Kashmir IPA
Highland Brewing

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From:
Highland Brewing
 
North Carolina, United States
Style:
IPA - English
ABV:
6%
Score:
80
Avg:
3.53 | pDev: 12.75%
Ratings:
774
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Apr 05, 2019
Added:
Jan 20, 2003
Wants:
  15
Gots:
  91
SCORE
80
Good
Kashmir IPAKashmir IPA
Notes: None
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Ratings by Jodio:
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4.1/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by Jodio from Texas

Aug 01, 2016
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2.5 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania on Apr 05, 2019
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3.93/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by mothmanscott from Georgia

From notes 10/31/11: Pours a deep gold producing a nice white head and webby, sticky lacing. Aroma is citrus and pine hops, spice and caramel malt. Taste is hop dominant pine and citrus with a malt sweetness throughout the sip. Faintly dry/bitter finish and aftertaste. Very drinkable.

Nov 11, 2018
 
3 by 1971bernat from Virginia on Jan 01, 2018
 
3.89 by cmukid87 from Michigan on May 25, 2017
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3.88/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by DavesBeerReviews from Florida

Goes great with grilled wings! Very nice taste for an IPA

Jun 21, 2016
 
3.53 by littlebitloc from South Carolina on Jan 31, 2016
 
3.29 by Zazzi82 from Tennessee on Jan 27, 2016
 
3.46 by SGT_Cookie from South Carolina on Jan 25, 2016
 
3.54 by thatoneguymike from Georgia on Jan 18, 2016
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3.88/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Dragginballs76 from South Carolina

Pours golden color with thin white head, head dissipates quickly some lacing.
Smell this will sound odd but it smells dusty!! also light citrus smell.
Taste slight hop taste little fruity bitter taste as well.
Feel light and clean sort of dry
Overall this was a good beer I am glad I tried would not have another.

Jan 09, 2016
 
3.46 by GrimGuzzler from New Hampshire on Dec 30, 2015
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3.06/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by Miles_in_beer_city from North Carolina

Highland has announced they are retiring this IPA, which just doesn't stand up against most IPAs. There will be a release party on 12/31/15 for "Highland IPA" which is replacing it, a west style IPA.

Dec 28, 2015
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3.77/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by takusan1000 from Washington

True to the style, it does not slap you up sideways like American or PNW IPAs. Malty and crisp, it has a light mouthfeel and easy drinking for a hophead. I'd buy it again, and probably will next time I'm in Tennessee.

Dec 24, 2015
 
3.25 by JNForsyth from Pennsylvania on Dec 20, 2015
 
3.5 by BEER88 from Washington on Nov 11, 2015
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3.55/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by lwillitz from Wisconsin

12-oz bottle into Belgian ale glass

A - 2 fingers of white suds over a cloudy body of gold; moderate visible carbonation; decent lace

S - floral, citrus, biscuity malts

T - tropical fruits, citrus, pine, grass, herbal, biscuity malt backbone; pretty well-balanced

M - smooth creamy medium body, medium carbonation

O - Kashmir is an ok IPA.

Nov 10, 2015
 
3.69 by sisterofba from Maryland on Nov 10, 2015
 
3.92 by Game28 from North Carolina on Nov 04, 2015
 
3.95 by Milchad from North Carolina on Oct 30, 2015
 
4.27 by tfsimpkins from Florida on Oct 17, 2015
 
3.25 by PA-Michigander from Pennsylvania on Oct 15, 2015
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3.48/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by MacMalt from New Jersey

Poured into IPA glass. The color is a pale yellow with a thick, creamy milk white head and lacing. There is no dominant smell; it's mostly malt with a faint citrus. The taste begins with a malty sweetness and follows with a dry, slightly bitter finish. I can't discern anything else. This ale has a nice, creamy mouthfeel and is very drinkable at 6.0 ABV. It's also quite refreshing.

Oct 11, 2015
 
4.18 by ghirsh from Virginia on Sep 13, 2015
 
3.5 by dsshuck from Delaware on Sep 02, 2015
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3.38/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by jwhancher from Pennsylvania

Solid English style IPA. Plenty of malt backbone to balance the hops. Would be a great beer on cask I suppose.

Sep 01, 2015
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4.27/5  rDev +21%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25
by hophead723 from California

Look: Pours quite golden and clear, with an estimated SRM rating of 9-11. The head, being an aspect of the overall appearance, is so closely tied with the protein content that I will elaborate further in the mouthfeel section of this review.

Smell: Marijuana. Cannabis. Ganja. If you smell this beer and cannot discern the cannabis-like qualities therein than you are simply not a "Canna-sieur". The aroma contains elements of an Indica-dominant strain with pungent skunky aromas. I get nuances of grape skin, subtle buttery rye, stone fruits, and unfiltered honey.

Taste: This brew has an inadvertent English-style earthiness but quickly showcases numerous fruity hues that include melon rind, peach, and pine. The warm fermenting ale yeast lends a helping hand to the expressive elements of juniper, fresh milled grains, and corn husks which dance elusively behind a veil of dominant herbal hops.

Feel: Textbook medium-body, slightly dry middle, and moist finish. The definition of drinkable.

Overall: What an amazing IPA. There are so many great aspects of cannabis that are captured in this brew making it genuinely second to none. Forget West coast style IPAs for a second and marvel at the beauty of this rustic concoction.

Aug 16, 2015
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3.64/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by Dave1999 from North Carolina

An earthy English style IPA, the taste is quite sweet.

Aug 14, 2015
 
3 by conoraugustine from North Carolina on Aug 10, 2015
 
3.53 by lzepplin01 from Arizona on Aug 02, 2015
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4.05/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by hopphead31415 from Virginia

I haven’t ever tried Highland Brewing Company, but I picked up an excellent type of beer called an English-style IPA. This variety has 6.0% ABV as opposed to the incorrectly recorded 5.6% ABV listed on beeradvocate.

Look-This one pours a crystal clear golden yellow color that reminds me of a light honey or perhaps a lager. The head does not exist, but instead is a thin film. The lacing is sparse, but is moist and delicate.

Smell-I get a subtle bouquet of flowers and citrus. I also pick up on some slight spices and light malts.

Taste-The taste is more apparent than the aroma was, but has a grainy malt base tinged with maybe bread and yeast. The hops are various floral subtleties, a tinge of citrus like orange and clementine, and lastly a very mild bitterness that is almost imperceptible. I would say that the IBUs taste like 50-55, but apparently they are more like 60, eh, I think that is believable, but this is definitely a well-balanced and tampered brew…in a good way. The bitterness comes at the very end right when the most carbonation is released.

Mouthfeel-It is medium-bodied with a refreshing feel. It also has a creamy and moist feel with medium carbonation.

Overall-I was pleasantly surprised by this beer. I wasn’t expecting much, but one of my first few experiences with EIPAs was a good one with this variety in particular. The malts and hops are well-balanced and do not go over the top like stronger IPA styles might. It’s refreshing and crisp and could be drinkable all year round. Cheers!

Aug 01, 2015
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3.96/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by gnumber9 from North Carolina

not what i expect in an IPA, but here the nuance is great. it's main component is a caramel candy taste with a very interesting fruit, hop and malt that hints at a piney coffee/cola, but this is anecdotal. i love this trick to my nose. it is a very drinkable beer. it's sweeter than i'm typically use to, but it's brewed with either french broad river or well water from this area, both which are sweet and offers a wholesome taste. i use to live in asheville and the water is awesome. btw, new belgium is brewing from the same river or if a well, maybe the same aquifer. look below the big bridge to the south and you'll see the brewery on the west bank. anyway i know this isn't typical beer jargon, but it's my take on it. i really like this "ipa".

Jul 30, 2015
 
3.71 by Jfbetten from South Carolina on Jul 22, 2015
 
3.55 by ColdOneKev from North Carolina on Jul 20, 2015
 
3.75 by jtransel from Illinois on Jul 14, 2015
 
4 by FilumDee from North Carolina on Jul 12, 2015
 
3.65 by nickfortune from North Carolina on Jul 08, 2015
 
3.36 by allentownpaguy from Pennsylvania on Jul 07, 2015
 
3.57 by avisong from Virginia on Jun 29, 2015
 
3.43 by Jasonefarr from Virginia on Jun 26, 2015
Kashmir IPA from Highland Brewing
Beer rating: 80 out of 100 with 774 ratings