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RATINGS: 123   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.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bkurtz (1006) - 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 (3336) - 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 (492) - 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 (1269) - 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 (322) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
unclemattie (4357) - Georgia, USA - JUN 29, 2013
12oz bottle. Red color, white ring. Aroma is if fruity esters, simple sugary malt, and some resin. Sharp hop bite, toasted malts with a touch of caramel malt characters. Very simple. Iíve had American Pale Ales more complex than this IPA. A bold beer for a session. (3746)

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
italianjohn (2490) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2013
Pours a reddish orange gold color with a creamy off white head and lots of sticky lacing .... aroma of caramel and roasted malts with a nice fruity/citrusy/floral hop combo to it ... taste is bitter and malty with a nice balance of caramel, biscuity and roasted malts, bitter fruity and floral hops .... has a nice spicy hoppy bite .... thin to medium body with a dry lightly bitter but lingering finish .... balanced with good flavors ... solid little ipa

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cybercat (4034) - Georgia, USA - JUN 23, 2013
Comes out of the growler - crud, it fizzes like nobodyís business, and when I finally get more beer than foam itís a lovely clear mahogany with a VERY thick and fluffy wheat head. Dang, you just look at the growler and it starts to fizz over. Strong and hoppy aroma has an apple overtone and notes of hay and citrus plus a hint of - cloves? Hoppy flavor is woody and scarcely bitter, quite fruity with equal parts apple and sour orange, subtly malty with a snip of cloves. Yes, that is cloves. Texture is thin and watery but has good fizz. A devil of a good IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JUN 17, 2013
Medium body with a good amount of carbonation. Malty, filling, with a fairly neutral flavor and finish.


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