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RATINGS: 268   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   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.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
blutt59 (6411) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2011
canned, thanks to dkachur in trade, orange amber color with piney malt and hop aroma, flavor of citrus, some metallic , bitter finish

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2011
Poured into a snifter. 4.0 A: Clear medium orange color. About one finger of creamy off-white head. Average retetion but lots of lacing. 4.0 S: Very nice. Overall, very clean with a great usage of yeast. Grassy and citrusy hops. Some hints of orange and mango. Neutral malts with some toffee. 4.0 T: Overall pretty neutral, but also earthy and slightly grainy. Soft moderate hop bitterness with herbal and slightly citrusy flavor. Again, this is incredibly clean. Nothing mind blowing, but tasty. 4.0 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Could be a bit creamier, but overall pretty good. 5.0 D: This is incredibly easy to drink. I could have tons of them with no qualms. Not stunning in terms of taste or mouthfeel, but good enough and so clean that it’s impossible to hate. Serving type: can Reviewed on: 08-06-2010 02:56:45

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - JAN 22, 2011
12oz can - thanks to Blutt59 Decent amount of fresh pine aroma - smells better than it tastes. Nothing really stands up, the bitterness, citrus, and pine flavors are all there - just not enough of them.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brigadier (3475) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - DEC 29, 2010
64 oz growler
Thanks to Santa for sending this surprise at the bottom of a well packaged present. Knowing the lifespan of an IPA in this form I had someone over to share it. I’m glad as otherwise some would have gone to waste. A beer this good is too amazing to sit overnight and oxidize. I hadn’t heard of Blue Mountain before but this puts it on the map for me.

Aroma / Appearance - Highly carbonated and sparkling the bronze body and vanilla creamy head like the topping on a frosted cookie. Pine, spruce, and maple sweeten the air like a spring sunrise. It almost smells like a woodshop after a hard day’s work.

Flavor / Palate - Maple syrup, pine, and then a smooth bitter aftertaste warms the throat. There’s not much depth but I was not expecting too much. I could see putting down a pint or two of this at lunch. It wouldn’t be completely impossible to finish a growler but the sheer volume would be overwhelming. Just thinking about this beer makes me want to figure out how to get more.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 23, 2010
bottle. deep golden pour with a 1/4" white head. citrus / floral hop nose. medium body with hop resins, citrus notes, deep floral bitterness and layers of orange peel. bitter finish with more citrus notes. good carbonation. soft palate. enjoyable IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shakespeare33 (203) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 11, 2010
6 pack from whole foods... blistery burnt amber color.. quickly dissipating head... good stout smell wth a pungent hop, pine soaked scent.. Very excited to try this but like rudolph without a red nose, its just missing something.. the IBU’s are there but unlike my favorite cali IPA’s the staying power is lacking and the bitterness and pine infused flavor give way quickly and there isnt much on the backend.. Its brisk , its respectable but its leavin the bar with the cute chick rather than the hot one who likes a little more umph in her ale.... Overall solid though...

2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ZR2Blazer (87) - Christiansburg, Virginia, USA - NOV 21, 2010
1 finger off white head Hops on aroma Nice balanced taste, finishes moderately hoppy, with a touch of bitter. Pretty good APA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2507) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 14, 2010
sampled after their great dipa and perhaps the reason why i found it more malty in the flavor and less developed for the lesser hop character. darker amber golden orange brew it seemed more spicy with a touch of fruit in the good malt flavor. nice light astringency to the mouthfeel.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
weharvie (40) - USA - SEP 19, 2010
Aroma: Fruity, strong hop aroma Appearance: Deep golden color. Nice clarity. Taste: strong hop initial bitterness, balanced with mild malty flavot Overall: a stronger pale ale, but pleasant to drink

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FlacoAlto (4125) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 21, 2010
A solid pour into my 25cl tulip glass produces a three finger thick, pale tan colored head that has some staying power. The beer is a nicely red tinged copper-amber hue that shows a brilliantly clear, bright copper color when held up to the light. The aroma smells of grapefruit zest scented with pine oil, sweet caramelized malt, toasted grain and a caramelized biscuit malt character. The hop and malt aromatics are fairly balanced here, though the hop citrus is definitely playing the leading role.

A nice biting hop character up front is thick with grapefruit and lychee, while the finish gets herbal, with pine notes along for the ride and a biting, rough’ish bitterness that lingers on in the long finish. This has a medium-light body to it that is thickened by crystal malt character; this is not overly heavy though and is certainly a quaffable beer. The hop character is a bit more aggressive in the flavor than it was in the aroma. A touch of cracker like grain and pale-toasted malt character adds some light spicing towards the finish of each sip

This is a nicely hoppy pale ale, it has a bit more crystal malt character than I might prefer, but that is perfectly in line with many American versions of the style. This will certainly help those in need of a hop fix and I always enjoy tasty beer coming from a can.


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