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XPA (Extra Pale Ale) - High & Mighty Beer Co.

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XPA (Extra Pale Ale)XPA (Extra Pale Ale)

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79
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80 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 80
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 17.34%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
High & Mighty Beer Co. visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 05-28-2006)
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TonyC

Massachusetts

3.38/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Anther local offering, that I was truly hoping to love, but it fell way short of love. High & Mighty boast a mixture of American and English profiles, but to me, the ingredients just do not work together.

A: This gets the highest marks from me, I poured this one into a traditional pint glass and got a hazy orange/gold body with an excellent white head, that left subtle lacing.

S: A sweet aroma that did not elude to a high hopped offering.

T: I was looking for an awesome hops flavor, but was let down because of a hops conflict (in my opinion as a home brewer). The clash of hops did not allow me to truly enjoy this offering.

M: Decent carbonation, but again, too much of a hops/malt conflict.

O: I was "one and done" with this one. One sixer was enough. I found this a conflict of profiles and tastes. Sorry High & Mighty.

My thoughts for the brewer would be to tweak this one to work. Stick with only Maris Otter for the malt. It rises above American 2 row in flavor and paired with US hops, would be a true winner. East Kent Goldings is an awesome hop (let me repeat, an AWESOME hop) but does not work well with Simcoe and Palisade. These two Yakima hops are way too over powering to be paired with such a subtle and flavorful hop. So drop the 2 Row and East Kent Golding, and pair the UK malt with the US hops and brew us a winner.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2012 06:14:36 | More by TonyC
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Bottle > Alpine Spring bow-tie pint.

A - Hazed straw yellow, half a finger of fizzy white head, medium lacing.
S - Lots of spice and wheat, some biscuit, pepper, dark earthy tones. Not really appealing.
T - Mild biscuit malt, pepper, rye, some clove, a little grassy.
M - Medium feel, nothing outstanding.
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I had this beer out of a 12 ounce bottle. Say and smell appraisal was done through a small plastic glass just a sample size. Served cool

Pours a decent white foam head and a yellow orange body old gold

Smells of grain cereal with a distinctive British hop aroma

The green flavor certainly in front with the medicinal herbal hop flavor pervading the rest of the way

Medium to high carbonation

Overall not a bad beer at all I would certainly drink this again the choice of which seems like mostly British house feels a bit one dimensional though. This is a great beer for anyone who likes British hops

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Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into my new Innis & Gunn stemmed glass.

a: Translucent light gold with a finger thick head which vanished rather quickly to a thin ring and a little lacing. Not too impressive so far.

s: Almost none, can't put my finger on what.

t: Mild to moderate pine/grass hops, reminiscent of Genesee or some other mainstream mass-produced brew.

m: Light to moderate.

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High & Mighty XPA has been my go-to, every day all-purpose beer for a couple of years now. It is currently my favorite pale ale, perfectly mixing hops and malt for an absolutely smooth, delicious combination that's neither too sweet nor too bitter, neither too light nor too heavy, and neither too weak nor too strong (in terms of ABV). In an unusual twist of fate (for better or worse), they are building a brewery right next to my house :)

-TS

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XPA (Extra Pale Ale) from High & Mighty Beer Co.
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