North High Brewing Reviews




jsquire
3.5
North High Grapefruit Walleye
Hazy yellow color out of the tap with a sticky white head. Citrus hop nose. Grapefruit rind and bitter orange hop over a light grainy tea. Easy drinking summer ale.
Sunday, June 25, 2017

DialSquare
3.4
North High Butch Otter
Old note, draft at Ohio Taproom: gold pour, white head. aroma of citrus zest, floral. tastes are on the malty side with light spice, resiny, floral, citrus, bit perfumey, pine. medium palate.
Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Dogbrick
3.5
North High Butch Otter
Sample at the CCBW Six One Pour festival on 05/20/2017. Clear bronze color with a medium thin off-white head that dissipates quickly to an outer ring. Stringy lace. Herbal hops, fruit and malt in the nose. Medium to full body with flavors of dank hops, grapefruit and malt. The finish is moderately bitter with an herbal hoppy aftertaste. Decent overall.
Sunday, June 18, 2017

Dogbrick
3.6
North High Local Bearings Porter
Sample at the CCBW Six One Pour festival on 05/20/2017. Dark brown color with a medium foamy beige head that recedes steadily to a film. Small patches of lace. Malt, chocolate and rye aroma. Medium body with flavors of chocolate malt, mildly spicy rye and coffee. The finish is malty with a light rye aftertaste. Decent overall.
Sunday, June 18, 2017

alexsdad06
3.4
North High Grapefruit Walleye
Draft sample. Pours a hazy golden color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have pale malts, grapefruit citrus, grass, mild bitterness, nothing stands out good or bad.
Sunday, June 11, 2017

drsordr
3.4
North High Bourbon Barrel Imperial Porter
Draft to taster at Cincy beer fest 2017 pour opaque dark brown with thin tan head. Nose light barrel funk , vanilla, toffee, maple syrup. Taste diacetyl​ buttered popcorn. But it kinda works for me.
Friday, June 9, 2017

Lowe1983
3.4
North High Grapefruit Walleye
Pours a cloudy amber color with a white head. Aroma is light with some grapefruit and caramel malts. Flavor is grapefruit with caramel masks and a hint of some toastiness.
Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Dogbrick
3.5
North High Buckeye Java Milk Stout
Sample from cask at the 14th annual Smokehouse Mini Real Ale Fest on 05/13/2017. Brown-black color with a medium thin creamy beige head that diminishes steadily to a film. Small patches of lacing. Aroma of malt, chocolate and peanut butter. Light-bodied with flavors of roasted malt, peanut butter and slightly sour coffee. The finish is roasty with a chocolate malt aftertaste. Decent overall.
Monday, May 29, 2017

DuffMan
3.8
North High Stardust To Stardust
Can. Cool Star Wars font motif. Hazy light gold with a lasting, clingy white head. Sweet ripe pineapple, grapefruit, and doughy pale malts lead into a long bitter finish. Nicely balanced, with a hop profile that appeals to me.
Friday, May 26, 2017

kathouse
3.5
North High Barley Wine
Pours reddish brown, clear with a lasting khaki foam. Toffee, toast, and alcohol aroma. Taste is sweet and hot. Finishes hot too.
Thursday, May 25, 2017

kathouse
3.6
North High Stardust To Stardust
Aroma of tropical fruit and melon. Bitterness is mild but balances well with the malt sweetness.
Thursday, May 25, 2017

kathouse
3.1
North High India Pale Ale (IPA)
An average IPA. Clear golden with minimal foam. Slight orange and some graininess.
Thursday, May 25, 2017

DialSquare
3.5
North High Local Bearings Porter
Draft from Giant Eagle in Grandview: Milky, cocoa, rye. Brown pour with amber tint. Thin palate. Light bitter late.
Friday, May 19, 2017

katrinaez
3.6
North High Tree Tapper Brown Ale
Aroma of mild maple, taste of nutiness and sweetness, some bite, maple really hits as an aftertaste, can.
Saturday, May 13, 2017

SarahAndJustin
3.1
North High Milk Stout
A good milk stout with head that's smooth and tasty. Serve in a frosty mug for crystals at the end. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Saturday, May 13, 2017

JaBier
3.3
North High Butch Otter
Sample at The Ohio Taproom on 4/27/17. Pours clear gold with a thick white head. Nose of weed and malt. Malt and weed flavor with some fruit before an earthy finish.
Monday, May 1, 2017

ChiGuy68
3.7
North High India Pale Ale (IPA)
Tasted from a 12 oz. can. It poured a clear golden hue with a quickly dissipating white head leaving streaks and patches of lacing. Aroma of hops pine and resin. Taste of citrus hops, grass, and pine with a slightly bitter finish. A nice, easy drinking IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Wednesday, April 26, 2017

nimbleprop
2.9
North High Pale Ale
Sampled at CBC 2017 pours a cloudy gold with some frothy, white head. Nose has lemon, orange, flowers. FLavor is lemon, gristy, grass, orange, metal. Finish full bodied and gristy.
Thursday, April 20, 2017

nimbleprop
3.6
North High Stardust To Stardust
Sampled at CBC, pours a clear gold with some frothy, white head. Nose is citrus, candy, a little tropical fruit. Flavor is sweet, mango, guava, candy, a little banana milkshake. Bitter, fruity finish.
Monday, April 17, 2017

Tmoney99
3.7
North High Bourbon Barrel Imperial Porter
Pours black color with a moderate frothy tan head that slowly diminished with good lacing. Medium to heavy caramel, vanilla, wood and bourbon aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Moderate to heavy bourbon sweet flavor with a medium to heavy bourbon sweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is an interesting porter.
Saturday, April 8, 2017

shigadeyo
1.4
North High Mang Chung Tonight
3/23/2017 (draft at Lucky Dog Grille in West Chester, OH): I wanted to start small and ordered this without realizing that it was a dreaded Session IPA. My mistake, of course. North High Mang Chung Tonight is a mouthful of words a huge disappointment. Blindly tasted, there would be no way to know if this beer was a Wheat Ale, slightly hoppy Kellerbier, Kolsch, or something else. Regardless, itís definitely NOT an IPA. Even saying "Pale Ale" is a stretch. This beer lacks body, hops, and flavor. Itís lightly malty, overly carbonated, and has a watery fruity flavor. Mango? No way. Not even a smidge of mango to be found. Even if I close my eyes I try really hard I canít find any suggestion of mango in this beer other than it being in the name on the menu. What a disappointment. On top of that, this beer is completely overpriced. $6/pint as the HAPPY HOUR price? Really? NOT WORTH IT. This beer is the perfect example as to why I pretty much boycott the concept of "Session IPA." Shame on you, North High Brewing!
Friday, March 31, 2017

theisti
3.5
North High Pale Ale
12 oz can purchased as a single at Hyde Park Wine and Spirits in Cincinnati, Ohio. 17018 stamped on bottom. The pour is a hazy orange golden with a 1/2 inch white foamy head. The aroma is fresh orange citrus, sweet caramel malt and a touch of resin towards the back. The taste is a citrus soft bitterness, orange fruit, the slightly sweet caramel malt towards back. The palate is light bodied with soft carbonation and the citrus bitter finish. Solid.
Monday, March 27, 2017

alexsdad06
2.8
North High Bourbon Barrel Imperial Porter
Draft at Cincy beerfest 17. Pours a dark cola brown color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have a ton of diacetyl, the description reads butterscotch but I just got butter, sweet malts, hints of chocolate, vanilla, disappointing, not like any other barrel aged imperial porter Iíve had.
Saturday, March 11, 2017

Tmoney99
3.7
North High Stardust To Stardust
Draft. Poured clear copper color with an average frothy off-white head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate citrus balanced aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture with soft carbonation. Moderate bittersweet flavor with a moderate bittersweet finish of medium duration. Very good brew.
Sunday, March 5, 2017

Patrickctenchi
3.7
North High Tree Tapper Brown Ale
Can: Dark brown with a small tan head. Caramel, maple aroma. Taste is sweet, woody caramel malt, chocolate malt, maple. Very nice.
Saturday, March 4, 2017

mR_fr0g
3.4
North High India Pale Ale (IPA)
Can shared at Ratebeer awards show. 30/01/2016. Huge Thanks! A hazed golden orange coloured pour with a lasting loose white head. Aroma is decent floral citrus hop, lemon and straw. Flavour is composed of nobel hop, lemon, little grassy citrus, straw, mineral, floral notes. Lingering bitter pithy lemon. Palate is highish carbonation, grainy, dryish finish.
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

mR_fr0g
3.3
North High Milk Stout
Can shared at Ratebeer awards show. 30/01/2016. Huge Thanks! A dark black coloured pour with a lasting greyish tan head. Aroma is apple, cakey malts, milky soft chocolate, soft roast, apple. Flavour is composed of mineral, thin nutty malts, brown sugars. Palate is thin, moderate carbonation, semi sweet. ok.
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

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