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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
86
very good

373 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 373
Reviews: 156
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.58%


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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mbarnes0

Virginia

4/5  rDev +5.3%

12-12-2011 20:16:45 | More by mbarnes0
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3.59/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours slightly reddish-brown-orange with decent sustaining head. I must admit to just getting over a cold, so smell was difficult; my girlfriend noted "bitter smells".

The taste grabs you right up front with an almost puckering bitterness. Grassy, earthy, and a bit lemony, and drying in nature. Underneath is a caramel or brown sugar maltiness, but it is overshadowed by the hops. The strength of the hops bitterness makes this seem more on the IPA side, while the earthy feel of the whole beer does try to fit into what I think of for APAs.

If you are looking for something akin to a palate-wrecker, this might work. The beer is a little one-dimensional, however.

Serving type: on-tap

02-21-2014 21:14:19 | More by cjgiant
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A: pure translucent light amber; no head at this establishment; quickly fading cascading lacing
S: piney, musty
T: per the scent, pine and must.
M: dry, a bit of alcoholic bite, standard for an American IPA
O: A low-complexity IPA in disguise. By random chance, it's a perfect choice paired with a lamb stew, but is likely just average on its own compared to other IPAs.

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Overall: A medium hoppy/sweet beer that has great drinkability and finishes smooth.

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Full Nelson Virginia Pale Ale from Blue Mountain Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 373 ratings.