Highland Imperial Kashmir IPA - Highland Brewing
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Reviews by HopasaurusRex:
3.95/5 rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Poured into my Stone Levitation Ale tulip:
Crystal clear tawny amber hue with a slight foam stand. Wispy bubbles. Nose of pine resin, grapefruit, and apricot nectar melded with caramel. Bracing bitter high alpha hop punch asserts itself on the first sip, but gradually fades into honeyish malt. There's a load of malt behind them hops. Big alcohol bite - I can really feel the 10% as it warms my throat. A sipping beer to savor. It could definitely be an American barleywine with some age.
Cheers to barleywinebrewer for sharing this great treat from the South!
Serving type: bottle
01-06-2008 21:30:45 | More by HopasaurusRex
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3.41/5 rDev -12.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Poured from the bottle into my Chimay goblet.
A- Orange/light copper that is difficult to see through completely. Thin, white head that dissipated quickly.
S- initially smelled bitter and a slight bread smell. With a few more sniffs, lots of pine and resin came through. As it warmed, citrus overcame the pine a little. Herbal notes came through as well.
T- Not as much of an alcohol taste as I was expecting from the gravity. Some light caramel and bread come through in the middle of the taste, while a nice bitterness kick off the taste and stick in the back of your mouth. Some malty flavor sticks around as it warms up some. Resin notes form hops hang out a while as well. Not as much citrus in the taste when compared to the nose, even as it warmed.
MF- Thin initially, but the hops wrap my tongue in a little sweater, waiting for the next sip.
Overall, this is possibly the best IIPA I've had (I'm generally not big into them, for what it's worth). This is not "too much", which is what I usually say about Imperial IPAs (I'm a bit of a puss.) This is a nice brew to sip on in a cold night in January after class.
Serving type: bottle
01-30-2014 01:13:20 | More by phideltashaggy
Highland Imperial Kashmir IPA from Highland Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 176 ratings.