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RATINGS: 123   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
"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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ross (2125) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JUN 17, 2013
Bottle. Looks exactly like the picture about 300 px up and to the left. Aroma is full of hops and malts - plenty of citrus in here. Taste is not as good as the aroma, kind of put off by the amount of malts in this one. It is a good beer, but I would rather drink Kashmir I believe.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nate (3827) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2013
From bottle. Mild hop nose with light orange aroma, a bit spicy with a little rye. Dark amber clear with frothy-foamy white lacing head. Medium body with medium-high carbonation. Starts a little malty with carbonic bite and lots of hop bitterness. A bit musky with dry nutty bitter after and light oxidation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jsquire (3743) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2013
Amber color out of the bottle with a thin off white head. Orange hop nose with lots of grassy bitterness. Orange and pear flavors with burnt toast and roasted grain astringency, and a grassy hop finish. Long bitter finish with red grapefruit zest and more grass.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Braudog (6014) - Phoenix, Arizona, 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)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrettTaylor (637) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerme31 (563) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jkwood04 (4786) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (5942) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DiarmaidBHK (3733) - Lewisburg, 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.

   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.

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