Full Nelson Virginia Pale Ale | Blue Mountain Brewery

Full Nelson Virginia Pale AleFull Nelson Virginia Pale Ale
BA SCORE
64.1%
Liked This Beer
3.77 w/ 608 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:
#18,130
Reviews:
196
Ratings:
608
Liked:
390
Avg:
3.77/5
pDev:
11.67%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
29
Gots:
96
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 608 |  Reviews: 196
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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Photo of 88caprice
3.77/5  rDev 0%
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 -18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jmdrpi
3.59/5  rDev -4.8%
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 -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WickedBeer
3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of WoodBrew
3.77/5  rDev 0%
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 -4.5%
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 -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of jvodom
3.64/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Full Nelson Virginia Pale Ale from Blue Mountain Brewery
Beer rating: 64.1% out of 100 with 608 ratings
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