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Full Nelson Virginia Pale Ale - Blue Mountain Brewery

Full Nelson Virginia Pale AleFull Nelson Virginia Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
85
very good

375 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 375
Reviews: 156
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.61%


Brewed by:
Blue Mountain Brewery visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 11-02-2007)
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Reviews by koopa:
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koopa

New Jersey

3.45/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Received as an extra in a trade with a generous BA thanks!

Appearance: Pours a very transparent toffee to copper with a 1.5 finger white crown that displays moderate retention and lace. I'd give it a 4.25 if I could so I'm rounding down a bit.

Smell: Bread, biscuit, and toffee in the malt profile. Floral, herbal, and citrus (orange and grapefruit) hop notes.

Taste: Same as the nose but a bit disjointed.

Mouthfeel: Thin side of medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Fairly soft mouthfeel that teeters on the edge of crisp.

Overall: This beer looks and feels nice but the smell and flavor profile are lackluster at best.

Serving type: can

11-21-2012 21:21:40 | More by koopa
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Full Nelson Virginia Pale Ale from Blue Mountain Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 375 ratings.