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Hi-Pitch India Pale Ale | Hi-Wire Brewing

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Hi-Pitch India Pale AleHi-Pitch India Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hi-Wire Brewing
North Carolina, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A western North Carolina IPA that does not apologize for balancing a sturdy malt backbone with citrus-forward aromas and a lingering bitterness. Expect big grapefruit flavors from the plethora of hops to balance out the malt in this well-balanced ale.

Added by fmccormi on 08-12-2013

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Reviews: 16 | Ratings: 144
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.66/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: A copper orange pour with a slight haze produces a 2” off white foam cap that is moderately persistent and lacy.

S: Earthy, minty hops with some citrus and light fruit aromas.

T: Medium toasty malt with light fruit, a touch of orange citrus joined by a moderately assertive herbal quinine-like bitterness.

F: Very creamy, medium body and carbonation.

O: Flavorful with nice malt and hops.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chinchill
3.98/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into a lager glass. Apparent BB date on the bottom of May 2016.
Pours with a deep amber body that appears to have ample carbonation. The small but durable bone-colored head leaves plenty of sticky lacing on the glass. High clarity for an "unfiltered" (label) brew.

Citrus and herbal hop aromas precede the very fruity (citrus) flavor. Moderate bitterness is below average for American IPAs, which is fine by me.

O: a very good IPA, at least for those who like the fruity hop varieties and limited bitterness.

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3.62/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.21/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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2.72/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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3.53/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3.56/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KTCamm
3.68/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12/30....pours a modestly dark bronze with loads of white foam. Light grapefruit and pine notes in the aroma. Big bitter open, light malt, heavy bitter close. Grassy/oily. Heavy pine throughout.

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3.64/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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3.59/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.93/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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3.68/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a reddish copper color with some haze and a small, densely creamy off-white head. Fruity, somewhat astringent hop aromas alongside a toasted caramel sweetness and some yeast. Spicy pine resin and herbal hops with a touch of orange. Flavor is hoppy, yet balanced...almost more of a hoppy amber style than outright IPA. Resinous pine bitterness, leafy spice, sweet malt, and some grapefruit pulp. On the heavier side of medium with a decent creaminess and trailing bitterness. Surprisingly dank, earthy, and spicy, especially as it warms. If they can tweak it a bit to increase the pungency to harness said dankness and tone down the sweetness, they could have themselves a winner.

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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Hi-Pitch India Pale Ale from Hi-Wire Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.