Highland Devil’s Britches IPA - Highland Brewing

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Highland Devil’s Britches IPAHighland Devil’s Britches IPA

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82
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212 Ratings
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Ratings: 212
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 14.4%
Wants: 5
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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3/5  rDev -16.9%

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -10%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of Foyle
2.85/5  rDev -21.1%
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.

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.49/5  rDev -3.3%
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.

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3.25/5  rDev -10%

Photo of scotorum
3.99/5  rDev +10.5%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

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3.96/5  rDev +9.7%
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.

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3.06/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a dense, resiny head that collapses into a resiny plume and laces nicely. A floral/citrus hop aroma. Clear, burnt umber color. Starts off with an astringent, biting bitterness of citrus rind (almost cough-medicinelike). Then there is a more fruity aspect as floral hops come through, and even some nice, green hoppiness. Malt is subdued throughout. Finish is poignant bitterness and citrus rind.

I'm not huge on this one. There are some interesting hop flavors (on account of Apollo and Calypso hops), but they're not really interesting in the good way. If the bitterness and astringency were toned down, I could maybe enjoy this one.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Highland Devil’s Britches IPA from Highland Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 212 ratings.