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Blowing Rock High Country Ale - Blowing Rock Brewing Co.

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Blowing Rock High Country AleBlowing Rock High Country Ale

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Ratings: 105
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 3.3
pDev: 16.36%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Blowing Rock Brewing Co. visit their website
North Carolina, United States

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

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: cvstrickland on 08-17-2008)
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured on-tap and served in a shaker pint, the beer is a hazy, slightly pale copper-gold coloring with a thin, sparse, white head. Nose of biscuit, caramel, and not much else. Flavors are toasted forward, with a heavy caramel and butter character. Roasted tail-end, on a smooth, light body. Caramel sweet aftertaste, with a smooth, light finish.

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3.35/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

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Blowing Rock High Country Ale from Blowing Rock Brewing Co.
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