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Mountain High IPA - Mount Shasta Brewing

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Mountain High IPAMountain High IPA

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BA SCORE
81
good

76 Ratings
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Ratings: 76
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 13.64%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mount Shasta Brewing visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Crotor on 07-26-2004)
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3.59/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a thin head on a hazy straw colored body.
The aroma is a nice lemon and roasted malt mixture.
The taste is a moderate pine bitterness, sweet candy, then a moderate bitter lemon finish.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
An enjoyable IPA with some bold flavors.

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3.38/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in imperial pint glass. Poured a lightly hazy deep honey color, with about 1/4 inch of off-white head that had low retention and lace.

The aroma was very weedy, as expected from a Norcal brewery, with some pine and floral notes over the light malt base. Those descriptors cover the taste as well, weed, pine and floral floating and the mellow malts.

The body was the typical light-medium you find in so many of the style. Drinkability was decent, I'd probably only have one at a sitting, but having a few while gazing at Mt. Shasta would be enjoyable as well. Overall, a solidly decent, if unspecial, brew. Worth trying if you see it.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Poured a golden color with good carbonation and a nice white cap

S: Very light citrus on the nose, bit of caramel and light breaad maybe but simple and boring

T: Pretty malty, actually more malt forward than hop forward. Some citrus but simple and pretty unimpressive

M: A maltier IPA with subtle hops, no standing flavor besides a bit of citrus and caramel

O: Another medicore beer

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3/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

First had: on tap at Irish Pol, Philly, PA

How can anyone turn down trying a beer with a tap head that simply says, "WEED"? That said, this was a bit of a disappointment. Good for one round, but I wouldn't give it much more time than that. It had the punch of an IPA, but not the body/feel.

Poured into a goblet, a hazy orange-yellow with a big, foamy, white head that retained well. Piney, citrusy hops in the aroma, with some sweetness coming through. More of the same in the taste, with a fair balance of piney hops and sweet malts, with a bit of funk going on. Medium mouthfeel, and so-so drinkability.

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the top "A friend with weed is a friend indeed". Should I drink it in the closet alone, or share?

The appearance was a bright gold, medium clarity. The head wasn't anything to write home about, lace as well.

The aroma isn't what I hoped for. The hops are in there, but not in that juicy West Coast way. The overall intensity was a little poor as well. For the most part it was malty, graham crackers, honey, and caramel.

The flavor is still not too extreme in the way of IPAs, but it's better than the nose. The hops are of the herbal grassy variety and do deliver good bitterness, especially through the long finish. A bit of citrus flavor peaks in, to blend with toasty malt flavors and diacetyl. The same dashes of honey and caramel round it out.

The body is a bit light, but not thin. The carbonation is strong, and has a presence through the long dry finish. This one flirts with being a pilsner, just from the character of the hops. Hopheads shouldn't expect a big juicy WCIPA, and cropheads shouldn't expect too much of the sticky icky funk. However it's not a bad brew.

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Mountain High IPA from Mount Shasta Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 76 ratings.