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Mountain High IPA - Mount Shasta Brewing

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Mountain High IPAMountain High IPA

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77 Ratings
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Ratings: 77
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 13.35%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | 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:
Beer added by: Crotor on 07-26-2004

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Ratings: 77 | Reviews: 57
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3.53/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance- Golden amber in color with about a one finger head produced.

Aroma- Lots of citrus and malty sweetness.

Taste- Big on the citrus and caramel malt at first. Towards the end a piney bitterness has crept in along with a cracker malt which helps balance the pine. Mild bitterness and a balanced array of flavors.

Feel- Medium bodied, medium carbonation, and a slick oily feel that coats the mouth.

Overall- An ok/good ipa that has some solid hop flavors, but really lacks flavor beyond some citrus, mild pine, and sweet malts. If it was designed to be malty ipa that's fine, but if that is going to be a focus along side the hops then the malt should have a little more flavor besides general sweetness. Good ipa, but not worth revisiting.

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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.57/5  rDev +1.4%
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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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.37/5  rDev -4.3%
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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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3/5  rDev -14.8%

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2.36/5  rDev -33%
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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Mountain High IPA from Mount Shasta Brewing
80 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.