India Pale Ale
North High Brewing Company

India Pale AleIndia Pale Ale
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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #6,282
ABV:
6.8%
Score:
84
Ranked #39,446
Avg:
3.59 | pDev: 10.86%
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
35
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North High Brewing Company
 
Ohio, United States
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India Pale AleIndia Pale Ale
Notes: Aggressively hopped and assertively bitter, this crisp, malty India Pale Ale showcases a wonderful bouquet of citrusy and floral aromas.
Reviews: 10 | Ratings: 35 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of dbrauneis
3.74/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a very lightly hazy medium to dark golden honey in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising quickly along the edges of the glass and moderate medium golden yellow + burnt orange colored highlights. The beer has a three finger tall sudsy foamy light beige head that slowly reduces to a large patch of medium thick film covering a little more than 60% of the surface of the beer surrounded by a very thin film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Slightly stronger than moderate aromas of floral, citrus/grapefruit pith, citrus/grapefruit zest, herbal, and pine hops over the top of light to moderate aromas of toasted + caramel malts with a light amount of caramel sweetness.

T: Upfront there are just shy of moderate flavors of toasted + biscuit + caramel malts with a light amount of caramel sweetness. That is followed by slightly stronger than moderate flavors of floral, citrus/grapefruit pith, citrus/grapefruit zest, herbal, and pine hops which impart a light to moderate amount of aggressive bitterness which lingers well through the finish.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly crisp initially.

O: Very much an old school style IPA - malty and sweet initially with aggressively bitter hops towards the finish. Enjoyable and fairly easy to drink.

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Photo of Fee
4.1/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good quality, classic IPA. Great hop profile. This is a fantastic beer that's worth trying if you like IPAs. Srong hops without being overwhelming. Good head that hold up.

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Photo of daliandragon
3.86/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Big creamy, white head and very balanced, but hop forward nose. Solid bitterness but the texture is a little watery. This s drinkable for 6.8%. This is solid Ohio brew I can't get at home. Thanks, Nate!

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Photo of ONUMello
3.77/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz can poured into the SN/DFH IPA glass
A: Light orange with a solid head
S: Light citrus rind, pine and grass
T: Matches the nose. A bit light but that allows the flavors to express themselves rather than hitting you in the face with hops
M: Light to medium-bodied, crisp and refreshing
O: This doesn't taste like it has 6.8% abv. If it was less this would be a fantastic beer to make a session with- tasty and not too heavy

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Photo of Stevem68
3.55/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a lightly hazy golden light Amber color. Aroma is a little bitter with pine notes and malts keep conning through. Flavor is litely hoppy with some pine and and slightly malty finish. Mouthfeel is very lite and overall this is ok but very forgettable.

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Photo of Weisenbeer
3.9/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Have to disagree with the luke warm reviews....nice light IPA, nice nose and cascade...a bit flat as you go along, but good. Better than a lot of the competition, not super special, but nice

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Photo of SaltofOH
3.35/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Draft at market 65. English pub glass.

Appearance: pours a light, bright copper Orange. 3 fingers off white head. Outstanding lacing and retention.

Aroma: at first, loaded other tropical and resist aroma. Fades as the head subsides to a very faint tart citrus. Pretty tame.

Taste: Off-dry, resinous and light arrival. Somewhat malty, light resinous mid palate. Light resinous finish.

Mouthfeel: clean, light carbonation.

Overall: starts off great, then just falls flat. The nose and palate just disappoint. It is refreshing and pretty to look at, though.

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Photo of Ric_Lace
2.92/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pass on this grass.. they have so many other brews that they nailed...don't waste your tastebuds or liquid intake on this one. Sample their other 14 options.

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Photo of jp32
2.33/5  rDev -35.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Pours a cloudy, almost murky, golden color. Nice fluffy white head. Smells plainly hoppy, nothing interesting, but the hop aroma is nice.

The hop flavor leads on quickly as if its going to be intense, and then it suddenly disappears into mediocrity. Plain, empty finish. Alcohol is noticed very heavily for a 6.8 beer... with its warmth factor I wouldve guessed closer to 9%

I would drink a few of these for the heck of it if someone else had them around, but with all the terrific IPA's out there these days, I dont see the point in choosing this one.

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Photo of GOBLIN
3.71/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Funky ipa going on here. I like it but the hop profile is all over the place and doesn't come off as an actual ipa but some sort of hoppy lager maybe . . . I dunno ? I did enjoy it though.

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India Pale Ale from North High Brewing Company
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 35 ratings