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Nelson Hops
« on: January 25, 2015, 11:18:53 PM »
Smelling and tasting the Regal Pale Ale I just brewed recently and it's my first time brewing with Nelson. I'm really (pleasantly) surprised with the aroma and taste of this. Smells a lot like a muscadine wine or white zinfandel and taste like melon.


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Re: Nelson Hops
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2015, 11:40:20 PM »
Try pairing it with Galaxy sometime, especially dry hops.
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Re: Nelson Hops
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2015, 11:47:47 PM »
Yeah, Nelson is a pretty unique hop. It definitely has a vinous, white grape character.  And +1 to Galaxy with it - it seemed like a crazy combo, but Stone made one of their 'Enjoy By' IPAs with that combo and it was pretty damn good. And Nelson really works in saison too - the vinous nature of saison yeasts together with Nelson is mighty tasty IMO.
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Re: Nelson Hops
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2015, 03:23:08 AM »
Yeah, Nelson is a pretty unique hop. It definitely has a vinous, white grape character.  And +1 to Galaxy with it - it seemed like a crazy combo, but Stone made one of their 'Enjoy By' IPAs with that combo and it was pretty damn good. And Nelson really works in saison too - the vinous nature of saison yeasts together with Nelson is mighty tasty IMO.

It definitely has a vinous, CHEAP white wine grape character.

FITFY.

Nelson is to my palate as Fuggles is to Denny's, or Simcoe is to my wife's. It is in the do not like category. I do not object to Fuggles and like Simcoe, for the record.
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