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 | website

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

BEER STATS
Reviews:
57
Ratings:
283
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
29.4%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
71
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Reviews: 57 | Ratings: 283
Photo of shand
4.14/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Devil's Britches pours out a stunning crystal-clear red. The aroma is fantastic, there's a big pine and earth presence on the nose, along with some citrus hops and sweet caramel malts. The taste doesn't quite live up to the nose, offering a tasty yet less intense than expected piney/herbal hop along with some citrus notes and a quick hit of sweet malts. Aftertaste is minimal. The mouthfeel is on the light side, with a higher level of carbonation. Now, one thing I do like that doesn't effect the review is that I do rather enjoy that this is released as a late-Winter seasonal, giving a much needed couple of months until their fantastic Spring beer comes out.

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Photo of wedge
3.34/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Crystal clear chestnut with a creamy head that leaves behind some drippy rings. Spicy, herbal aromas; scallions and dank earth...very interesting and unique. Leafy, earthy hop flavor along with some pear and bitter citrus. Medium bodied and fairly light on the carbonation. Odd choice of hops, not my favorite combination ever. An interesting experience, but not something I see myself buying again anytime soon.

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Photo of rangerred
4.2/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a pint glass out of a growler from Libation Station in Johnson City, TN.

Pours a clear dark reddish-brown with a thick off-white head. Really good head retention and lacing.

The aroma is full of pine and earth along with a noticeable roasty character. Also toffee and caramel all working in perfect harmony with the hops. A really nice balance and definitely more British than American.

The taste has more in the way of hops than the aroma with tons of pine along with a little bit of Earthyness and dank. Just a tiny amount of citrus in this one. Nice malt character with caramel and toffee and just a little bit of roast. Very assertive long lasting bitterness along with a full and creamy mouthfeel.

Overall, while this is only 6% it feels like a much bigger beer with the substantial mouthfeel. A great IPA and one of the best beers I have had from Highland.

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Photo of tdm168
4.08/5  rDev +12.1%
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 thagr81us
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks goes out to one of our regulars that visits a shop I work at part-time for bringing a sixer of this for us! Served from bottle into a shaker. Poured a slightly hazy red-orange with a one finger slightly off-white head that subsided to a minimal amount very slowly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, earth, earth hop, citrus, citrus hop, and marijuana. The flavor was of sweet malt, marijuana, citrus, citrus hop, and earth. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a good brew. When I saw the sixer of this come in I was rather intrigued as I had never heard of this one before at all. Fortunately what I found was definitely a really good representation of the style. Nice citrus notes going on here with a little bit of nug going on as well. It was really well balanced and quite easy to drink. Definitely worth your time to do so yourself.

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Photo of Romaniac
4.49/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bought a 6 pack in late January (Cary, NC.)

Appearance: Copper in color. Slight visible carbonation. 1/2 finger head.

Aroma: Moderate floral, citrusy hops, and caramel.

Flavor: Moderate hop flavor at first, slight sweetness noted, ending very well balanced.

Mouthfeel: Very smooth. Moderate carbonation, crisp and leaving you wanting more.

Overall: This is truly a well made IPA, not too thick, not too bitter. If you like tasty beers, this is a must try. Best IPA I have had from NC.

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Photo of BigTrubble
4.64/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

You can’t go wrong with Highland Brewing Co. beers so I bought a six pack of 12 oz. bottles to try this beer. Devil’s Britches was released Mid January and I am excited to get my hands on it.
It pours a deep weathered copper. One finger of thick frothy head that is there throughout even resting on the bottom of the empty glass. Good lacing around the glass that hangs around.
The smell of this beer is amazing lots of sweet citrus fruit and floral undertones over a sweet malty backbone. As it warms the herbal scents really come out.
The taste up front is pure citrusy bitter hops that hit the tongue followed closely by the savory sweet malts. The flavor of this beer is very well balanced, awesome hoppiness that is well balanced by the toasted biscuity malt bill.
The mouth-feel of this IPA is slightly viscous compared to most with a smooth silky mouth feel. Just the right amount of carbonation to tickle the tongue and prepare the taste buds for the onslaught of flavor.
Overall Highland Brewing Company’s Devil’s Britches is and excellent beer. I could drink this beer every day and never grow tired. Not merely a hopped up red ale, but actually an amazing take on a style that is so popular and often underwhelming. Devil’s Britches is well balanced with an excellent malt bill that holds up to the Apollo bittering and finishing hops and Calypso dry-hopping. Highland describes it as a red IPA and a twist on the great American IPA which is a statement that it truly stands up to and surpasses. I have been very impressed by Highland’s beers and am happy to see Highland releasing new beers. I can’t wait to see what they brew next.

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