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

Added by OStrungT on 08-11-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
4,078
Reviews:
826
Avg:
4.38
pDev:
8.68%
 
 
Wants:
1,360
Gots:
660
For Trade:
17
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Ratings: 4,078 |  Reviews: 826
Photo of djrn2
4/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pcshotsauce33
4.33/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BurghFan16
4/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheAnk
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of srw
4.3/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jdell15
4.69/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ead73
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Markyg21
5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of DarthGuitarHero
4.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of alpinebryant
4.13/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of greinert21
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PC_Principal
5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of AzIpaGuy
4.1/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Academymike
3.21/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jvgoor3786
4.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a howler on the day it was tapped. A vigorous pour produces a thick, creamy, light tan, two finger head on top of an orangish tan, slightly opaque beer. The smell knocks you over with fresh citrus and woody/piney hops. There is also a spiciness to it. The taste is bitter hops resin, and a woody, floral spice. The citrus comes through less on the taste than in the nose. The mouthfeel is velvety and smooth. Overall a great beer I'm happy I had the chance to try. It's a unique flavor.

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Photo of DankScuba
4.14/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Wesley_Legg
4.49/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of alamode
4.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

BB 5-24-16. Drank 12-18-15. Damn this is hoppy!!! Spicy rye & grapefruit...maybe a little onion too.

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Photo of tharper178
4.92/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JLK7299
4.63/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Love love love Nelson hops so I have been trying to get this for a while. Worth the wait. It can stand there with most northeast IPA's. Wish it was more readily available in my area!

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Photo of AAG
3.73/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of BigIslandfarmer
4.46/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TBoneJones
4.82/5  rDev +10%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Rye, resin, grapefruit. Crisp, refreshing, tangy, juicy, bitter, impeccable finish. The best rye-involved beer I've ever tasted.

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Photo of dertyed
4.46/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TrueOregonian
3.88/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Interesting I'll give it that... but nothing I would prefer on a daily.

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Nelson from Alpine Beer Company
4.38 out of 5 based on 4,078 ratings.
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