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RATINGS: 230   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.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hainer (19) - New York, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Very well executed color (copper amber), lacing, aroma and texture. Pours with an exemplary head and immediately reeks of fine, quality ingredients. The taste starts citrusy with hints of caramel, but the hops soon take over, in a welcome, lasting rush of nicely calibrated bitterness. A very fine pale ale whose quality far exceeds the shoddy design and print job of the can from which it was poured.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
devman171 (986) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Pours amber with light foam and nice lacing. Nice citrusy aroma and clean dry finish, nice pale ale

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - DEC 27, 2012
Reviewed 12/21/2012. 12 oz can poured into a pint glass. A: Pours a reddish copper color with top notch clarity for the style. This features one of the best heads Iíve ever seen on a pale ale - three fingers high, with an offwhite shade. The retention level and fluffy texture is quite excellent, and so is the lacing left behind on the glass. S: Tons of bready, caramel malts, grapefruit, and floral notes on the aroma. This one really reeks of Centennial hops, even though this seems to be primarily a Cascade-hopped ale. T: Itís a rather typical pale ale, with citrusy, lemongrass hop flavors backing up a clean malt undercurrent. The malts also seem to develop a nutty, earthy tone after a while, balanced by the hops. No extreme flavors here, just a simple, easy to drink pale ale. M: Very clean and dry on the finish and aftertaste. Has that crisp, refreshing texture that would make it great on a hot day, only with a body that could stand to be less flabby. O: It is what it is - a well crafted, basic pale ale in a can. Really, itís just another SNPA clone, but that just means SNPA is such a great beer to ape. Damnit, I need to buy more canned craft beers ASAP!

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 11, 2012
Cloudy orange tan head very little aroma. Very dry aftertaste. Nice amount of bitter that comes through. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tia (939) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Tap. Golden with thin white dissipating head and decent lacing. Smells a little cat pissy. Tastes a little cat pissy, too, but also perfumey. Very soft mouth feel, moderate hop finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (4023) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 21, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2012
Location: Draft at the Brewpub, 11/21/12

Aroma:†The nose has some caramel, some citrus, a little pine, and a little grain
Appearance:†This one pours a caramel color with a white head and lots of lace on the glass
Flavor:†The taste of this one is a little sweet, and it has a medium hop bitterness to it
Palate:†It has a fairly clean feel to it, with a medium body, average carbonation, and a dry finish
Overall Impression:† Iím surprised I havenít rated this one before, as this is probably the Blue Mountain beer I have seen the most in stores and bars, and I am pretty sure Iíve tried it before. Anyway, this is a very solid APA.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zizzybalubba (1449) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - NOV 20, 2012
12 oz. can from Total Wine in Chesapeake, VA (best by February 2013). Dark orange pour with a creamy off-white head. Aroma of tangerine, pineapple, canned peaches, and light pine. The flavor is what you would expect from the aroma; citrus with soft pine and well balanced with the malts. A bit thin even for a pale ale but still good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Niko100 (2015) - Illinois, USA - NOV 19, 2012
Nice amber color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of caramel malt, hops, & some grain; Flavor of slight sweet malt, caramel, herbal hops, and citrus; Dry finish and slightly bitter; Fairly decent.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (4771) - 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 isnít phenomenal, but good. I sampled this twelve ounce can purchased from Whole Foods in Falls Church (Tysonís 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 (1563) - 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.


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