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Highland Brewing

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From:
Highland Brewing
 
North Carolina, United States
Style:
IPA - American
ABV:
7%
Score:
90
Avg:
4.03 | pDev: 8.68%
Ratings:
159
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Oct 30, 2020
Added:
Dec 10, 2015
Wants:
  10
Gots:
  75
SCORE
90
Outstanding
IPAIPA
Notes: A statement from Appalachia. American Chinook, Citra, and Centennial hops from the Pacific Northwest shine in our first West Coast style IPA. A sturdy malt bill frames hints of tropical fruit, lemon rind, grapefruit and dank hops notes. Brilliant and golden in color. expect a dry, resiny, citrusy finish.
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4.58 by jxl from North Carolina on Oct 30, 2020
 
3.94 by Aquatherm_SE from Alabama on Feb 11, 2020
 
4 by Lelampp from Ohio on Jul 20, 2019
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4.69/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by Buckeye55 from North Carolina

Pours a golden color with moderate head. Hops and citrus dominate the aroma with some floral tones in the background. Tastes fantastic, the perfect combination of bitter and sweet. IPA mouthfeel with bitterness coming through at the end. I am new to the craft scene and may be overreacting, but this beer is awesome.

May 05, 2019
 
4.98 by Kwright from North Carolina on Jan 24, 2019
 
3.49 by Sebas from North Carolina on Jan 06, 2019
 
3.2 by GreatWhiteDuffalo from Tennessee on Oct 24, 2018
 
4 by DigitGrowler from Kentucky on Jul 24, 2018
 
3.79 by BTexpress from Georgia on Jul 15, 2018
 
3.5 by jkermitj from Mississippi on Apr 22, 2018
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4.98/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
by jwnowlin from North Carolina

This is my favorite beer. It has the right blend of hops, making it herbaceous, citric, and floral. It also has the perfect amount of alcohol. . . I am always looking for it on tap. .

Mar 20, 2018
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3.73/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by SeattleConservative from North Carolina

By the smell, I was expecting something much better and more familiar... The citrus-notes promised on the label were woefully absent, although the "resiny" character dominated the taste. Sufficiently bitter, but that's all there is- not enough tang to counterbalance.

Jan 15, 2018
 
4.03 by markhobbs1 from California on Nov 18, 2017
 
4 by TripelMark from North Carolina on Oct 11, 2017
 
4.44 by Dharmelink from Wisconsin on Sep 21, 2017
 
4.48 by OriginalWayOut from North Carolina on Sep 12, 2017
 
4.98 by Speedd1234 from Maryland on Aug 06, 2017
 
4.18 by uncleotis from Illinois on Aug 03, 2017
 
3.94 by MKrauss from Pennsylvania on Jul 21, 2017
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3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by SebastianOwl from Massachusetts

Bought in OBX at a Brew Thru; this is a West Coast style IPA labeled as containing Chinook, Citra and Centennial hops; was disappointed with the older date after the purchase (filled 4/26/17) since I like my hoppy beers no more than a month old at the most; I was very pleased with this beer overall, just want to try it fresher in future

Jul 10, 2017
 
4.31 by Wrigfen from South Carolina on Jun 28, 2017
 
4.04 by RTaylor5 from North Carolina on Jun 22, 2017
 
4.24 by Steve78 from Florida on Jun 10, 2017
 
4.24 by MGoeltz from Tennessee on Jun 03, 2017
 
4 by beer_guy_nc from North Carolina on Jun 01, 2017
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4.3/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by pubscout from New Jersey

Actually went into a giant beer store in NC looking for WW Freak of Nature or Pernicious, but none were available. ( I wonder why--not) I saw this and, having had positive experiences with Highland, I picked up a sixer. Turned out to be a great move. Very solid West Coast IPA--citrusy and dank where it needs to be, malty in the middle and bitter on the finish. At 7%, definitely sessionable. It was Highland's first attempt at a West Coast IPA, and they nailed it.

May 07, 2017
 
3.92 by JMUbrewz from Virginia on Apr 30, 2017
 
4.25 by Zach136 from Georgia on Apr 21, 2017
 
3.93 by Mojo from Alabama on Apr 15, 2017
 
3.77 by Pmag0942 from Massachusetts on Apr 12, 2017
 
4.1 by godawgs from Louisiana on Mar 27, 2017
 
3.9 by cwd from Kentucky on Mar 25, 2017
 
3.48 by beeragent from Texas on Mar 22, 2017
 
4.24 by asquiressr from North Carolina on Mar 12, 2017
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3.83/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by bisonfort from Georgia

Had bottles in blue ridge. Ok. Would have again but not priority.

Feb 25, 2017
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4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by John1985 from Tennessee

Ale poured a beautiful deep gold with inch white head. Nice hopped aroma with some citrus and tropical notes. Well hopped bitterness up front. Biscuity maltiness comes through in the middle to offer balance. Finish is pleasingly bitter. First class IPA from a regional southern brewer. This was bottled on 12/29/16 so it is about four weeks fresh. To my tastes this stands up well to Bells Two Heart and SN Torpedo.

Jan 30, 2017
 
3.97 by Smoky54 from Tennessee on Jan 28, 2017
 
4.25 by magic_swaggin from Georgia on Jan 04, 2017
 
3.48 by RHF711 from Canada (ON) on Dec 25, 2016
 
3.85 by BigTrubble from North Carolina on Dec 06, 2016
IPA from Highland Brewing
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 159 ratings