North High Brewing Reviews


mambossa
North High Pale Ale 2.7
Can. Gently hazy straw gold with mild head. Nose is some sharp, lemony, sour cream grass, bread and paste. Flavor exhibits the same creamy goat-cheese milky tartness with citrus rind and green bell pepper, bit of young spruce and tangerine. Very high-noted and tart-milkiness. Maybe (probably) not a fresh can. Still an alright pale ale, but a lot of cheesy tart notes happening here, mostly on the nose. Flavor exhibits more intentional juicy and piney characteristics which are desirable. Not entirely sure about this one.
Thursday, May 05, 2016

RRistow12
North High Pale Ale 3.2
Tasted from draft. Pours a clear gold with white head. Aroma is nice citrus burst. Mouthfeel is too thin and not very bitter. Mild bitterness with moderate sweetness. Flavors of caramel, crackers, citrus fruit. Overall a below average pale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Saturday, April 16, 2016

jsquire
North High Coffee Milk Stout 3.8
This is the thunder kissed version. Dark beer with a creamy beige head. Sweet lactic acid and coffee nose. This has all the roasted grain flavor and lactose sweetness of the regular with a strong coffee taste. Not bitter at all. Very nice addition.
Saturday, April 16, 2016

Yonder
North High Pale Ale 2
I really wanted to like this beer more than I did. It poured with a nice amber hue. While not a true APA it had a noticeable floral aroma of hops. At first it seemed well balanced, but it finished with a very pronounced dry/acerbic aftertaste. The aftertaste lingered far too long after I finished my pint, which unfortunately was the last of the night, so it was tattooed on my tongue. Bleh.
Friday, April 08, 2016

dumbmechanic
North High Cucumber Honey Wheat Lager 5
52 years old so Iíve been drinking beer for a LONG time. This is quite possibly one of the best tasting beers Iíve ever had. Only two that can compete and thats Wiehenstephaner hefe wiessbier & La fin dumonde. Highly, highly recommend. Been traveling from Plain City a couple times a week to get my growler filled!
Monday, March 28, 2016

phaleslu
North High Stardust To Stardust 3.5
Draft at Lucky Turtle, served in a flight. Pours a hazy gold color with a white head that forms a bubbly film and leaves sticky lace in the glass. Very malt-forward, with wheat and dough, fruity esters, apricot, peach, citrus, and pineapple. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a wheaty, doughy, fruity mouthfeel. Finishes with more fruitiness. Unusual IIPA, but interesting enough to keep me coming back to it.
Monday, March 28, 2016

Dal9000
North High Twice As Rice 3.6
At Sooogood (SG75) in a snifter. Pours murky golden with no head. Soft "puffed rice" cereal initial taste. Middle malty taste. A mild hop finish with a dryness on the tongue. ---Rated via Beer Buddy
Thursday, March 24, 2016

Chudwick
North High Haybomb Hefeweizen 3.2
12oz can labelled as 5.1% ABV - doesnít look like a German Hefeweizen. Nose on the other is very similar to the style: banana. Sip adds grass, honey, weeds, and herbal. Mildly sweet. A tad harsh.
Monday, March 21, 2016

mrohia
North High Stardust To Stardust 3.5
Chappy's Social House, Dayton, OH, draft. Citrusy aroma. Dirty yellow. Pretty mild for an 8.8%. It's good, but not great. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Friday, March 18, 2016

alexsdad06
North High Old Man Mcnasty 4.1
Draft to 5 oz taster at North High. Pours dark brown to black in color with a small light tan head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malts, dark chocolate, caramel, bourbon, vanilla, wood, I think this is very well balanced between barrel and base, medium plus body, smooth, carries the abv nicely, all flavors show up with the barrel complementing, mild earthy notes to the finish.
Sunday, March 13, 2016

alexsdad06
North High Stardust To Stardust 3.9
Draft to 5 oz taster at North High. Pours a hazy, milky golden color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have big grapefruit and orange citrus, light resin, herbal, pale malts, good juicy citrus, mild to moderate bitterness, solid enough beer.
Sunday, March 13, 2016

alexsdad06
North High Bourbon Barrel Aged Barely Legal 3.8
Draft to 5 oz taster at North High. Pours a murky brown color with a medium sized off white head that lasts. The aroma and flavor have caramel, dark fruit, bourbon, vanilla, wood, some spices, the barrel works pretty well with the base beer, good balance between barley wine and barrel, warming alcohol.
Sunday, March 13, 2016

weihenweizen
North High Milk Stout 3.6
Refrigerated 12 oz. aluminum can poured into a snifter. Black with small beige head. Aroma is milk chocolate, medium body, medium/light carbonation, and very little lacing. Taste is milk chocolate.
Thursday, March 10, 2016

DialSquare
North High Stardust To Stardust 3.6
Pint on tap at House Beer in Short North: hazy yellow-brown pour with dirty white head. aroma of tropical fruit. tastes are fruit, bready, earthy, citrus, light bitter. thin to medium oily palate.
Wednesday, March 09, 2016

brokensail
North High Pale Ale 2.9
Can @ RBWG 2016. Golden orange beer with a white head. Really just kind of dry and dusty...a lot of husky grains and bitter citrus. Some light acidity and tang to it. Light peach, maybe? Fairly subtle sweetness and not a ton of hop flavor, really. More along bitter caramel water lines. Could do without this.
Thursday, March 03, 2016

michcam8
North High Stardust To Stardust 3.8
On tap. Pours a hazy golden glow with a minimal amount of head. Mango citrus hop forward aroma along with a minimal light grain smell. Taste is of citrus fruits, peppery, bread, and malt. Dry bittering finish. Light carbonation, with a medium body. Good beer.
Thursday, March 03, 2016

Dogbrick
North High Stardust To Stardust 3.9
Sample at House Beer during the "Behold! An evening with Kindred Artisan Ales" event on 03/02/2016. The beer is a clear orange color with a medium foamy off-white head that recedes gradually. Strings of lacing. Aroma of tropical fruit, hops and malt. Medium to full body with a juicy tropical fruit character with herbal hops and malt in the background. The finish is moderately bitter with a fruity hops aftertaste. Pretty good overall.
Thursday, March 03, 2016

DrSilverworm
North High Stardust To Stardust 3.8
On tap at Columbus Winter Beerfest. Hazy golden orange color. Thin white head. Leaves good bits of lace. Nice peppery, spicy hop; assertive. Moderate to bigger bitter taste, light sweet. Kind of spicy, mild yeasty bite. Medium to bigger body. Mild slick texture. Lighter carbonation. Nice, assertively hoppy unfiltered DIPA.
Sunday, February 21, 2016

djd07
North High India Pale Ale (IPA) 2.8
Can at the Ratebeer Awards. Pours a hazy orange gold with medium frothy off white head leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is floral and citrus. Medium mouth, pine, light citrus, bitter finish, ok.
Friday, February 19, 2016

DrSilverworm
North High Twice As Rice 3.9
Sample on tap at Cincy Winter Beerfest 2016. Hazy golden orange, with a half finger of off-white head. Awesome big citrusy, resiny hop up front. Not really any obvious indication in the flavor of rice. Medium to bigger body, smooth, crisp, lighter carbonation. Mild slick, bigger bitter taste, pretty assertive with some mild alcohol warmth. Nice DIPA. Plenty of American hop here. Just a very mild bite.
Saturday, February 13, 2016

DrSilverworm
North High Winterís Nip 3.2
Sample on tap at Cincy Winter Beerfest 2016. Hazier red orange, slight brown color. Thin off-white head. Some bits of lace. Caramel, toasty malt, mild spicy, peppery. Moderate bitter taste, bit of heat. Mild bite to it. Moderate to bigger sweet. Medium to bigger body. Kind of slick texture. Mild roughness. Mild bite to it. Decent winter ale, but could be a touch smoother. In the end, a bit spicy and hot.
Saturday, February 13, 2016

DSG
North High Milk Stout 2.9
[1/30/16] Can sample at the Encomium bottle share, after RateBeer Best awards ceremony at Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel in Santa Rosa. Thanks everyone who shared bottles! Black with a tan head. Aroma of roast and some weird vegetal green character. Sweetish and slightly sourish roasty flavor, slightly vegetal. Medium-bodied.
Friday, February 12, 2016

DSG
North High India Pale Ale (IPA) 3.4
[1/30/16] Can sample at the Encomium bottle share, after RateBeer Best awards ceremony at Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel in Santa Rosa. Thanks everyone who shared bottles! Fruity hops, rather dry. Refreshing.
Friday, February 12, 2016

DSG
North High Pale Ale 3.4
[1/30/16] Can sample at the Encomium bottle share, after RateBeer Best awards ceremony at Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel in Santa Rosa. Thanks everyone who shared bottles! Golden. Dry, bitterish, fruity hops.
Friday, February 12, 2016

Tmoney99
North High Grapefruit Walleye 3.5
Tap sample. Poured hazy yellow color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate citrus hop aroma. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Good brew.
Thursday, February 11, 2016

djd07
North High Milk Stout 2.9
Can. Pours a dark brown with small beige head. The aroma is strong roast, chocolate, wood. Medium mouth, rich malt, roast, light bitter finish, decent.
Sunday, January 31, 2016

jsquire
North High Haybomb Hefeweizen 3.3
Hazy yellow or of the tap. Thin white head. Spicy banana clove nose with some old orange peel notes. Flavors of bubblegum, banana, clove spice and yeast. Pretty traditional Bavarian hefe.
Saturday, January 23, 2016

Dogbrick
North High Twice As Rice 3.8
Sample at the tap room. The beer is a slightly hazy orange color with a medium off-white head that recedes steadily to an outer ring. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus, hops and grain. Medium body with flavors of citrusy hops, pine and a subtle sweetness I assume is from the rice. The finish is moderately bitter with a fruity hops aftertaste. Pretty good overall.
Friday, January 22, 2016

Dogbrick
North High PiŮa Colada Hawaiianweizen 3.7
Sample at the tap room. The beer is a hazy yellow color with a medium white head that diminishes steadily to a film. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of wheat, citrus and coconut. Light to medium body with flavors of toasted coconut, wheat, mild rum and pineapple. The finish is fruity with a piŮa colada aftertaste. Captures the essence of the name pretty well. Above average overall.
Friday, January 22, 2016

Dogbrick
North High Grapefruit Walleye 3.7
Sample at the tap room. The beer pours a slightly hazy yellow-orange color with a medium thin white head that evaporates steadily to a film. Short strings of lacing. Aroma of citrus, hops and malt. Light-bodied with flavors of grapefruit, grassy hops and malt. The finish is mildly bitter with a citrusy hops aftertaste. Above average overall.
Thursday, January 21, 2016

Dogbrick
North High Cucumber Honey Wheat Lager 3.8
On draught at the tap room. The beer is a hazy straw color with a medium thin white head that evaporates quickly to a film. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of cucumber, yeast and malt. Light-bodied with flavors of fresh cucumber, mild spice, malt and yeast. The finish is clean and cucumbery. Pretty good overall.
Thursday, January 21, 2016

Dogbrick
North High Pineapple Lager 3.5
Sample at the tap room. Hazy straw color with a medium fluffy white head that dissipates steadily. Small patches of lacing. Aroma of pineapple, wheat and malt. Light-bodied with flavors of pineapple, doughy malt and a touch of grassy hops. The finish is fruity with a pineapple aftertaste. Decent overall.
Thursday, January 21, 2016

superspak
North High Pale Ale 4
12 ounce can into pint glass, bottled on 10/9/2015. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy deep golden yellow color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense foamy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, berry, lemon zest, orange peel, light pepper, pine, light honey, cracker, bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of bright citrus/tropical/piney hops and moderate pale malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, berry, lemon zest, orange peel, light pepper, pine, light honey, cracker, bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, berry, lemon/orange zest, light pepper, pine, bread, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of bright citrus/tropical/piney hops and moderate pale malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from bitterness as well. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and moderately sticky/creamy/bready balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice pale ale. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of bright citrus/tropical/piney hops and moderate pale malt flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016

superspak
North High Milk Stout 4
12 ounce can into pint glass, canned on 10/25/2015. Pours nearly opaque dark brown/black color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy tan head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, cream, toasted dark bread, nuttiness, light smoke/char, and herbal/roasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of roast/bready malt, lactose, and light herbal hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, cream, toasted dark bread, nuttiness, light smoke/char, and herbal/roasted earthiness. Light-moderate herbal/roasted bitterness; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, cream, toasted dark bread, nuttiness, light smoke/char, and herbal/roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of roast/bready malt, lactose, and light earthy hop flavors; with a great roasted bitter/sweet balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/silky, and lightly sticky/chalky balanced mouthfeel that is awesome. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent milk stout. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of roast/bready malt, lactose, and light earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
Sunday, January 10, 2016

jsquire
North High Honey Wheat Lager 2.8
Golden color with a foamy white head. Sweet honey nose. Wet grain and light toast with a honey sweetness. Not much to this.
Saturday, January 09, 2016

alexsdad06
North High Dunkelweizenbock 3.4
Draft to taster at North High from notes. Pours a hazy dark amber color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have sweet caramel malts, raisins, mild ripe banana, hint of spice, on the sweet side, ok.
Friday, January 01, 2016

Gription79
North High Milk Stout 3.5
Poured from a 12 ounce can. Chocolate, coffee, cream, some malty notes. Bitter chocolate in the finish.
Friday, January 01, 2016

gregwilsonstl
North High Milk Stout 3
Can. Thick black. Thick foamy head. Very thick and milky. Cola. Lasting chocolate. Chewy. Thanks Jsquire!
Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Dogbrick
North High Belgian Tripel 3.7
Sample at the tap room. Cloudy yellow color with a thin white head that recedes quickly to a wispy film. Spotty lacing. Aroma of citrus, yeast and malt. Medium to full body with flavors of banana, earthy yeast, citrus and malt. The finish is fruity with a banana and yeast aftertaste. Above average overall.
Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Dogbrick
North High Bourbon Barrel Aged Belgian Tripel 3.7
Sample at the tap room. Clear amber color with a thin white head that dissipates quickly to a sparse outer ring. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of fruit, oak and yeast. Full-bodied with flavors of earthy yeast, ripe apples, caramel malt and slight bourbon. The finish is oaky with a fruity aftertaste. Above average overall.
Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Dogbrick
North High Winterís Nip 3.7
Sample at the tap room. Hazy copper-amber color with a medium thin off-white head that diminishes steadily to a dense film. Sticky small patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of fruit, spice and malt. Medium body with flavors of orange peel, roast malt, spice and mild hops. The finish is spiced fruit and malt. Above average overall.
Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Dogbrick
North High Imperial Pumpkin 3.8
Sample at the tap room. The beer is a dark brownish-amber color with a medium creamy light beige head that diminishes steadily to a dense film. Small patches of lacing on the glass. Pumpkin spices and malt in the nose. Medium body with flavors of roasted malt, caramel spice and vanilla. The finish is sweet with a pumpkin and malt aftertaste. Pretty good overall.
Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Dogbrick
North High Dry Hopped Imperial Kolsch 3.5
Sample at the tap room. The beer is a clear orange-gold color with a medium ivory white head that recedes steadily to a film. Strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus, hops and malt. Medium body with flavors of herbal yeast, citrusy hops and biscuit malt. The finish is fruity with a mildly bitter hoppy aftertaste. Decent overall.
Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Patrickctenchi
North High Haybomb Hefeweizen 3.1
Can: Pours hazy light yellow with a white head. Lemon and banana scent. Taste is sweet-to-citric tart.....banana, lemon, wheat malt. Juicy....not bad.
Tuesday, December 22, 2015

rondphoto
North High Pale Ale 3.3
Can @ The Andersons / Columbus OH --- Hazy medium amber color, sloppy white hEad, cobweb lacing. Aroma of hops and malt. Taste is solid caramel malt that becomes sweeter as it moves through a lightly carbonated swallow, moving from there to enough hops to balance, but not enough to overtake the sweet malt. A solid "traditional" Pale Ale. I like it.
Monday, December 07, 2015

rondphoto
North High India Pale Ale (IPA) 3.2
can @ The Andersons / Columbus OH --- Foggy dark amber color, foamy white 1" head, thick bands of lace. Aroma of pine hops. Taste is malt, but not for long. Pine hops crash in before the swallow, keeping a strong grip until deep in the finish, when a small amount of malt again joins the hops. Somewhat overbalanced, but still a solid IPA.
Sunday, December 06, 2015

BuckeyeBoy
North High Milk Stout 3.6
12oz can thanks to Jeff. Pours out black topped with a small tan head. Nose is chocolate milk some coffee notes and a light roast. Taste is more of the milk chocolate some nutty not and a nice light roast coffee. Cracked this can in hopes to bring the buckeyes some luck during the Clemson NC game.
Saturday, December 05, 2015

shrubber85
North High Haybomb Hefeweizen 3.3
Can (courtesy of Weihenweizen). Lactic lemon/banana malt and straw aroma. Hazy golden yellow with large head. Sweet-tart lemon, banana, clove, wheat malt and light straw flavor. Good body. Decent.
Thursday, December 03, 2015

JaBier
North High Ohio Maple Brown 3.5
Sample at The Daily Growler Powell on 11/14/15. Pours a clear chestnut brown with a thick tan head. Aroma of malt, caramel and roast. Malty and caramelly flavor with slight maple before a bitter, roasty finish.
Thursday, November 26, 2015

JaBier
North High Jalalima 3.5
Sample at The Daily Growler Powell on 11/14/15. Clear blonde in color with a thick white head. Aroma of malt, jalapenos and light citrus. Malty flavor with creamy sweetness, coconut and lime accents before peppery, yet heatless finish.
Thursday, November 26, 2015