Captain's Series: Nelson Sauvin
Foley Brothers Brewing

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From:
Foley Brothers Brewing
 
Vermont, United States
Style:
IPA - American
ABV:
6%
Score:
88
Avg:
3.94 | pDev: 7.11%
Ratings:
13
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Sep 03, 2021
Added:
Aug 04, 2020
Wants:
  0
Gots:
  0
SCORE
88
Very Good
Notes: None
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3.94 by GreenMind from Pennsylvania on Sep 03, 2021
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3.59/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by puboflyons from New Hampshire

From the 16 oz. can sampled Aug 23, 2021.

The pour is a slightly cloudy looking golden yellow with a big ivory colored head.

Very aromatic. I pick up a zingy floral, tropical fruit, and herbal character. The herbal character is a bit like rosemary or sage.

The body is light to medium.

The taste is zesty with all those hop characters playing together and a quick easy finish.

Aug 23, 2021
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3.39/5  rDev -14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by ScaryEd from New Hampshire

16 oz can into a tulip glass.

Pours a hazy golden straw color with a massive fluffy white head. Stubbornly good retention. Leaves a ring of lacing around the glass. Nice looking beer.

The aroma is extremely vegetal, with hints of cracked pepper, white wine grapes, pine, marijuana, and sweaty onions. There's some faint citrus here as well. Absolutely dank.

The flavor is like someone, probably Snoop or Willy Nelson, managed to make edibles out of white grapes and gooseberries. It's so unbelievably dank and weedy. Is it possible to get high from beer?

The feel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Slick and oily, like a hit off the ol' CBD.

Overall, this isn't a bad beer, but I can't say I expected straight up liquid mary jane. I know nelson hops can have that character, but it's a bit overpowering. Combine that with the sweaty onion character and it's a bit much.

Aug 08, 2021
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4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by BEERchitect from Kentucky

The Nelson Sauvin variety of hops are a nice complement when paired with other hops in order to add complexity, intrigue and balance. But as a stand-alone hop in a drier IPA and the beer's shortcomings are known. But when the Captain says to do it, then you make a Single-Hop Nelson Sauvin IPA.

Pale gold and laced with a reasonable hop haze, the Nelson Sauvin version in their Captain's Series celebrates Foley Brothers Brewing's prowess with a radiant fruit perfume that rolls off of the stark-white cap. With a blend of vine-ripened fruit, tropical, peppery and herbal aromas, a winey tone is set. Calmly caramelized in its early taste, there's a light toasty breadiness with hints of honeysuckle and wafer that defines the early malt contributions.

As the malts relax and the hops billow on the middle palate, its the full potential of the unusual hop profile to be tasted. Overtones of white grape are propped up by more exotic flavors of passionfruit and gooseberry. Yet as the ale trends firmly but reasonably bitter, the taste turns peppery, grassy and pleasantly botanical.

Medium bodied and trending dry on the finish, the bitterness shines with aspects of lemon pepper, fresh grassiness and a gentle drift of cannabis that lingers long after the fledgling malt sweetness has passed.

Jan 20, 2021
 
4.14 by syguy from Massachusetts on Jan 14, 2021
 
4 by Patches826 from Massachusetts on Dec 13, 2020
 
4.16 by SebastianOwl from Massachusetts on Nov 09, 2020
 
4.25 by jcoleMA66 from Massachusetts on Nov 06, 2020
 
3.79 by benjaminsa from Vermont on Aug 26, 2020
 
3.75 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts on Aug 12, 2020
 
3.75 by Brushkanna from New Jersey on Aug 08, 2020
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4.51/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by seakret from Massachusetts

Golden, pretty dank rather than fruity. Tasty with deceiving color. Foley Bros. are always a preference when there is a large choice available.

Aug 06, 2020
 
3.93 by clake from Vermont on Aug 04, 2020
Captain's Series: Nelson Sauvin from Foley Brothers Brewing
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 13 ratings