh hop resin, light berries, citrus pith, & white tea are all in the nose. Ample bitterness, seems flavor is more of the highlight. Some softness with a crisp backend. Good showcase of the Nelson Sauvin hop, herbal, earthy, and citrusy. Decent malt base to keep things together. I'd likely revisit this brew, enjoyable to knock-back.

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Photo of johnnnniee
3.99/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can from Colonial.
Hazy deep yellow color with a huge frothy white head that persists. Lemony pine and grass on the nose with hints of earth and faint bready malt. Flavor follows the aroma quite well, but brings the grassy more into focus. Moderate to high bitterness lingers in the finish. Pretty tasty beer.

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Photo of Davepoolesque
4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bright golden yellow in color. Turbid in appearance. Smells dank. Lemon, white grapes, unripe Mango, peach, citrus pith and pine. Creamy mouth feel. Resinous bitterness. Shorter finish. Pretty good.

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Photo of Jeffreymuscles
4.19/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pretty good show case of Nelson with the characteristic Night Shift malt profile and mouthfeel. White grapes, white peach, subtle earthy pine finish. Easy to crush. Up there with citra and mosaic variations without a doubt.

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Photo of edward_boumil
4.27/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Soft yellow, super turbid, looks like a pineapple banana juice. Poured a real nice head.
S: Straw, grass, definitely getting that Nelson white grape aroma as well, has a light wine-like tartness. Slight doughy sweetness in the back as well.
T: GAH I love Nelson hops! Dry, herbal, earthy. Get that light lemon citrus and white grape taste. Malts compliment this well, doughy, wouldn't be surprised if this had wheat in it. Malts are sweet and somewhat dry. All around this particular flavor is right up my alley. Just a touch of bitterness but its soft as opposed to biting.
F: Silky, velvety. Full bodied beer but its not too heavy as to take away from drinkability significantly. Super refreshing, could see this as killer during the summer. Carbonation feels on the lower side of medium.
O: Score may be somewhat bias as I am crazy for Nelson hops, but I loved this beer. I think the malt base was a great selection for the hops, great use of Nelson as well. Flavor is robust but balanced, not too bitter, fairly drinkable. All around great execution.

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Photo of JonnyJuicebox
4.01/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

A: Beautiful fluffy hazy straw color.

S: Sharp...smells like that raw hop/yeast taste you get from ipa's that haven't yet matured. Grassy, bitter and bright. Really having trouble picking out smells...just keep smelling raw hop.

T: Dry, grassy, vinuous. Lemon rind. Slight bitter bite. All the descriptors of a west coast ipa but blanketed in a juicy base. Bitterness lingers for some time. No rawness whatsoever that I smelled which is a good thing.

M: Soft and pillowy. Maybe the best part of this beer. The taste has lots of notes of bitterness but the softness of the beer makes it so so easy to drink.

O: I'm a self confessed nelson nerd; I absolutely love the dry grape like character it brings to a new england style ipa. OHTT, as always, is such a pleasure to drink. Affordable, easy to find in Boston, and delicious.

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One Hop This Time: Nelson Sauvin from Night Shift Brewing
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 40 ratings