Wellie Nelson
Upper Pass Beer Company

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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #1,527
ABV:
6.8%
Score:
88
Ranked #13,987
Avg:
4.23 | pDev: 5.67%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
11
From:
Upper Pass Beer Company
 
Vermont, United States
Avail:
One-off
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
88
Very Good
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Notes: Hops: Nelson Sauvin.
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Photo of PicoPapa
4.05/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can. Pours a murky dirty brown yellow color with 2 inches of frothy head. Lots of lacing. The aroma is white wine and grapes, green apple and grapefruit. Some dank and herbal hops. The taste is white wine, grapefruit, green apple and a bit of onion and garlic bite. Doughy malts, white wine and garlic at the end. Oily mouthfeel with a medium body. Lots of carbonation.

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Photo of malrubius
3.6/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Can. Murky with lasting small head and a little lace. Grapefruit Wheaties aroma with some canned grapefruit juice. Medium sweetness fruity and some raw pizza dough with medium grapefruit citrus lemon bitterness. Medium body soft and fine and slightly slick for style. Good for an NE IPA.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.15/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thought this was a DIPA and poured into a tulip. Can dated "09/17/2019."
The appearance was a beautiful hazy burnt orange woody color capped by a slim white foamy head dissipating at a fine pace. Slight ring of lace trimmed the top of my glass and softly fell through.
The aroma had some white grapes and hop oily grassy dankiness. Slight whiff of Vidalia onions and sweet garlic advocate lightly in the background. Took a little bit but an ever so slight hint of grapefruit peel slides in.
The flavor meshed the sweet with the dank through all of the previously mentioned aromas. Semi-dry white grapey aftertaste with some onion skin.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a fair sipping quality about it. Enough dryness permeates my tongue and allows a touch of stickiness. Carbonation felt good, nice and low. Finishes with the white grapes and some sticky tropical fruits.
Overall, it's more of a New England styled one than American IPA but no worries, it's still one to definitely have again.

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Photo of bobv
4.46/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

16 oz. can.
Canned 9:49 AM, Tuesday, the 17th of September, 2019.

I drank a can each night for 4 nights; starting at 12 hours since canning, then 36, 60, and now 82 hours old. Its progress was nothing short of a lesson that every hop lover should experience. After almost 3 and a half days it has come together very nicely after acclimating to its new (much smaller) vessel.

Moderate pour yields a one inch egg shell white head over a very hazy body with some sticky lacing. Nose of tropical fruit and slight Sauvignon Blanc grapes. Taste mirrors nose fairly closely with the white grape coming forward a bit to challenge the tropical fruit. Very smooth, and rather juicy; like grapefruit, passion fruit, and Sav Blanc grape all got together to a have party! Nice full mouthfeel and overall, this is a beautifully smooth beer and will definitely have again. Cheers!!

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Wellie Nelson from Upper Pass Beer Company
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 11 ratings