Full Nelson Virginia Pale Ale - Blue Mountain Brewery
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District of Columbia
4.01/5 rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: Pours a mostly clear burnt orange color. The orange-tinted head is initially tall and very densely frothy. Retention is sturdy, and a good deal of lacing sticks to the glass in rings and tendrils.
S: A full malt aroma, with prominent caramel notes. Standard American hop nose: big citrus, with some herbal and pine notes. Some fruity esters and floral background character.
T: Well-rounded maltiness up front. Some sweetness and caramel flavor gives a light chewiness. Hop bitterness adds a gradually-building firm bite. Hop flavors are citric (orange and grapefruit), herbal, and floral. There are a fair amount of fruity esters that add some nice density of flavor. It's not a "clean" pale ale, but a little roughness around the edges works well here.
M: Somewhat full-bodied. Carbonation is fairly active. A lightly chewy initial mouthfeel fades into a drying hop bite.
O: This is a nice, textbook American pale ale. A moderately flavored malt bill along with a healthy dose of C-hops and a touch of yeasty fruitiness makes for an enjoyable beer.
Serving type: can
01-26-2013 00:49:29 | More by Clydesdale
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Full Nelson Virginia Pale Ale from Blue Mountain Brewery
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