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Highland Devil’s Britches IPA - Highland Brewing

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Highland Devil’s Britches IPAHighland Devil’s Britches IPA

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BA SCORE
82
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190 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 190
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 13.89%
Wants: 2
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Highland Brewing visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BigTrubble on 01-29-2013)
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zeledonia

Minnesota

3.56/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Tasted 10 April 2013.

Pours a medium-deep amber, slightly rusty. Mostly clear, with a column of bubbles rising up. One finger of off-white head, okay retention and lacing.

Smell is a malty medium-hopped herbal IPA with a shade of pine.

Taste is grainy, dominated by a moderate to high liquid, flowing bitterness.

Mouthfeel is the high point. Medium-bodied, persistent, but with a flare of carbonation that livens the whole thing up.

A decent IPA, balanced, and heavier on the acids than the aromatics.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2013 06:41:41 | More by zeledonia
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travismiller80

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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Johnroby

Ohio

3/5  rDev -16.7%

05-09-2014 00:06:40 | More by Johnroby
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Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

05-05-2014 23:50:49 | More by pathman
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

05-04-2014 03:52:01 | More by Medicate
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Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

04-29-2014 15:34:11 | More by atrocity
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North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

04-27-2014 21:39:52 | More by Amedlin18
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Foyle

Wyoming

2.85/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Appearance: pours with a 2” fluffy cream colored head. Significant lacing and moderate carbonation. Color is a reddish brown and slightly cloudy.
Aroma: floral and some citrus hops dominate the aroma with pungent hop oil very noticeable. There is also a toasted bread malt smell.
Mouthfeel: medium bodied with a sticky mouthfeel. This finishes mostly dry.
Flavor: bitter hops combine with a somewhat ‘burnt toast’ flavor from the malts, but there is enough sweetness to maintain some balance. There is definite grapefruit taste along with some earthy and floral character hops. The malts hide in the middle and background with some whole wheat bread toast and hints of caramel and slight green apple.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2014 16:21:20 | More by Foyle
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Jordan444

Nevada

4/5  rDev +11.1%

04-20-2014 04:07:21 | More by Jordan444
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EuellGophar

Illinois

3/5  rDev -16.7%

04-20-2014 00:48:07 | More by EuellGophar
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FIN

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

04-17-2014 10:24:11 | More by FIN
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barczar

Kentucky

3.49/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a brilliant deep copper/amber with a frothy cream head that slowly dissipates, leaving sticky lacing.

Resin, pine, caramel malt, and a hint of grapefruit form the aroma. Fairly well balanced between malt and hop presence.

Flavor reveals more sweet, bready malt dominance initially, becoming decidedly bitter and earthy in the finish. Underpinnings of grapefruit and tangerine add intrigue, but are overwhelmed by the bittering hops. Fruity specialty malt notes emerge.

Body is moderate, with carbonation a bit in the high side, and light alcohol warmth. The finish is fairly astringent.

Not add much hop dominance as expected for an ipa. The bitterness is harsh and too much for my liking. Malt provides respite, but the balance is bitter.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2014 02:35:51 | More by barczar
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beerMeh

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

04-12-2014 22:53:20 | More by beerMeh
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Massachusetts

3.99/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Amusing name, bought for the Scottish brewery name and graphic and the fact that it was inexpensive and not available in my home state.

"Filled" 1/8/14. Three months old.

Poured from the 22 oz. bomber into a glass tumbler.

a: Clear copper with a two inch tall offwhite head which receded to even surface foam and dense patchy lacing.

s: Caramel malt

t: Caramel malt with butterscotch notes and quite a bit of hop bite for balance. Bittersweet finish with some bitterness lingering on the sides of the tongue. Towards the end strong fruit notes emerge.

m: Light to moderate. Lots of carbonation tingle.

o: A deliciously different IPA, similar to what my ideal Scotch Ale might taste like but hoppier and with not as much body. Inexpensive too, the bomber was only $4. Wish I could get this in my state, but distribution seems limited to the South.

Serving type: bottle

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lccrunchy

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

04-06-2014 21:54:41 | More by lccrunchy
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markgugs

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -16.7%

04-06-2014 02:59:04 | More by markgugs
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ZEB89

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

04-04-2014 07:32:08 | More by ZEB89
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KFrank729

Ohio

4/5  rDev +11.1%

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Virginia

3/5  rDev -16.7%

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KYGunner

Kentucky

3.96/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dark copper color leads to a stiff and thick white foam on top.

The nose is fruity with a lemon, grapefruit and tangerines. Slight pine and herbal hop character is notable.

The flavor is well balanced as the hops are herbal, floral and piney but a sweet caramel and maple malt flavor is evident. Not as much of the fruity hop flavor can be found but wisps of grapefruit hit you here and there.

The feel is easy and dry but has a bit of tart astringency.

This was a nice surprise. Highlands always makes good stuff but rarely are their offerings discernible with the rest of the pack. This on the other hand was done very well.

Serving type: on-tap

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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Highland Devil’s Britches IPA from Highland Brewing
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