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Highland Devil’s Britches IPA | Highland Brewing

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Highland Devil’s Britches IPAHighland Devil’s Britches IPA

Brewed by:
Highland Brewing
North Carolina, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BigTrubble on 01-29-2013

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Reviews: 58 | Ratings: 283
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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Photo of oberon
3.65/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a nonic a clear rich amber with a fluffy one finger off white head that left multiple chunks of head behind as it settles into a frothy mass.Biscuit malts and some leafy herbal hops in the nose,pretty pedestrian but not bad.Earthy hops dominate the flavor profile with some caramel/biscuit malts,more of a big earthy red ale than a red ipa.Not bad but not something that is on par with other Highland offerings in my opinion.

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Photo of markallmon
4.75/5  rDev +30.1%

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of eddiestep
3.87/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dankjohn
3.25/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of juicebox
4.1/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mte1972
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of Mantooth
3.4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a La Chouffe snifter.

This is a pretty amber colored IPA, everything is solid, head, nose, appearance. It's not going to blow you away; however, it tastes pretty damn good. What makes this a nice little brew that I'd advise you to try? The hop profile. It's nice and bitter. There's an apricot thing going on here that I'm not used to picking up on. I'll have this again.

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Photo of chinchill
3.92/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle of Devil's Britches, dated Jan. 2013, poured into a snifter.

Pours clear, dark reddish-brown in color, with a thin off-white head. The head has good retention and leaves ample lacing.

Appropriately hoppy IPA aroma is primarily herbal but also floral and with a bit of pine and a faint hint of citrus. A secondary malt presence adds some hints of baked bread and caramel. A well crafted mix which, happily, carries over to the taste. The flavor is very well balanced, although hops partially dominate the biscuity malt component, as should be the case in an IPA. Still, hop level is more like a PA than an IPA. The flavor is more earthy than suggested by the aroma, but not all objectionable.

M: Medium+ body with a smooth mouthfeel, soft carbonation, and a dry finish.

Overall: An excellent, satisfying and moderately distinctive ale.

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4.02/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A bit of hops in front to remind you of an IPA but finishes sweeter like a red ale. Interesting beer to keep in the fridge and enjoy on occasion.

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3.54/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KingEdward
2/5  rDev -45.2%

Photo of tdm168
4.08/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A - dark amber with a big, pillowy, white head that has decent retention

S - herbal, spicy hop aroma with a bit of a peppery spiciness

T - light caramel, big spicy hops, peppery spice, some faint herbal notes, intensely bitter finish

M - medium bodied, smooth, well carbonated though crisp

This is a decent IPA. It had a different flavor profile than I was expecting, but I was basing that idea on their Kashmir IPA. This spicy hop character is intense and welcomed. This is a solid, balanced beer with great drinkability. I recommend it to any hop head or Highland fan.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.7/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cjgator3
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of qcbrewer
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of prototypic
3.6/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of burnzgtm
5/5  rDev +37%

Photo of ordybill
2/5  rDev -45.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. Aroma- heavy malt with some hops, not my preferred aroma Appearance- Clear dark copper color, small off-white head Taste- heavy malt and bread flavor, did not care for this at all Palate- Medium to light body with light carbonation. Overall- Did not care for this beer at all, after the pour the appearance had me expecting something awesome, that wasn’t the case.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of russpowell
3.58/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours copper colored with a thumb of cream colored head. Good head retention & above average lacing

S: Some biscuitty notes, piney & leafy hops, also herbal hops

T: Herbal & woody hops, & touch of breadyness up front. Pine & orange rind as this warms, plus more woody hops. Finishes with woody & herbal hops, plus a bit of dryness & biscuitty malt, plus some citrussy & piney hops showing up at the end of the party

MF: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation, alright balance

This is a serviceable AIPA/red ale, but nothing to get excited about & a step below most of the other Highland beers I've tried. The Lowes I was in had Bells Twi hearted for about 60 cents more a sixer. That would've been a far better purchase...

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of DOCRW
3.93/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerZack
4.13/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark copper color with nice off-white head that laces the glass. Smell is definitely hop forward, spicy, almost grassy, but very fresh with a noticeable sweet caramel maltiness right underneath with whiffs of burnt toffee. Flavor is similar to the aroma. To my delight the layered maltiness does not overpower the hops at all, but lends the beer an interesting balance. I like it.

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Highland Devil’s Britches IPA from Highland Brewing
3.65 out of 5 based on 283 ratings.
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