Blowing Rock High Country Ale | Blowing Rock Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Blowing Rock Brewing Co.
North Carolina, United States
blowingrockbrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by cvstrickland on 08-17-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
131
Reviews:
49
Avg:
3.3
pDev:
16.36%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
14
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0
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Ratings: 131 |  Reviews: 49
Photo of robebo44
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JKG
4.09/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Fettpopps
2/5  rDev -39.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of KTCamm
4.19/5  rDev +27%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12/27/15 from notes....pours bright gold light foam but lacing. Floral citrus notes. Tasty breads malt, light hopped some bitter. Really well balanced. Leads to a tasty ale.

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Photo of oline73
2.75/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of gregcordle
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dvmin98
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mikemcgrath4
3.75/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hxcryne
2.85/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.02/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a nearly clear, light coppery body with a smallish, white head.

Smell: Sweetish aroma with a smidgen of caramel and perceived fruitiness backed by some toastiness.

Taste: Pale malts, toasted grains and a little lingering powdered sugar accent. Medium bitterness, with floral, lightly citrusy, earthy hops. Remains still a bit sweetish even on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium-light carbonation. A bit on the thin side, bordering on watery.

Overall: Fairly humdrum, though a few of the cans worked in a pinch snatched up at Publix to pre-game in the parking lot for the Pearl Jam show in Greenville, SC last weekend.

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Photo of Nichols33
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of KensWorld
3.31/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ThreeJs
3.15/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MasterRigger
3/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of metter98
3.34/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: The beer is relatively clear dark yellow in color but has no visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high bright white head that died down a bit, but consistently left a short head covering the surface.
S: Light to moderate aromas of toasted malts are present in the nose.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste has flavors of toasted malts and a light amount of bitterness. There are also some hints of earthiness.
M: It feels just about medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is quite malty for an APA.

Serving type: can

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Photo of smithj4
3.48/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tillmac62
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear medium amber. Normal head volume, lacing and retention.

Very light nose of biscuit and hops.

Light body with a texture that has smooth moments. Below normal carbonation with just a bit of effervescence in the finish.

The flavor profile is good, in a lawn mower or session sense, albeit not very complex. You get a modest hop flavor accompanied with a modest pine/rind bitterness over a modest biscuit sweetness with a hint of caramel. The finish lingers with a rind note.

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Photo of OldTime
3.73/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jrob21
2.75/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of JamesBondGA
3.09/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

golden in color. Not as hoppy as an IPA, more malty. Poured with a 2 inch head, left a slight lacing.

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Photo of cjgiant
3.06/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of smweir
3.02/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From a can at a local coffeeshop. Definitely too malty for an APA. Very short initial spike of hops that disappear quickly leaving malt flavor. Nose is actually kind of nice, I wish it tasted the way it smelled. The "look" rating is kind of a guess as Im drinking out of a can.

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Photo of argock
3.68/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wketel
3.14/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Not as hoppy as an ipa

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Photo of MichaelProcton
3.16/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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Blowing Rock High Country Ale from Blowing Rock Brewing Co.
3.3 out of 5 based on 131 ratings.
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