Full Nelson Virginia Pale Ale - Blue Mountain Brewery
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3.76/5 rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a golden-orange to red-orange in color. Quite pretty, and almost tropical in appearance. Color is midway between a pale ale and an amber ale. A 3-1/2 finger off-white head tops it off, and leaves plenty of lacing. Carbonation is very apparent.
Fruity on the nose. Mainly over-ripe citrus at the start, but then seems to become more lemony. A touch of roasted grain rounds it out.
Well-matched tart citrus, lightly sweet roast malt, and bitter hops Tartness predominates, but then fades in the end, leaving sweet and bitter mellowing out together.
Peppery carbonation with light syrup, light burn in the throat. Somewhat drying on the tongue.
This beer grew on me. I notched up the taste on the second bottle. Judging from this one offering, I'd say Blue Mountain is, in my experience, one of the top four breweries in Virginia, along with it's sister brewery Blue Mountain Barrel House, Parkway Brewing Co., and Williamsburg Alewerks While it's perhaps slightly heavier than most pale ales, it's still light enough, and has enough character to be a good choice for a late spring or summer sampling.
Serving type: bottle
06-12-2013 02:46:43 | More by obywan59
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Full Nelson Virginia Pale Ale from Blue Mountain Brewery
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