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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
good

674 Ratings
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Ratings: 674
Reviews: 348
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 13.35%
Wants: 14
Gots: 30 | 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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2/5  rDev -43.2%

jophish17, Dec 24, 2011
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2.23/5  rDev -36.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

This beer could best be compared to a poor version of Sierra Nevada. Nothing new or exciting here. A truly prosaic and mediocre beer. After a few sips I poured this one out.There are too many decent beers out there so I recommend that you skip this one.

blordo1685, Jun 22, 2014
Photo of jamex
2.25/5  rDev -36.1%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Received as a bonus via trade.

Looks and pours nice. Aroma is a bit off-putting; water-soaked wheat bread, biscuit, malt....any hops in here?

Tastes pretty flat with a funky malty taste. If I were blindfolded and tasted this, I wouldn't think it was an IPA.

Not impressed. Considered a drain pour but man-ed up and finished it off.

jamex, Feb 09, 2011
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2.25/5  rDev -36.1%

TheBigBoy, Jul 18, 2012
Photo of johnpoone
2.25/5  rDev -36.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

@ flying saucer in Nashville. I asked the waitress to make sure I hadn't been served the wrong beer by mistake. Is this really an IPA? Where are the hops? Maybe I'm spoiled by living on the West Coast, but this just doesn't qualify as an IPA at all. It would be a decent Pale Ale. Maybe they need to change their recipe or rename this, but it's not an IPA.

johnpoone, Jun 04, 2010
Photo of jokelahoma
2.35/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Grabbed a bottle at Old Chicago in Wake Forest, NC.

This one poured a hazy pale copper, with little head and hardly any lacing.

The aroma on this one was surprising. There was nowhere near the level of hops you'd expect, and it contained a strange vegetal/grainy odor, lending an odd sweet smell to the entire thing. Hard to place what exactly I was smelling, but it seemed out of place.

The taste was as disappointing as the aroma. Right up front, the flavor seems to be dominated by a sickly sweet, grainy, six-row barley chewiness, very much like a macro lager. There aren't any hops in the fore here. For that matter, they don't appear mid or late, either. The hops, what there are of them, are very subdued. The perceived bitterness level here would seem to barely qualify this one for pale ale status, let alone an American IPA. The sweet, macro lager flavor persists throughout the drink, ending in an almost cloying aftertaste. Certainly not at all what one expects from an IPA.

The mouthfeel was rather thin, adding that much more to the macro lager feel of this brew.

Overall, a major disappointment. One doesn't expect super sweet, grainy flavors to dominate in an IPA, but that's exactly what you have here. Highland makes some decent beers. In my opinion, this isn't one of them. Skip this one and try something else in their lineup.

jokelahoma, Oct 31, 2007
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2.38/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Bottle from emacgee, I believe. Thanks!
Pours a semi hazy bright, light orange with a diminishing head. Smell is bland and light citrusy malt with no real hop presence to speak of. Taste is thin with a watery hop flavor and some orange citrusy characteristics. Nice moderate bitterness and more hop flavor in the taste than in the smell at least. Still something kind of dusty, musty and odd about this, as if it has an almost mold flavor. Drinkable.

JDV, Apr 06, 2008
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2.4/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a tulip

A: Very light-colored for an IPA--more like a pale ale or pilsner. Got about a finger of white head which quickly dissipated into a thin film with some lacing

S: Some bready sweetness in the nose with very little hops

T: Some light malty sweetness up front with the hops kicking in to provide some bitter bite at the end. Very light, though.

M: Light-bodied with a bit of carbonation bite at the end.

D: It's light enough without much bitterness so it is fairly drinkable. However, there just isn't much hop flavor there. I've had pale ales that were much hoppier than this beer.

n2185, Jan 24, 2011
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2.4/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

I got a bottle of Highland's Kashmir IPA that my brother brought back from his trip down south. I have had their Oatmeal Porter before and I thought it was good so I am interested to see what this brewery can do with an IPA, so lets see how it goes. No visible bottling date. Poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a imperial pint glass.

A- The label looks ok and is pretty much the same as their Oatmeal Porter, it just has a pink plaid background instead. It poured a pretty clear pale golden color that took on a brighter orange/gold color when held to the light and it had two fingers worth of fluffy white head that died down to a thin layer that stayed till the end and left a little lacing. This was an ok looking beer, but I thought the color was pretty pale for the style and it was much clearer then most American IPA's.

S- The aroma is not too intense with this beer, it starts out with a good amount of medium sweet malts that impart a sweet grain aroma and slight bready aroma. After that comes the hops which are mainly citrus, with grapefruit and pineapple sticking out the most with a little bit a grassy hops towards the end. It's ok, but it smells a little muted, I would like a little more going on with the aroma.

T- The taste doesn't really follow the nose well. It starts out with some pale malts have a lower amount of sweetness and impart a dry and thin grainy taste that is pretty thin tasting and doesn't make for a great base for this beer. Next up is some hops which seems much more floral then citrusy, but overall the hops are still pretty light and impart some slightly grassy and floral hop flavors, the hops are pretty weak and I wish that those nice citrus hops that I picked up in the aroma made their way to the taste. It had a lower amount of medium bitterness with a stale grain aftertaste. I was pretty disappointed with the taste of this beer, it was thin, bland, and pretty boring, not what I want from a good American IPA.

M- Smooth, crisp, slightly dry, on the light side of being medium bodied with a nice amount of medium carbonation. The mouthfeel wasn't bad and may be the most true to style thing about this beer.

Overall I wasn't a fan of this beer and I thought that it was a below average IPA, it just didn't have any of those great hoppy aspects that I look for in an American IPA, and the malt base wasn't that good either. This beer had ok drinkability, it was smooth and went down faster then I expected but not because it was good, but because I wanted to be done with it, the flavors were really bland and could not hold my attention. What I liked most about this beer was the mouthfeel, it was the only part of this beer that was true to style. What I liked least about this beer was pretty much everything else with the taste sticking out as being the worse, it was just way too bland and unappealing for my tastes. I would buy a single of this again if I knew it was fresh but other then that I am not really motivated to revisit this beer anytime soon and I can't say that I would recommend this beer to anyone. Their Oatmeal Porter turned out to be good but this beer was not and was pretty much a let down, I am kind of on the fence with this brewery but I got a few more of their beers to try before I come up with a solid opinion on this brewery. A pretty unimpressive American IPA, I hope their other beers are much beer since this one wasn't good.

StoutHunter, Apr 10, 2012
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2.4/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours a clear golden with a moderate frothy head. Very good lacing.

S: Light cascade smell with a malty backbone.

T: Nearly no flavor at all - just some hop bitterness in the finish.

M: Light bodied with moderate carbonation. Lingering bitterness on the palate.

D: Drinkable, but dull and boring. Plenty of better IPA's on the market.

klewis, Aug 12, 2009
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2.4/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Yet another gift from Ryan.

A- clear gold with a sticky white head. Not much retention but ok lacing.

S- fairly well balanced smelling. toasty malts match strength with pine hops.

T-.not impressed. Not nice and freshly hopped tasting. Bitter finish and toasty up front.

M- Overly carbonated.

MbpBugeye, Oct 04, 2010
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2.44/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

My 100th IPA rate...maybe I should have chosen better for this. Pours a slightly hazy yellow with little to no head. Aroma of sweet malt, honey, and no hops at all. Flavor is a muddled mess of honey and dusty stale hops, I guess. Sweet malt all the way through with an unpleasant aftertaste. Light and a bit watery. What a disappointing IPA.

BMMillsy, Oct 11, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -29%

poopsmitherson, Feb 16, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -29%

enginero, Jan 21, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -29%

Ant4711, Jun 06, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -29%

OriolesFan1008, Sep 29, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -29%

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2.5/5  rDev -29%

jucifer1818, Nov 30, 2012
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2.53/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This brew has a zesty hop smell with slight malt undertones. Pours to a golden yellow with a big highly structured head that holds and leaves lacing as it recedes. Taste is sweet and slightly bitter without much fanfare. Mouthfeel is thick and syrupy, despite the great head, this brew needs some more carbonation. Hops are way too subdued for a IPA. The bitterness is there but dull without aroma. This brew is in dire need of late stage or dry hopping. Nothing like I expected.

mooseisloose, Aug 08, 2009
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Highland Kashmir IPA from Highland Brewing
80 out of 100 based on 674 ratings.