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Full Nelson Virginia Pale Ale - Blue Mountain Brewery

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Full Nelson Virginia Pale AleFull Nelson Virginia Pale Ale

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85
very good

512 Ratings
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Ratings: 512
Reviews: 170
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.61%
Wants: 27
Gots: 39 | FT: 0
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:
Beer added by: Todd on 11-02-2007

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4.34/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

From the land that the revolutionary war was fought on comes beer that delivers the best elements of a west coast pale ale and an english bitter/mild. Its got the hop character and more neutral yeast qualities of an american pale ale laid on top of a perfect balance of malt and bitterness like an english mild. Its not as dry as a west coast pale but not as caramel/crystal malty as a midwest pale. I get a little pale choclate malt and biscuit bready english malt. This is my standard go to beer.

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4.06/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Amber in color with very active carbonation, started with a finger of tan head that dissipated slowly, leaving behind a layer of foam. Excellent lacing.

Smell: Biscuit-like breadiness, grapefuit, and a little pine beneath everything else.

Taste: Sweet maltiness with a citrus hop back-up. A wisp of English-like fruitiness comes through as well.

Mouthfeel: Highly carbonated yet rich, medium-bodied overall.

Overall: One of my favorite pale ales. Malt takes center stage here, with standard hop flavors and aromas behind, which is a good thing in this case. This is immensely pleasant to look at; visually, it's as close to my ideal beer as I've seen.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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2/5  rDev -47.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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4.18/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful deep brown golden color. Aroma is not at all overpowering slight hops citrus aroma. Flavor is not at all overpowering very nice crisp up front flavor. I would really enjoy this beer with a burger, fried fish, or pretty much anything. Though to find a beer which is awesome on its own however stands tall with just about any menu item you may choose.

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

12oz can poured into a shaker pint.

Appearance
Amber with 2 fingers of creamy, white head. Great retention and clarity with moderate carbonation.

Nose
grapefruit, lemon and bready malts.

Taste
Pink grapefruit, lemon wedges and florals heavily balanced with bready malts and hints of toffee. Finishes with pine and tangerine zest.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, crisp and clean.

Overall
A decent blend of florals and citrus. Crisp and refreshing. The maltiness makes this a borderline Amber Ale.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

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4.02/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Reddish gold with thin white head, great clarity

Aroma: beautiful American citrus hope aroma from the hops grown on Blue Mountains own hop farm, slight caramel and biscuity malt notes

Taste: Delightful balance of great citrus hop flavor, sturdy and flavorful malt, and lower bitterness than IPAs that doesn't demolish your palate. Easy drinking and full of flavor

Mouthfeel: smooth medium body with drying finish, medium carbonation

Overall Impression: A great beer to bring to any cookout or outdoor event year round. Balanced and sessionable, Full Nelson packs a lot of flavor in a session strength beer.

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Full Nelson Virginia Pale Ale from Blue Mountain Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 512 ratings.