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%
 
 
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14
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Photo of BeerDocT
3.37/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This beer gave me one of those, "I have been defrauded" experiences. I bought the beer thinking it was brewed in Boone, NC. Only after I got the six pack home did I notice that the beer was ACTUALLY BREWED IN WILKES-BARRE, PA. Yeah, the place where those corrupt judges illegally sent all those poor kids to jail. Perturbed, I have tried to be as neutral in this review as possible. However, I hope that if you are reading this and thinking of purchasing the beer, remember IT IS NOT BREWED IN BOONE, NC.

Appearance 3.25: With one hiss of the screw-top, this beer poured out an attractive copper gold. Nice 1/4" head shrunk down to a 1/8" head that stuck around the entire session.

Smell 3.75: Very nice bouquet. Noble hops mingle with barley and slightly spicy hints.

Taste 3.25: Front is dry and focused on a slight barley taste. Middle is also dry, but does have some slight sweetness. This fades into the finish, which is where a very light noble hop character comes in along with more of a light barley taste and barely discernible treacley sweetness. Finish is short and is focused on a light and grassy barley/cereal grains flavor.

Mouthfeel 3.25: Mouthfeel was well matched to the beer and certainly did not affect my enjoyment of it.

Overall 3.25: A little better than OK ale. This is a pleasant beer and certainly a standard example of an "APA." It is light, refreshing and would be great with a meal, especially something hot and greasy like Buffalo wings. I would not buy this one again, but would not hesitate to order it with a meal if I saw it on a menu, either in Wilkes-Barre or in Boone.

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Photo of Falcone
4/5  rDev +21.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of rapayn01
3/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of icehawk
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of MatthewD4
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of Amalak
3.07/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A. A light caramel color, hazy, but semi-see-through. It has a white bubbly head, fairly small, without much lacing. A good amount of bubbles coming up.

S. It has a sweet malty scent to it.

T/M. It is very sweet. A lemon taste. It is malty and carbonated. Fairly light bodied. It is kind of tart. Some watermelon flavor in there.

O. It's a solid beer, in that it's easy to drink and has some flavors. I had a nice, cold, crisp one and found it to be refreshing, if unremarkable.

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Photo of Artjsantos
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of TeachChefs
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of TheMrFarnham
3/5  rDev -9.1%

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of KerryCummins1977
4.75/5  rDev +43.9%

Photo of jheezee
2.5/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of JRod6242
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of Minkybut
2.63/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I poured this beer into my tumbler at 45 degrees. The beer poured a dark golden color with a off white head. The head was gone pretty fast. The smell and taste was hoppy big time. I would not buy it again. It just was dead tasting and I did not like the taste.

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Photo of ChrisCutler
3/5  rDev -9.1%

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of KevieJames
3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of Axnjxn
3.36/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle into a Lagunitas wide mouth glass. No apparent bottling date.

Pours a dark copper color with an inch and a half thick lingering white head. Mild bready malts on the nose, but nothing too strong. Taste has a malty backbone with a tad of sweetness and hops on the backend. Not much bitterness to this one at all. It's pretty standard, but refreshing. It's got a nice feel to it, easy drinking for a summer day. Medium bodied with medium carbonation.

Overall this is a very typical beer. Enjoyable for what it is.

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3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of Rdc67
2.5/5  rDev -24.2%

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