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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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3.78/5
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626 Ratings
Full Nelson Virginia Pale AleFull Nelson Virginia Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Blue Mountain Brewery
Virginia, United States
bluemountainbrewery.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
15 degrees Plato
60 IBUs

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#24,202
Reviews:
202
Ratings:
626
pDev:
11.64%
 
 
Wants:
32
Gots:
104
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 626 |  Reviews: 202
Photo of carrcolind
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of djembeist
4.11/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

This is a great, complex beer. It pours the color of a brand new penny with a thin white head. The smell is hoppy with grapefruit and bitter orange zest. The taste is bitter and grape-fruity at first, but this your mouth fills with a beautiful floral bouquet. The mouth feel is smooth but not rough, somewhere in between, like a REAL craft beer. This is great beer!

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Photo of Gavilan
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BabaBeer
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HPC
3.52/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Muss42
3.94/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DSGerlach
4.71/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bwt1982
3.77/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SoccerSeuss
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from can into pint glass. Clear, dark honey in color with a nice two finger cream colored head. Citrus with notes of pine and floral on the nose. Taste followed smell, strong pine/lemon forward with a floral finish. Medium bodied with a bit of a crisp finish. A very nice pale ale.

As an aside ... good juju with this brew as I was drinking it on tap watching my squad win Lord Stanley's Cup

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Photo of superwho24
4.33/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pairs well with Swiss cheese and black olives

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Photo of Beejay
3.91/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Orange brown in color with a small white head.

S: Pine and grapefruit with a touch of orange zest.

T: Taste follows suite. Juicy orange with a touch of tropical and grapefruit lingering.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: Overall, tasty. Easy going and tasty.

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Photo of NolaHopHead
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of themayorkoch
4.02/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rdagley823
3.74/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jason_cs
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Riff
3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear, amber color with a white head about two fingers thick, that clings to the glass nicely as it fades away. Smell is pine, citrus, and lemongrass. Taste is pine forward, lemon, subtle malt backbone, and a almost creamy finish. Body is medium, moderate carbonation. Overall it's a solid APA, leans towards sessionable.

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Photo of coreypegram
4.15/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ramseye4
4.39/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at the brewery. Pours a beautiful amber color with a large head and impressive laying down the glass. Aroma is primarily an appetizing hop aroma, which shines through to the taste. Hop forward for an APA, think along the lines of Sierra Nevada.

Overall a great beer for any occasion.

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Photo of CantDrinkEveryBeer
3.92/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Attractive 12 ounce can, in a blue-green color scheme oddly reminiscent of Sprite, with a hop flower relaxing in a lawn chair. Poured into a tulip glass.

Look: Dark, rich, and cloudy sienna. Beautiful. Not a large head, about one and a half finger's worth that settle down to a pleasant ring of foam.

Smell: Strong smell of pinecone and lemongrass. Floral notes are present as well: redolent of a specific flower, though I can't quite pin down which. It's very pleasing, either way.

Taste: Immediate hops flavor, slightly spicy and suitably bitter, with lemon citrus and a certain creaminess in the finish. It's your standard APA, but executed quite well.

Mouthfeel: Effervescent and tingling on the tongue, soft and creamy going down, this sips really well and feels wonderful.

Overall: A tasty and satisfying flagship, worth drinking if you want a nice, back to the basics APA.

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Photo of hipster2u
2.64/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Non-descriptive its bland like anyone could have made it and isn't as good as Serria Nevada Pale Ale or my favorite Kane Sneak box. Do something with this beer make it unique by making it unfiltered, more hops like Carton Hop Pun. If your going to make craft beer don't make it worst then mass produced stuff.

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Photo of Nace4
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mf86
5/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of VABA
3.9/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Revisited 3/27/18

A-Pours a nice darkened amber color
A-Aroma has piney and citrus hints
T-The taste follows the nose with subtle piney and citrus flavors
M-A light bodied beer with decent carbonation
O-A well done beer

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a slightly hazy orange with a somewhat pervasive red here and there. One finger white foamy head dissipated within about a minute. The smell was slightly earthy sweet with a slight pine to citrus back up here and there. The taste was mainly sweet but allowed a decent bitterness to balance. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was there but was fairly subdued. Overall, I say this was a good American Pale ale worthy of having again.

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Photo of RAFH
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had three 12 ounce pours from Bryce at Trump's Albemarle Estates in Charlottesville, Virginia. Extremely solid IPA especially with their Cheese Tray which contained BellaVitano Merlot and Espresso flavors. Am definitely coming back for more!!!

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Full Nelson Virginia Pale Ale from Blue Mountain Brewery
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 626 ratings