Local Species | Blue Mountain Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Blue Mountain Brewery
Virginia, United States
bluemountainbrewery.com

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by jgreenearrow on 06-21-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
372
Reviews:
87
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
11.83%
 
 
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8
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42
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1.75/5  rDev -53%

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2/5  rDev -46.2%

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2/5  rDev -46.2%

Photo of maximum12
2.18/5  rDev -41.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Thanks to CJTman for this extra, which I’m hoping to change my impression of Blue Mountain from past encounters (kind of creepy white van kind of experiences, except in my mouth). 750ML corked & cage bottle split with my wife to open a family Friday evening.

Poured carefully to leave any potential bottom mush at peace, it’s masquerading as an IPA, clear, orange, frizzy. The nose brings light fruit with an undercurrent that’s both funky & medicinal. I don’t like where this is headed.

Local Species brings a whole flipper full of weird. The main component seems to be a damp grassiness/leaves that I’ve become intimately familiar with over the past two weeks. Soft hop gumming & a touch of banana in the middle, with a finish like bruised pears. Distant vanilla is the only hint this might have brushed past a barrel. Aftertaste is…not great. As it warms, it gets foul. A taster of this would have been plenty; I don’t feel compelled to go nurse what’s left out of the bottle.

Meh when cold, drops to displeasing as it warms. This brewery - it isn’t good. More than half of this bottle is going to end up in the drain. Not a good beer.

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2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

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2.53/5  rDev -32%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of tastybeerinmybelly
2.58/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I wanted to like this beer as it is from a local brewery, but it has a strange aftertaste that I don't really like. I like Belgian beers and I like IPA's, but not this particular species. It says it is barrel aged and I usually like barrell-aged beer, but it almost has a chalky aftertaste.

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2.62/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Reviewed from notes.

Appearance - Deep golden body and a white head. Good retention with a couple of chunks of foam remaining on the surface.

Smell - Oaky and very yeasty. A little bit of vanilla. Not really appealing.

Taste - Dominated by oak and vanilla. Weird flavor. Yeasty and not very hoppy. Sweet malty finish.

Mouthfeel - Quite carbonated. Sprizty until the end. Sugary aftertaste.

Overall - Not sure what to make of this. Strange flavors that don't seem to work together.

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2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

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2.8/5  rDev -24.7%

large shared bottle.
Hazy reddish-amber with a good head.
Smells like a sour. The taste follow to some extent. Odd, barrel-aged wild ale. Neither especially challenging nor appealing.

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2.86/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A: light apricot in color, very little head on top, what's there is white.

S: hoppy, with a touch of licorice. Touches if citrus, and a bit of a chalky note.

T: definitely a but odd, there is a hoppy flavor, a well a hints of vanilla and caramel. But there is almost a chalky minty flavor that I'm not digging. Weird, but not so weird that i want to stop drinking, need to figure this one out.

m: medium in body, carbonation is medium, slightly dry mouthfeel.

O: overall a weird amalgamation of flavors that is interesting, but nit necessarily delicious...

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of GeorgeBeerS
3/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A bit too sour for me.

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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Local Species from Blue Mountain Brewery
3.72 out of 5 based on 372 ratings.
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