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RATINGS: 110   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.


3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Braudog (5743) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - MAY 25, 2013
Bottl.e Rusty red, still, and shiny. The thin head is nonetheless quite adhesive. This has a metallic, tangy aroma. Indeed, it drinks with a copper-tinged bitterness a bit, but otherwise is unfortunately not that much of a standout from your every-day macro lagers. (#5033, 5/25/2013)

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrettTaylor (483) - Radford, Virginia, USA - MAY 17, 2013
In a flight of tasters at the brewery. A pretty amber + red color (not red enough to call red), moderate hop aroma, little to no head and low lacing. Maybe I donít really get the style, but the bitterness clashed with the malt and didnít really blend the two styles as much as just fighting on the taste buds.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerme31 (492) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - MAY 9, 2013
Bottle. Aroma of fruit, toast, pine, and citrus fruit. Pours clear copper full tan head. Mildly sweet taste. Medium body, light sticky texture, ave carbonation, pretty heavy bitter lingering finish. Overall this was ok. A little more alcohol to be an IPA in my opinion, but definitely has the hop presence. Good for something different to try.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jkwood04 (3946) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 5, 2013
12oz bottle in a tulip. Pours deep brown/copper with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of floral and lightly citrusy hops plus a little toasty and pale malts. Flavor the same. Average texture. Not the best IPA, but interesting.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (4873) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 4, 2013
12oz bottle pours a clear brick red with some creamy, lacing white head. Nose is nice and approachable, orange, grapefruit, lemon candy, malt, cracker, some hand soap. Flavor is solid too, bitter, soapy, pine, grapefruit pulp, orange zest, a little vegetal, some malt, cracker. Medium bodied, lightly sweet, lightly bitter finish.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DiarmaidBHK (3393) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2013
Bottle from total wine sterling. Looked reddish at first but it settles into brown with a thin khaki head that doesnít leave a lot of lacing. Has a bit of an old socks must on the nose. Had a bit of bitterness up front but it fades as it warms. Not my favorite from Highland.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 1, 2013
12oz bottle from Samís, Durham. Never a huge fan of Kashmir, and I regret to say that DB wasnít much either. Nice look, but it does come across as a little thin and clear for the style. Bright fruity hops in the nose but something a bit cidery in the aroma. Thankfully, not getting the onion thang that others have reported. Thin mouthfeel, and that puts the spotlight on a pretty sub-standard personality. Apple cider, day old tea, and biscuit malts. Oof.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tnkw01 (1113) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 26, 2013
Bottle. Love the color. Brown, dark. Really good head. Some lace. Really hoppy tasting. Citrus aroma.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (3254) - McLean, Virginia, USA - APR 23, 2013
From a 12 oz bottle shared in Avon NC. Pours a clear amber with a thick off white head. Somewhat sour citrus nose. Flavors of grass and light citrus. Mild bitter finish. An okay IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
aracauna (3084) - Georgia, USA - APR 20, 2013
Very fruity, apricot hops. Good caramel maltiness. I really liked this one.


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