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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

416 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 416
Reviews: 159
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.32%
Wants: 22
Gots: 16 | 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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Ohio

4/5  rDev +5.3%

03-28-2014 21:15:20 | More by Austinmschauer
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New York

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

03-24-2014 21:12:12 | More by erogers
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kmos27

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

03-21-2014 02:01:24 | More by kmos27
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Goldndomer

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -21.1%

03-17-2014 23:54:29 | More by Goldndomer
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FireEmt37

Maryland

3/5  rDev -21.1%

03-03-2014 00:54:52 | More by FireEmt37
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rxthree

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

02-27-2014 02:11:46 | More by rxthree
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Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

02-26-2014 08:17:42 | More by Localdrinklax
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cjgiant

District of Columbia

3.59/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours slightly reddish-brown-orange with decent sustaining head. I must admit to just getting over a cold, so smell was difficult; my girlfriend noted "bitter smells".

The taste grabs you right up front with an almost puckering bitterness. Grassy, earthy, and a bit lemony, and drying in nature. Underneath is a caramel or brown sugar maltiness, but it is overshadowed by the hops. The strength of the hops bitterness makes this seem more on the IPA side, while the earthy feel of the whole beer does try to fit into what I think of for APAs.

If you are looking for something akin to a palate-wrecker, this might work. The beer is a little one-dimensional, however.

Serving type: on-tap

02-21-2014 21:14:19 | More by cjgiant
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jaymo18

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

02-17-2014 19:45:46 | More by jaymo18
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tgatort

Florida

4/5  rDev +5.3%

02-09-2014 01:06:19 | More by tgatort
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Bo_bandy

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

02-05-2014 00:52:25 | More by Bo_bandy
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

02-04-2014 06:06:13 | More by oriolesfan4
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RandomExile

Maryland

3.11/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: pure translucent light amber; no head at this establishment; quickly fading cascading lacing
S: piney, musty
T: per the scent, pine and must.
M: dry, a bit of alcoholic bite, standard for an American IPA
O: A low-complexity IPA in disguise. By random chance, it's a perfect choice paired with a lamb stew, but is likely just average on its own compared to other IPAs.

20oz / Pint Glass / VGP, MD

Serving type: on-tap

02-04-2014 02:24:33 | More by RandomExile
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RVigz

Pennsylvania

3.66/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Clear amber with a good light one inch head.

Smell: A sweet hoppy smell.

Taste: Tasted like sweet/ever so slightly dried fruit with a medium hoppy finish.

Mouthfeel: Very smooth with a hint of bitterness to leave the palate wanting more.

Overall: A medium hoppy/sweet beer that has great drinkability and finishes smooth.

Serving type: on-tap

02-03-2014 20:20:53 | More by RVigz
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Maryland

4/5  rDev +5.3%

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Tennessee

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Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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WVUbrew

West Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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ncelauro

New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

01-20-2014 12:42:45 | More by ncelauro
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Rmbr2

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

01-19-2014 23:37:34 | More by Rmbr2
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threedaggers

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

01-18-2014 01:16:29 | More by threedaggers
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zvir21

Virginia

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2013 17:54:21 | More by zvir21
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Texas

3/5  rDev -21.1%

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Full Nelson Virginia Pale Ale from Blue Mountain Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 416 ratings.