Nelson | Alpine Beer Company

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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
Ratings:
4,075
Reviews:
825
Avg:
4.38
pDev:
8.68%
 
 
Wants:
1,360
Gots:
660
For Trade:
17
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I had it on tap at the Dive Bar NYC. It poured an eye catching hazy golden orange color. It had a thumb nail length frothy head that retained nicely. The lacing also retained well and was sticky.
In the nose I got a nice scent of citrusy orange peel and grapefruit pith. Next, I became aware of rye bread characteristics. As the drink progresses, I become more aware of herbal and even dank hops characteristics. Overall, quite pleasing to the nose.
Going down the hatch, it feels smooth, initially sweet and citrusy. There are some bready and even slightly doughy attributes that provide a nice malt backbone. There is a white wine like dryness throughout. As the drink progresses, a nice moderate hops bitterness that is herbal, spicy and resiny. The body is medium but feels on the light side because it drinks so fast.
This is a delicious IPA.

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On tap at a liquor store.

Pours a hazy sunshine gold. Nice white head.

The aroma starts with light rye which pokes through spicy malt and sharp, citrus hops. The dual rye/hop sharpness balances quite well against the barley.

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Nelson from Alpine Beer Company
4.38 out of 5 based on 4,075 ratings.
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