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RATINGS: 270   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
HellesBunny666 (243) - Virginia, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Malty and caramely aroma. Smooth, syrupy body. Pretty easy. I always really enjoyed this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopson (635) - Williamsville, New York, USA - OCT 6, 2008
Draft and bottle- oh yeah. This one is so nice, I wish I had more. It has that lovely harvest ale kick to it as some of the hops are grown on premises and used in the beer. This adds a really nice depth and level of flavor. Piney notes also contribute, with a subtle bitterness, and great malt backbone that lingers in the end. Well balanced, and extremely drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
topherbooth (5) - USA - DEC 6, 2007 does not count
This is a fantastic IPA. The flavors just keep coming. So tangy and bitter and everything that an IPA should be.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mctous (131) - Herndon, Virginia, USA - JAN 4, 2008
On draft at the brewery, Full Nelson smells like the real deal. Piney hop notes dominate, followed by citrus, a slight floral nose, and light pure pale malt. It left plenty of hop lace and poured a clear light amber. The freshness, depth, and complexity of hop flavors stunned my palate, and the clean, un-husky pale malt did not distract. The hops also dominated the palate. I found this worth the trip, and would actually drive to central Virginia to have this again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dben900 (8) - richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 22, 2008 does not count
Loved it when I had it in the bottle, so I replaced Two-Hearted withFull Nelson. Not the same beer. I thought they sent me a mis-labeled keg. Brewery has GREAT potential, but they are not consistent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
malrubius (2587) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - DEC 4, 2013
Fresh can from Save On. Bright copper with lasting head and nice lace. Citrus aroma with some bready yeast and a hint of crackery malt. Nice bready malts with subdued fruit and medium assertive flavorful piney and citrus hops. Medium-light body and effervescent. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JBill42 (11) - Virginia, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Love this beer. Tons of hop flavor without being overwhelming. This is the quintessential Virginia Pale Ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAR 17, 2008
12oz bottle. Pours clear amber in color with white head. Aroma malt and light hops. Taste great balance of malt and citrus hops with bitter finish. Very good everyday drinker. More of a APA then a IPA

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sinkr (323) - Odenton, Maryland, USA - JUL 17, 2009
Bottle->shaker: pours a large head that exhibits spare lacing atop a clear amber body. Aroma of molasses, grain, and perfume. The body is full, texture alcoholic, with soft carbonation, and finishing astringently. The flavor’s duration is long, being moderately acidic and heavily bitter. Very nice beer--I appreciate it primarily because of it’s being full-bodied w/o being too heavy on the palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Getbetter (1032) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - OCT 12, 2013
From a at tap.The pour is a white head and dark orange in color with a hoppy carmel grapefruit notes.I think even though its a pale ale it fooled me thinking it was a IPA.

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