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Blue Reserve - Wet Hopped Hop Harvest Edition | Blue Mountain Brewery

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Brewed by:
Blue Mountain Brewery
Virginia, United States | website

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by WMEugene on 10-30-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings:
31
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
15.96%
 
 
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3.6/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

It pours a cloudy orange with a creamy white head and has notes of floral hops, Belgian yeast, a bit of citrus (orange) and a light spiciness. This is a nice hoppy brew with a light citrus fruitiness, a lingering yeasty bitterness and a mild peppery alcohol finish.
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Photo of TechTriumph
3.77/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From notes on 03/10/12:
On-tap at the brewery/restaurant; Poured in a pint glass.

A - Came with a thin layer of off-white head that disappears quickly; Light caramel in color with a cloudy appearance; Leaves pretty good rings of lacing behind

S - Good amount of grapefruit present that's a bit tart, as well as some tropical fruits and a light yeasty and spicy aroma

T - There's plenty of tart grapefruit in the taste, just like the nose; Caramel tasting malts provide the backbone of the flavor with just a light spice coming through as well; Just a bit of bitterness is felt throughout the taste

M - Medium bodied; Good amount of carbonation; Finish is a touch dry

O - Overall, this is a pretty tasty brew from Blue Mountain that brings quite a bit of grapefruit punch. The thing I liked most about this beer is the fact that the hops were harvested by local volunteers to make a truly unique creation. As for the flavor, the grapefruit tartness seemed fairly strong, but not to the point where it was overwhelming. I could drink this brew again, but I'd probably opt for other Blue Mountain offerings if given the choice.

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Photo of WMEugene
4.89/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Served on tap in a snifter (from notes) at the brewery on Oct. 13, 2011.

A - Golden-yellow in color, thin bubbly head, noticeable lacing.

S - Very hoppy in the nose, notes of citrus and sweetness.

T - Smooth, hoppy taste without being bitter. Mix of citrus/fruit flavors. Very fresh tasting.

M - Medium bodied, smooth in the mouth. Nice carbonation with a hoppy aftertaste.

O - I found the Wet Hopped Harvest to be a fantastic beer. It was utterly delightful and one of the best special edition beers I've had at Blue Mountain. Utterly delightful and a nice blend of straight-forward and simple ingredients.

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Blue Reserve - Wet Hopped Hop Harvest Edition from Blue Mountain Brewery
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