Going through my “Alpine” purchases this weekend, I reach in for the “Nelson” IPA. From reading the description, this looks interesting AND good! Rye and Grapefruit, huh? I’m intrigued. This sounds like a perfect combination or a bad one.
Now for the Beer Review!
Popped the cap and the beer is poured.
It pours a “straw-yellow” with a little kiss of orange framing the glass. Thin head that settles quickly.
The smell is pure grapefruit and orange. JUICE fills the room. Yes, my mouth is watering…
The taste? A little different than the smell. Nice grapefruit up front and an earthy bitterness that follows, then a big syrupy sweetness. Nice spicy malt throughout which carries this beer. The nelson hops from New Zealand gives this a very unique flavor. Very sweet and wine like. I Love it.
Alpine Brewing has not let me down from the 3 beers I’ve had of theirs. All being exceptional.
I see a road trip to Alpine coming up in the near future.
Nelson IPA| ABV 7% | 22oz
Alpine Brewing Co.