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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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BA SCORE
86
very good

428 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 428
Reviews: 159
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.05%
Wants: 22
Gots: 18 | 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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coreyfmcdonald

Georgia

3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can into a tall tulip

A: Pours a dark amber/brown with three fingers of very dense white foam. Thie retention is remarkable. This is quite dark for an APA.

S: Oddly, this beer starts of with candied apricots, toffee, and caramel. The hops are in the background, but come in with a touch of citrus.

T: The malts are still taking center stage here. Bready malts are quite strong here with a nice amount of toffee to add some sweetness. Hop bitterness balances the beer. There isn't a whole lot of hop flavor here, a bit of pine.

M: On the thick side with medium carbonation.

O: The malt profile is odd for the style but very nice. I really enjoyed the breadiness and sweetness. Hop bitterness is there, but there isn't much hop aroma or flavor.

Serving type: can

01-23-2013 03:39:14 | More by coreyfmcdonald
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hilgart1

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

01-23-2013 02:08:10 | More by hilgart1
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thegerm87

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

01-23-2013 01:08:02 | More by thegerm87
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jadams11

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

01-20-2013 01:42:13 | More by jadams11
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spycow

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

01-18-2013 04:57:58 | More by spycow
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THECPJ

Delaware

3/5  rDev -21.1%

01-16-2013 01:27:33 | More by THECPJ
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BlueRidgeBeerHound


4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

01-14-2013 00:51:51 | More by BlueRidgeBeerHound
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jorrx003

Florida

4/5  rDev +5.3%

01-13-2013 22:22:10 | More by jorrx003
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roywilliams

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

01-12-2013 22:20:28 | More by roywilliams
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csmartin6

New York

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

01-01-2013 15:32:23 | More by csmartin6
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mabmab67

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

12-30-2012 08:11:53 | More by mabmab67
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rvajohn

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

12-28-2012 23:52:21 | More by rvajohn
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can poured into a pint glass.

A: Pours a reddish copper color with top notch clarity for the style. This features one of the best heads I've ever seen on a pale ale - three fingers high, with an offwhite shade. The retention level and fluffy texture is quite excellent, and so is the lacing left behind on the glass.

S: Tons of bready, caramel malts, grapefruit, and floral notes on the aroma. This one really reeks of Centennial hops, even though this seems to be primarily a Cascade-hopped ale.

T: It's a rather typical pale ale, with citrusy, lemongrass hop flavors backing up a clean malt undercurrent. The malts also seem to develop a nutty, earthy tone after a while, balanced by the hops. No extreme flavors here, just a simple, easy to drink pale ale.

M: Very clean and dry on the finish and aftertaste. Has that crisp, refreshing texture that would make it great on a hot day, only with a body that could stand to be less flabby.

O: It is what it is - a well crafted, basic pale ale in a can. Really, it's just another SNPA clone, but that just means SNPA is such a great beer to ape. Damnit, I need to buy more canned craft beers ASAP!

Serving type: can

12-21-2012 22:41:35 | More by ThisWangsChung
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chippo33

Vermont

3/5  rDev -21.1%

12-18-2012 02:47:50 | More by chippo33
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bubseymour

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

12-18-2012 01:25:55 | More by bubseymour
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

4/5  rDev +5.3%

12-17-2012 22:05:44 | More by stereosforgeeks
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mrterdferguson


3/5  rDev -21.1%

12-17-2012 03:00:04 | More by mrterdferguson
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Huffs

New York

3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a six pack of cans and found this to be an excellent choice. Poured with a nice, frothy head. Good clarity with red/orange hue. Great hop malt balance with a nice hop finish. enjoyed this beer completely and hop to find other brews from this maker.

Serving type: can

12-16-2012 04:10:55 | More by Huffs
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tdm168

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to brewdude1982 for sharing this one.

A - orange with a thin, white lacing

S - sweet bread, citrus, faintly herbal and spicy

T - bread, bitter, citrusy, piny, faintly spicy

M - medium bodied, smooth, well carbonated

This is very easy to drink. For a pale ale it has a rather bold hop character. I could definitely sit down with six of these and enjoy a game. If I can find it again, I will definitely pick up more.

Serving type: can

12-15-2012 14:42:41 | More by tdm168
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Yesdog

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

12-11-2012 00:38:35 | More by Yesdog
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TheRuss9585

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

12-09-2012 16:41:55 | More by TheRuss9585
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brewdude1982

North Carolina

4.38/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This was a 12 oz can poured into a snifter.

It pours a dark orange and has good clarity. It smells amazingly malty with a little hops as well. It tastes really malty and then a great hop finish. The body is what I would call medium and has decent carbonation. I could drink this all day. I would recommend it if you are in va and can pick it up.

Serving type: can

12-07-2012 21:38:13 | More by brewdude1982
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tdmccarthy

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.3%

12-02-2012 00:13:11 | More by tdmccarthy
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FUwolfpacker

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

12-01-2012 01:21:37 | More by FUwolfpacker
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GinDC

Virginia

4/5  rDev +5.3%

11-28-2012 01:27:23 | More by GinDC
Full Nelson Virginia Pale Ale from Blue Mountain Brewery
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