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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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Full Nelson Virginia Pale AleFull Nelson Virginia Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Blue Mountain Brewery
Virginia, United States

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

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Ratings: 611 |  Reviews: 198
Photo of DuffDaddy
1.75/5  rDev -53.6%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Twelve ounce bottle at Uncle Ronnie's house while there for Donna's funeral. Not such a great pale ale - tried it just because it was a local beer in the fridge.

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1.84/5  rDev -51.2%

Photo of RABouffard
1.93/5  rDev -48.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

typical mouthfeel of a filtered pale ale followed by highly unpleasant dry bland bitterness. Notes of biting into a hop pellet, straw, and aluminium.

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Photo of lasznc
2/5  rDev -46.9%

Photo of VTFriar
2.16/5  rDev -42.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Niceburnt orangewith hint of amber color.
Overwhelming malt aroma - like sticking my noose into a bag of dry malt.
Light hop aroma - faint.
Light/Medium body - finishing rather watery...Not a full mouthfeel
Feel bad, but overly sweet / heavily malty beer that I was going to pour out.

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Photo of Dr_Farts
2.35/5  rDev -37.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

The only real shining feature of this beer is the body, between med to full, nice round mouthfeel. If only the other features were as good. Bland and forgetful.

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2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

Photo of SlingerBKLYN
2.52/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Another example of American Craft Beer going over the top with the hops. I'm looking for a little more balance, nuance and subtlety. I am sure that some very fine malts and yeast are underneath all those hops but it's a shame that they can't be tasted. I hope that the current fascination with over hopped bees will wain.
IPA is BS! Put the craft back in craft brewing! Save the hops and boycott IPA.

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Photo of hipster2u
2.64/5  rDev -30%
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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2.66/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

I am sure it is good for it's style, just not a big hop fan.

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Photo of JamesGrove
2.67/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of baklo
2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

Photo of bigred89
2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

Photo of heerboth
2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

Photo of dunix
2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

Photo of stephenjmoore
2.8/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

A- Clear pale amber colored body with a bubbly bone white head.

S- I really don't smell much of anything, maybe some sweet malt and a dash of citrus, but not much.

T- A little more hop flavor comes through in the taste. Mostly sweet caramel malt, with a dash of piney hops at the end. Still nothing much going on though.

M- Medium-carbonation and medium bodied. Very drinkable.

O- Really lacking aroma and flavor. Almost tastes like it is an old pale ale, but the freshness sticker on the bottom says otherwise.

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of ohiobeer29
3/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From bottle a nice IPA pour is yellow in color with a white head smell of pine and hops taste is the same but slight enough flavor to be tastey but still drinkable a solid ipa

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Photo of jtierney89
3/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Crystal clear orange glow with big bright white sticky head. Interesting sweet and fruity nose. Caramel, some pine and tropical fruit. Lots of malty caramel sugar up front followed by bright fruitiness and moderate bitterness to balance. Bitterness is a nice contras to the bright sweetness. Slick mouth feel, hop resin, dull carbonation medium to full bodied. A super complex and pretty good pale ale but at the price of $12.99 a 6? You can find better pales.

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Photo of Moses_Malone
3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of Goldndomer
3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of civicm87
3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of mendvicdog
3/5  rDev -20.4%

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Full Nelson Virginia Pale Ale from Blue Mountain Brewery
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 611 ratings
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