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:
598
Reviews:
192
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
11.49%
 
 
Wants:
28
Gots:
91
For Trade:
0
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Photo of OldSwampy
4.08/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from can into a glass, best by date on can bottom 19 Sept 16, so I got this one in time (20 May 16). Amber beer, ample carbonation with a cream head, a finger or more formed easily. Nice floral and resiny hops nose, maybe a bit of citrus fruit as well. Nicely balanced hops emerge from the firm malt background, a rather pure tasting pale ale profile, and quite enjoyable. Not too bitter or unbalanced, as it should not be. Malt tastes emerge more as beer is consumed (and presumably with a little warming), but hops continue to dominate. Mouthfeel also balanced, a little creamy and sudsy in the middle, fades gently in the finish. A great go-to pale ale.

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Photo of SlothB77
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Iamjeff6
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of sjones5045
3.92/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

3/21/16 Capital Ale VA

Pours copper with nice head and retention.

Smell is ok. Nothing really pops out too much. Sort of a small floral hop think going.

Taste is good. Just hopped enough and maybe a little bolder than most standard pale ales. It's fairly smooth but tends to build with a bit of a resin taste

Overall pretty decent and easy to drink.

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Photo of 88caprice
3.77/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a glass.

Overall: Another win for the APA. I'm not a hop head or an IPA fanatic, but I enjoyed this. Fairly high hop bitterness at 60 IBUs, but pleasant and enjoyable.

Look: Hazy honey amber color with a one finger head. Good bubble retention across the top.
Smell: Wonderful floral, piney, grapefruity aroma. Very uplifting and fresh.
Taste: Hop bitterness, grapefruit, some floral notes. The hop bitterness is moderately high, but never unpleasant or harsh. Finishes with a hint of a malty backbone, but some piney bitterness lingers.
Feel: Medium body. Sparkly and biting.

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Photo of MispeledStalion
3.06/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jmdrpi
3.59/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can, best by date on bottom, can't read full date, March something (it's February)

dark golden color, clear, white head that fades. earthy, grassy, slightly pine hop aroma. taste is well balanced with some biscuit malt flavor. medium bodied.

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

Photo of WickedBeer
3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of WoodBrew
3.77/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I Like the Full Nelson.....its a nice slightly bitter pale ale.....very easy to drink. It pours a clear copper with white head that is leaving a spotty lace. The scent is slightly bitter with hints of pine and citrus. The taste is decently balanced but leans toward bitter. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with smooth carbonation. Overall....very good.

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Photo of MinnBrewer
3.6/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Great flavor...I love the choice of hops. Could be just a little more crisp. A little heavy on caramel (I prefer the use of a malty rather than sweet grain...like Vienna).

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Photo of Brewfocker80
3.12/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of jvodom
3.64/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stevoj
3.6/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Cask offering at Pizzeria Paradiso Dupont. Sharp, grapefruit hops, creamy, slick copper body. Soft hoppy nose, big Centennial hops in the taste. Lingering citrus finish.

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Photo of 98green
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of vabeerguy
3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce can into a nonic pint glass. Color is a cloudy orange. Head fades quickly. Taste is a mildly hoppy which lingers between tastes. This is another fine beer produced by the Blue Mountain Brewery.

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Photo of Cpmitchno1
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of julielynndubee
3.23/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cambabeer
3.79/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.69/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Grille District inside Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Arlington, VA.

Pours a hazy orange with a foamy bone head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of citrus fruit, citrus zest, and earth aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest, grapefruit juice, and earth flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with nice citrus forward hop qualities that are slightly better in the taste to me.

Serving type: on tap.

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Photo of Reno9
3.52/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Yancey82
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Full Nelson Virginia Pale Ale from Blue Mountain Brewery
3.83 out of 5 based on 598 ratings.
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