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Blowing Rock High Country Ale - Blowing Rock Brewing Co.

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76
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98 Ratings
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Ratings: 98
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 3.28
pDev: 15.55%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: cvstrickland on 08-17-2008)
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Photo of Amalak
3.06/5  rDev -6.7%
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.

Amalak, Jul 20, 2013
Photo of Artjsantos
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

Artjsantos, Jul 20, 2013
Photo of TeachChefs
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

TeachChefs, Jul 15, 2013
Photo of TheMrFarnham
3/5  rDev -8.5%

TheMrFarnham, Jul 08, 2013
Photo of carterbt
3/5  rDev -8.5%

carterbt, Jul 08, 2013
Photo of KerryCummins1977
4.75/5  rDev +44.8%

KerryCummins1977, Jul 06, 2013
Photo of jheezee
2.5/5  rDev -23.8%

jheezee, Jul 02, 2013
Photo of JRod6242
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

JRod6242, Jul 02, 2013
Photo of Minkybut
2.61/5  rDev -20.4%
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.

Minkybut, Jul 01, 2013
Photo of ChrisCutler
3/5  rDev -8.5%

ChrisCutler, Jul 01, 2013
Photo of IPAchris
3/5  rDev -8.5%

IPAchris, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of KevieJames
3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

KevieJames, Jun 29, 2013
Photo of JackRB
3/5  rDev -8.5%

JackRB, Jun 24, 2013
Photo of GFish
3/5  rDev -8.5%

GFish, Jun 22, 2013
Photo of Axnjxn
3.38/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle into a Lagunitas wide mouth glass. No apparent bottling date.

Pours a dark copper color with an inch and a half thick lingering white head. Mild bready malts on the nose, but nothing too strong. Taste has a malty backbone with a tad of sweetness and hops on the backend. Not much bitterness to this one at all. It's pretty standard, but refreshing. It's got a nice feel to it, easy drinking for a summer day. Medium bodied with medium carbonation.

Overall this is a very typical beer. Enjoyable for what it is.

Axnjxn, Jun 10, 2013
Photo of buckyp
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

buckyp, May 23, 2013
Photo of Rdc67
2.5/5  rDev -23.8%

Rdc67, May 22, 2013
Photo of campfirebrew
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

campfirebrew, Apr 04, 2013
Photo of rorjets
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

rorjets, Feb 10, 2013
Photo of Tschnab
3/5  rDev -8.5%

Tschnab, Jan 31, 2013
Photo of harpus
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

harpus, Jan 03, 2013
Photo of HerdNo1
3.03/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

How many ways can you say "average?"

A: Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. A two finger head receded fairly quickly and left a ring of light lacing.

S: A bit of hops. A bit of biscuit malt. Just a bit. Kind of average.

T: Some malt sweetness, some bready flavor, some hops. Not much of any. Not flavorless either.

M: Clean mouthfeel with a dryish finish.

O: Pretty much everything I can say about this beer revolves around "average." It certainly beats a macrobrew but there is nothing particularly notable about it. Neither the hops nor the malt stand out nor is it like a good English Pale Ale which has both a strong malt and a strong hops profile. This would be a decent introductory beer for someone who is used to the macro products or a decent lawnmower beer.

HerdNo1, Dec 31, 2012
Photo of csustar001
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

csustar001, Dec 06, 2012
Photo of Musineer
4/5  rDev +22%

Musineer, Nov 09, 2012
Photo of Saryon
3/5  rDev -8.5%

Saryon, Nov 02, 2012
Blowing Rock High Country Ale from Blowing Rock Brewing Co.
76 out of 100 based on 98 ratings.