1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Full Nelson Virginia Pale Ale - Blue Mountain Brewery

Not Rated.
Full Nelson Virginia Pale AleFull Nelson Virginia Pale Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
86
very good

499 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 499
Reviews: 166
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.58%
Wants: 25
Gots: 31 | FT: 1
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 499 | Reviews: 166 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of cbradio
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of dexterk1
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of WVUbrew
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of ncelauro
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of Rmbr2
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of threedaggers
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of zvir21
3.44/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer smelled like a run of the mill common wheat beer. However, I was pleasantly surprised with the combination of a smooth feel and bitter hopiness. I gave it to my fiance' who doesn't like beer but tries a lot of it and her first reaction was how smooth it was. It was very fizzy. When i opened the bottle it bubbled over. All in all a good bitter beer and I plan to have it again.

Photo of jenray
3/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of Nordbier
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of bcgill
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of Capitals82
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of blbarnett3
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Rbodacious
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of maximum12
3.15/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to AtlCarl for carpet-bombing me into submission yet again with a box full of good-looking beer. This 12 oz. can looked lonely amongst all the bombers, so it's going to be put down right away. Best by 1/14.

Pour is standard orange pale, clear, filtered. Smells like beer. Really. There's nothing distinguishable from the Blatz my dad used to drink. Just beery.

Full Nelson Virginia Pale Ale made me wince. The pale malts jar with a hoppiness that's bitter enough to be Alan Harper. There's some breadiness, bit of toast, little caramel, but what it comes down to is the firefight between malt & hop. They don't co-exist terribly well for some reason that's escaping my conscious mind.

Decent enough, but there's an element lacking that I can't quite put my middle finger on.

Photo of delta490
3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A-Poured clear amber with a creamy white head. Moderate retention and a little lacing left

S- caramel malt and pine hops

T-has a really nice balance between the caramel malt and the hops' pine and citrus. Not overpowering in favor of either

M-has pleasing fullness with a little bite from the hops

O- an easy drinking full flavor pale ale. Could see this being a regular

Photo of BillRoth
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of jlivings757
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of JJOVa
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of JandJMD
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of beerrat
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Kevincredible
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of EgadBananas
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of cyclonece09
4.21/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a can into a pint glass. Pours reddish orange with a small white head. Smells of floral and citrus hops, nice aroma. Tastes of nice biting citrus hops with nice grain backbone. Beer is light bodied easy drinking goes down great. Overall a very good beer.

Photo of bigfnjoe
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Full Nelson Virginia Pale Ale from Blue Mountain Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 499 ratings.