Highland Barrel Aged Kashmir IPA

Brewed by Highland Brewing Company
Asheville, North Carolina USA
- India Pale Ale (IPA) | 8 Ratings | Special Release |
In its quest to continue to be “just a wee bit different” Highland is forgoing the popular practice of aging beers in bourbon barrels and is instead using French oak wine barrels from the Biltmore Winery to do its aging. This beer will rest in the barrels for at least three months in a temperature controlled environment allowing the beer to take on a rich oaky flavor which adds to the complexity of the full-bodied IPA. This beer is golden in color and uses traditional English hops true to the classic ale that has traveled on sailing ships from England to India.

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Beer Rating Assistance


Aroma is one of beer's most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam.

Malt
caramel bread hay cereal chocolate coffee nuts toast roasty

Hops
resin floral grass spruce citrus herbs

Yeast/Bacteria
dough barnyard cheese basement aromas leather earthy leaves

Other
alcohol banana bubblegum butterscotch clove cooked vegetables cough drop ginger licorice raisin rotten eggs soy sauce skunky smoke vanilla woody
Appearance is how a beer appeals to the eye and includes notes on color, the liquid's visual texture and the head -- the beer's foam top.

Color
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Liquid
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Head
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Taste is what can be appreciated with the tongue. It's easy to mistake aromas for tastes -- the tongue only senses sweet, bitter, sour, salt and umami.

Sweet
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Bitter
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Sour
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Other
salty umami
The palate includes touch sensations on the lips, tongue, gums and roof of the mouth.

Body
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Texture
thin oily creamy sticky slick thick

Carbonation
fizzy lively average soft flat

Finish
astringent bitter abrupt long

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