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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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191 Ratings
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Ratings: 191
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 14.17%
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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greencovesteve

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +11.1%

02-11-2014 01:15:29 | More by greencovesteve
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Landon_Sellers

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

02-10-2014 05:42:19 | More by Landon_Sellers
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mte1972

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +11.1%

02-09-2014 15:26:23 | More by mte1972
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MacStinson

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

02-06-2014 21:33:41 | More by MacStinson
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.76/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Lighter and crisper ales can often times get a fair nod. And the hoppier IPAs obviously find favor on the beer scene. But its the "balanced" American Amber Ales that usually get left behind. Well, the talented brewers at Highland have reinvented the style and, in doing so, developing a taste that's uniquely American.

The ale pours with a frothy dark amber color with redish-brown tones seemingly of mahogany. Its near-bright character highlights those chestnut highlights beautifully. Topped with a creamy and semi-firm foam cap, the beer's bone-white froth retains sturdily and trails with broken lace in its wake.

Toasted malt and hops frame the ale's overall scent. Grapefruit and fresh orange peels give the ale a vivid and snappy scent. Its backstage support from over-cooked caramel, bread crust and roasted pecans allow for a slight candied but toasty scent to balance the citrusy hops. A moderate scent of burnt pine needles rise as the first drink draws near.

To taste, much of the same transpires- its malty-sweet upstart is caught between caramel and toffee. Weave in those toasted nut flavors and the taste of "Cracker Jacks" candies come forth. Its middle palate introduces the hops which take command thereafter- pink grapefruit and orange zest become playfully acidic, as the ale trends crisp, refreshing and dry late. Its developing bitterness is sharply resinous with pine and freshly herbal mulled grasses. Its finish is short except for the lingering acute bitterness.

Medium-dry for Amber or IPA, the ale's short-lived sweetness quickly releases its carbonation and gives the ale a lift right from the get-go. This leads to a toasty-dry finish that's assisted by hop resins, moderate alcohol warmth and its mild hop-derived astringency.

The ale works beautifully as it more of an Amber Ale that retreats from the maltier and heavier versions of Ireland and England and trends drier and hoppier for that American attitude that's quickly emerging.

Serving type: on-tap

02-06-2014 16:32:00 | More by BEERchitect
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WallyHop

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

02-06-2014 00:40:22 | More by WallyHop
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Dave1999

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

02-05-2014 02:53:57 | More by Dave1999
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Guitars_and_beer

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +11.1%

02-04-2014 15:39:22 | More by Guitars_and_beer
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pheelingIt

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

02-02-2014 00:56:28 | More by pheelingIt
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mntlover

Tennessee

3.74/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark reddish copper color, clear. Head is cream colored about thumb sized that leaves behind some good lace.

Aroma is floral, some light tropical fruit, pine hints. Overall its not bad but not very strong hop aroma. Hops are on a biscuit malt base. Not a bad smelling beer just not as hop forward as an IPA should be.

Taste is better then the nose at least as far as hops go. Good dose of hops on a biscuit malt base. Nice floral notes to start then moves to tropical fruits and finishes out with citrus and a pine resin bitterness.

Mouthfeel is big medium seems little fuller then it should with a pretty decent kick of carbonation.

Overall not bad not great as far as IPA's go but a decent brew. Love Highlands they brew a great many beers but IPA's are not their strong suit.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2014 22:34:37 | More by mntlover
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skelton00

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

02-01-2014 17:01:29 | More by skelton00
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AngusOg

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

01-31-2014 03:47:39 | More by AngusOg
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.79/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is a deep, dark, toffee coloring. Crystal clear with a slow, steady carbonation throughout the body and a filmy, low-profile, off-white head. Nose of floral hops, citrus highlights, dark resinous characteristics, and some roasted notes. Flavors are heavily roasted as well, with a strong resinous backbone, rich toffee blend, and sharp citrus highlights, heavy on the grapefruit. Heavy on the palate. Smooth, robust body, with a roasted sweet and darkly resinous aftertaste that transitions into a bitter, drying finish.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2014 02:44:04 | More by GarthDanielson
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

01-23-2014 01:05:14 | More by dbrauneis
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Petey_the_Quiet

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

01-20-2014 21:09:16 | More by Petey_the_Quiet
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ninaturner

Florida

4/5  rDev +11.1%

01-19-2014 23:10:35 | More by ninaturner
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Yoda22

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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Immortale25

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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South Carolina

2/5  rDev -44.4%

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North Carolina

5/5  rDev +38.9%

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North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

10-29-2013 18:33:16 | More by ncstateplaya
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ZachKelly

Virginia

4/5  rDev +11.1%

10-21-2013 16:05:00 | More by ZachKelly
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hemorhoidzz

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

10-02-2013 22:49:27 | More by hemorhoidzz
Highland Devil’s Britches IPA from Highland Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 191 ratings.