Kashmir

North Carolina
United States
Kashmir IPA Beer Highland
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
76
Aroma:
16 / 24
Flavor:
30 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20
Description 

A full-bodied India Pale Ale. This beer is golden in color with a moderate malty character with full hop flavor true to the classic ale that has traveled on sailing ships from England to India.  Bold and brazen.

This is Highland’s version of the classic British beer which was designed to survive the long journeys from England to India on sailing ships. The higher alcohol content and much higher hop level provided the longevity necessary for the casks to arrive in India in a most drinkable condition. It is very often serious beer drinkers’ favorite style. Being “Just a wee bit different,” we chose Kashmir, a controversial section of the Indian subcontinent in the north and matched it with a Madras-inspired plaid from the south.

Profile

ABV: 
6%
IBUs: 
60
Hops: 
Magnum, Fuggle, Mt. Hood, Styrian Golding & Willamette
Malts: 
Two-Row Brewers Malt, Munich, Malted Wheat, Flaked Barley & Carapils
Judges Review 
Dan Preston's picture
Judges Rating:
76
Aroma:
16 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
30 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

The English IPA isn’t too common of a style to come across in the USA. By the name, one might think it’s the same thing as the style we all know and love, but simply with an English flair. While at the core that is what it is, it’s really a whole different animal.  The hops are lighter, the malts are bigger, and the yeast is more characteristic. This beer embodies all that. It pours a bright golden color with a thin white head, low carbonation and immaculate clarity. The hops don’t jump out of the glass, you have to dig for them a bit beneath toasted, crackery malt. Underneath this are light notes of floral, earthy hops with a touch of orange marmalade. The flavor brings along more of the crackery malt, but mingles in sweet caramel and honey notes as well, leaving a smooth, full-bodied feel. The hops provide more of a floral bouquet and a bitterness that starts off soft but gains strength which each sip. The overall character is a bit duller than some of the better examples of this style, so even if English IPAs aren’t your cup of tea, this one is sure to not offend.

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

Advertisement