Highlander Devil's Hump Red Ale
Missoula Brewing Co.

Highlander Devil's Hump Red AleHighlander Devil's Hump Red Ale
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Style:
American Amber / Red Ale
Ranked #302
ABV:
4.9%
Score:
83
Ranked #25,509
Avg:
3.84 | pDev: 7.55%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
15
From:
Missoula Brewing Co.
 
Montana, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  0
Gots
  3
SCORE
83
Good
Highlander Devil's Hump Red AleHighlander Devil's Hump Red Ale
Notes: This Scottish Red Ale is full bodied, with a natural sweetness and rounded balance derived from a rich blend of malts and light hops. At 5% ABV, it is a sessionable ale that goes with any meal. This beer was first introduced by MBC in 2008 and won the award for “Best Montana Beer” at the Garden City Brewfest. The real “Devil’s Hump” is in Flathead County, Montana, not far from the Hungry Horse Reservoir, just south of Highway 2, and rises to 7,618 feet above sea level.
Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 15
Photo of LiquidAmber
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a dark reddish orange with a fine, one finger khaki head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of dry caramel and biscuit malt, red berries, dark dried fruit. Flavor is caramel and light biscuit malt, dried red berries, dates, raisins and some brown bread. Finishes with mild grassy hops. Medium bodied with light creaminess. A spot-on red ale that hits all the flavors I want from this style from the malt to the fruit character. Nice depth of malt with some mixed character and great dried fruit. The flavor depth is very good for the ABV. I liked this a lot and would like to find it again.

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Photo of Lobina
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed a bottle brought down from a buddy. Good red color and fairly complex smell and taste. I really enjoyed this one up there with Cold Smoke. Try it

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Photo of archyquaffer
3.67/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A moderate pour into a 10 ounce Pilsner sampling glass produces a short but creamy head that dissipates to a solid ring that sticks to the glass. The beer is a dark copper color with very light carbonation.

The nose is fairly clean but with a slight whiff of pungent fruitiness suggesting musk melon. The flavor is malty and semi-sweet, with a good deal of earthy bitterness to balance. Notes of caramel, molasses and dark fruit notes can be detected, along with a breadiness suggesting a dark bread crust. The mouth feel is relatively light. The aftertaste is malty and bitter, and lingering.

This is a good solid beer with plenty of flavor.

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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.58/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a deep red-mahogany color with a tiny white head of white foam. The head fades super-fast to leave just a trace of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is strong of a roasted malt smell with a decent showing of some caramel. Along with these smells comes some lighter notes of

Taste – The taste begins with a lightly toasted bready taste mixed with a little bit of a caramel sweetness. The sweetness increases a bit as the taste advances with the caramel being joined by a little bit of a molasses and dark fruit taste. The taste dries out a bit at the end and is joined by a little bit of an earthy and more roast, to leave one with a decently crisp and rather flavorful red ale taste to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is average in thickness and carbonation. A little more carbonation may have been slightly nicer for the light abv. and more session style of the brew, but overall for the flavor profile the feel are pretty decent.

Overall – A rather nice red ale. Easy drinking and rather flavorful. A good one to try if you get a chance.

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Highlander Devil's Hump Red Ale from Missoula Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 15 ratings