North High Brewing Reviews


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 Piña 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 piña 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 Winter’s 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

rondphoto
North High Milk Stout 2.8
can @ The Andersons / Columbus OH --- Opaque black/brown color, long-lasting 1" brown head, streamers of lace. Aroma of malt and lactose. Taste is good solid malt up front that is joined on the swallow by lactose, coffee, and a pushy, chalky "too much" finish that continues to coat the mouth even as it drifts thru a long finish. The openers are really good, the finish doesn’t work. Not recommended.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015

jsquire
North High Milk Stout 3.9
Dark beer with a lasting brown slick on the surface for a head. Nose of ice cream and coffee. I really enjoyed this beer. Nice milk chocolate flavors with sweetened coffee, burnt toast, some ripe fruit, lactic acid and a bit of burnt coffee bitterness in the finish.
Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Panzuriel
North High Local Honey Wheat Jalapeño Lime Lager 3.2
On tap at Local Cantina Clintonville, ohio. North High Local Honey Wheat Jalapeño Lime Lager labeled as "Jalalima" pours a clear golden brew with a thin head of tiny white bubbles. Nose is lightly roasted sweet malt, peppers and a touch of citrus. Taste is citrus, a nice jalapeno burn and a bit of the funky wheat at the back end. Body is thinner and fluid. A nice refreshing beer with a kick. would be great in the summer. It’s like a craft brewer had a bud light lime and thought he could make the beer better and give it a kick in the pants at the same time.
Friday, November 06, 2015

Nephilium
North High India Pale Ale (IPA) 3.5
Grassy hop aroma, pours a hazy amber with a large white head. Floral and grassy notes from the hops, with just a little touch of malt sweetness. Short bitter finish, and a light body hurt this beer a bit. Overall it’s a solid IPA, right down the middle of the road.
Sunday, November 01, 2015

GTAEgeek
North High Pale Ale 3.3
12 oz. can. Pours pale yellow, with a small, off-white head. The nose is melons, light pine, and butterscotch. Flavor is sweet and lightly malty, with a mild bitterness. The mouthfeel is light, a bit astringent, and kinda flat. Not a bad pale ale, with a good, easy aroma and a pretty balanced flavor.
Friday, October 23, 2015

bvbunited
North High Milk Stout 3.7
This beer is sold in cans the poor made the beer look great. Very dark color and frothy yet small head gave the beer a great appearance the aroma was sweet without being overwhelming. The taste was good not to strong but lacked a little in complexity. Overall it is a good beer but not one I will seek out when looking for a stout.
Monday, October 12, 2015

Shot
North High Honey Wheat Lager 3
On tap at North Star Cafe. Hazy gold color with a very thin head. Aromas of malt and honey. Smooth flavors of honey, slight fruitiness and bready tones. Mild hop presence. Thin mouthfeel. Not terrible, but nothing extraordinary. This would be a good "starter beer" for those beginning to explore craft beers.
Tuesday, October 06, 2015

jsquire
North High India Pale Ale (IPA) 3.2
Golden beer with a short lived off white head that left patchy lacing. Herbal and grassy hop notes in the nose. Some soapy hop taste with bitter grass and some pine with a bit of under baked bread underneath. Not a great iPad.
Friday, October 02, 2015

drfabulous
North High Milk Stout 3.6
12 ounce can. Dark pour with creamy head. Lactose. Chocolate. Very smooth. Drinkable.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015

drfabulous
North High India Pale Ale (IPA) 3.4
12 ounce can. Orange pour. Nothing really standing out here. Some basic malt and a bit of pine.
Tuesday, September 29, 2015

jsquire
North High Pale Ale 3.5
Hazy golden yellow out of the can with a quickly dissipating white head. Nose of citrus hop flowers. Straight forward pale ale with a bit of grassy bitterness and orange peel citrus and tropical fruit sweetness over a bread dough backbone. Long hoppy finish.
Sunday, September 27, 2015

Tmoney99
North High Dry Hopped Imperial Kolsch 3.5
Tap. Poured clear dark golden color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate balanced malt and floral hop aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Solid drinkable beer and good for style.
Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Dogbrick
North High Citra SMASH with Jalapeño and Pineapple 3.7
Sample at the Grandview Summer Session on 08/22/2015. The beer is a slightly hazy orange color with a medium white head that recedes steadily. Small patches of lacing. Aroma of tropical fruit, hops and peppers. Light-bodied with flavors of pineapple, oniony hops and jalapeño. The finish is fruity with a subtle peppery aftertaste. Above average overall.
Monday, September 14, 2015

weihenweizen
North High Haybomb Hefeweizen 3
Refrigerated 12 oz. aluminum can poured into a glass. Hazy deep golden with small white head. Aroma is bubblegum, medium/light body, low carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is bubblegum, grainy, and some off favors. Slightly better than home brew.
Wednesday, September 09, 2015

alexsdad06
North High Dry Hopped Imperial Kolsch 3.3
Draft to taster (x2) at Dutch’s. Pours a hazy darker golden color with a large, fluffy off white head. The aroma and flavor have sweet citrus, malty, doesn’t really seem much like a kolsch, more fruit, I can see the white grape character, mild hops that are lightly earthy and spicy, some lightly toasted malts to the finish, not bad, but doesn’t really fit a style.
Wednesday, September 09, 2015

MacBoost
North High India Pale Ale (IPA) 2.6
Can from michcam8. thanks? pours a deep orange with a small head. Aromas of some floral hops and a touch of pine. Taste is semi dry and harshly bitter. Flavors of crushed tylenol, pine cones, raw flowers with stems attached. finishes on a note of "jesus fuck my life is terrible and I am probably going to die in this shitty Ohio town". Wouldn’t drink again.
Monday, September 07, 2015

cheap
North High India Pale Ale (IPA) 1.6
From a can is high hopped ipa aroma. Pour is somewhat viscous. Look is somewhat cloudy hefe. Taste is rudely and terribly on style. What else can be said? Will never get used to these ipa monstrosities. Finish borders on double ipa. Build a funeral pyre for my poor Flemish loven taste buds.
Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Dogbrick
North High Blackberry Agave Blonde Ale 3.6
Sample at the tap room. The beer pours a bright reddish-purple color with a medium thin white head that evaporates steadily to a film. Spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of berries, wheat and malt. Light-bodied with flavors of blackberries, herbal wheat, honey and malt. The finish is fruity with a blackberry aftertaste. Decent overall.
Monday, August 31, 2015

DrSilverworm
North High Bourbon Barrel Aged Milk Stout 3.1
7oz on tap during MadTree Summer Bonanza. Dark brown, near-black color. Minimal ring of off-white head. Light carboantion, kind of crisp. Mild slick. Decent bit of chewiness to the texture, like the base. Drying in the finish. Nice bit of dark chocolate, perceptible barrel character... But unfortunately this has a bit of oaky sourness going on. Light to moderate sour, moderate sweet, more dry. Light to moderate bitter. OK, but the infection detracts from it a bit.
Sunday, August 30, 2015

DrSilverworm
North High Dry Hopped Imperial Kolsch 3
On tap at Dutch’s. I knew I was taking a major risk purchasing this keg blind, but it was new, unique, etc... As I was tapping it, I noticed that the keg is dated 4/27/15, whaaaat? pretty sure this just came out, right? I didn’t see any Untappd rates on this prior to 8/5/15. So I guess the brewery held onto the kegs for that long??? Interesting..... This revelation had me worried, as did the darker color when I poured this. It’s a half hazy kinda darker golden orange color. Pours with a bit of extra head, but it fades to a nice thin amount that retains well and leaves good lace. A kolsch should be more pale, right? But we’re clearly saying F.U. to the kolsch style guidelines here. Flavor is definitely not kolschy. It drinks nothing like a lager and is very clearly ale yeast. Quite a bit of fruitiness to it, like white grape and pear, some yeastiness, bready mildly spicy pepperiness to it. It’s been a while since I had a Dead Guy, but reminds me kind of a maltier sweeter Dead Guy. Moderate-plus sweet taste, mild slick but sort of dry in the finish. Light to moderate bitter. Mild bite in the finish. Musty aftertaste. Medium body. Kind of soft, lighter carbonation, mild roughness to it. Overall, this is ok... Very unkolsch like, totally out of style, but whatever it is, it’s not bad. Not good nor compelling though.
Saturday, August 29, 2015

cheap
North High Milk Stout 2.3
A surprisingly good looking pour from a can, big foaming to rocky head. Taste is almost cloying sweet stout, overly so. Much more milk in this is apparent compared to other milk stouts. Yes, perhaps the alky content makes this a little too forward. Smooth and velvety it is but couldn’t drink a few of these. Charcoal aftertaste with cloying finish. Can’t get used to this. Not impressed by sweet stout attributes.
Saturday, August 29, 2015

Dogbrick
North High OYO Whiskey Barrel Aged Barley Wine 3.9
On draught at the tap room. The beer is a dark mahogany-amber color with a medium thin off-white head that recedes quickly to an dense foamy film. Sparse small patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of malt, whiskey and caramel. Full-bodied with flavors of sweet whiskey, caramel malt and fruit. The finish is moderately boozy with an oaky whiskey aftertaste. Pretty good overall.
Monday, August 17, 2015

Dogbrick
North High Extreme IPA 3.7
On draught at the tap room. The beer is a slightly hazy dark amber-orange color with a medium off-white head that diminishes gradually to a dense film. Small patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus, hops and malt. Medium to full body with flavors of piney hops, grapefruit and malt. The finish is moderately bitter with a fruity hops aftertaste. Above average overall.
Monday, August 17, 2015

phaleslu
North High India Pale Ale (IPA) 3.2
12 oz. can from Dutch’s. Pours a cloudy gold with a small, barely off-white head that leaves heavy lace in the glass and a film atop the liquid. The aroma is clean and fresh, while the flavor is too sweet. Notes of sugars, sweet malts, straw, grass, florals, and light citrus, in descending order. Light-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a smooth, sweet mouthfeel. Simple, overly sweet IPA. The Pale Ale is the can to get.
Thursday, August 13, 2015

phaleslu
North High Pale Ale 3.5
12 oz. can from Dutch’s. Pours a cloudy gold with a finger of eggshell colored head that laces the glass and leaves a lasting film atop the liquid. Notes of citrus fruits, pale and lightly sweet malts, grass, florals, tea, and minerals. Light-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a smooth, light, refreshing, slightly sweet mouthfeel that finishes dry. This is shockingly good compared to other North High beers I’ve had so far, none of which have been good. It drinks like a session IPA. Maybe that’s the can messing with me. But it’s good.
Thursday, August 13, 2015