No Mates - Nelson Sauvin

Maryland
United States
No Mates - Nelson Sauvin, Astro Lab Brewing
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
92
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20
Description 

The Nelson Sauvin edition of our No Mates Single Hop Series perfectly showcases the flavors of the land from which these amazingly flavorful hops came from in New Zealand. Bright notes of citrus fruit and white grape hit the nose contrasting with piney resinous flavors that standout on the palate. A complex beer, No Mates with Nelson Sauvin has a dry, soft mouthfeel that evolves into a finish that is semi dank with moderate bittering and lingering flavors of citrus.

Profile

ABV: 
6.7%
Served at: 
45 - 50ºF
Hops: 
Nelson Sauvin
Malts: 
Pale Malt, Red Wheat, White Wheat, Flaked Wheat, C10 Carapils
Judges Review 
Michael McGuire's picture
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

No Mates - Nelson Sauvin by Astro Lab Brewing is a New England IPA and was judged as an American IPA (BJCP sub-style 21A). It poured cloudy and light golden into the glass with an impressive white head with moderate retention. Its aroma was subtle and refined with mild hop notes that gave way to apple and white grape. This is a complex and well-balanced beer, restrained in the sense that there is just enough hop bitterness to avoid the cloyingly sweet flavor profiles of many New England IPAs, but not so much that it tastes like just another American IPA. A creamy mouthfeel and moderate alcohol warmth add to the pleasant combination of hop and malt flavors, resulting in an extremely flavorful and delicious beer.