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Local Species - Blue Mountain Brewery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

245 Ratings
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Ratings: 245
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 11.67%
Wants: 5
Gots: 12 | 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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Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

05-17-2014 02:01:16 | More by mkrass
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +6.1%

05-16-2014 02:23:34 | More by ImFlyerThanYou
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FrankShirley

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

05-16-2014 00:58:49 | More by FrankShirley
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

05-08-2014 01:42:44 | More by XmnwildX12
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SlamLord

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

05-06-2014 16:04:53 | More by SlamLord
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golf4collet

West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

05-05-2014 00:00:55 | More by golf4collet
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cyclonece09

Maryland

4.04/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12.7 oz corked bottle into a 14 oz "pint" glass. Pours reddish orange with a small white head. Smells of piney hops and some Belgian yeast. Tastes of Belgian yeast with some piney hops with a bit of barrel age aftertaste. Beer is slightly heavily carbonated but finishes nice for a medium body. Overall a very good beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2014 22:11:27 | More by cyclonece09
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bigfnjoe

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

05-02-2014 13:00:06 | More by bigfnjoe
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Belittle

New Jersey

2/5  rDev -46.9%

04-29-2014 15:26:35 | More by Belittle
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BeerCon5

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

04-22-2014 17:36:10 | More by BeerCon5
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Mantooth

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

04-21-2014 02:47:04 | More by Mantooth
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oberon

North Carolina

3.74/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Sticks and Stones.Poured into a stemmed glass a slight hazed deep auburn color with a fluffy white head that lasted for quite awhile.Carmael and dark fruit stood out most in the nose with mild phenols and vanilla detected as well.Somewaht sweet upfront with caramel and vanilla flavors with lighter than expected spiced phenols coming into play with a decent drying toasted oak flavors lingering in the finish.The barrel doesn't play a huge role in this either does the phenols,maybe a slightly tame version of the style,still not bad.

Serving type: on-tap

04-16-2014 14:22:32 | More by oberon
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cwxc818

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

04-14-2014 23:28:00 | More by cwxc818
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petermethot

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

04-12-2014 22:04:55 | More by petermethot
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Riviks

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

04-12-2014 04:07:07 | More by Riviks
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jodybrutal

New Jersey

3.71/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This was inside a mystery box that I picked up at my local spot. Cork says best before July 2014. Poured into Brooklyn Brewery snifter that I picked up for a buck at the Goodwill store.

a - Very cloudy, dark, reddish copper color. Not much light getting through. Two fingers off white head with spotty lacing. Head dissipates quickly.

s - Earthy, funky, sour fruit scents. Vinegar. Belgian yeast. Slight bourbon scent. Smells more like a Saison than a strong pale ale.

t - There's a lot going on in here. Starts sweet. Definitely some light hoppiness balanced well with the yeast. Ends with a spicy, dry finish that warms with the bourbon.

m - Medium body. Light carbonation. Yeast comes through here. Bourbon lingers on the tongue. ABV feels like more than it's 6.6%, but still a very easy drinking beer.

o - Very enjoyable beer. There's a lot of different stuff going on. Honestly, I could have done without the whole bourbon barrel thing here. Overall, I did really like it. I would definitely have this again.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2014 18:41:34 | More by jodybrutal
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Lynn

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

04-08-2014 23:06:10 | More by Lynn
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kpteabo

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

04-08-2014 20:30:46 | More by kpteabo
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jerefreakinmiah

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

04-08-2014 20:24:17 | More by jerefreakinmiah
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phishterrrrrrr88

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +32.6%

04-08-2014 01:05:48 | More by phishterrrrrrr88
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josmickam

Georgia

3/5  rDev -20.4%

04-03-2014 23:16:04 | More by josmickam
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freemanj

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

04-03-2014 00:57:31 | More by freemanj
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RicoOcho

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

03-23-2014 20:32:48 | More by RicoOcho
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BeerDocT

Georgia

4.21/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a single at Ingles in Biltmore, NC which is right outside Asheville, NC. IMHO, the best place to buy beer in so-called "Beer City," because you get a great selection at the cheapest price. Only in Asheville could you find a beer like this at a grocery store!

Appearance 4.0: Poured out a beautiful caramel/amber color with a nice 1/2" frothy head. The head shrunk down to 1/4" and stayed around the entire session.

Smell 4.25: Wow! Amazing bouquet on this beer. Starts out with a simply fantastic blend of peppery, piney, citrusy hops all brought out and enhanced with a deep rosiny hint of oak and nice notes of vanilla and straw.

Taste 4.25: Front is slightly sweet with little in terms of real taste. This quickly fades to the middle where the palate receives a huge judo kick of piney hops, followed by a lovely taste of wood rosin, followed by a different hop flavor, this time citrus. Finish is slightly tangy with another hit of light, peppery hops and a big flavor of oak. Aftertaste is realitvely brief and, amazingly, is primarily focused on a deep maltiness that quickly fades.

Mouthfeel 4.0: Smooth, light and refreshing in the mouth.

Overall 4.25: Excellent brew and a fabulous IPA. This beer makes use of many west coast US hops and a very assertive malt that forms the backbone of the IPA. The added flavors from the oak barrels push everything over the top into the "above outstanding" category. Well worth the purchase if you are lucky enough to find it.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2014 04:59:35 | More by BeerDocT
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Tracker83

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

03-14-2014 00:58:24 | More by Tracker83
Local Species from Blue Mountain Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 245 ratings.