North High Brewing Reviews




FROTHINGSLOSH
3.4
North High White IPA
Sampled on draft this beer poured a murky peach color with a large creamy white head that lingered and left excellent lacing. The aroma was tart lemon and vague fruits. The flavor was biter, tartish and yeasty with vague fruity and citric hops. Long finish. Moderately full bodied. Nice.
Friday, May 27, 2016

DialSquare
3.4
North High Saison 994 Columbus Beer Week Collaboration Beer
On tap at Daily Growler, UA. Kind of a bummer that this was the only collab for beer week: gold pour, scant head, spotty off-white stick. aroma of pils malt, yeasty. tastes are muddled... like it was done by a committee - wheat, grain, floral bitter, farmhouse yeasty. dry a bit in finish.
Thursday, May 26, 2016

FROTHINGSLOSH
2.9
North High Blueberry Chapeau
Sampled on draft at the brewpub this beer poured a murky dark berry color with a medium sized foamy pinkish-white head that left decent lacing. The aroma was cracker, musty and mixed berry. The flavor was dryish with craker, mustiness and mixed berries. Medium length finish. Medium boyd. Ok.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Tmoney99
2.9
North High Honey Wheat Lager
Tap. Poured hazy amber color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate sweet wheat aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Soft drinkable beer.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

drsordr
3.6
North High Jalalima
Draft to taster at cappy’s pour dark gold with thin white head. Nose jalapeño and crystal malt. Taste start with an odd cardboard flavor that quickly dissappears. Then brown sugar sweet and green chili flavors but no heat. Lime mixed throughout. Similar flavors in the finish with just the suggestion of heat
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

FROTHINGSLOSH
3.6
North High Old Dirty Grogan Wee Heavy
Sampled on draft at the brewpub this beer poured a hazy brown color with orange highlights and a medium sized foamy orange-tan head that left decent lacing. The aroma was honey, toffee, yeast and vague herbs. The flavor was bourbon, honey, toffee and an odd presence that was somewhere between hoppy and medicinal. Long finish. Moderately full bodied. Interesting.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

FROTHINGSLOSH
3.8
North High Bourbon Barrel Aged Barely Legal
Sampled on draft at the brewpub this beer poured a hazy caramel-brown color with a medium sized creamy orange-tan head that left good lacing. The aroma was toasty with caramel, bourbon, wood, almost coconut and piney hops. The flavor was whiskey, coconut, caramel and piney hops. Very long finish with lingering whiskey. Moderately full bodied. Quite nice.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

FROTHINGSLOSH
3.3
North High Filthy McNasty Russian Imperial Stout
Sampled on draft at the brewpub this beer poured a black color with a large creamy dark tan head that lingered forever and left incredible lacing. The aroma was fruity and piney hops with anise and a bit of roasty malts. The flavor was bitter with piney and cactusy hops, anise, toasty malts and coffee. Long hoppy finish. Moderately full bodied and creamy. Disappointing.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

FROTHINGSLOSH
3.8
North High Guttered Monk
Sampled on draft at the brewpub this beer poured a cloudy vibrant peach color with a large foamy off white head that lingered and left decent lacing. The aroma was sweet and tangy with notes of golden fruit and an table sugar. The flavor was yeasty with bubblegum, golden fruit and a light medicinal note. Long finish. Moderately full bodied. Nice.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

FROTHINGSLOSH
2.6
North High Cucumber Honey Wheat Lager
Sampled on draft at the brewpub this beer poured a hazy yellow color with a small foamy white head that left minimal lacing. The aroma was cucumber but not much else. The flavor was cucumber, yeast and an odd almost grape like note. Long odd cucumber finish. Medium body.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

FROTHINGSLOSH
3.1
North High Honey Wheat Lager
Sampled on draft at the brewpub this beer poured a slightly hazy golden-peach color with a medium sized foamy white heat that left a bit of lacing. The aroma was sweetish and lightly fruity with a note reminiscent of gummy bears. The flavor was honey, yeast, faint golden fruit and a hint of caramel. Medium length finish. Medium body and smooth. Tasty.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

FROTHINGSLOSH
2.9
North High Haybomb Hefeweizen
Sampled on draft at the brewpub this beer poured a hazy yellow color with a small white head that faded quickly and left no lacing. The aroma was citrus, bubblegum, a bit of phenol, lemon and orange. The flavor was bready with phenol, tart orange, cracker and bubblegum. Medium length finish. Medium body. Ok.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Lowe1983
3.3
North High India Pale Ale (IPA)
Pours an amber color with a white head. Aroma is of citrus and floral hops with caramel malts. Flavor is stronger of the citrus and floral hops but still well balanced.
Sunday, May 22, 2016

Dogbrick
3.6
North High Saison 994 Columbus Beer Week Collaboration Beer
Sample at Daily Growler Powell during the "Hoof Hearted Hog Roast Hoe Down" on 05/14/2016. The beer pours a slightly cloudy orange-peach color with a thin white head that dissipates quickly to a sparse outer ring. Spotty lacing. Aroma of fruit, yeast and malt. Medium body with flavors of fruity yeast, malt and mild earthy hops. The finish is fruity with a yeast aftertaste. Decent overall.
Friday, May 20, 2016

jsquire
3.7
North High Cucumber Honey Wheat Lager
Yellow gold color with a bit of a haze. Thin white head that pretty much disappeared. Light sweet nose with a hint of cucumber. This is a very refreshing, sweet beer with honey sweetness and a nice cucumber and melon flavor. Great summer beer.
Thursday, May 19, 2016

JaBier
2.9
North High Purple Grain
Sample at Infusapalooza at The Daily Growler Upper Arlington on 5/13/16. Pours clear purple with a medium pink head. Aroma of funky florals, malt and blueberry. Sweet malt and blueberry flavor with a malty finish.
Thursday, May 19, 2016

Dogbrick
3.6
North High New Orleans (NOLA) Coffee Golden Ale
Sample from cask at the 13th annual Smokehouse Mini Real Ale Fest on 05/14/2016. Clear golden-orange color with a medium white head that recedes steadily to an outer ring. Stringy lacing. Aroma of coffee, malt and hops. Light-bodied with flavors of roasted coffee, malt and grassy hops. The finish is roasty with a coffee aftertaste. Decent overall.
Thursday, May 19, 2016

Shot
3.6
North High India Pale Ale (IPA)
Can. Pours hazy gold with a fluffy white head that dissipates to a clumpy lace. Good lacing on the glass. Aromas of floral hops, sweet malt and citrus. Flavors of sweet malt, bitter citrus, cut grass, tropical fruit, and biscuit. Dry and crisp. Slightly oily mouthfeel, but otherwise clean and a light bodied.
Saturday, May 14, 2016

Shot
4
North High Pale Ale
Can. Pours hazy gold with a creamy head that dissipates to a thin lace. Good cling. Abundant floral hop aroma, cut grass, citrus. Flavors of sweet malt, citrus, cut grass, biscuit. Resiny hop finish. Dry and crisp. Clean mouthfeel--slightly oily. This leans in the direction of a Pilsner, but with more of a malt backbone. Really very nice.
Saturday, May 14, 2016

b33r
3.4
North High Wildcard!
Orange transparent color with thin offwhite head and little lacing. Aroma and flavor have crisp bready malts, with light vanilla, and corniness. Okay overall
Friday, May 13, 2016

Dogbrick
3.6
North High Guttered Monk
Sample at Kraft House No. 5. The beer pours a slightly hazy orange-gold color with a thin white head that dissipates quickly to a sparse outer ring. Spotty lacing. Aroma of citrus, yeast and malt. Medium to full body with flavors of lemon, floral yeast, malt and a touch of spice. The finish is fruity with a floral yeast aftertaste. Decent overall.
Thursday, May 12, 2016

katrinaez
2.9
North High Bourbon Barrel Aged Milk Stout
On tap at beerfest. Cola brown and rather flat. Bourbon taste is high but palatable. Disappointing.
Monday, May 09, 2016

mambossa
2.7
North High Pale Ale
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
3.2
North High Pale Ale
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
3.8
North High Coffee Milk Stout
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
2
North High Pale Ale
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
5
North High Cucumber Honey Wheat Lager
52 years old so I’ve been drinking beer for a LONG time. This is quite possibly one of the best tasting beers I’ve 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
3.5
North High Stardust To Stardust
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
3.6
North High Twice As Rice
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
3.2
North High Haybomb Hefeweizen
12oz can labelled as 5.1% ABV - doesn’t 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
3.5
North High Stardust To Stardust
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
4.1
North High Old Man Mcnasty
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
3.9
North High Stardust To Stardust
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
3.8
North High Bourbon Barrel Aged Barely Legal
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
3.6
North High Milk Stout
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
3.6
North High Stardust To Stardust
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
2.9
North High Pale Ale
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
3.8
North High Stardust To Stardust
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
3.9
North High Stardust To Stardust
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
3.8
North High Stardust To Stardust
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
2.8
North High India Pale Ale (IPA)
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
3.9
North High Twice As Rice
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
3.2
North High Winter’s Nip
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
2.9
North High Milk Stout
[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
3.4
North High India Pale Ale (IPA)
[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
3.4
North High Pale Ale
[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
3.5
North High Grapefruit Walleye
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
2.9
North High Milk Stout
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
3.3
North High Haybomb Hefeweizen
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
3.8
North High Twice As Rice
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