Full Nelson Virginia Pale Ale | Blue Mountain Brewery

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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

Added by Todd on 11-02-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
601
Reviews:
192
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
11.49%
 
 
Wants:
28
Gots:
93
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Seanecy
3.55/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of flgimp
4.04/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of snowmageddon
3.68/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StonewallSipper
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a nice dark amber, aroma is pine-heavy, a bit of hoppiness. Taste is pine-hops-and a slight malt. It is good, but not up there with alot of tastier IPA's.

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Photo of Carolvs
3.62/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nickfl
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of slhuggy
3.87/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of greencovesteve
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JustinAbs
3.08/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BoilerUpNavy
3.82/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NeutralOverlookHotel
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of clc12
4.71/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BuxMontBeerLover
3.73/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cbull55
4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of daliandragon
4.09/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Tight bubbled, cream color head over standard orange/auburn cloudy body. Nose is fresh citrus and herbal hops against a mellow malt base. Spotty lace now decorates my rim.

Taste is still balanced but a little more hop forward. The flavor is high but the bitterness is still mild. A quaffable, easy going brew. Given the name, I expected something more aggressive, but that's okay.

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Budlum
3.67/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dbl_delta
3.51/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Part of a flight of 10 at the brewery. Pours a nice gold color, with a thin white head. Initial impression is floral, grapefruit, and resinous hops, with a noticeable but subdued malt presence. Mouthfeel is medium and quite smooth - about right. Medium carbonation. Finish is not as clean as I'd like in an APA.

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Photo of Colin32
3.63/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mush
3.92/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bluehende
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rab53
3.86/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kgammell1
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jensen83
3.92/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stucat
3.71/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

My wonderful daughter brought this back to Illinois from a recent trip to Richmond VA. This is a very well done classic Pale Ale. No surprises here but no disappointment either. It pours a beautiful golden hue, a bit cloudy but pretty. Soft but ample head with some nice lacing. The fragrance is a bit sour . Very nice flavor with a grapefruit hop taste up front and a mellow malty back end. This would be a go to Pale Ale for me if it was available here in Northern Illinois.

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Full Nelson Virginia Pale Ale from Blue Mountain Brewery
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