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Highland Kashmir IPA - Highland Brewing

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Highland Kashmir IPAHighland Kashmir IPA

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BA SCORE
80
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650 Ratings
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Ratings: 650
Reviews: 347
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 13.35%
Wants: 13
Gots: 21 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 01-20-2003)
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Reviews by Ryan011235:
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Ryan011235

Ohio

4.08/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter on 12/6/09

10/20/09 etched on bottle

A - Cloudy & pale tangerine/orange. ¼ inch head dissipates quickly, though swirling revives a thin layer. Not much in the way of retention - very thin until swirled. Small swaths of lace are uniform throughout. Lacing gets better by the end, leaving large droopy patches.

S - Aroma isn't dense or heavy; rather it tends to be fairly light though not under-played. Over-ripe orange with hints of lemon. Pine & floral undertones; both are faint, though. Pale malts are in there, as is a subtle grassiness.

T - Thankfully the hops are more forceful to taste than they are in the nose. A decent bit of sharp pine bitterness is most prominent upfront, but is notable throughout. Some of the aforementioned over-ripe citrus is buried in there. Toasty malt backdrop is supportive without being over-bearing. Moderate spiciness.

M - Medium body with reasonably low carbonation; it has a little kick to it that complements the bitterness without being too harsh or prickly. Plenty of resiny grit & a long-lingering bitterness.

D - Very good drinkability. Though the date doesn't indicate "bottled on" or "best by," I am assuming the former. When I can get a fresher bottle I may revisit & revise accordingly. In any case, this is the beer & brewery that got me started on craft beer; cheers for that.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2010 03:33:13 | More by Ryan011235
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Highland Kashmir IPA has a thin-to-medium, off-white head, a mostly clear, gold-orange appearance, some residual lacing, lots of bubbles, and noticeable lace left on the glass. The aroma is faint, but one can pick up some apricot and sweet malt. Taste is of sweet bread, apricot, and mellow bitterness. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Highland Kashmir IPA finishes semi-dry and refreshing.

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S: Malty aroma.

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M: Light to medium perhaps as a result of the low level of carbonation.

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Highland Kashmir IPA from Highland Brewing
80 out of 100 based on 650 ratings.