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Local Species - Blue Mountain Brewery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

303 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 303
Reviews: 69
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 11.94%
Wants: 6
Gots: 26 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Blue Mountain Brewery visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jgreenearrow on 06-21-2012)
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Photo of DaliQualiti
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

I get a ton of grapefruit in this brew - both smell and taste. It's like a full bodied, barrel-aged, hoppy hefeweizen. (If that makes any sense.)

Not bad, not great. Worth a shot and MAY get a second chance, but not anytime soon.

Local Species definitely has some strong qualities but it needs some fine tuning. Not sure what Blue Mountain is getting at with this one.

DaliQualiti, Today at 02:04 AM
Photo of LeeEvolved
2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

LeeEvolved, Nov 17, 2014
Photo of RavenForBeer
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

RavenForBeer, Nov 13, 2014
Photo of matt_duthie
3.8/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

matt_duthie, Nov 12, 2014
Photo of GarthDanielson
3.56/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a cork and cage into a snifter, the beer is a hazy, bright, amber-tinted copper coloring, with a filmy, clingy, surface coating of off-white head. Aromas of subtle caramel, charred wood characteristics, all spice, bubble gum, subtle hops bitterness, cloves, subtle toffee sweet, and Belgian spice and funk. Flavors are hops bitter forward, with hints of citrus and resin, followed by a subtle spice blend of clove, cardamom, all spice, and nutmeg, all on a caramel sweet backbone. The spice blend builds towards the end and into the aftertaste, along with a berry fruit and bubble gum Belgian funk blend. Light, crisp bodied, with a slick, crisp, spiced finish. Drinkable, tasty beer.

GarthDanielson, Nov 11, 2014
Photo of MikeFerrari
2.8/5  rDev -25.7%

MikeFerrari, Nov 08, 2014
Photo of drummerguy
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

drummerguy, Nov 04, 2014
Photo of razorsdescent
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

razorsdescent, Nov 02, 2014
Photo of DRouth
3.4/5  rDev -9.8%

DRouth, Nov 01, 2014
Photo of mltobin
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

mltobin, Nov 01, 2014
Photo of VBWharfRat
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

VBWharfRat, Oct 30, 2014
Photo of lillitnn92
4/5  rDev +6.1%

lillitnn92, Oct 29, 2014
Photo of KJ2013
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

KJ2013, Oct 29, 2014
Photo of AWB3
4/5  rDev +6.1%

AWB3, Oct 22, 2014
Photo of atrocity
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

atrocity, Oct 20, 2014
Photo of Dougwillhike
3.72/5  rDev -1.3%

Dougwillhike, Oct 17, 2014
Photo of zestar
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

zestar, Oct 15, 2014
Photo of DeadWalkerAir
3.52/5  rDev -6.6%

DeadWalkerAir, Oct 12, 2014
Photo of Twal
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Twal, Oct 08, 2014
Photo of Quafftastic
3/5  rDev -20.4%

Quafftastic, Oct 03, 2014
Photo of Treyliff
3.55/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Dobra Zupas, Beckley

A- pours a clear golden orange color with a small creamy white head, good retention and lots of lace left behind

S- lots of citrus on the nose with some Belgian yeast, not really picking up any barrel

T- citrusy hop follows the nose with some earthy banana Belgian yeast, maybe picking up a trace of oak and vanilla but not really getting any bourbon

M- medium body and carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel with a slight bite, finishing slightly crisp and foamy

O- nice citrusy notes made it very drinkable, but any bourbon barrel notes are hard to find

Treyliff, Sep 30, 2014
Photo of fourstringer
3.65/5  rDev -3.2%

Poured from a corked & caged 750 mL bottle into a Brewer's Art goblet. Moderate hand. Cork reads, "Best by June 2015".

A: 4.25 Cloudy, honey-colored body with 1.5 fingers of nice, dense, off-white head. Good retention. Moderate lacing.

S: 3.75 Noble-type, grassy hops with lighter citrus notes. Touches of musty yeast. Bready malt. Hint of indistinct spice. Faint wood, oak.

T: 3.5 Dry, woody, earthy notes open with some hop-fueled bitterness. A brief swell of bourbon-type sweetness and malt. Returns to a medium hop bitterness and a fairly dry finish. Minimal alcohol presence.

M: 4.25 Moderate carbonation with a medium body. Nice creamy texture.

O: 3.75 The hops and barrel-aged notes are there, but lack some cohesion. Feels like there is something missing in the middle to fill out the flavor profile.

Prost!

fourstringer, Sep 29, 2014
Photo of Samp01
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a cloudy amber with a small white head. Aroma and taste is of biscuit malt, Belgian yeast, fruity with some mild citrus hops. A medium body with nice smooth texture and mild carbonation. Finish is a combination of biscuit malt and Belgian yeast, a bit of caramel and toffee notes, fruity with some mild citrus hops for balance. Overall a well balanced tasty and enjoyable brew.

Samp01, Sep 25, 2014
Photo of khargro2
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

khargro2, Sep 20, 2014
Photo of Iamjeff6
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Iamjeff6, Sep 19, 2014
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Local Species from Blue Mountain Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 303 ratings.