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Hi-Pitch India Pale Ale | Hi-Wire Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hi-Wire Brewing
North Carolina, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A western North Carolina IPA that does not apologize for balancing a sturdy malt backbone with citrus-forward aromas and a lingering bitterness. Expect big grapefruit flavors from the plethora of hops to balance out the malt in this well-balanced ale.

Added by fmccormi on 08-12-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
153
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
35.99%
 
 
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1
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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L: A copper orange pour with a slight haze produces a 2” off white foam cap that is moderately persistent and lacy.

S: Earthy, minty hops with some citrus and light fruit aromas.

T: Medium toasty malt with light fruit, a touch of orange citrus joined by a moderately assertive herbal quinine-like bitterness.

F: Very creamy, medium body and carbonation.

O: Flavorful with nice malt and hops.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into a lager glass. Apparent BB date on the bottom of May 2016.
Pours with a deep amber body that appears to have ample carbonation. The small but durable bone-colored head leaves plenty of sticky lacing on the glass. High clarity for an "unfiltered" (label) brew.

Citrus and herbal hop aromas precede the very fruity (citrus) flavor. Moderate bitterness is below average for American IPAs, which is fine by me.

O: a very good IPA, at least for those who like the fruity hop varieties and limited bitterness.

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12/30....pours a modestly dark bronze with loads of white foam. Light grapefruit and pine notes in the aroma. Big bitter open, light malt, heavy bitter close. Grassy/oily. Heavy pine throughout.

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Hi-Pitch India Pale Ale from Hi-Wire Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.
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