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RATINGS: 116   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.


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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TomTron (414) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - FEB 12, 2013
Highlandís brews hold a special place for me and Iím always down for a new one and just the fact itís called the devilís britches, I had to try it. Tastes like a very hoppy amber with a funky aroma, but still is very drinkable. Not much of an IPA but more of a hopped up amber, but nonetheless a decent offering


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocJitsu (1100) - Florida, USA - FEB 26, 2015
Pours a clear copper with a foamy off-white/beige head. Surprisingly pungent grapefruit bouquet. Soft mouthfeel with mildly burning carbonation and a hint of hop heat. A more robust roastiness in the malt profile than the color would suggest. A bit of rye. Grapefruit hop character.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
bnwokedi89 (78) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 16, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2015 This offering is a great change of pace from the tradition IPA. With a smooth finish, this beer has a slight fruit-based aftertaste and smells a tad bit like pears/apples. Beer has a red glow like the eyes of a devil (hence its name), but this beer tastes very good for all of you IPA lovers. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ACHops (850) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 23, 2015
12 oz bottle served in a pint glass. Pours reddish light copper with thin off-white head. Aroma is medium caramel malt with roasty undertones, just a hint of hops. Taste is similar, dark caramel malt dominates. Some hops, mostly bitter and grassy, but not much for an IPA. Lingers bitter on the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drfabulous (4341) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JAN 18, 2015
12 ounce bottle. Caramel body and malty backbone. Some hops and pine in nose and taste. Good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JHeath99 (1236) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Bottle. Pours a reddish amber with a thin spotty layer of off white head. Aroma and taste of citrus, malts, pine, and hops.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
morrdt (715) - Dirty Moí, North Carolina, USA - JAN 12, 2015
12 ounce bottle from a six pack, purchased at the local Harris Teeter here in Huntersville, NC. Pours a reddish copper color with a thin head. Aroma is lightly hoppy. Taste is slightly butter with some hop notes. Lightly bitter finish as well. Just an average IPA in my opinion, nothing too special about this.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ordybill (327) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - SEP 17, 2014
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. Aroma- heavy malt with some hops, not my preferred aroma Appearance- Clear dark copper color, small off-white head Taste- heavy malt and bread flavor, did not care for this at all Palate- Medium to light body with light carbonation. Overall- Did not care for this beer at all, after the pour the appearance had me expecting something awesome, that wasnít the case.

1.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
pinbackpro (11) - - AUG 2, 2014
Flowery and piney aroma. Holds head really long and well. Taste has no malt backbone.. Strictly piney hops. No caramel or malt to this beer. Palate is light and dry.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Itzjerm (1464) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Light hop on nose medium body. A bit hoppy bitterness on the tongue. A very average ipa. Nice red color. Decent flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (11362) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Draft sample. Poured a clear dark copper color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate complex citrus and earthy aroma. Medium to abundant body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.


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