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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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (35735) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2014

Bottle 12fl.oz. @ cgarvieuk [ Lets do a chrisO Tasting ], Edinburgh, Scotland.

[ As Highland Devils Britches IPA ].
Clear medium to light amber color with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, light nutty, light to moderate hoppy, orange - citrus. Flavour is moderate sweet and moderate to light heavy bitter with a long duration, hop bitter, caramel, malty, licorice hop notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20140315]

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (14964) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 15, 2014
bottle at home ... at the Lets do a Chris O tasting... copper ... bubbly off white head ... soft dry zezty toffee malt nose ... soft roast ... dark malts ... dry fruit ... soft sweet toffee malt

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (12994) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 5, 2013
Draft. Clear golden color, huge fluffy white head, lacey lacing. Aroma of lemon, subtle grass and pine. Taste is balanced bitter straw snd grass decent.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Leighton (11638) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2013
Bottle in NYC. Pours clear, deep copper with a moderate, foamy white head. Hmm, the beer seems to have some odd off-flavors. Thereís some bread, musty wood, dried caramel, herbal pine. Light to medium bodied with average carbonation. Dry, earthy, piney and herbal bitterness on the finish, low sweetness, more musty wood, basement. Pretty poor.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (10965) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (8765) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 15, 2013
12 ounce bottle from Beer Run. Pours a clear amber color with a frothy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of floral, herbal hops with toasted malts and a bit of raisin. The taste is resin and herbal hops, caramel malts. Medium bodied, well balanced.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (7867) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 23, 2014
Draft. Earthy over-ripe orange malt and orange peel aroma. Amber with moderate head. Sweet light orange malt and moderately bitter orange peel flavor. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (6816) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 18, 2014
Taster on tap at Barleyís during RBWG. Clear orange red color. Thin khaki head. Good thicker lace. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Bigger moderate bitter taste, kind of zesty, minimal sweet. Good grapefruit citrus hop, caramel malt, some biscuity malt. Very nice resiny, citrusy IPA. A step up from Kashmir, I think.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
phaleslu (6701) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2014
Draft pour at Barleyís. Pours a reddish amber with an off-white head. Notes of amber malts, grass, florals, and citrus fruits. Light-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a dry, mildly bitter mouthfeel. Disappointing IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (6129) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - FEB 15, 2013
2/15/13. 12oz bottle from Grassroots. Clear red pour with a small tan head that fades and laces a ton. Light dank hops with a touch of pine. Nice hoppy flavor with lots of pine, touches of citrus and dankness, and some caramel in there. Nice and easy drinking.


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