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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613 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:
#20,363
Reviews:
198
Ratings:
613
pDev:
11.67%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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30
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Ratings: 613 |  Reviews: 198
Photo of jpd026
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of beerthulhu
3.4/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: Medium pumpkin orange with a pristine clarity, Dirty white foamy head is about 1.5 inches high and moderately lasting providing minimal window dressing. Light spacious rise of carbonation comes at a fairly quick pace.

S: Small citrusy toasted grain presence on the nose. A hint of dry flowery hops.

T: Dry citrus and dry lemon hops mixes with some sweet toasted grains for flavor upfront. Sweet piney-lemon hops come on strong for the finish.

M: Light bodied, very little carbonation detection with some toasted grain warmth on the inner cheeks. Bite of spicy hops and toasted grain with a dry hop warmth.

O: Overall some strong hop presence for a pale makes up for some other short comings, visually, and depth wise. Sweet, wet, toasty upfront follows through with a dry lingering citrus finish.

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Photo of Jimbo4430
3/5  rDev -20.4%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Camjmorton
4.21/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I had this beer on tap at Blue Mountain Brewery. It's darker than most pale ales that I have seen. Overall, it's a got a great hop flavor, balanced well with caramel malts. It is very easily drinkable, and one of my favorite beers from Virginia. Plus, a growler fill at the brewery for 7 or 8 dollars is a pretty solid deal.

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Photo of Mcooly
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Eriktheipaman
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of zdeck37
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of BertLoveIII
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of GFish
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of mikeincharleston
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of TimHitchings
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of mkirkland80
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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

12 oz can served in a snifter. Dark, clear amber -- a bit darker than average for style -- with a near creamy bone colored head that has moderate retention and very good lacing. Fine spicy/floral aroma. More flavorful, including a tad more hoppy, than average, with a nice mix of fruity/herbal/grassy hops. Restrained bitterness until the mild-moderately bitter aftertaste. Nicely smooth feel, with medium body and near medium carbonation.

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Full Nelson Virginia Pale Ale from Blue Mountain Brewery
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 613 ratings