Highland IPA | Highland Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Highland Brewing
North Carolina, United States
highlandbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,082
Reviews:
32
Ratings:
155
pDev:
8.71%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
76
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 155 |  Reviews: 32
Photo of Kwright
4.98/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Sebas
3.49/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GreatWhiteDuffalo
3.2/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DigitGrowler
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BTexpress
3.79/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jkermitj
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jwnowlin
4.98/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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. .

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Photo of SeattleConservative
3.73/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of markhobbs1
4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TripelMark
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dharmelink
4.44/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OriginalWayOut
4.48/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Speedd1234
4.98/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of uncleotis
4.18/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MKrauss
3.94/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SebastianOwl
3.98/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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Photo of Wrigfen
4.31/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RTaylor5
4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Steve78
4.24/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MGoeltz
4.24/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beer_guy_nc
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pubscout
4.3/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Photo of JMUbrewz
3.92/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Zach136
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mojo
3.93/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Highland IPA from Highland Brewing
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 155 ratings