Highland Kashmir IPA | Highland Brewing

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Highland Kashmir IPAHighland Kashmir IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Jason on 01-20-2003

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
771
Reviews:
364
Avg:
3.54
pDev:
12.71%
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
89
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 771 |  Reviews: 364
Photo of cmukid87
3.89/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jodio
4.1/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DavesBeerReviews
3.88/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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Photo of littlebitloc
3.53/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zazzi82
3.29/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SGT_Cookie
3.46/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of thatoneguymike
3.54/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dragginballs76
3.88/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of GrimGuzzler
3.46/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Miles_in_beer_city
3.06/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of takusan1000
3.77/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of JNForsyth
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BEER88
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lwillitz
3.55/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of sisterofba
3.69/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Game28
3.92/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Milchad
3.95/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of tfsimpkins
4.27/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of PA-Michigander
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MacMalt
3.48/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of ghirsh
4.18/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dsshuck
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jwhancher
3.38/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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Photo of hophead723
4.27/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Photo of Dave1999
3.64/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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

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Highland Kashmir IPA from Highland Brewing
3.54 out of 5 based on 771 ratings.
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