Blowing Rock High Country Ale
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RATINGS: 103   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.78/5   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 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
GJF (1520) - 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 itís a cloying sweetness here. I wouldnít seek this one out really.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bubbleflubber (2167) - 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 wonít set the world on fire, and I donít know if Iíd really seek it out again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
marcus (9231) - 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 itís drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bhensonb (14172) - 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 (2909) - 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 iím pissed that i traveled to NC from PA and iím sampling an NC beer made in PA

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
keepersj12 (3063) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
emacgee (4613) - 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.

   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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10883) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drake (11937) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 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.

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