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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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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

Poured into a pint glass. Best before 11/2013 and I'm drinking it in 11/2013. Shame on me.

Appearance: A cloudy amber, no coppery shine at all. Looks a bit over the hill, especially with there being a minimal white head that immediately disappears. My punishment for drinking this so late.

Aroma: Very nice hops taking strong command of the delicate sweet caramel that makes a cautious appearance. This is going to be good.

Taste: Follows the aroma. Bold pine hopes and very, very little malt. It's a drying bitterness and well suits the beer.

Mouthfeel: Thin, dry, almost spicy. Good pale ale for the autumn months.

Overall: As hop-forward as it is, even when drinking it in its "drink before" month, I would call this an IPA. With a name like "full nelson", you don't really expect this to be a shy and retiring beer, do you? Whatever it's called, it's a good hoppy beer in the dry and crisp tradition.

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Photo of ncstateplaya
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of rpjordan
4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: hazy amber with a lasting creamy head, nice lacing
S: sweet malty aroma
T: caramelly malts, citrusy piney hops with medium bitterness and a slight grassy aftertaste
M: smooth, creamy medium-full with a long finish
O: would pair well with any red meat.

Serving type: can

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of StoutItOutLoud
3.87/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12-oz can to tulip. "Had" rating of 4 earlier (on tap).

A: dark orange, copper body. the light tan head's huge w/ large, soapy bubbles. the head settles down quickly though, leaving minimal patchy lacing.

S: toast, orange, berry, a vigorous swirl really unleashes herbs and pine needles

T: very sweet, then very bitter.

M: dry finish. moderate carbonation.

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Photo of MDDMD
3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A-medium amber color with a smallish off-white head and some lacing

S-malt, citrus, fruit, light pine

T-caramel malt, citrus, pine, fruity, moderate bitter finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, smooth

O-decent pale ale, easy drinking, fruity like an English IPA

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4.06/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

can shared with tb69, enjoyed chilled in atulip purchased at Brass Rail.

The color is deep amber with mild haze and thick cream cap with fine bead and confetti lace. The smell is fruity and floral with a nice mild citrus with an orange scent. The feel is moderately carbonated with mild sweetness and moderate bitterness yet is somewhat dry as it finishes.

The taste is very citrus in the hop profile with an element of sweet malt flavor balancing. The taste has a mild hop astringency but the flavor of slight pine and light toasted tinge toward the finish with very low alcohol in the taste. This is a very good pale, well worth having again, I would recommend this

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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