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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mora2000 (5879) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2010
Thanks to ericandersnavy for sharing this bottle. The beer pours yellow with a white head. The aroma is almost impossible to detect but there is some wheat and lighter malts in there. The flavor is wheat malt with some citrus, but it is also a little faint. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BMan1113VR (7884) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 19, 2010
Bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. Pours with a small fading white head over a clear golden body. Aroma is grassy, grainy and bland. Perhaps some rotten meat. Taste is sweet, cloying with pear. Really a mess. Light bubbled drain pour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
wcampbell (721) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - MAR 16, 2010
Not bad, just really weak. Light hops are in the background of the mild caramel malt flavor. Watery finish. Balanced and drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
biznizness (1121) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 16, 2009
Really not as bad as the ratings suggest, IMO. Yeah it’s sweet, but it’s a decent round malty sweetness with some flavor in there, so it’s not horrible. Worth a try, at least.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
GJF (1295) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - OCT 11, 2009
A very sweet ale. There is some good malt to it, a bit of citrus hops, bis but overall it’s a cloying sweetness here. I wouldn’t seek this one out really.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bubbleflubber (1893) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 6, 2009
On draught at the High Country Beer Fest, it pours a copper-amber into the glass, with a nice eggshell head. The nose has some citrus, roasts and floral notes. The flavors are of roasted caramel malt, some muddy citrus, and dry-hopping to close the finish. The texture is mild, with crisp carbonation levels and a medium body. Average APA... it won’t set the world on fire, and I don’t know if I’d really seek it out again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
marcus (6988) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 2, 2009
This copper ale poured with a decent off-white head and a fruity aroma. There is a hearty roasted malt flavor with a bit of carbonation and hop bitterness. A mediocre pale ale, but it’s drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bhensonb (11801) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 1, 2009
Bottle from a local Grocery Outlet store. Pours copper with not much white head. Aromas of lightly roasted malt and some fruity/citrus hop. Medium body with sharpish carbonation. Flavor is light roast caramel, and a fair amount of spice - like grassy/citrus hop. Nicely bitter. Spicey enough to make it enjoyable. Finishes with a touch of light fruit. Better than a number of Lion Brewery productions.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
italianjohn (2411) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2009
Poured an amber/golden color with light white head that went away fast has a fruity aroma .... sweet malt then very floral hops and earthy taste especially if drank a little warmer ... nothing spectacular here but drinkable ... although i’m pissed that i traveled to NC from PA and i’m sampling an NC beer made in PA

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
keepersj12 (2814) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JUL 17, 2009
On tap at Lucky 12 in Nags Head. Amber with a small white head. Aroma of malt, bread. Flavor is the same with a hop balance and a dry finish. Slightly better than average.

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