Foggy Nelson
Rip Current Brewing

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4.09 | pDev: 0%
Rip Current Brewing
California, United States
Notes: This haze bomb is LOADED with Nelson hops and boasts a juicy sweet hop profile, sure to please.
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BucannonXC5 from California

4.17/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Type: 12-oz. can
Glass: Pure Project 14-oz. Teku glass
From: Bine & Vine Bottle Shop in Normal Heights (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $2.96 (w/ 10 percent off)
Purchased: March 29, 2019
Consumed: March 29, 2019
Reviewed as: New England Style
Misc.: No canned on date

Had been planning on picking this up at Bine & Vine and did so along with six other beers (11 total). Rip Current is one of my favorite breweries in San Diego, probably on my Mt. Rushmore, so this was exciting to have. From their Facebook, description read, “Our latest Hazy creation hits our taps on Wednesday, November 8th. This haze bomb is LOADED with Nelson hops and boasts a juicy sweet hop profile, sure to please. This popular style always sells fast for us, and we're sure this is going to be the new favorite!” I’ll be the judge of that.

Poured a medium yellow hazy color with three fingers of rocky white head. Lots of bubble streams creeping up along the sides of the glass at relatively the same pace. World-class spiderweb foamy lacing. Almost perfect retention. (Sight - 4.50)

Smelled big notes of Nelson right way. Also melon, mango, guava, apricot, citrus zest, light pepper and passion fruit. More of the same from the can. (Smell - 4.25)

Tasted almost as good. Got Nelson, mango, honeydew, melon, guava, apricot, passion fruit, peppery spice, citrus zest, pineapple and grapefruit. (Taste - 4.00)

Medium body. Oily texture. Average carbonation. Dry finish. (Feel - 4.25)

Wow. This was excellent. I don’t know what has changed, but Nelson has gotten so much better over the last year or so. (Overall - 4.25)

4.17 | 93 | A-

Apr 13, 2019
Foggy Nelson from Rip Current Brewing
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 2 ratings