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Alpine nelson
« on: May 16, 2014, 07:57:13 AM »
People have been fawning over this beer lately. Finally had a chance to try it.

Meh.

Low aroma and taste like chewing on nelson sauvin hops. I guess there is such thing as too mush nelson.
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Re: Alpine nelson
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2014, 09:05:40 AM »
Nelson hops are to me like Fuggles to Denny.

I find the cheap white wine taste I get from them to be terrible. Friends whose judgement of beer I respect like them. We all have our unique taste profile.
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Re: Alpine nelson
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2014, 09:17:56 AM »
Never had that one, but I have had their Duet IPA and some others and really liked them.
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Re: Alpine nelson
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2014, 09:44:22 AM »
Nelson hops are to me like Fuggles to Denny.

I find the cheap white wine taste I get from them to be terrible. Friends whose judgement of beer I respect like them. We all have our unique taste profile.

Although I don't out them in the same class as Fuggle, I pretty agree with you Jeff.
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Re: Alpine nelson
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2014, 10:55:53 AM »
Alpine Nelson is white grapes and raunchy cat pee when served fresh.  I've used Nelson Sauvin a few times.  If you want some white grape, it's nice mid boil and used sparingly.  Late hop and dry hop is cat pee land.  Evil Twin made a Nelson beer and called it Cat Pi$$.  People bought and payed silly money for it!

Alpine's best hop bomb beers are Bad Boy and Exponential Hoppiness.  Duet is a nice beer, but not as good as your 4th best home brewed IPA.  ;)  It's a relatively conservative WC-IPA that tastes good, but not something that will make you say WOW.


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Re: Alpine nelson
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2014, 03:52:52 PM »
It's a relatively conservative WC-IPA
that tastes good, but not something that will make you say WOW.

Water closet IPA? Does that taste like man-pee instead of cat pee? I'm waiting for a new hop to come out that smells like asparagus pee. :)
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Re: Alpine nelson
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2014, 06:25:50 PM »
Gotta say Kinetic, I tried Duet fresh in their brewpub 3 years ago, and it was maybe a notch above average or 4th best. So I can't speak to deterioration in quality since.  But any IPA of name or otherwise diminishes quickly week by week (as we all know), but it was damn good fresh. But yes, I had other beers of theirs that were hoppier and probably better. A pretty underrated brewery IMO.
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Re: Alpine nelson
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2014, 06:23:18 AM »
I had a bomber of Duet.  It was about one month old.  I liked it, but recall it was relatively conservative which isn't a bad thing.  Alpine makes nice beers.