Nelson | Alpine Beer Company

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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:
#198
Reviews:
833
Ratings:
4,141
pDev:
8.56%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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1,362
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Photo of cmoore32
4.25/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GreenMind
4.21/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jallen5076
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of grapeshops
4.24/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of LA_Hue24
4.84/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of Sjp2123
5/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Johng19751
5/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of stevoj
3.81/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Grunt fill from Albertsons. Bright golden pour, milky, fluffy head fades fast. Fruity, flowery aroma, mild dank notes. More funk and fruit in the taste, drying bitterness. Sweet and bitter.

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

Photo of cvekk8812
4.32/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chitownfanatic21
4.36/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SawDog505
4.29/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a very hazy yellow orange with a massive 2 inch head on draft. Leaves loads of lace.

Smell is tangerine, pine resin, guava, and grapefruit.

Taste follows tangerine, pine, guava, and grapefruit.

Mouthfeel is a good size medium, plenty of life, maybe a tad sticky but not dry, and drinks very easy.

Overall this may have been the first NEIPA, hazy and juicy. As good as I was hoping.

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4.78/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.55/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of OEB
4.24/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Perrobravo
4.93/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Amazing beer, my all time favorite.

So cloudy and sweet, like citrus dew drops landing on your tongue after a tropical rainstorm. Life changing.

Near, if not perfect beer. Near, rather than perfect due to inconsistency and availability. Try it at the brewery a few times and you’ll see what I mean about consistency. Have some at Green Flash if you want to mingle with tourists and amateurs. Find it bottled and text me so I can come have some with you you...you’re about to drink bottled unicorn nectar.

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Photo of gehille
2.5/5  rDev -43.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I do not like nelson hops.

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

October 2015 @ MTKATL

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Photo of Hyptochrons
4.67/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

had this on tap. beautiful pour, way hazier than i would have thought - completely opaque. a dense bright white head hangs around for a while and leaves tons of lace. on nose is pine, dankness, grapefruit, citrus peel. this mostly follows on the palate, but there is also a white grape note and a super pithy herbaceous character. some citrus, lemon, grapefruit, orange, showing up as well. good malt presence throughout, and a nice hit of mellow spice from the rye. mouthfeel is on point! this was an absolute pleasure to drink after having so many hazed NE beers - great balance between juicy citrus notes, danky pine and green character, and that touch of spice from the rye. excellent brew!

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

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

Photo of fearless2357
4.7/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Very fruity IPA, notes of Mango,Pineapple.

Pours like a wheat beer, very complex and tasty IPA.

Had on tap at Green Flash in San Diego.

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Nelson from Alpine Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.44 out of 5 with 4,141 ratings