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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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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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Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

09-28-2013 04:53:21 | More by briancross
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Soto

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

09-06-2013 22:45:51 | More by Soto
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djtomain

Florida

3/5  rDev -16.7%

08-12-2013 23:41:20 | More by djtomain
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kristougher

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

08-10-2013 01:04:00 | More by kristougher
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icehawk

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

08-08-2013 23:22:26 | More by icehawk
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

07-22-2013 21:58:40 | More by WOLFGANG
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bmjivi221

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

07-21-2013 04:14:39 | More by bmjivi221
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jmathis

Florida

2/5  rDev -44.4%

06-30-2013 18:48:52 | More by jmathis
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hellhammermario

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

06-27-2013 18:04:05 | More by hellhammermario
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Goblinmunkey7

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Thanks to Rusel_G for the bottle.

Appearance: Clear dark copper. Tiny off-white head drops to a small collar with no lingering cap. Moderate carbonation on the pour.

Smell: Big caramel malt sweetness with some backing toasted notes. Some toffee and biscuit. Cooked and caramelized malts Hops runs a bit tropical, mango and grapefruit. More earthy and herbal than anything. Nicely balanced. Decidedly easy coast, but in a way that I'm starting to think is unique to NC. Slight toasted element.

Taste: Light caramelized malt backbone. Breadier than the nose indicated. Slightly toasted. Some bread crust and caramel malt. Hops are super earthy with a slight herbal undertone. Leafy and a bit dirty. Lingering mild bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium to light body with a slightly below average carbonation. Clean.

Overall: Somewhere in the first circle.

A mellow and approachable IPA, if you can even call it that. Hits in that session IPA territory, but it's decent.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2013 02:29:40 | More by Goblinmunkey7
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.64/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a copper color with a very nice head; good lacing, too

Smell: Caramel and pine

Taste: Caramel, up front, with piney tobacco flavors developing in the middle; grows earthy and grainy in the back end

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: In today's market, this is a pretty forgettable IPA, sadly

Serving type: on-tap

06-15-2013 19:37:34 | More by brentk56
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Florida

4/5  rDev +11.1%

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beernads

Florida

3/5  rDev -16.7%

06-12-2013 08:19:06 | More by beernads
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mweso2000

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

06-05-2013 19:20:54 | More by mweso2000
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woodchip

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

05-30-2013 01:02:05 | More by woodchip
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +11.1%

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macrosmatic

Florida

3.46/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes. Had on-tap at CCB tasting room. Served in a pint glass.

A: Clear, amber in color, good visible carbonation, one finger of white head.

S: Heavy bready malt, bitter resinous pine and citrus rind hops.

T: Bitter grassy and pine resin hops, decent toasty malt backbone. Good amount of bitterness in the hang.

M: Thin body, moderate carbonation. The alcohol presence is heavy-handed, especially considering the relatively tame ABV.

O: I'm disappointed with this one. Falls short of what I expected from this brewery, most of whose other offerings that I've had I've been fairly impressed with. Too much alcohol presence, too much bitterness without accompanying hop flavors, and the body needed to have more substance.

Serving type: on-tap

05-27-2013 16:52:12 | More by macrosmatic
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jaswilson2

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

05-25-2013 02:20:48 | More by jaswilson2
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bcuz7

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

05-19-2013 21:51:54 | More by bcuz7
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MCDub

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +11.1%

05-10-2013 14:40:00 | More by MCDub
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Jadjunk

Georgia

3.59/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

"'Lordy, that's as red as the devil's britches,' exclaimed a local rancher, awed by the vibrant fall canopy ablaze on what is known today as Devil's Britches trail. Highland Brewing commemorates the history of the Great Smoky Mountains and Devil's Britches trail with a rich, red IPA. Ashburne Mild malt produces a toasted and biscuity flavor, and Extra Special malt renders an alluring red hue. Apollo hops provide aggressive bitterness (70 IBU), while dry-hopping with Calypso hops yields complex fruity and floral aromas with hints of pear and apple. This devishly delicious ale is Highland;s twist on the great American IPA." Brewed in the style of a Red IPA. The newest seasonal beer by Highland Brewing Company.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to a pint glass. Served north of 49º Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a toasted caramel cream head of a creamy froth consistency over a red-tinged copper body with moderate relaxed carbonation and high clarity. Lacing is light and curtained- retention is very good. Very pleasing appearance. 4.25

(Smell) Aroma is relatively clean with a light bready malt base. A mild citrus hop aroma tries to pair, but doesn't quite match the intensity. Potency overall is somewhat muted- none of the aromas really come forward to define this beer. 3.25

(Taste) Toasty caramel biscuit malts with a mellow bready sweetness. Hops are equally softened- some peppery, earthy characters and a touch of spice, but nothing is taking the reins. I don't personally find the bitterness too much. Balance is right on for the flavors involved, but collectively they're very light throughout. The toasted caramel is probably the most unique part of this IPA- I haven't had many IPAs with a toasted grain front like this one presents. The drinkability is incredibly high, as neither the malt nor the hop character trash the palate like heavier-bodied IPAs do. It's a good, session beer but likely won't meet the demands of the adventurous IPA bunch that go for a maltier or hoppier IPA. 3.5

(Mouthfeel) Mouthfeel is very smooth with a slight thickness and a mellow buzzy carbonation. Body is light+ for the style, light/medium overall. Alcohol presence is very low, concealed by the little alpha bitterness that is perceptible to the tongue. The texture is very nice for this style, it helps keep the flavor and texture relatively uncomplicated, but it could be even more relaxed to go with the texture. Ingredients for a very sessionable IPA are all here, it just won't be to everybody's IPA expectations. Based on the recipe, the mouthfeel is good. 4

(Overall) Devil's Britches hits the mark for those who want an IPA that doesn't neutralize the taste buds or fill you up after one drink. Highland has a tendency to craft light, drinkable IPAs, and this one isn't all that exciting, but is enjoyable enough to drink a few in a row. Feel free to give it a try. 3.75

Highland Brewing Company's
Devil's Britches India Pale Ale
3.59/5.00

Serving type: bottle

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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Virginia

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North Carolina

3/5  rDev -16.7%

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KeyWestGator

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

04-27-2013 15:45:56 | More by KeyWestGator
Highland Devil’s Britches IPA from Highland Brewing
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