Highland IPA

North Carolina
United States
Highland IPA Beer
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
92
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

A statement. From Appalachia. American Chinook, Citra, and Centennial hops from the Pacific Northwest shine in our West Coast-style IPA. A sturdy malt bill frames hints of tropical fruit, lemon rind, grapefruit, and dank hop notes. Brilliant and golden in color, expect a dry, resiny, citrusy finish.

Profile

ABV: 
7.0%
IBUs: 
64
Served at: 
45 - 50° F
Hops: 
Chinook, Centennial, Citra
Malts: 
Two-Row, Victory, Caramel 20
Judges Review 
Jim Koebel's picture
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

This straightforward, old-school American IPA contains citrus and piney hop aromas. It pours a clear gold color with a solid white head. Hops dominate the taste, with pine and resin flavors leading the charge. Malt provides a solid backbone, but is otherwise neutral in flavor. This beer is bitter and smooth, and it finishes dry and fairly crisp with moderately high carbonation. It's a very good beer resulting from a tried-and-true approach, and a pleasant reminder of why it was an IPA that birthed the craft beer movement.

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 craft beer industry. With a portfolio that is equal parts established and inventive, Highland is known for consistently excellent beer. Proudly... Read More

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