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RATINGS: 243   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 27, 2008
Bottle courtesy of Alraomon. Pours a cloudy amber with a huge 3 finger marshmallow head that leaves spotty delicate lacing. Nose is grassy hops and malt. Taste is much hoppier than the aroma let on. Malt upfront with citrus hops dominating before giving way to a resin hop finish. Medium mouth feel. A very nice, drinkable IPA. Thanks Sean!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
hopscotch (9954) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 9, 2008
Bottle... RBSG ‘08... Clear, light amber ale with a mid-sized, creamy, white head that lasts forever. Tropical fruit asserts itself in the aroma. Medium-bodied with stale carbonation. Definitely leans on the bitter side of balance. This one really bites back!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (12016) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 4, 2008
60 IBU!!!! Bottle from Vintage Cellar. Amber color with a decent white head. Aromas of lightly roasted caramel, florality and fruitiness. Near medium body with creamy carbonation. Flavor is roast malt with resin, floral and fruit hop. The bitter seems to come from roasted malt as much as from hop. It’s nicely bitter, and finishes arguably balanced. It’s tasty, and I wouldn’t turn down another. Fresh hoppiness with each mouthful.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Naka (714) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2008
Courtesy of Juart. Pours a clear amber color with some red-orange hues. A thick foamy beige head that leaves a decent amount of lacing. Aroma is citrus and floral. Very sweet. The taste has a lot of spicy bitter flavors up front. A resiny hop taste with a citrus bitter that lingers on the back of the tongue. Some dirty caramel flavors in the background. The texture is sort of creamy because of the carbonation, but I don’t feel it fits well with the flavor. Lacks a little bit of balance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - AUG 18, 2008
RBSG ’08: Poured a clear gold color with a white head. Light citrus and caramel aroma and flavor. Not much complexity or big flavors going on.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - AUG 11, 2008
Draft. Clear, deep amber with an off white head. Nice piney nose, grapefruit and caramel. Resinous pine flavors, nice grapefruit rind bite. A good brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11345) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - AUG 10, 2008
on tap-pours a rich off white head and amber color. Aroma is citrus/pine, some medium malt. Taste is citrus/pine/earthy hops-some bitter, secondary medium malt-caramel. Medium body. Soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 10, 2008
Pours a clear golden amber with a short-lived off-white head that faded to a collar quickly leaving a bit of lacing. Aroma is heavy on roasted malts compared to most pales and has some earthy hop tones as well. The taste has a much bigger hop profile than the aroma and starts off with a pine hop bitterness that lingers throughout. There is a strong caramel malt presence in the middle before the hops hit the palate again in the finish. The bitterness holds the drinkability back a bit, but I enjoyed this one and look forward to other brews from Blue Mountain.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brigg (532) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 5, 2008
(bottle) Rich amber body and a medium sized, rocky off-white head. The aroma is fresh, floral hops, and sweet sugar and malt. Medium bodied, and somewhere between a creamy and oily mouthfeel. The flavor has lots of fresh hops, but with a bit of sweetness up front that balances it out to maintain a refreshing feel. The finish is more bitter. I was very pleasantly surprised by this beer from just down the road.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUL 28, 2008
THOUGHTS: The first Virginia beer I ever tried. It was pretty good. A slight saltiness was a different spin on an IPA. TECHNICAL: On tap at the Mellow Mushroom in Charlottesville, VA. Was a medium copper with a small, off-white head that mostly diminished but left fair lacing. The aroma was some caramel malt and citrus hops and maybe some pine. A little weak though. The flavor had a nice balance between malty start and grapefruit hoppy finish. The malt up from was a little salty when it warmed. The finish had a long duration. The medium body was fizzy with a light astringent finish.

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