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RATINGS: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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"Lordy, thatís as red as the devilís britches," exclaimed a local rancher, awed by the vibrant canopy ablaze on what is known today as Devilís Britches trail. Highland Brewing Company commemorates the history of the Great Smoky Mountains and Devilís Britches trail with a rich, red IPA. Ashburne Mild malt produces a toasted and biscuity flavor, and Extra Special malt renders an alluring red hue. Apollo hops provide aggressive bitterness(70 IBU), while dry-hopping with Calypso hops yields complex fruity and floral aromas with hints of pear and apple. This devilishly delicious ale is Highlandís twist on the great American IPA.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jdb288 (584) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2014
Bottle from BillyChaos. Pours muddy orange with tall white head. Aroma is citrus, apple. The biscuit flavor mentioned in the description does come through. Some decent malt flavoring but no real hop presence to balance. Ends up being a bit sweet and "one note".

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (4484) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 16, 2014
Bottle at Craigís. Pours clear copper, thick white head. Light citrus aromas, mostly toffee though. Some bitterness on the taste, sweet finish. Odd one.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrinkinWell (304) - - MAR 15, 2014
A weird IPA. Pours dark red. Smells hoppy, but has strong malt flavors. Some pine and slight citrus notes. Hefty hops. Interesting beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (15388) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 15, 2014
bottle at home ... at the Lets do a Chris O tasting... copper ... bubbly off white head ... soft dry zezty toffee malt nose ... soft roast ... dark malts ... dry fruit ... soft sweet toffee malt

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
CJ_Pain (155) - Georgia, USA - MAR 12, 2014
Gaelic meets Kashmir. Doesnít like each other. Amber meshed with IPA and combo results are not as good as each individually. Not a drain pour but an experiement, while not a failure, not a success either

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pfc514 (68) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAR 7, 2014
Pours darker than an IPA. Very dry, with some hops. Bitter finish. Different in terms of an IPA. Hop bitterness is there but thereís very little else there. Meh.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gachupines (961) - USA - MAR 2, 2014
Amber with an off white head. Aroma is pine hops with some toasted malt. Flavor is toasted malt, a little nutty with strong piney hops. A little bit resinous with a bitter finish. Wife: 3.75

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kassner (1385) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2014
Bottle from southport. Dark amber, modest frothy head, some lacing, enough hops and a good amount of malt, a tad harsh but all in all quite good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (8104) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 23, 2014
Draft. Earthy over-ripe orange malt and orange peel aroma. Amber with moderate head. Sweet light orange malt and moderately bitter orange peel flavor. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
scotchzombie (373) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Pours clear red amber with a soapy yellow-white head that laces decently. Aroma is tropical citrus fruit and toasted malt. Taste leads with mandarin orange citrus and notes of lime and bridges into some resiny pine hop. It all rests on a bed of caramel malt that concludes with some nice roasted flavors. Aftertaste is a mix of citrus and bitter hops. Moderately carbonated. This is a damn good IPA that I think is being under-rated. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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