Mo' Nelson | Cellarmaker Brewing Co.

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Cellarmaker Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.10%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by HopsforBreakfast on 06-20-2014

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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 73
Photo of StonedTrippin
4.41/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

i have always said that you could dump a boatload of nelson hops into a glass of urine and it would smell and taste delicious, so its always a little weird critically judging nelson beers. i love the hop so much that i favor almost any beer that uses it. this is one of the best examples of it, pure and true, unmolested by other hops, too much grain or alcohol, or time in a bottle. fresh as can be at the taproom, it has a pale yellow milky unfiltered east coast look to it under an inch of shaving cream thick white head. all nelson in the nose, pineapple from the can, white peaches, lemon meringue, and all the other aromatic elements this hop brings to the part so consistently. the flavor here is more like a pale than an ipa, not a lot of bitterness happening here at all. a nice juicy fresh hop flavor for certain, but it trails off a little at the end, primarily late kettle, whirlpool, and dry hopped i would imagine. some fruity notes, white grape, tangerine, pineapple in the taste, and a nice wheaty or oaty rich structured but nice and dry grain base for it. if you want to know what nelson hops do, this is a perfect example of it. i could have drank ten of these happily...

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Photo of metter98
4.29/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

On-tap at Alvarado Street Brewery, Monterey, CA

A: The beer is clear yellow in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a short white head that consistently left a coating of bubbles on the surface and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate to strong aromas of Nelson Sauvin hops are present in the nose—gooseberries and currants seem to stand out in particular.
T: The taste follows the smell and is all about the Nelson Sauvin hops with lots of gooseberry flavors. There is a light to moderate amount of bitterness. Hints of dank grapefruit are noticeable in the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer does a good job at showcasing the Nelson Sauvin hops in both the smell and taste. It is very drinkable and has a relatively low amount of bitterness compared to other beers in the style.

Serving type: on-tap

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Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.23/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From a growler into a high ball glass. Hotel life. Pours golden, hazy and with light carbonation. Light head. Sticky trails of lacing. 4.25

Quite a pungent aroma. Onion and garlic notes amid mango and melon and passionfruit. 4.25

Taste is juicy melon and floral notes and light mango and pineapple. But there's a light thread of oniony/garlic checking in too. Lingering flavor reminds me of grapefruit peel. 4.25

Light and easy-drinking with a smooth creamy feel until the finish gets prickly and bitter and dries out. Refreshing and juicy and even a touch zesty. 4

Very tasty and juicy and drinkable. Outstanding.

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Photo of DefenCorps
4.39/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Growler from the brewery.

A clear light orange with a dense, white head with excellent retention and gorgeous lacing, this looks spectacular. The nose is a brilliantly fruity hop blend, with peach, white grapes, mild pinesap, a touch of weed, and a moderate citrus blend - oranges, citrons and tangerines. Minimal malt character. The palate opens with a moderate bitterness, piney and citrusy with a massive amount of hop flavor. Peach and grapes from the Nelson hops dominate with the citrus and pine playing second fiddle. A mild mint and a moderate citrus infused honey sweetness are present. Mildly resiny on the finish with plenty of fruity hop flavor present. Awesome stuff.

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Photo of popery
4.21/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a nice, bright shade of gold. Quite clear, looks perfectly transparent. Medium head, pure white. Lots of lacing, good retention. The aroma is fruity and pretty juicy with sweet hop flavors. Big white grapes, white peaches, pine, raspberries, mangoes, some pineapple. All sweet fruit with little malt contribution beyond simple background sweetness. Moderate bitterness. Starts out honey malt sweet before drying out and letting the hops take over. Mango, pine, grass finish. Light feel, normal carbonation, some hop oiliness. Very nice. Interesting blend of the these two hops. I prefer Nelson to Mosaic, but it’s all good hop fruit salad.

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Mo' Nelson from Cellarmaker Brewing Co.
4.32 out of 5 based on 73 ratings.
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