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RATINGS: 107   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (4920) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Deep almost brown pour with clinging tan head and lace. Aroma is resiny hops and caramel malt. Caramel malt with a decent resiny/floral bitter. Medium body with ok carbonation. nice hop combination

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Chudwick (1981) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Keg blew, so this was free. Itís an IPA with a light body. Citrus hops. Mildly bitter for the style. Slight caramel in the finish. Better than the run of the mill beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tmongoose (1199) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 3, 2014
12oz bottles. poured a darkish amber to almost red color with white head. pleasant aroma of hops and malt and earth even got some floral in the nose. the flavor was a bit different expecting an ipa and getting one but with different hops. apollo hops i have had before but never calypso so i was at a loss as to how it was suppose to taste. not to bad mind you. i did get some yeasty biscuits in the flavor and the hops not over bearing but was good. medium bodied and easily drinkable. almost reminds me of a red ipa.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bubblehouse (319) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 31, 2014
Pours a dark amber color with a really nice aroma. Taste is lacking a little but overall its OK.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bkurtz (728) - PERU - JAN 21, 2014
Pours a clear copper with a nice frothy head with some lacing. Aroma is spruce and dank. An earthy beer with nice bitterness, but has a metallic finish unfortunately. Some good things going on, but does not come together.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Elwood (3027) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 21, 2013
Serving: Draft. It pours a dark copper color with a small off white head. Earthy, piney hop nose. Light caramel and bread notes in the flavor, but the real star here is all the hops. Solid pine and floral notes from start to finish. Medium bodied with a lasting bitterness. Prett good.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
rollinsr (367) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - AUG 8, 2013
Pour ruby in color with frothy light tan head. Aroma is piney bitter citrus. Taste is slightly sweet but mostly bitter. There is some slight caramel nuttiness underlying the bitterness. Nothing too special. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pumpmaster (1123) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2013
12 ounce bottle purchased at Total Wine Pembroke Pines, FL for $3.99/6-pack Very good!

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
foyle (223) - Wyoming, USA - JUL 21, 2013
Appearance: pours with a 2Ē fluffy cream colored head. Significant lacing and moderate carbonation. Color is a reddish brown and slightly cloudy. Aroma: floral and some citrus hops dominate the aroma with pungent hop oil very noticeable. There is also a toasted bread malt smell. Mouthfeel: medium bodied with a sticky mouthfeel. This finishes mostly dry. Flavor: bitter hops combine with a somewhat Ďburnt toastí flavor from the malts, but there is enough sweetness to maintain some balance. There is definite grapefruit taste along with some earthy and floral character hops. The malts hide in the middle and background with some whole wheat bread toast and hints of caramel and slight green apple.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JUL 4, 2013
Bottle. Poured amber with a creamy off-white head that has some lasting. Floral aroma. Bready flavor with a light floral backing. Medium body and light bitterness.


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