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Highland Kashmir IPA - Highland Brewing

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Highland Kashmir IPAHighland Kashmir IPA

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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:
Highland Brewing visit their website
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 airheadmtrcycle:
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airheadmtrcycle

Georgia

4.05/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a Sierra Nevada becker glass. This is my first go at Kashmir. The color is more on the golden side than the typical orangish of many IPAs. It actually looks more like an APA. The clarity is quite good. The head was small from a conservative pour, but the bubbles rise and the head is more than adequate. The lacing is as thick and attractive as any beer I've seen. When I finished the whole glass was covered with lacing.

The smell is a lovely lemony aroma with some bready notes. I also smell some tangerine and perhaps some grapefruit. The taste is dominated by the hops, which are on the citrus side. There's a malty presence and then you're left with a nice hop bitterness. While I would call Kashmir a balanced IPA, there's enough hop flavor to please me. Kashmir is not nearly as skewed toward the West Coast style as some hop heads will prefer. But even the most dedicated West Coast hop head will like the interesting lemony hop finish that hangs with you for quite a while.

The mouth feel is quite nice as almost all the Highland products I've tried have been. It's medium, but with a refreshing carbonated feeling on the tongue that, as I said before, hangs around quite a long time between sips.

This is an IPA that you could drink 2 or 3 easily and not lose interest or get weighed down. Moreover, it's not the same old thing. As Highland claims, it's a wee bit different. Put me down as a big fan of the Highland philosophy of brewing. I'm lucky here in Atlanta to find Highland product just about everywhere, at least in the bottle. Finding it on tap is another issue. As it is right now for me financially, that's not a big issue. My beer consumption is mostly limited to buying reasonably priced bottled beer, and very little of that. Highland product is right down my alley.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2011 23:47:22 | More by airheadmtrcycle
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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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Poured out a nice deep gold with a slight amber tint. The head has slight retention, with a thin disc and some nice lacing. The aroma is pretty mild, with some light malt aromas (think dried fruit). The taste is alright. There is neither the malt depth of traditional English IPAs or the hops of American IPAs. It's not a bad flavor, but it's not very complicated. The body is lighter, as an English IPA tends toward and it's not bad, but it's not really going to blow you away.

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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.