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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.


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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
maxwelldeux (4158) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Bottle. Pours a reddish dark amber with a small white head. Nose is rather hoppy, but light and bitter. Taste is bitter and clean. Very good brew.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
burg326 (4504) - Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2015
Poured a murky amber orange color with aromas of light rye, caramel, malt and some pine. Flavors follow suit rye and light pine caramel as well. Meh...

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Erikh04 (141) - - MAY 9, 2015
Growler shared with Brian. Not usually an ipa fan so if you are ignore this. The rye mellows it out nicely. Great citrus aroma. Smooth finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
smaynard6000 (766) - Apopka, Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2015
bottle. Pours a slightly hazy amber with small beige head. Aroma is a mixture of caramel malt and floral hoppiness. Well balanced with some sweetness up front and more bitterness coming through in the finish. Aggressively bitter enough to make the sweetness harder to make out after the first taste. Medium bodied with lingering bitter finish. This is a really good balanced IPA if youíre looking for something other than the West Coast style hop bombs.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (4186) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 12, 2015
Bottle. Pours hazy dark copper/ruby with off-white head. Aroma is caramel and toasted malts, floral and piney hops, faint spice, and faint cherries. Flavor is hop bitterness forward atop a lightly sweet malt base with subtle berry notes. Medium body.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
geologyguy (938) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - APR 6, 2015
Good citrusy IPA smell, slightly reddish brown appearance, taste is very slightly sweet up front, then mellow hops the rest of the ride...very slightly more bitter finish than desired though

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hman43 (555) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - MAR 21, 2015
Citrus aroma, very hoppy with grapefruit. Citrus flavors and very bitter on the palate. Good deal of lacing on the glass.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
scoobyluv (511) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAR 17, 2015
dark amber coloring with a somewhat malty nose. it has the lingering bitterness of an ipa but lacking on flavor. not a bad beer but only marginal

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocJitsu (1194) - 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 (97) - 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 (946) - 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.


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