Rustic Ridge IPA

North Carolina
United States
Rustic Ridge IPA, Highland Brewing Co.
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
89
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20
Description 

Brewed at the peak of harvest season, this ever-evolving IPA highlights the best of our annual hop selection.

Profile

ABV: 
6.7%
IBUs: 
65
Judges Review 
Michael Heniff's picture
Judges Rating:
89
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Rustic Ridge IPA by Highland Brewing Co. is an American IPA and is being evaluated as an American IPA (category 21A from the 2015 BJCP Beer Style Guidelines). American IPAs are hop-forward beers typically expressing American or new world hop characters that are most typically citrusy, piney or resiny in character. 

Rustic Ridge pours golden in color with a fluffy off-white head and excellent clarity. The aroma is prominent hops of citrus, resins and pine over a hint of malt. The flavor is appropriately hop-focused with flavors of citrus and pine and herbal background notes; a moderately light pils malt provides the backdrop for the hops. The beer finishes moderately bitter with moderate hops of citrus and herbs.

Rustic Ridge is a solid IPA that will be enjoyed by all. The hop character has some complexity with citrusy, piney, resiny and herbal flavors. 

Brewery Introduction

Highland Brewing was founded in 1994 by retired engineer and entrepreneur Oscar Wong, establishing it as the pioneer of Asheville, NC’s now booming... Read More

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