RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
"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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JHeath99 (1678) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Bottle. Pours a reddish amber with a thin spotty layer of off white head. Aroma and taste of citrus, malts, pine, and hops.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
morrdt (715) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - JAN 12, 2015
12 ounce bottle from a six pack, purchased at the local Harris Teeter here in Huntersville, NC. Pours a reddish copper color with a thin head. Aroma is lightly hoppy. Taste is slightly butter with some hop notes. Lightly bitter finish as well. Just an average IPA in my opinion, nothing too special about this.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ordybill (1707) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - SEP 17, 2014
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. Aroma- heavy malt with some hops, not my preferred aroma Appearance- Clear dark copper color, small off-white head Taste- heavy malt and bread flavor, did not care for this at all Palate- Medium to light body with light carbonation. Overall- Did not care for this beer at all, after the pour the appearance had me expecting something awesome, that wasnít the case.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
pinbackpro (11) - - AUG 2, 2014
Flowery and piney aroma. Holds head really long and well. Taste has no malt backbone.. Strictly piney hops. No caramel or malt to this beer. Palate is light and dry.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Itzjerm (2763) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Light hop on nose medium body. A bit hoppy bitterness on the tongue. A very average ipa. Nice red color. Decent flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (14292) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
b3shine (8746) - Indiana, USA - JUN 11, 2014
Draft to pint from Ei8ht Ball. Looks decent; malty though. A mostly transparent dark burnt orange with foamy off-white head. Smells malty and mildly hoppy with a touch of soap. Tastes like it smells with a decent mouthfeel. Average at best, and grandpaís IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nathan30533 (1020) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - JUN 5, 2014
Ok IPA but I was expecting a little more. Good looking but punch it more with dry hops and more rye. Good not great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (12820) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 5, 2014
Bottle at Craigís. Pours copper, dry toffee, sweet, light bitterness, light fruit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jgb9348 (6107) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 3, 2014
Rich deep copper and light brown coloured body with a thick, two centimetre tall tan head - quite dark for the style, but still looks good. Aroma of nuts, earth, caramel, toffee along with some earthier and nuttier hops - seemingly of East Kent or German origins. Medium-bodied; Assertive floral and toffee flavours at first with a hit of hops right at the beginning and a finish of malt, earth and caramelised sugars and not much else. Aftertaste shows a lighter taste of raisins, grapefruit, pine and more earth, but still not much character around the malt - more hoppy than anything, but not overly complex or flavourful. Overall, a decent IPA that has itís moments, but given my good experience with this brewery, I was expecting and hoping for more, but this fell short. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Whole Foods in Arlington (Clarendon), Virginia on 09-March-2014 for US$2.39 sampled at home in Washington on 03-June-2014.

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