RATINGS: 271   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (12829) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 20, 2011
Tap. Pours clear copper with an average, creamy beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, toasted), heavy hops (floral, pine, citrus), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of apricot. Flavor is heavy malt (bread, cookie, caramel, toasted), heavy hops (floral, pine, citrus), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of apricot. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation, low creaminess with a dry and biting finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DarkElf (3061) - La Jolla, California, USA - FEB 18, 2011
04-Aug-08 and 28-Sep-08 (12-oz bottles, Enjoy by October, 2008: Free sample bottles for stewarding the 2008 World Beer Cup in San Diego, CA) Upon pouring this slightly hazy, golden-amber beer, the mildly aromatic nose is malty, caramely, a little sweet-smelling and fruity, with dusty, earthy hops in the background. On the palate, the entry is decidedly malty and caramely with moderate sweetness level and lightly bitter, resiny hops. But almost immediately, the hops become more assertive and eclipse the malty backbone, coming across as quite earthy, but also much more piney and weedy than the aroma suggests. But over time, the nose changes, offering more of that earth and resiny pine aroma, especially the latter. Medium-full in body and medium in carbonation, the bitterness and finishing dryness from the hops keeps the palate clean and refreshed. The modest, chill-induced haziness clears up completely as the beer warms. The inch-tall layer of off-white head gradually settles to a thin, but complete cap. Random patches, rings and strands of lacing decorate a large portion of the glass. All in all, this is a nicely balanced and reasonably complex IPA, very flavorful and quite enjoyable despite the slight "green" weediness of the finish. The solid malt base is always important for a hoppy IPA, maintaining the requisite balance, but in this case, it also brings focus toward the impressively balanced flavors, preventing one from getting stuck on the slight weediness of the finish. A solid IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (13015) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2011
(12oz can, courtesy of blutt59) Pours a clear golden body with a small white head. Aroma of caramel, pine, earth, and grass. Flavor of caramel malt, pine, and grass with a moderately bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
blutt59 (6558) - 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

   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 its impossible to hate. Serving type: can Reviewed on: 08-06-2010 02:56:45

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brigadier (3635) - 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. Im glad as otherwise some would have gone to waste. A beer this good is too amazing to sit overnight and oxidize. I hadnt 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 days work.

Flavor / Palate - Maple syrup, pine, and then a smooth bitter aftertaste warms the throat. Theres not much depth but I was not expecting too much. I could see putting down a pint or two of this at lunch. It wouldnt 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.

   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.

   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 IBUs are there but unlike my favorite cali IPAs 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...

   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.

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