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Blowing Rock High Country Ale - Boone Brewing Company, LLC

Blowing Rock High Country AleBlowing Rock High Country Ale

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85 Ratings
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Ratings: 85
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 3.26
pDev: 15.64%


Brewed by:
Boone Brewing Company, LLC visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: cvstrickland on 08-17-2008)
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Reviews by cottonkoozie:
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cottonkoozie

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +30.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A - clear honey color, golden on the edge of the glass. Nice head and great retention. Good lacing.

S - Sweet hops dominate. Mostly fruity undertones. Some slight earthy qualities.

T - Hops upfront, with a mild bitterness. Much sweeter than I expected. Has a taste I can't quite pinpoint, but I think it reminds me a little of maple. Not what I was expecting, but still good.

M - Good full feeling. Not overly carbonated, but appropriate to give good feeling and prevent from being syrupy.

D - Very good. Not sure what the ABV is here but I'd say its about average, and would be a great session beer.

I was expecting a lot more bitterness when I bought a 6 pack of this and it was not at all what i expected on my first sip. But this one really grew on me. Not too pricey, and i could see myself buying this one again.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2010 01:59:09 | More by cottonkoozie
More User Reviews:
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Mantooth

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

04-04-2014 00:17:02 | More by Mantooth
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jak

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

01-10-2014 21:23:49 | More by jak
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drbenderdo

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

01-02-2014 18:39:28 | More by drbenderdo
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BeerDocT

Georgia

3.35/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This beer gave me one of those, "I have been defrauded" experiences. I bought the beer thinking it was brewed in Boone, NC. Only after I got the six pack home did I notice that the beer was ACTUALLY BREWED IN WILKES-BARRE, PA. Yeah, the place where those corrupt judges illegally sent all those poor kids to jail. Perturbed, I have tried to be as neutral in this review as possible. However, I hope that if you are reading this and thinking of purchasing the beer, remember IT IS NOT BREWED IN BOONE, NC.

Appearance 3.25: With one hiss of the screw-top, this beer poured out an attractive copper gold. Nice 1/4" head shrunk down to a 1/8" head that stuck around the entire session.

Smell 3.75: Very nice bouquet. Noble hops mingle with barley and slightly spicy hints.

Taste 3.25: Front is dry and focused on a slight barley taste. Middle is also dry, but does have some slight sweetness. This fades into the finish, which is where a very light noble hop character comes in along with more of a light barley taste and barely discernible treacley sweetness. Finish is short and is focused on a light and grassy barley/cereal grains flavor.

Mouthfeel 3.25: Mouthfeel was well matched to the beer and certainly did not affect my enjoyment of it.

Overall 3.25: A little better than OK ale. This is a pleasant beer and certainly a standard example of an "APA." It is light, refreshing and would be great with a meal, especially something hot and greasy like Buffalo wings. I would not buy this one again, but would not hesitate to order it with a meal if I saw it on a menu, either in Wilkes-Barre or in Boone.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2013 06:17:32 | More by BeerDocT
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Falcone

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +22.7%

12-06-2013 20:11:49 | More by Falcone
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jxb345

California

3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

09-17-2013 02:18:24 | More by jxb345
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bernat1971

Washington

3/5  rDev -8%

09-15-2013 07:11:27 | More by bernat1971
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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -8%

09-10-2013 12:45:25 | More by RedneckBeerz
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rcatalano

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

08-16-2013 03:26:16 | More by rcatalano
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rapayn01

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -8%

08-16-2013 02:20:04 | More by rapayn01
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icehawk

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

08-07-2013 18:14:40 | More by icehawk
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MatthewD4

New Mexico

3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

07-21-2013 04:04:15 | More by MatthewD4
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Amalak

New York

3.06/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A. A light caramel color, hazy, but semi-see-through. It has a white bubbly head, fairly small, without much lacing. A good amount of bubbles coming up.

S. It has a sweet malty scent to it.

T/M. It is very sweet. A lemon taste. It is malty and carbonated. Fairly light bodied. It is kind of tart. Some watermelon flavor in there.

O. It's a solid beer, in that it's easy to drink and has some flavors. I had a nice, cold, crisp one and found it to be refreshing, if unremarkable.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2013 18:44:08 | More by Amalak
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Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

07-20-2013 00:57:26 | More by Artjsantos
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TeachChefs

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

07-15-2013 21:58:13 | More by TeachChefs
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Oklahoma

3/5  rDev -8%

07-08-2013 17:39:16 | More by TheMrFarnham
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Virginia

3/5  rDev -8%

07-08-2013 04:02:52 | More by carterbt
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KerryCummins1977

Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +45.7%

07-06-2013 22:45:58 | More by KerryCummins1977
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jheezee

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -23.3%

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JRod6242

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

07-02-2013 02:14:41 | More by JRod6242
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Minkybut

Virginia

2.61/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I poured this beer into my tumbler at 45 degrees. The beer poured a dark golden color with a off white head. The head was gone pretty fast. The smell and taste was hoppy big time. I would not buy it again. It just was dead tasting and I did not like the taste.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2013 21:31:28 | More by Minkybut
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ChrisCutler

California

3/5  rDev -8%

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Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -8%

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Blowing Rock High Country Ale from Boone Brewing Company, LLC
76 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.