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 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
emacgee (4672) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - FEB 3, 2013
Ok, so Iím not sure I had the same experience with this one as most of the 6 people who have rated it. I thought this was a terrible beer. Pour is just fine, pretty and clean with a little depth missing. Nose and flavor however are just not coming together for me. The aroma has an íold onioní component to it that is just a deal breaker on its own. Some spent tea leaf and garlic come through too. I have NO idea where this ípear and appleí is supposed to be... Lightly earthy hops in the flavor with onion/garlic coming through strong. Dry and light (too light....) body. Thin even...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BelgianBeerGal (4022) - Panama City, Florida, USA - DEC 26, 2016
Bottle about a year old that my father-in-law fetched from under the stairs; luckily their basement is a decent cellar temp. I was surprised how well this IPA stood up. Decent hop character and bitterness still around. A little malt and a little spice to fit the winter season too. Nice enough.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CMcGraw (24) - Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA - SEP 26, 2016
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a a glass. Reddish orange in color. Small amount of cream colored head. Grapefruit and bread taste. Overall fairly good tasting IPA. Not too overwhelming on the hops though. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
cheap (5741) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2016
So, ok, from a bot this is a red IPA? OK so, again, letís make a red IPA style? Fer sure the aroma is rich deep dull. White, red, black, what else? FO! This is simply a darker IPA and its not black, its just dark like a yingy. Yes, bitter and all that shit for an ipa and there you have it, another ubiquitous ipa brew. Lets all jump on the bandwagon, ips this and ipa that and ipa wtf. Go figger, its ipa barmy. And, guess what, itís inspired by the devil himself, what evvvvvah.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TXBadger (2794) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 17, 2016
Pours a clear coppery/darker reddish color with off-white head. Pine, light fruits, floral notes, and some light biscuit on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes with light fruit and bread.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Savage_Night (434) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 27, 2016
Pours dark orange/light amber with a medium khaki head that quickly dissipates leaving behind a small cap and a choppy ring. AROMA: malty, grapefruit, coriander, pine resin, herbal hops, molasses, phenols, spices, leaves, old flowers and rubber. TASTE: malty, coriander, phenols, molasses, pine resin oil, bitter, hop herbal spiced and slight peppercorn. AFTER TASTE: malty, herbal, hop spice and molasses with a creamy oily spiced finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
malvrich (315) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 2, 2016
22 oz. bomber filled 12/16/2015 (!) Pilsner glass A: Deep cloudy orange brown with a thick, slowly diminishing head of beige. and thick lace. S: Raisiny smell is an immediate turnoff for me. Not an IPA scent T: Bitter sharp hop taste first off. Earthy or floral? Roasty malts provide a good foil. No dark fruit taste (yay). M: Smooth and creamy texture with medium body. Finish is slick and bitter. O: Good looking and tasting ale though seems to be a niche product. Hate the RIS-like aroma but the taste is good and plenty bitter. Not bad but not a repeat purchase either.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brownaler (634) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - DEC 24, 2015
Strong hop aroma with a buttery body. Finish is piney and sweet. Pretty solid IPA for a company not known for IPAs.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ron (3889) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 8, 2015
Bottle Jay brought back from the Carolinas. Pours a dark copper color with a small off white head. Earthy, piney hop nose. Light caramel and bread notes in the flavor. Solid pine and floral notes from start to finish. Medium bodied with a lasting bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jb (3194) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 5, 2015
Nice stuff. Pretty dry, not super over the top hoppy. Liked the red twist. Brought from Jay from South Carolina.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
burg326 (5463) - Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2015
Poured a murky amber orange color with aromas of light rye, caramel, malt and some pine. Flavors follow suit rye and light pine caramel as well. Meh...

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