Oaked IPA | Blue Mountain Brewery

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Brewed by:
Blue Mountain Brewery
Virginia, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.10%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by dbrauneis on 03-24-2013

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Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 1
Photo of hyoung41
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of seanchai
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of mkirkland80
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.69/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served on-tap at Blue Mountain Brewery in Afton, VA

A: Pours a clear medium golden copper to amber in color with light amounts of visible carbonation and some orange/apricot highlights. The beer has a finger tall sudsy off-whit head that slowly reduces to a thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer with a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are visible.

S: Light to moderate aromas of caramel malts with slightly stronger aromas of floral, herbal, and pine/resin hops and just a touch of oak.

T: Similar to the smell, the beer has a light to moderate flavor of caramel malts upfront with just a touch of sweetness. Following the malt flavors there are moderate to strong flavors of floral, citrus/orange rind, and pine/resin hops which then have a light amount of oakiness towards the finish. Overall the hops only lend a light to moderate amount of bitterness which fades quickly.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with slightly more than moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth with just a touch of dryness in the finish.

O: I enjoyed this beer and the oak definitely cut the bitterness of the hops, kind of mellowing them out without completely covering their flavors and smells. I thought the beer was relatively easy to drink as a result and enjoyable.

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Oaked IPA from Blue Mountain Brewery
3.74 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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