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RATINGS: 232   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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Hold onto your seat. You are about to enjoy a Full Nelson Pale Ale, handcrafted in the bold new tradition of real American beer. Brimming with raw hop flavor, Full Nelson weighs in at 15 Plato and 60 IBUs.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (4808) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - NOV 12, 2012
Crisp copper coloured body with a nice amber glow and a one centimetre tall tan head - nice. Aroma of caramel malt, nuts, earth, grass and a bit of raisins. Medium-bodied; Assertive grassy and malty notes up front with a bit of an english hop flavour of caramel and earth and the fleeting taste of apples and pears on the finish. Aftertaste shows some nuts, earth, grass and a bit of european hoppiness. Overall, a nice beer - definitely showing more english roots (hence an EPA) than american - but a solid beer that isn’t phenomenal, but good. I sampled this twelve ounce can purchased from Whole Foods in Falls Church (Tyson’s Corner), Virginia on 31-October-2012 for US$1.99 sampled at home in Washington on 12-November-2012.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcox90 (1584) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 26, 2012
12 oz can courtesy of RABinVA. Pours copper/amber with a 1 finger off white head. Some lazy rings of lace. Sweet biscuit aroma undercut by some herbal hops scent. Taste is caramel/toffee sweetness, balanced well by some hop bitterness. Moderate bodied with a nice smooth feel. Nice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (10278) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 25, 2012
A copper amber ale with a thin off white head. In aroma, sweet caramel with light veggie notes, light cinnamon, faint hops. In mouth, a sweet caramel malt with woody notes, burned character, herbal hops, OK. On tap at Ginger Man NYC, Sept 21, 2012.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Garbageman (443) - Lexington, South Carolina, USA - OCT 12, 2012
From a can: Copper color with average hop aroma - slight citrus. Good example of a APA. Balanced malt and hops taste with little bittering.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sloth (2516) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - OCT 10, 2012
nice, white, large head with fair retention and lace. Bright amber copper colored brew. Soft nose of pine and citrus, lil leafy and a hint yeasty. Body is medium, good carbonation a bit spritely with light resinous notes as well. Dry malt flavors are a little biscuity and bready with a soft hop backing of citrus, pine and a hint of tropical fruit. Dry finish with a solid bite,lil fruity. A well balanced and easy quaffer! 12oz. can from statelineliquors.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radarsock (969) - Vermont, USA - OCT 8, 2012
Can, thanks to Drsilverworm -- many of your sessions await me! Pours an orangey copper with a big-assed head--three-to-four fingers. Smells of hop pellets, citrus extract and some yeast. That’s about it. Tastes malty with some hop pellets, orange peels and yeast. Kind of one dimensional but stil very much alive and drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RobertDale (3651) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - OCT 4, 2012
12 ounce can. Pours a dark clear gold with an average off-white head. Aroma of citrus and malt. Taste is citrus hops, caramel malt, and florals. Nice balance. Good stuff.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnbuck100 (241) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2012
6-pack of cans from Whole Foods Foggy Bottom, DC. Best buy 1/13 sticker on the bottom of the can. Whenever I drink from cans, I cannot help but compare it to other micro offerings in cans, as well as the major offerings in cans. This beer compares very favorably to the competition. I would go so far as to say this is the bast pale ale I have had in a can. Very full-bodied with a decent hop presence and a balanced malt. Aroma was nothing much, and would I prefer a bit more hoppiness, yes. But the flavor was superior to Dales Pale, and it was just a bit lighter. I could list all of the pales I have had in cans, but the bottom line is that this is a very flavorful and drinkable pale ale. And for goodness sake people, buy this instead of the shitty Buds and Coors you see advertised ad naseum during the football season.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mansquito (3509) - Nueva York, New York, USA - SEP 23, 2012
Lost Dog Cafe, Dunn-Loring tap ($7): Pours a copper color with a whitish head. Aroma is fruity and piny hops. Nice hop bitterness throughout in this one. Nice body. This is a relatively standard, but well pulled off APA. Unlike most reviewers, I thought this was more on the leafy, piny side than the fruity side.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jredmond (5548) - Manhattan, New York, USA - SEP 20, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2012 Draft at pony. Pours a clear amber Body with no head. Aroma is light malt and faint hop. Mouthfeel is medium to thin with notes of light pale hops, floral flavors, spice and light malt.


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