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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3.77/5
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618 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

Added by Todd on 11-02-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#22,408
Reviews:
201
Ratings:
618
pDev:
11.67%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 618 |  Reviews: 201
Photo of JustinAbs
3.08/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BoilerUpNavy
3.82/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NeutralOverlookHotel
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of clc12
4.71/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BuxMontBeerLover
3.73/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cbull55
4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of daliandragon
4.09/5  rDev +8.5%
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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Photo of rspauldi
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Budlum
3.67/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dbl_delta
3.51/5  rDev -6.9%
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 -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of bluehende
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rab53
3.86/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kgammell1
3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of stucat
3.71/5  rDev -1.6%
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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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 tigg924
3.28/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours clear, deep gold in color, with one inch head. Taste is straw, pale malt, and grapefruity hops. Sweet start with bitter aftertaste. Above average pale ale. I might get this one again.

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Photo of Gtwreck45
3.76/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OldSwampy
4.08/5  rDev +8.2%
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 -13.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Iamjeff6
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of parkwood
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sjones5045
3.92/5  rDev +4%
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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Full Nelson Virginia Pale Ale from Blue Mountain Brewery
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 618 ratings