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:
606
Reviews:
194
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
11.49%
 
 
Wants:
29
Gots:
93
For Trade:
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3.71/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had lunch today at the brewpub. $4.00 was the going rate for a pint. Reviewed from notes.

Beer was served golden orange with a decent head.

Nose is herbal and slightly toasty.

Taste is toasted grains that are overwhelmed by a resinous citrus hop.

Mouthfeel was medium bodied with light carbonation that was refreshing.

Overall this drank more like an ipa than the apa style. Not that it is a bad thing but i was looking more for a bready balanced brew of an apa. Definitely worthwhile if you like a smaller ipa.

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

12oz. can served in my Harpoon IPA glass. Best by 10/2013 labelled on the bottom of the can. Pours a dull, coppery orange hue with a semi-hazy clarity and a fluffy, one inch, bright white head. Head eventually disperses into a soapy slick that coalesces around the edges. Thick swaths of lacing are evidence during the tasting. Nose is malty (some caramel notes), with some floral aromas, citrus and a trace of something metallic towards the back. Taste has a nice malt/hops balance. Metallic character in the nose is no longer present; however, there's a nice floral/piney bitterness overlaid on a toasted malt backbone. Mouthfeel is medium-light with a lively carbonation that leaves a residual burn at the back of the throat between quaffs. All and all, a pretty decent APA. I tend to prefer a little less of a malt presence, but a pretty quaffable beer for the most part.

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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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Full Nelson Virginia Pale Ale from Blue Mountain Brewery
3.83 out of 5 based on 606 ratings.
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