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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

426 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 426
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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cyclonece09

Maryland

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.

Serving type: can

11-20-2013 00:50:08 | More by cyclonece09
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bigfnjoe

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

11-15-2013 18:40:57 | More by bigfnjoe
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frosted33

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

11-14-2013 20:16:03 | More by frosted33
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DVictoryHeadwatersZ

Virginia

4/5  rDev +5.3%

11-13-2013 00:49:21 | More by DVictoryHeadwatersZ
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +5.3%

11-11-2013 16:07:52 | More by williamjbauer
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Cyrion

Virginia

3.51/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a pint glass. Best before 11/2013 and I'm drinking it in 11/2013. Shame on me.

Appearance: A cloudy amber, no coppery shine at all. Looks a bit over the hill, especially with there being a minimal white head that immediately disappears. My punishment for drinking this so late.

Aroma: Very nice hops taking strong command of the delicate sweet caramel that makes a cautious appearance. This is going to be good.

Taste: Follows the aroma. Bold pine hopes and very, very little malt. It's a drying bitterness and well suits the beer.

Mouthfeel: Thin, dry, almost spicy. Good pale ale for the autumn months.

Overall: As hop-forward as it is, even when drinking it in its "drink before" month, I would call this an IPA. With a name like "full nelson", you don't really expect this to be a shy and retiring beer, do you? Whatever it's called, it's a good hoppy beer in the dry and crisp tradition.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2013 01:07:51 | More by Cyrion
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ncstateplaya

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

11-08-2013 12:35:30 | More by ncstateplaya
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dmk91

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

11-07-2013 19:31:17 | More by dmk91
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JLeet

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

10-23-2013 19:36:31 | More by JLeet
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BHops

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

10-21-2013 15:07:32 | More by BHops
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onedogtwodog

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

10-18-2013 03:22:54 | More by onedogtwodog
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rpjordan

Virginia

4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: hazy amber with a lasting creamy head, nice lacing
S: sweet malty aroma
T: caramelly malts, citrusy piney hops with medium bitterness and a slight grassy aftertaste
M: smooth, creamy medium-full with a long finish
O: would pair well with any red meat.

Serving type: can

Serving type: can

10-13-2013 18:08:37 | More by rpjordan
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fehrminator

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

10-11-2013 23:41:06 | More by fehrminator
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

10-10-2013 23:00:28 | More by Cynic-ale
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StoutItOutLoud

Illinois

3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12-oz can to tulip. "Had" rating of 4 earlier (on tap).

A: dark orange, copper body. the light tan head's huge w/ large, soapy bubbles. the head settles down quickly though, leaving minimal patchy lacing.

S: toast, orange, berry, a vigorous swirl really unleashes herbs and pine needles

T: very sweet, then very bitter.

M: dry finish. moderate carbonation.

Serving type: can

10-03-2013 23:21:58 | More by StoutItOutLoud
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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

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

A-medium amber color with a smallish off-white head and some lacing

S-malt, citrus, fruit, light pine

T-caramel malt, citrus, pine, fruity, moderate bitter finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, smooth

O-decent pale ale, easy drinking, fruity like an English IPA

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2013 01:07:58 | More by MDDMD
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

can shared with tb69, enjoyed chilled in atulip purchased at Brass Rail.

The color is deep amber with mild haze and thick cream cap with fine bead and confetti lace. The smell is fruity and floral with a nice mild citrus with an orange scent. The feel is moderately carbonated with mild sweetness and moderate bitterness yet is somewhat dry as it finishes.

The taste is very citrus in the hop profile with an element of sweet malt flavor balancing. The taste has a mild hop astringency but the flavor of slight pine and light toasted tinge toward the finish with very low alcohol in the taste. This is a very good pale, well worth having again, I would recommend this

Serving type: can

09-28-2013 04:43:53 | More by Slatetank
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NormLobstah

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

09-27-2013 22:49:52 | More by NormLobstah
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AWB3

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

09-26-2013 23:20:45 | More by AWB3
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StoutSeth

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

09-24-2013 21:26:12 | More by StoutSeth
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ImpactDan

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

09-22-2013 01:09:41 | More by ImpactDan
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kristougher

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

09-21-2013 15:42:47 | More by kristougher
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duceswild

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

09-21-2013 15:33:28 | More by duceswild
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

09-18-2013 20:15:13 | More by JohnK17
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3/5  rDev -21.1%

09-17-2013 20:11:30 | More by mendvicdog
Full Nelson Virginia Pale Ale from Blue Mountain Brewery
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