Highland Devil’s Britches IPA | Highland Brewing

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Highland Devil’s Britches IPAHighland Devil’s Britches IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BigTrubble on 01-29-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
283
Reviews:
58
Avg:
3.65
pDev:
13.15%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
72
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 283 |  Reviews: 58
Photo of slusk
3.71/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a slightly hazy red with a moderate off-white head.

S: Definitely hop forward. Pine and grapefruit, with a bit of orange zest. Good malt in the background.

T: Bright pine hop flavor with some citrus. A bit of orange in the background with a decent supporting caramel malt sweetness. Bittering hops kick in pretty fast, not overwhelming. Balanced nicely. The caramel malts come through well with a light toasted bread. finishes dry.

M: light bodied with medium carbonation. A wee bit of astringency, probably from the hops.

O: Not bad at all. The bitterness is right in line with an IPA and the caramel malts and a nice backbone. The bitterness lingers a bit on the palate. Overall it's a nice brew. Not a favorite but I'd drink it again.

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Photo of user785335
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dutchboy8889
3.82/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rapayn01
3.71/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I found this to be a balanced IPA despite the 70 IBU listed on some websites. I've had this multiple times, most recently on a guest tap at a local brewpub. It's a fairly red ale.

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

Photo of jazfst1
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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Photo of lunarbrew
3.63/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MJ64
3.87/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of T-34-85
3.34/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of NYR94
3.16/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dwatt90
3.33/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Krisp09
3.87/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of helios7
2.59/5  rDev -29%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Thin, watery IPA, both in flavor and texture.

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Photo of qcghost
3.99/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BPMeyer27
3.27/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of coasterfreak75
3.84/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pour: Orangeish red with a nice creamy head that dissipated rather quickly and left a nice lace on the glass throughout the drink.

Smell: Heavy citrus hop oil smell with undertones of sweetness in the rear of the nose.

Taste: This is where this beer fell short to me. The front is a kick of hops that quickly gets overtaken by the sweetness of a red ale. The finish is a slight hop bite that lingers, but not too long.

Feel: Easy drinking, slight carbonation on the tongue.

Overall: This one fell slightly short in my book. It almost seemed that they had an overly sweet beer and tried to off set it with hops to create an IPA. Still a good beer, just not a great IPA.

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Photo of robebo44
3.56/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jmoses11
3.94/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cantal
3.83/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BBS323
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MattSharpless
3.14/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of BGsWo22
3/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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