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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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very good

460 Ratings
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Ratings: 460
Reviews: 164
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.35%
Wants: 23
Gots: 25 | 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)
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

ygtbsm94, Jun 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

FLBeerGuy, Jun 05, 2013
Photo of Camjmorton
4.33/5  rDev +14.2%

I had this beer on tap at Blue Mountain Brewery. It's darker than most pale ales that I have seen. Overall, it's a got a great hop flavor, balanced well with caramel malts. It is very easily drinkable, and one of my favorite beers from Virginia. Plus, a growler fill at the brewery for 7 or 8 dollars is a pretty solid deal.

Camjmorton, Jun 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Mcooly, Jun 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

trigger467, Jun 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Eriktheipaman, May 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

zdeck37, May 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

BertLoveIII, May 28, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

GFish, May 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

mikeincharleston, May 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

TimHitchings, May 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

lupercmda, May 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

mkirkland80, May 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

virinow, May 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

ipas-for-life, May 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

ShemRahBoo, May 14, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

baybassboy, May 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

spitshaded, May 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

gshackles, May 12, 2013
Photo of jtierney89
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Crystal clear orange glow with big bright white sticky head. Interesting sweet and fruity nose. Caramel, some pine and tropical fruit. Lots of malty caramel sugar up front followed by bright fruitiness and moderate bitterness to balance. Bitterness is a nice contras to the bright sweetness. Slick mouth feel, hop resin, dull carbonation medium to full bodied. A super complex and pretty good pale ale but at the price of $12.99 a 6? You can find better pales.

jtierney89, May 08, 2013
Photo of chinchill
3.84/5  rDev +1.3%

12 oz can served in a snifter. Dark, clear amber -- a bit darker than average for style -- with a near creamy bone colored head that has moderate retention and very good lacing. Fine spicy/floral aroma. More flavorful, including a tad more hoppy, than average, with a nice mix of fruity/herbal/grassy hops. Restrained bitterness until the mild-moderately bitter aftertaste. Nicely smooth feel, with medium body and near medium carbonation.

chinchill, May 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Oboogie, May 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

djrn2, May 02, 2013
Photo of jlindros
3.6/5  rDev -5%

Thanks to HeadyHops81 for this one, yay craft beer cans!

Pours a frothy but thick and creamy 2 finger head that fades semi slowly with plenty of layered lacing, over hazy auburn tan orange beer.

Nose has some light amber malts, a little toasty reddish and sweet caramel candy malts, as well as light hops, earthy and fruity mostly, light candied citrus.

Taste brings sweeter malts, candy like caramel and toasty reddish almost amber malts, sweet and smooth, hint of a nutty toffee. Then hops, lighter side of the hop flavors but some bitterness, slight earthy grassy hops, little bit of candied citrus and some fruity flavors, and turns a bit to chewy hops. Finish is fairly bitter, more chewy earthy slightly grassy hops lingering, somewhat dry, but plenty of candy caramel malt flavors too.

Mouth is med bodied, lots of fluffy carbonation.

Overall meh, it has quite a bit of malts too malty overall IMO, hops are lighter in overall profile and mostly just bitterness comes through so it doesn't have a great hop profile either, and even the carbonation is a little too much I think. The balance is at least nice, but the sweetness and bitterness both seem to go a bit too far.

jlindros, Apr 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

ChrisKayler, Apr 25, 2013
Full Nelson Virginia Pale Ale from Blue Mountain Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 460 ratings.