Blowing Rock High Country Ale
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RATINGS: 101   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.77   IBU: 29   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
anders37 (20000) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2011
Draft @ Hickory Hops 2011, Hickory, NC. Pours a hazy golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty grainy grassy hoppy citrus aroma. Fruity malty hoppy citrus flavor with hints of caramel. Has a sweetish malty caramel finish with hoppy hints.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
hamilton23 (618) - Alpine, California, USA - JUN 14, 2011
A: Amber and golden with thin beige head. S: BMC lager. No hops, nothing to get excited about. T: BMC lager. If this is an APA, where is the hoppiness? M: Thin, slightly watery. Nicely carbonated. O: I know why this is called "Blowing"...it blows.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rudolf (2345) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 4, 2011
Slightly hazy gold, thin white head. Nose is grassy hops, caramel, a bit of mineral character, honey sweetness. Flavor is toffee & very light raisin malt, a bit of herbal hop bite. Some nice bitterness comes out in the finish but it is sweeter than I would like. Its a nice enough beer though - just not extremely interesting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
freekyp (1694) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 3, 2011
A very good everyday pale ale featuring a malty caramel profile and earthier noble hops. Definitely east coast. Pours a clear amber with a one-finger white head. Light lacing. Nose is fruity with berry notes and caramel malt. Flavor is much the same. Very balanced. Long semi-sweet finish with a slight whack of hop bitterness. this beer would work with most American-style cuisine. Well done.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chandler0201 (650) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 29, 2010
Pours a clear, brown amber with a thin white head and some lacing. Citrus hop aroma with hint of wheat malts, flavor of more hops and slight bitterness in finish. Not bad for style.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
mephisto (1277) - TAIWAN - OCT 18, 2010
Bottled in bistro Asheville. Pour amber hue with off white head, it has sweet aroma of Munich malt and caramel flavor.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
adavis234 (286) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JUL 17, 2010
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear, brown amber with a thin white head. Citrus hop aroma with a little wheaty malts. Flavor is lemon citrus hops and some light caramel malts with an unfortunate metallic finish. An ok American Ale.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Sregnar35 (1028) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - JUL 17, 2010
Uggh, very poor beer. As in pour it down the drain. Just a cheaply made lager. Metallic and stale, not good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Foxbush (1532) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 12, 2010
This was purchased in bottle at the Blockcade Runner on Wrightsville Beach. The full bodied ale was a modest APA. Small head that laced down the glass. The clear color of amber was very inviting. This ale had excellent balance of malts and hops. It could have more hops. We were watching the US tie England in their first game of group C.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
travita (4538) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2010
Bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. The smell is malts, caramel, hops, and floral. The look is golden in color, clear, and has a white head. The taste is slightly sweet, caramel, floral, and ok.

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