Highland Imperial Kashmir IPA - Highland Brewing

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Highland Imperial Kashmir IPAHighland Imperial Kashmir IPA

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Ratings: 185
Reviews: 102
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11%
Wants: 20
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
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North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  10.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: mikesgroove on 09-23-2007

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Reviews by phideltashaggy:
Photo of phideltashaggy
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.

More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
4.32/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Man it kicks ass to find this brew up here in western NY,poured from the bottle a deep slight hazed burnt orange with a tight formed 1 1/2 finger white head.Deep piney aromas in the nose with some grapefruit rind and caramel sweetness.Resiny flavors really hit up front like that of leather and pine with underlying grapefruit rind and a hefty caramel base.I have drank alot of Highland brews in the past but this takes the cake it kicks major arss.

Photo of merlin48
4.47/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber pours a hazed copper amber body with a respectable almond head. Good retention with attractive sheets and patches of lace decorating the pint glass.

Very robust aroma that is awash in hops. Herbal, earthy, spicy, pine, and citrus notes are all there. A background of caramel reminds that some malts are lurking underneath.

Solid medium body has a hint of hops resins and chewiness. Well carbonated.

Taste is dominated by earthy and leafy hops. Herbal tea notes, leather, and tobacco are also picked up. Bitter pine and citrus rind notes add to the fun. Spicy pepper and warming alcohol add even more interest. A solid malt backbone plays second fiddle but keeps the hops from totally bullying the playground.

Very well done. Certainly one of Highland's better efforts. Many thanks to mntlover for sending this one to western Kentucky.

Photo of WeymouthMike
4.82/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Feat looking reddish amber with a beige/white head

S-This beer smells incredible. Tough to describe but would say a boozy honeylike smell.

T- Again honey with citrus and wonderfully malty. Definetly a warming alcohol finish.

M- Smooth with little carbonation and a slight bitter alcohol finish

D-I love this beer. Probably the first NC beer I've had a would love more after trying this one

Photo of barronkr
4.62/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours from a 22 oz. bottle.

A nice translucent copper color with a fine head. The smell is deep and complex, a mix of different hops. A very intense but invitingly sweet, fruity hop aroma. An excellent smell.

The taste is somewhat acerbic at first, with an assault of hop flavor that just dominates the first sip. The sweetness swiftly follows, but fades fast into a drier finish. No particular hop variety is readily distinguishable (in my opinion), but it is truly a well-blended mix of citrusy, earthy, somewhat piney, mildy fruity (a touch of salty) hops. As the beer warms, the malt starts to hold its own against the hops, offering some bicuity and ever-so-slighty toasted notes to the taste. Overall, this is what I hope every IIPA tastes like when I try it - too often they venture into the ambiguous gray area that fringes on a barley wine. This is perhaps one of the best representations I have tasted.

The mouthfeel is great, but there is a certain tingling sensation on the tongue that endures througout the swallow, a feeling you would know if you have ever chewed on a freshly dried hop cone (don't get me wrong, I LOVE hops).

An amazing beer overall. Hopefully more will be brewed next year.

Photo of pwoods
3.21/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22oz. brown bomber poured into a snifter. Notes.

A: Pours an attractive bloody amber. Two solid fingers of stiff tight head forms and holds like a champ. good lacing.

S: Spicy hops with a muted citrus backbone. Big, super sweet, chewy malts.

T/M: Bitterness seems muted. So does the citrus. Big sweet malts, chewy and syrupy. closer to a BW. Very juicy but not citrusy. Alcohol is pretty big. Body is thick and chewy with moderate carbonation.

D: Not a favorite. Pretty big ABV.

Photo of NJpadreFan
4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Highland- Imperial Kashmir IPA

Thanks to Limesmut for this 1.

A- Nice looking bloody reddish orange with a big foamy head.
S- Sweet sugary malt. Dried fruits and pine needles.
T- Sweet malt with hints of vanilla. Dried fruits like cherries and pinapple blended with a sweet sugary red grapefruit and oily pine needle hops.
M- Although sweet throughout not overpowering and quite refreshing. This is 10.2% alc?! Neer would of guessed it. Well hidden alc. but just a touch cloying in the end.

Overall- A highly drinkable Imp. IPA. A definite addition to your fridge or Wants list!

Photo of AKBelgianBeast
3.68/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks goes out to khiasmus for this one.

Pours a nice dark brown reddish ruby color with a nice fluffy stark white head that retains well, and leaves good lacing.

Nose is all malt. Some faint hops in here, but nothing massive like one would expect in a big IPA.

Taste follows, but there is some more hops in here than the nose indicated, although not much. Malt profile is enormous. Incredibly sweet. Hop bitterness starts to show up more towards the end, but is still quite faint. I kind of expected this, as this one does have a bit of age on it, but it is still enjoyable.

Mouthfeel is nice, a bit too viscous, but overall pretty good.

Drinkability would be much better if this one still had the hop punch that it may have had at one time. Now it is a bit harder to drink.

OVerall I think this may have been a quality DiPA at one time, but at this point (this review is here solely for those who still have some of this laying around) it has faded quite a bit i think. Unless this one was one hell of a malty IPA to begin with, I would say this one is well past its prime. Still an enjoyable beverage, but it seems to be a shadow of what it once was. A good beer.

Photo of Sammy
4.18/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

With great appreciation to Mike from Cole's for sharing his bomber. Soapy head. Yeast and complex meld of five hops, including dry hops. this is not a hop bombing DIPA. Really drinkable as I had this after several other beers, and was reluctant to rate it but it really stood out.

Photo of tdm168
3.94/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to jtd1969 for sharing this bottle

A - clear golden orange with a thin, white head that has great retention

S - crystal malt, faint citrus

T - bread, sugary, faint birthday cake, citrus, pine, bitter

M - medium bodied, well carbonated, a bit warm

This is a nice DIPA from Highland. I am partial to a sweeter DIPA that offers that delicious birthday cake-like, sugary sweetness. This one also packs a solid hop punch. It's definitely worth a try.

Photo of dirtylou
3.97/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bomber, shipped by blackie blackistone

Highland is the best NC brewery (by far, no possible debate) so i'm looking forward to this one

appearance: pours into a snifter - hazy copper amber body, its clear but murky if that makes any sense...beige frother levels out quickly leaving a light layer around the rim...pretty standard

smell: distinctly highland - i dont know what it is about their beers (a distinct malt structure perhaps) but they all have a common characteristic, and in this case its a great thing...a bouquet of tropical fruit and passion fruit hits the nose first with a strong caramel malt blend following shortly there after

taste: much of the same tropical fruit hits the tongue first followed by a sharp burning alcohol sensation that is quite spicy, malts play a major role providing a smooth caramel core. The hops are mostly tropical and citrus with pine hiding in the background

mouthfeel: the burn is a little unsettling

drinkability: pretty good

Photo of HPGrenade
4.87/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Psk! - I pried the cap off of the bottle with my LEGO brand bottle opener--Did you know LEGO makes a bottle and wine corker? I was pretty surprised too--and I was punched by a fist made of floral, fruity hops. I picked myself off of the floor five minutes later. That'll teach me to stick my nose into the bottle of every damn beer I crack open.

I poured this beer as smoothly as I could into a Highland Brewery nonic pint glass from a 22 oz. bottle, creating a two-finger head that clung to the glass like, like... gosh, like two LEGO bricks. The same smell lingered, threatening me, twitching its hoppy wrists at me. Orange and slightly cloudy through the glass, like all that hop flavor is just sitting there suspended, waiting for me.

Took my first quaff... holy hell. Spicy caramel malts overpowered by a huge hop character, fruity, floral, frickin' fantastic! The resinous hops made this beer stick to my tongue like this beer had a sudden rebellious teenage phase and decided it was going to be syrup for a semester.

I started this beer cool, after a scant hour in the fridge, and as it warmed the alcohol bullied its way to the front of the lunchline but I found it pleasant and very complimentary to the huge hop profile of this delicious beer. Strong and assertive, yet silky and seductive to those who understand its power, this beer is a treat for the hop fanatic. I will be heading back to the brewery to pick up another couple bottles as soon as I can.

Photo of Kegatron
3.82/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle into a Stone IPA flute.

Pours a clear amber with a huge off-white head that fills nearly 1/2 the glass on the first pour. After it finally settles down, it actually retains very nicely into a rich, creamy layer that left good sticky hop lace down the sides of the glass. The aroma is a big DIPA nose of piney hops, citrus, spice, thick malt and heat.

The taste is resinous hop bitterness and tangy citrus that is nicely balanced by a big chewy backbone of spicy malt. The mouthfeel is a full, creamy body with great carbonation. Unfortunately, there is a fair amount of alcohol present and while it has more of warming nature to start, the more it warmed, the more of a stinging burn emerged.

This was a pretty solid Imperial IPA that possessed a big mix of hops, malt, and alcohol. Unfortunately, I think it has maybe just a tad too much beef and heat to keep the drinkibility high though.

Photo of ewright
4.15/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured about half of a 22 oz bottle into a Duvel tulip.

A: Beer pours a ruddy copper color with a bit of cloudiness. One finger of off-white head dissipates slowly.

S: The aroma is dominated by hops, but you don't get the strong citrus aroma typical of Cascade-family hops. Unidentified herbal aromas show through, along with a sweet smell from the malt.

T: Very nice balance between malt and hops. The hops are bold, but not overpowering. The malt shows through with hints of toast.

M: Thick feel up front, lower alcohol burn than one might expect from 10%+. Hop tingling remains in aftertaste.

D: This is a sure sipper. One does not rush through 22 oz of 10.2% beer. I expect this will last through at least the first half of the game (AFC champ) today.

Photo of MuenchenerKindl
3.8/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle to a pint glass the liquid is classic DIPA. light copper with good carbonation in a very think malt. I love to watch the bubbles as these pour. The head is a tall 3 fingers of white and leaves some lace.

The smell is a nice think earthy hops.

The taste follows, think caramel malt blasted with huge amounts of hops. The balance is good.

The mouthfeel in spot on, a think body and lots of good carbonation.

The drinkability is good, not a brew I would stock up on but worth a try.

prosit, MK

Photo of wedge
3.6/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

1st Bottle

Lightly hazed orange-amber. An inch of off-white foam quickly settles to a sticky cap. The aroma is surprisingly light - spicy, minty, piney. Smells obviously dry-hopped in a grassy sense. Oranges and brown sugar...a swirl stirs up some alcohol. This is different stuff. Woody-like flavors upfront. Sticky hops and alcohol...but different than most. Juicy, sweet, grassy green hoppiness and hints of maple syrup. Maybe too much young dry hop flavor for my tastes, the malts don't quite have enough to match everything else. Mouthfeel is a little chewy and warming, finishing with a drying bitterness that isn't overdone.

The flavor is significantly bolder, but I prefer the aroma more at this point. Its hoppy, its strong, its got a good solid bitterness, and its different. Not anything like your atypical West-coast variety, this is more green, earthy, and minty. An interesting beer but probably a little young to be really good when I cracked this bottle 2 or 3 months after its release.

Photo of mikesgroove
4.67/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I was totally thrilled to finally get some of this. It had been waht seemed like forever that I had been waiting for the release. Something about a local BIG IPA that just seemed right...

A - Poured a nice hazy light amber. Not too much orange in it, but still a decent color. A very small head, perhaps an inch at the most graced the top of it and faded somewhat quickly leaving behind adequate side glass lace. No real visible carbonation.

S - Huge hops here. A ton of very fresh citrus and pine smells. Very thick aroma, and extremely fresh with a decent touch of sugar in it as well. The smell was huge and really got me looking forward to this one.

T - Wow, now this is what I am talking about. First I have to make note of how sticky this was, even on the first sip. Just really filled to the brim with hops. A very very huge pine taste smacked you from the start, super fresh and lots of grapefruit and orange tones. A small amount of sweetness, very samll, and a good shot of alcohol rounded it out. This was no small brew at all.

M - Super smooth and beyond sticky. This literally had my gums sticking to the inside of my teeth. Decent carbonation, but more syrupt then anything. Great feel though especially with the ABV so high.

D- Wow not this one could be dangerous. It was super smooth, but high in alcohol which always catches up to you. Really a fine sipper and I had no issues putting down the whole bottle.

Overall this was easily one of m,y favorite of the bigger IPA's I have had. It could calm down with time, but is just soo fresh now that it is the perfect time to have. If you can get it, you have it is just really great!

Photo of wcudwight
4.24/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Enola for picking up a couple bombers for me at the brewery.
Looks like a DIPA. Amber in color. Small but dense sticky head that holds it's shape better than Ms. Spears. Head has a kind of pale yellow color to it.
Rarely, if ever, have I had the aroma of a beer fill the room the way this one has. I stick my nose to the glass to get a better whiff of the hoppy goodness and I sneezed 3x. This is all about the hops.
As the aroma foretold, this beer is all about the hops. My first sip led to another sneeze. HUGE citrus and piney hops. Honey flavored malt sweetness and alcohol flavor similar to that of a barleywine. This is one BIG beer!
Mouthfeel is velvety smooth and sticky at the same time. It's so sticky that my lips are sticking together.
The beer is drinkable now, but it is a big beer and pretty green. I bet in a year the drinkability will be up to a 5.

Photo of rallison
3.53/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to limesmut for this one!

This thing pours a great looking cloudy reddish amber color with a 1 finger white head that leaves nice lacing and a wonderful ring on top of the beer. A very nice looking beer indeed. First whiff, and I smell juicy hops and caramel/toffee sweetness. So far so good!

Wow. The flavors are big here. Big backbone of caramel and toffee sweetness. Piny and juicy hops. Alcohol. Unfortunately, there is an undesirable astringent quality that is accentuated by the alcohol. The rest of it kind of reminds me of Devil Dancer, but unfortunately that odd astringency knocks the score down quite a bit. Could've been a 4.5, but now I cannot give it more than a 3.5. Bummer.

Mouthfeel is rich, somewhat syrupy, and very nice on this cold night. Drinkability is decent at best given the astringency issues.

If they could get the hops right in this one, I'd love to have this again. Until then, I'll pass.

Edit: Lowered taste to 3.0 - the flavors just do not come together or work well here after having finished about 12 ounces of it.

Photo of blackie
4.49/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

review #700

a: The pour into my small snifter gives a respectable khaki head with decent remains after the recession. The beer is a rich, deep amber in color. Sweet label, too.

s: The nose of this beer is simply amazing. Deep, rich, thoroughly grainy caramel and toffee malts set a canvas for a range of thick, juicy hop aromas. The varied hop additions used in the making of this beer are beautifully evident. Both mingling with the malt and jumping to the front, it's very hard to put down. Very pulpy, fresh, floral, evergreen, and tropical. Notes of concentrated fig juices and grainy honey from the malt. Just the right booze note well integrated into the aroma, which in my opinion is absolutely essential here. A fine liquor isn't expected to completely hide it's ABV, and nor should a beer like this.

m: Carbonation around or just over medium, with a borderline full body. Very smooth but that it's a little overbearing in the finish is my only complaint...like the coating left in your mouth after a butterscotch hard candy. With this malt load, though, I won't really knock it on that.

t: At first taste this thing is obviously a hop monster, but with a huge amount of malt to hold things together. Starts of with sweet malty notes of butterscotch, toffee, and caramel behind strong, pulpy hop flavors ranging from piney to tropical. After swallowing the tongue remains thoroughly coated with candied malts and hop juice. Just a light booze in the back of the throat. This one seems to focus more on hop flavor and aroma than enamel-stripping bitterness. Yeah it's bitter, but the bitterness is so well balanced that it almost escapes my notice. Thoroughly complex, and I'm gonna be savoring the bottle for longer than I'd rather stay up

d: definitely a sipper, and a very enjoyable one that certainly runs with the best of the style

Single bottle from Bruisin' Ales. I've got three more bottles picked up at the brewery this past weekend; only one is for myself, and it's gonna be hard to send the other two away.

Photo of largadeer
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Loki for this one.

Appearance: Pours a hazy unfiltered amber, turbid and almost opaque. The head rises to an inch and then slowly settles into a ring.

Smell: Tons of oily hops balanced by an equally large malt backbone. Mango, pine, grapefruit and honey all come to mind.

Taste & mouthfeel: Honey-like sweetness, tropical fruit and citrus with a resiny bitterness beneath. This is rich, sweet and fairly heavy for the style. The finish brings out a bitter earthy hop note that lingers on the palate for quite a while. Balance and complexity are excellent; this is a well-made DIPA. While I generally prefer this style to be lighter in body and malt presence, I still enjoyed this.

Photo of metter98
3.79/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On-tap at Thirsty Monk, Asheville, NC

A: The beer is clear yellowish amber in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that died down and left lacing on the surface and a coating of bubbles down the sides of the glass.
S: Light aromas of hops are present in the nose. It is difficult to discern particular aromas since so many hops were used, but I can pick up some citrus and pine resin.
T: You can immediately tell that this is an Imperial IPA as it has a strong underlying malt backbone to support the high alcohol content, but the hops take center stage on the taste and lend a moderate to high amount of bitterness. Hints of alcohol are perceptible.
M: It feels medium- to full-bodied and a little crisp on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a rather full-bodied IPA so it is one that really needs to be slowly sipped. I definitely would not have more than one of these in a single sitting.

Photo of ThickNStout
3.69/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle from Hop City (Atlanta, GA). 7.99. No bottling date but this is a pretty recent re-release. Served in a Terrapin goblet.

Pours a clear but faded amber gold with three quarters finger white head which fades to a thin layer and leaves a good deal of lace.

Smells of earthy and floral hops with traces of pine and sweet citrus.

Taste packs a bitter wallop. As in the nose, the flavors seem more floral and earthy bitter hops. Strong bready, sweet malt presence. Pine, citrus rind, burnt caramel and pepper. Very little noticeable alcohol despite an abv topping 10%.

Oily, slick and approaching chewy medium full feel with moderate carbonation. Bitter floral finish with a kiss of booze.

A different take on the imperial IPA. Far better than their standard Kashmir IPA in my opinion but still not what I typically look for. Still, no regrets as a one time purchase of something "just a wee bit different" and I had no problem finishing the whole bomber.

Photo of BeerDocT
4.04/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance 3.50: Poured out a perfect golden color. No head at first, but magically a head popped up and then slowly dissipated. Old Hindu magic trick, no doubt.

Smell 3.75: Very pleasant bouquet. Very fragrant, but all one level and expertly balanced. Hop alkalinity hits the nose first along with pleasant grains and light caramel malts, like golden syrup.

Taste 4.25: Wow! Front is slightly salty (!) and here you also get the first hints of the hop overflow to come. The hops hit in the center of palate at this stage. Middle is where a silky-smooth, semi-sweet malty punch sneaks in along with more very pronounced but well-balanced hoppy goodness. Finish is wonderful: it seems like everything comes together in one malty, hoppy package. I am usually able to differentiate different hop tastes or flavor profiles, but with this beer, the consolidated flavor package is just so delicious... . I also detect that saltiness here; I don't find it unpleasant in the least. Aftertaste is relatively short, and fades away quickly making you want to grab the glass and quaff some more...always a good thing. Absolutely no hint of the 10+% ABV.

Mouthfeel 4.25: They nailed this, too. Perfect and outstanding level of carbonation that really accentuates this beer and kicks it into the stratosphere. I never grade this category high, but this brew deserves it.

Overall 4.0: Outstanding is right. You will search and search for a better Double IPA, but you will have a very hard time finding one better than Imperial Kashmir. Smooth, balanced, nuanced...this beer is an example of brewing excellence. The hops in this beer are all high-palate hops and I can recognize the "3 C's": Cascade, Chinook, Columbus. No funky, chunky or skunky hops in this baby. I have had other Highland Brewing beers and this bad mamma jamma is the Emperor of the bunch. Track it down if you can, it comes highly recommended.

Photo of mntlover
4.05/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Many thanks to Enola for picking me up some of these, as I didn't make it over for the release.

Pours a lightly hazy deep copper color with a light tan one finger head that falls to a ring that leaves some nice lace behind.

Aroma is hops pine and fruit jumping out at you from a lightly sweet caramel malt base.

Taste is bammm lots of hops pine with fruit mixed in but pine ends up winning in the finish and overpowering the fruits, lots of resin sticking to my tongue. There is some malt carrying all those hops but it is really overpowered in the taste, at least for now. Finish is pine like noted above with some light earthy spicy in the mix.

Mouthfeel is big big medium approaching full nice mellow carbonation, rich smooth feel.

Drinkability is good this is one big beer loaded with hops, decent malt base but hidden well by the hops. Some alcohol noted as it warms, like to see how this one matures.

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Highland Imperial Kashmir IPA from Highland Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 185 ratings.