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Blowing Rock High Country Ale
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RATINGS: 98   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.76   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
keepersj12 (2923) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
emacgee (4367) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 25, 2009
Pours a translucent pale amber with a one finger offwhite head. The nose is earthy, English feel, mild sweetness, bready, buttery/diacetyl. The flavor is mildly crisp, sweet and malty, caramel, hidden hop character. Sweet mildly crisp palate.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 4, 2009
Oh, bow, something is wrong here. Sampled on draught at World Beer Fest in Raleigh. Light amber/gold pour with thin head. Butter/diacetyl on the nose. Gross. Aubreya called it well when she said "tastes like a penny farted!" Yikes!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 27, 2009

Date: April 18, 2009
Mode: draft
Source: Brewfest, Hickory Hops
Appearance: hazy gold, fine white head
Aroma: sweet crystal malt aroma with an abundance of citrus hops
Flavor: sweet crystal malt flavor, lots of floral and citrus hops, touch of fruityness, light balancing bitterness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 2.9/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drake (10406) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 27, 2009
12 ounce bottle from... somewhere. Pours a clear copper color with a medium head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of citrus hops and muddled grainy malts. Taste is caramel, butter and light leafy hops. Medium bodied, Decent.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
zappafan99 (463) - ASCENSION ISLAND - MAR 25, 2009
Taste 3/9 bottle. Looks: Clear gold/copper body with a one finger white top. Aroma: Grain/sweet malt. Taste: Grain and malt. Has almost no hops presence and has a strange cloying yeasty finish. Medicinal.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nick76 (4312) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2009
The first element in the aroma is sweet malt with a bit of a metallic bite. There is also some grassy hops. The appearance is gold with an amber hue. The head blows up pretty fast and falls even faster. The flavor is really well balanced between sweet malt and hops. The palate is really smooth from carbonation. I was really thirsty when I drank this beer and it was very refreshing and quite flavorful at the same time. It’s not a standout beer but it’s a very solid one.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ben4321 (4703) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 5, 2009
February 2009 Beer of the Month Club

Aroma: Citrus, hops, both light
Appearance: Light gold, slight cloudiness
Flavor:Not much there, lacks hops, slight bitterness, slightness of flavor
Palate: Light body, watery
Overall Impression: Ok Ale, I would prefer more flavor/hops/identity from an American Pale

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - MAR 5, 2009
Bottle, thanks to Mei. Gold color, with some white film on top. Aroma is wet bread, a little sweetness and rye malt. Flavor is somewhat like a pilsner, crystal malt, eastern european hops. Somewhat metallic mouthfeel, but decently crisp finish.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - FEB 14, 2009
this beer kind of sucked. not much flavor, not much aroma. and to top it off its brewed in penn not blowing rock nc


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