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Nelson | Alpine Beer Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Alpine Beer Company
California, United States
alpinebeerco.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A Golden Rye IPA - An outstanding hop from New Zealand, Nelson Sauvin, is generously used throughout the brewing and dry-hopping of this unique beer. European rye is added for a smooth, malty addition to flavor. 1.065 OG 7% AB

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#281
Reviews:
844
Ratings:
4,185
pDev:
8.56%
 
 
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1,364
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668
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Ratings: 4,185 |  Reviews: 844
Photo of Bluerabbitbell
4.05/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Quite enjoyable IPA at Industry! Great citrus aroma, bit of a bite on the tongue, sweet taste, yet delicious and refreshing. Overall a yummy drinkable IPA with Dave!

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Photo of Griffith
4.25/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JohnBiale
3.77/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gardner254
4.6/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PprBurke
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WolverineFan1243
5/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of mmoore9363
4.38/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cbcrunch
4.25/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BarleyWhyNot
4.63/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of patre_tim
4.17/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Soft golden and hazy with moderate carbonation and a finger of off white head.

Smells of real dank, earthy citrus, like hop oil. Almost like a gueuze, with a gravel like scent.

The taste follows the nose with the really unique, hop resin, gravel, asphalt, earthy, stone like quality which is dank and has a hint of citrus, but isn't really fruity.

Medium, somewhat pulpy body, with moderate, soda like carbonation.

Had this one ordered online, drinking in my home, Dec 12th, 2018. So different and unique. Reminds me of a Belgian gueuze meets west coast IPA, though not through sourness, but other gravel earthy qualities. Looks like an North East IPA, taste like a West Coast IPA, sort of.

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Photo of firkingroovin
4.15/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PalatePilot
4.49/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ju53o8nyg9
3.73/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Antg8989
4.41/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of unclekeith
4.26/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of antihero404
4.68/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Avatar113
4.38/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brutalist
3.98/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chackman151
4.23/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Rubezahl
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of matcris
4.45/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

LOOKS: A hazy, burnt lemon with a finger of white foam that slowly fades to a ring. Fair lacing down the glass.
AROMA: Big pineapple and mango with a nice cracker bread malt.
TASTE: Ditto for the flavor, and some lemon drops, as well.
FEEL: Well carbonated, medium body, and dry.
OA: Very nice!

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Photo of JamesStreet
4.32/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sd123
4.32/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of depechemode1983
4.41/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours out a cloudy straw color. The head is off-white with moderate retention. Lacing is moderate as well.

The nose full of ripe pineapple and sweet orange. It has a mild orange zest bitterness to it for some balance. Reminds me of a fruit juice blend. The aroma is very strong on is one. Very good.

Very juicy. Tons of tropical fruit with a mild piney bitterness. Its also has a slight earthy quality to it. Its very well balance and tasty. The 7% abv is undetectable.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied and smooth. Carbonation is light. It feels wet and goes down nicely. No

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Photo of Tinfang
4.59/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Nelson from Alpine Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.44 out of 5 with 4,185 ratings