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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ncbeerhopper (1) - boone, North Carolina, USA - AUG 29, 2008 does not count
I like this pale ale-good balance between malt and hops, an easy drinking beer. Company owned by 2 Boone families, brewery owned by a North Carolinian. More info check out: http://www.highcountrypress.com/weekly/2008/07-3

   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MtnBeer (1) - , Colorado, USA - SEP 2, 2008 does not count
Excellent pale ale. This beer has a sweeter beginning and a hoppy finish to make for an overall great taste. I like the hint of fruit and the golden pour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jm37j (2) - Rockwell, North Carolina, USA - FEB 7, 2009 does not count
I agree with some of the others that this beer simply hasn’t enogh strength to compete with the traditional American ale, but when considered on it’s own without comparison, I found it quite good. It has a mild but pleasant aroma and the flavor, though mild, is quite good. I found it very refreshing and was moved to have more than one. I have bought it again and will continure to do so on occasion

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
racecarr98 (42) - Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Solid beer. This is the second Blowing Rick beer i have had and I have been impressed with then both. This one had a smooth taste. Would definitely get it again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2012
Originally reviewed: 5/11/10. 12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a transparent dark orange with a thick off-white head resting on the top. Retention is fair; leaves some light lace on the glass. Scents of sweet malts, honey, and a faint piney resin on the back end. The mouth is firm with a crisp carbonation front, and a smooth finish. Great sweet malty flavors that mix well with a moderate hop bitterness. Some fresh bread aftertaste. I could drink these all the time, and with this beer being sold everywhere in the city, I just may. Much better than anticipated.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MattShizzle (600) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Bottle - from Ale in the Mail. Dark golden color, a bit cloudy. Slight malty aroma. Good - definitely tastes hoppy but malty too. Good plae ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
tbopslt (354) - New York, USA - MAY 22, 2014
Bottle from Carolina Ale House. Banana colored. Good head and decent retention. Hoppy aroma, notes of pepper. Complex, less bitter than expected. Nice balance of sweetness. Drinkable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TChrome (1447) - 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 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Foxbush (1832) - 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.

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