North High Brewing Reviews




Dorkenstein
3.5
North High Tree Tapper Brown Ale
Roasted malt, caramel, maple. Taste is roasted malts, caramel, chocolate, maple, and wet leaves.
Saturday, February 18, 2017

Lowe1983
3.5
North High Milk Stout
Pours a black color with a tan head. Aroma is sweet with chocolate, molasses, coffee, and roasted malts. Flavor is the same with the chocolate and coffee malts up front. Does have a slightly bitter finish.
Friday, February 17, 2017

weihenweizen
3.1
North High Pale Ale
Refrigerated 12 oz. aluminum can poured into a snifter. Hazy golden with small white head. Aroma is juicy hops, medium body, low carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is herbal hops and slightly bitter finish.
Thursday, February 9, 2017

64OVI
3.8
North High Tree Tapper Brown Ale
Nice brown ale made with Ohio sourced Maple Syrup. Pours a beautiful dark honey brown with a one finger head. Aroma is nutty. Taste is moderate with notes of biscuit, nuts and a slight hint of maple sweetness. A good malt backbone. Almost no hop bitterness. Very drinkable at 6.2 ABV
Saturday, February 4, 2017

shrubber85
3.8
North High Tree Tapper Brown Ale
Can. Maple, chocolate malt, and hay aroma. Dark brown with moderate head. Moderately sweet maple, chocolate malt, and mildly bitter hay flavor. Good body. Solid.
Saturday, January 28, 2017

Drjohnrock
3.2
North High Ohio Maple Brown
Twelve ounce can from Jeffís Marathon, tasted on December 25., 2016. Very dark coffee color, nice malt/nutty aroma with some maple syrup notes, taste like the nose but with distracting astringency. I think this might have been a little old.
Sunday, January 15, 2017

phaleslu
3.4
North High Hella Ella
Draft served in a pint glass at a college bar in Athens. Pigskin, maybe? We went to three, and I get the names mixed up. Anyway, it pours a hazy gold with a white cap for a head, that laces the glass on the way down. Citrusy hops, with a big, bready malt backbone. Pale and cereal, mild sweetness. A little doughy. Light-bodied, with moderate to medium carbonation and a soft, smooth mouthfeel. Not unlike a NEIPA in its texture and modest bitterness. The hops are a little subdued here, though.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Penus
4.4
North High Danke Imperial IPA
(Draft, Crest Gastropub) The beer hides its stiff ABV very well despite a west-coast-style malt profile. Smooth enough to drink a few, potent enough that a 10 oz snifter has some effect. Fruity, juicy hop notes make this one a favorite of mine.
Thursday, January 5, 2017

superspak
3.9
North High Tree Tapper Brown Ale
12 ounce can into pint glass, canned on 11/21/2016. Pours lightly hazy reddish copper/light brown color with a 1-2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a light amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of caramel, maple, brown sugar, toffee, toasted biscuit, brown bread, chocolate, cocoa, herbal, wood, light nuttiness/dark fruit, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready/light roasted malt, maple, and light earthy hop/yeast ester notes; with solid strength. Taste of big caramel, maple, brown sugar, toffee, toasted biscuit, brown bread, chocolate, cocoa, herbal, wood, light nuttiness/dark fruit, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Light herbal/spicy hop and roast bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, maple, brown sugar, toffee, toasted biscuit, brown bread, chocolate, cocoa, herbal, wood, light nuttiness/dark fruit, and yeast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready/light roasted malt, maple, and light earthy hop/yeast ester flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light dryness from hop/roast bitterness, lightly increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and medium-plus body; with a very smooth, creamy/bready, and lightly sticky/chalky balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 6.2%. Overall this is a very nice American brown ale. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready/light roasted malt, maple, and light earthy hop/yeast ester flavors; very smooth and easy to drink. Surprisingly rich for the modest ABV, with a great presence of maple, and balancing hop character. A very enjoyable offering.
Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Dogbrick
3.5
North High The Dark Gourd Rises
Sample at the tap room during the "Cheers to Four Years!" event on 12/28/2016. This beer is a clear copper-amber color with a medium off-white head that recedes steadily to an outer ring. Short strings of lacing. Aroma of smoked malt, spice and caramel. Medium body with flavors of charred malt, pumpkin pie spices and caramel. The finish is smoky with a cinnamon and nutmeg aftertaste. Decent overall.
Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Dogbrick
3.6
North High Porter with Coconut
Cask sample at the tap room during the "Cheers to Four Years!" event on 12/28/2016. The beer is a dark brown color with a thin tan head that recedes quickly to a sparse outer ring. Spotty lacing. Roast malt, coconut and chocolate aroma. Light to medium body with flavors of toasted coconut, malt and chocolate. The finish is roasty with a malt and coconut aftertaste. Decent overall.
Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Dogbrick
3.8
North High Danke Imperial IPA
On draught at the tap room during the "Cheers to Four Years!" event on 12/28/2016. Slightly hazy dark amber color with a medium thin frothy off-white head that diminishes gradually to a film. Patchy lacing on the glass. Piney hops, citrus and malt in the nose. Full-bodied with flavors of resiny hops, grapefruit and grainy malt. The finish is moderately bitter with citrusy hops aftertaste. Pretty good overall.
Tuesday, January 3, 2017

bluejacket74
3.5
North High Tree Tapper Brown Ale
12 ounce can, I assume the canned on julian date (printed on the bottom of the can) is 16326 (November 21, 2016). Served in a nonic pint glass, the beer pours a dark brown color with about an inch tan head. Head retention and lacing are both decent enough. The brew smells like roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and a bit of maple. I think the taste is similar to the aroma, but thereís also some nuttiness noticeable too. Mouthfeel/body is medium, itís smooth, a bit slick and easy enough to drink with a good amount of carbonation. I thought it was a decent enough brew, but there really wasnít much maple in this so that was a slight disappointment. With that being said itís not a bad brown ale at all, itís worth a try if you havenít had it before. $2.19 for a single can.
Friday, December 9, 2016

Dogbrick
3.6
North High Tree Tapper Brown Ale
Sample at Daily Growler UA. Murky brown color with a thin tan head that recedes steadily to a film. Short strings of lacing. Aroma of roast malt, chocolate and a bit of hops. Medium body with flavors of chocolate malt, maple and a touch of earthy hop. The finish is sweet with a maple and malt aftertaste. Decent overall.
Friday, December 9, 2016

phaleslu
2.8
North High Jalalima
12 oz. can from Root Cellar. Pours a cloudy gold with a small white head that settles into a ring and a small island of film. The aroma is very earthy and leafy and vegetal, like seaweed or soaked peppers, grass, straw, lime, and husky grain. The flavor is more lime tartness and peppery spice, giving a little heat and bite on the lips. Light-bodied, with low to moderate carbonation and a spicy, tart, earthy mouthfeel. Spice lingers on the lips in the aftertaste but there isnít as much burn on the palate. The flavor beats the aroma, but this isnít one I need to revisit.
Friday, December 2, 2016

unclefrito62
3.2
North High Tree Tapper Brown Ale
12 ounce can. I smell faint coffee.Cloudy brown ale with a little bit of head. Taste of coffee and maple Little bit of nut in taste also. Smooth on palate and lightly carbonated. Medium mouth fill. Overall this is a very drinkable beer.
Saturday, November 26, 2016

RobertDale
3.4
North High Milk Stout
12 ounce can. Pours dark brown with a decent tan head. Aroma of chocolate and malt. Taste is dark chocolate, milk chocolate, and roasted malt. Decent.
Friday, November 25, 2016

arn8897
3.4
North High Milk Stout
Pours a deep brown to black with a khaki head of small tight bubbles. Aromas of malt and coffee and chocolate. Taste the same with a little lactose sweetness. Very little hop bitterness. Chocolate milk at the finish in a good way. Light to medium mouth feel with little lacing in the glass. Nice beer.
Tuesday, November 22, 2016

FROTHINGSLOSH
2.9
North High Coffee Milk Stout
Sampled on draft at Vintage Estate this beer poured a black color with a medium sized foamy brown head that left a bit of lacing. The aroma was coffee, roasty malts and light floral hops. The flavor was bitter with coffee, lactose, a dry and roasty presence and floral hops. Medium length finish. Medium body. Ok.
Friday, November 11, 2016

PorterPounder
3.5
North High Tree Tapper Brown Ale
Youngstown, Oh - on tap at Rust Belt Brewing. Dark brown pour, bone colored head, nice lace. Aroma is nutty, with some chocolate hints. Flavor presents some topsoil, a touch of hazelnut, finish of cocoa. Thick, rich mouthfeel.
Wednesday, November 9, 2016

JaBier
3.2
North High The Dark Gourd Rises
Sample at Ohio Taproom on 10/29/16. Pours clear copper with a medium off-white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, pumpkin and cinnamon. Malt and cinnamon flavor with a smoky band-aid finish.
Wednesday, November 9, 2016

JaBier
3.2
North High Cucumber Honey Wheat Lager
Sample at Ohio Taproom on 10/29/16. Clear yellow pour with a thick white head. Aroma of malt, corn sweetness and slight cucumber. Sweet malt and cucumber flavor with a mild finish.
Wednesday, November 9, 2016

cheap
2.7
North High Jalalima
When i saw the green can i thought IPA, you know like some other IPAs that have jal in their name; but no, its lime. From can has a definite pepper ring in the nose, like spicy pepper coffee er sumthin. Taste is friendly jala with a fairly mild afterburn. Yes, there is some lime in there but the jalapepper thang is almost getting in yer face. You gotta sip this one to get the full effects. In the end the warming sensation builds down the throat and into the gullet. Then, suddenly when I think its all over, I get a little lime in the finish. Not bad for a beer with a heater.
Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Dogbrick
3.3
North High Pale Ale
Sample at Liberty Tavern. The beer is a clear golden-orange color with a medium thin off-white head that recedes steadily to an outer ring. Short strings of lacing. Fruit, hops and malt aroma. Light-bodied with flavors of grassy hops, fruit and malt. The finish is mildly bitter with a short fruity hop aftertaste. Decent overall.
Monday, November 7, 2016

ibrubeer
3.5
North High India Pale Ale (IPA)
12 oz can. Light floral aroma. Slightly darker golden color, with white head and pretty good lacing. Light hoppy flavor, closer to a true British IPA. Light to med body. Overall a pretty drinkable IPA.
Sunday, November 6, 2016

shrubber85
3.9
North High Pickale Pickle Gose
Draft. Pickles, salt, and biscuit malt aroma. Pale yellow with minimal head. Sweet-tart dill pickle, biscuit malt, light salt, and lightly bitter straw flavor. Nice body. Nailed the pickle part.
Sunday, October 30, 2016

shrubber85
3.6
North High Prickly Pear Cucumber Ale
Draft. Cucumber, prickly pear, and toffee malt aroma. Golden yellow with minimal head. Moderately sweet cucumber, prickly pear, toffee malt, and lightly bitter straw flavor. Nice body. Pleasant.
Sunday, October 30, 2016

shrubber85
3.5
North High The London Gentleman ESB
Draft. Nutty toffee malt and straw aroma. Amber with moderate head. Moderately sweet toffee malt and moderately bitter quinine/hay flavor. Good body. Tasty.
Sunday, October 30, 2016

cheap
2.3
North High Wildcard!
Tap @ numbers brewing. Big foamy head, does not fade. On nitro. Clear beery smell. Taste is a flat sweeter backbone. Has a bit of that medicinal feel to it. Slick. Yes, sweetness continues thru the session.Now quite like most ESB Iíve had JMHO.
Sunday, October 30, 2016

PorterPounder
2.9
North High Pale Ale
Boardman, OH - Vintage Estate Wine and Beer - 12 oz can. The head has an obnoxious thickness to it that takes a good five minutes to settle down, the color is medium golden and hazy. Aroma has some light spruce accents, some grassiness. Decent pale ale flavor with some light citrus bitterness, some raw cookie dough sweetness, a hint of spearmint spiciness. Nice crispness to the mouthfeel.
Sunday, October 23, 2016

PorterPounder
3.4
North High Milk Stout
Boardman, OH - Village Estate Beer and Wine -12 oz can. Dark brown pour, medium thick khaki colored head, decent lacing. Licorice and chocolate in the aroma. Flavor has some espresso, a bit of licorice, some light chocolate. A bit of a chalky,dry mouthfeel, decent lacticity.
Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Dogbrick
3.7
North High Hop Trial #14
Sample at Kraft House No. 5 during the "Jackie Oís Tap Takeover and Sustainability Celebration" on 08/25/2016. This brew pours a slightly hazy pale orange color with a thin white head that recedes quickly to a wispy film. Short strings of lacing. Tropical fruit, hops and malt in the nose. Medium body with flavors of citrusy hops, melon and roast malt. The finish is moderately bitter with a fruity hop aftertaste. Above average overall.
Saturday, September 24, 2016

FROTHINGSLOSH
3.7
North High India Pale Ale (IPA)
Sampled from a 12 oz can this beer poured a cloudy apricot color with a large fluffy yellow-white head that lingered and left excellent lacing. The aroma was leafy floral, herbal and almost minty hops. The flavor was bitter, sweet and tangy with leafy floral and herbal hops. Long finish. Medium body and smooth. Well done.
Monday, September 12, 2016

EithCubes
3.3
North High Grapefruit Walleye
Can. Nose straight grapefruit juice, pour hazy yellow leaning to honey brown, with a soapy white head. Taste medium-bitter and only lightly sweet, nicely done; light of tartness and aggressive tiny carbonation make this refreshing. Lemon with a hint of grain and something like coriander (could Citra? gf seeds? something along those lines?), full body with a hint of chalk and a very "real juice" feel without utterly losing the beeriness. Kudos. [2016.09.03: 3.3]
Saturday, September 3, 2016

EithCubes
3.1
North High Milk Stout
Can. Nose is very sweet, light roast and heavy lactose, some mild red berry wafting up from the glass, faint cocoa powder and nuts. Pour dark brown with a large light brown head, sorta resembles espresso crema. Taste cloying, no bitterness to balance, watery light-medium body, chocolate, simple roast with average malt backing. Refreshes, especially cold, but there seems to have been more emphasis placed on the lactose than the stout. [2016.09.02: 3.1]
Saturday, September 3, 2016

EithCubes
0.9
North High Haybomb Hefeweizen
Canned, just as the regular Hefeweizen, claiming a different abv of 5.1%. Nose does have bananas, yes, but is also throwing fusels, rubber, and gasoline. Pour rich clear golden with lots of carbonation and a sudsy bright white head that doesnít last long. Taste slightly better, more clove coming out, very plastic-y, sweet but dries somewhat, lemony-wheat, classic medium body with lots of carbonation, alcohol burn at the end. A huge, huge mess, but still quite drinkable. [2016.09.02: 0.9]
Friday, September 2, 2016

EithCubes
2.9
North High Pale Ale
Can. Pour is yellow golden, hazy with a large and uncontrollable foamy off-white head, tons of visible carbonation bubbling up. Nose is mostly citrus, in-mouth confirms a few saison-like elements, grainy and sunny with a little alcohol in with the aggressive carbonation (itís hot, actually), white grapes and white wine, medium resin, paper, low caramel and I keep thinking thereís wheat here. Sweet, lemon, very grassy (Pils-levels). Yeast is more than a little dirty and the hops are a little raw. Body has a touch of creaminess to it, medium with a hint of chalk. Bold and lively, to be sure. [2016.09.02: 2.9]
Friday, September 2, 2016

EithCubes
3.8
North High India Pale Ale (IPA)
Canned. Nose heavy pine, resin, dark caramel, some really interesting fruit rinds in the glass, leaning tropical; pour golden gradient (yellow-to-orange) with a large and rocky-creamy beige head. Positively glows. Medium-sweet with medium bitterness, in good balance overall, above-average malt depth for an IPA, creamy yet crisp feel in the full body (plus points for mouthfeel), plenty of citrus but not extreme and actually also in good balance with lighter pine/resin/caramel. Spice and florality round the edges, and thereís a very vital, clean freshness here. Hits all of its notes and manages to squeeze out some rare synergy. [2016.09.01: 3.8]
Thursday, September 1, 2016

Prufrockstar
4
North High Grapefruit Walleye
Draft at Kroger Marketplace. This may seriously be my favorite bar in town. Hazy gold with white head. Grapefruit and weeds on nose, with some tropicalish citrus to boot. Light cereal and biscuit. Lightly sweet, big hop flavor with only light bitterness. Light body, average carbonation. Sessionable, delicious.
Friday, August 26, 2016

unclefrito62
3
North High Oktoberfest
Can of this Octoberfest. You can smell the maltiness and a little sweetness Copper in color and very appealing to the eye. You can taste the malt and goes down a little heavy very little after bite 5.4 in alcohol Kind of average for style but overall above average beer.
Monday, August 22, 2016

Evolutionary
3.4
North High Saison 994 Columbus Beer Week Collaboration Beer
Tap at mellow new Albany. Pour is amber tan and head is gone by 1/3. Nose is toasted cereal and malts. Malt lingers a bit at the end. Pretty smooth and decent with appropriate bitterness but not amazing for saison. Weak hop and floral notes in the middle. Ok but not amazing or What Iíd hope for a group effort from people like this. Would do again but wonít seek out.
Wednesday, August 17, 2016

JStax
3.8
North High Grapefruit Walleye
12 ounce can poured into a pint glass. Hazy yellow with a pinkish hue to it. Big white head of foam. Grapefruit juice and wheaty bread come through. Moderate bitterness. Some fruity notes. Pretty refreshing. Lighter body and medium carbonation. Donít get much walleye, though.
Friday, August 12, 2016

strongpieman
2.5
North High Jalalima
Can. Jalapeño lime beer. Line was much more subtle than jalapeños, which seemed a bit much. Not for me
Saturday, August 6, 2016

Panzuriel
2.8
North High Grapefruit Walleye
Appearance: Hazy orange juice light golden. decent one finger of white foam Nose: Big grapefruit nose. Mild sweetness Taste: Sweeter than anticipated. Big grapefruit hops. Suspect grapefruit juice added before bottling Body: medium with lively carbonation Parting thoughts: A grapefruit bomb of a session IPA. Not too much heft. Just right.
Saturday, August 6, 2016

Dogbrick
3.5
North High Purple Grain
Sample at Millstone BBQ as part of Ohio Brew Week. The beer pours a murky purple color with a thin pinkish-white head that dissipates quickly to a film. Short strings of lace. Aroma of berries, wheat and malt. Light to medium body with flavors of herbal wheat, raspberry and yeast. The finish is mildly tart with a berry aftertaste. Decent overall.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016

nathan30533
3.4
North High Grapefruit Walleye
A good summer drinker. Light on the body and easy tasting. Refreshing carbonation on a summer day.
Saturday, July 23, 2016

alexsdad06
3.8
North High Old Dirty Grogan Wee Heavy
Draft at North High from notes. Pours a hazy caramel brown color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have sweet malts, caramel, toffee, bourbon, dark fruits, wood, pretty good, not the biggest fan of the regular lineup but these bigger beers are good.
Thursday, July 21, 2016

jtclockwork
3
North High New Orleans (NOLA) Coffee Golden Ale
Draft - pours blonde white head - nose/taste of coffee, dry apple, bread - light med body
Wednesday, July 20, 2016

jtclockwork
3.1
North High Haybomb Hefeweizen
Draft - pours cloudy yellow white head - nose/taste of banana, clove and coriander - med body
Wednesday, July 20, 2016

jtclockwork
3.4
North High India Pale Ale (IPA)
Draft - pours yellow white head - nose/taste of orange peel, citrus, grass and pine with caramel - med body
Wednesday, July 20, 2016