Blowing Rock High Country Ale
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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.75   IBU: 29   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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Our flagship High Country is a deep, golden ale brewed with American 2-Row and Munich style malts. Cascade and Centennial are used in the finish and dry hopping. This is our best selling and most versatile ale due to its balance between a floral citrus hop profile and well-integrated hop bitterness. Clean. Crisp. Refreshing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mtnftn (1) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - AUG 29, 2008 does not count
To me, this beer is in the same category as Magic Hat #9. It is a "not quite" pale ale in comparison to other libations of the same ilk. It is drinkable with just the right amount of after taste.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
SacSirPlato (19) - New Buffalo, Michigan, USA - AUG 26, 2008
Bottle thanks to Bleacherbum. Found this rather uninteresting. No real noticable flaws, but just a bready beer. I’m not getting anything in the aroma. Very bland. Clean for sure, but nothing really there. Biscuity and dry. The name of the beer and company are misleading: This is brewed in Pennsylvania. With all the supposed hoopla their website claims this beer is creating down there in NC, it seems misleading to me. I prefer the Appalachian Ale from Peabody’s in Boone. Atleast it was once brewed in Boone and is still brewed in NC. This beer loses points for it’s misleading and corny nature. You should read how these guys talk themselves up: Visit their website! Pomp and circumstance. Brewed by the Lion brewery in Wilkes-Barre, PA. Meh...Am I harsh? Maybe. Honest? Most definitely.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TChrome (1429) - Bedford, Texas, USA - AUG 25, 2008
Beer pours clear, golden color with a dissipating off white head. Beer has a nice citrsy hop note in the nose as well as a cereal grain aroma. Flavor is initially sweet and biscuity and then has a bit of a dry hop finish. Pretty decent beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Suttree (5317) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 25, 2008
Orangey gold, decent sized white head. More malty than hoppy in both the nose and flavor. Some caramel notes and some biscuity flavors, too. OK, I guess, but rather uninspiring. Contract brewed in Wilkes-Barre, PA.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arventresca (566) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 23, 2008
Bottle. Pours orange. Smells hoppy and fruity. Nice citrus taste and easy on the plalate. Goes down very good. Overall a nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
demdeac40 (299) - Etowah, North Carolina, USA - AUG 20, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2008 Pours a light orange with a small white head. Nice citrus on the nose with a backing of caramel notes. Caramel malts show more in the flavor. Finishes light but has a nice bitterness. Has nice flavor but is also easy to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nearbeer (3933) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 19, 2008
12 oz. Clear, shiny orange-copper with a small head that settles to a lasting ring. Caramel-butterscotch aroma with some citrus underneath. Tastes of caramel, sourish apple and slight orange. Some lightly toasted wood and nut appear in the finish, and become more noticeable halfway through the glass. Light-medium body finishes dryish and is a little too frothy with carbonation.

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