Nelson | Alpine Beer Company

NelsonNelson
BA SCORE
4.44/5
4,091 Ratings
NelsonNelson
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

Added by OStrungT on 08-11-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#188
Reviews:
826
Ratings:
4,091
pDev:
8.56%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1,357
Gots:
660
Trade:
17
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 4,091 |  Reviews: 826
Photo of MonkeyBread
4.65/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of durlta
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Moses_Malone
4/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on draft. Corroborating those who have complained about the kegs brewed at Green Flash not being spectacular. The nose was weak, was not overwhelmed by the taste (muted citrus IPA). This was one of the weaker showings of Nelson hops I've ever had. 3.5 - above average, not special.

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

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

Photo of ystazi
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of tbone1384
4.3/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of Kramerbarthomer
3.75/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of paresis
4.37/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Moose90
4.05/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Served On-Tap

A — Pours a really pale and clear yellow with a thin white head on it, very light and not very appealing. Minimal lacing.

S — Smells of fresh pine and citrus, very earthy and herbaceous, like a pine cone or pine needles. Rye spice.

T — Tastes like the forest in the best possible way, big fresh pine notes, like chewing on a pine needle, very crisp and clean.

M — LIght to medium bodied, adequate carbonation, very refreshing.

O — Very nice IPA from Alpine again, very unique piney hop note on this one.

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Photo of mrcraft
4.88/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mychalg9
4/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of hopley
4.04/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ncaudle
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of jakea
4.34/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Prost76
4.29/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chrismattlin
3.78/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of lillitnn92
3/5  rDev -32.4%

Photo of vonnegut21
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of halo3one
4.6/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of ilikebeer03
4.31/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

nose is juicy, tropical fruits. tons of mango, pineapple, juicy tropical fruit. amazing. carbonation is a little light for the style and the i would like it to be a bit crisper in the body. over all an amazing, beer. will definitely seek out again.

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Photo of JMUbrewz
4.75/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

3 week old bottle from the brewery in Alpine.

Possibly the best single IPA I've had. Delicious, tropical flavors with a tiny bit of spice from the rye. The pale malt really allows the hops to shine. So smooth and drinkable.

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Photo of MacQ32
4.47/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ScottP
4.75/5  rDev +7%

Nelson from Alpine Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.44 out of 5 with 4,091 ratings
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