Highland Imperial Kashmir IPA

Highland Imperial Kashmir IPA

Rated 3.586 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Highland Brewing Company

Asheville, NC, United States

Style:  Imperial IPA

10.2% Alcohol by Volume

60 International Bittering Units

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An aggressively hopped and higher gravity version of our Kashmir IPA. Six hop varieties added at seven different times in the brew kettle, hopback, whirpool, and fermenter contribute to its complexity. This Imperial IPA also differs from our traditional Kashmir with the addition of over 60 pounds of dry hops per 50 barrels. In all, over 200 pounds of hops are used in each 50-barrels batch of this limited release. The robust, malty, and delightfully intense hop flavors and aromas are best enjoyed with an extremely stiff upper lip. Grain 2 Row Brewers Malt, Munich, Malted Wheat, Flaked Barley & Carapils Hops Magnum, Fuggle, German Select, Styrian Golding & Willamete

ID: 28858 Last updated 8 years ago Added to database 13 years ago

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Overall Rank2027
Overall Percentile95.6
Style Rank166 of 1703
Style Percentile90.3
Lowest Score3.9
Highest Score4.2
Average Score4.025
Weighted Score3.586
Standard Deviation0.000

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  • CYBERCAT 9599 reviews
    rated 3.9 7 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Pours a pretty clear amber with a thick and fluffy pale buff head that leaves some good lacing. Strongly hoppy aroma has mostly evergreen and resin, with an undertone of Mandarin orange. Bold, hoppy flavor assaults the palate with resiny, rather bitter hops and sour orange plus a touch of honey. Firm, smooth texture is fairly fizzy and leaves a hoppy and slightly sweet finish. A hundred kilos of hops? Sure shows!

  • BLUESANDBARBQ 2568 reviews
    rated 4.2 8 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    On tap @ Suttrees High Gravity Tavern - finally. Re-released recently - thank you very much! Orange golden pour, hint of haze, very tight head, draped lacing. Heavily hopped aroma and palate, almost dank and syrupy in a very good way, grapefruit, pine, earthy goodness. Nice overall malt sweetness to offset nicely - decidedly East Coast-style with that. Bitter til the very end, great linger. Big and bitter, malty and sweet enough. Cheers!

  • BEERGUY101 5022 reviews
    rated 4.0 10 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Tasted on 10/29/2010. OK I found this bottle sitting in the back of the beer closet, its 3 years old, I know that and the rating does take that into account. This Imperial India Pale Ale pours a medium copper gold color from a 22oz bottle. Small sized white foamy head. The aroma is malt, biscuit, sweet and caramel. A medium bodied former Imperial IPA now a barley wine. The malts are very biscuity, caramel and malty. The hops are herbal and floral. Although this beer is probably a faint echo of what it was fresh, it has become a very nice barleywine. There is perhaps a touch of oxidation, but that is not always a bad thing in a barleywine. Nice balance. It was an interesting unintentional aging experiment. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

  • GGRUMET 311 reviews
    rated 4.0 12 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    I picked up this 22oz bomber while on vacation. It came highly recommended from the folks at Cape Fear Wine and Beer in Wilmington, NC. The pour is a very hazed orange with a creamy head that caps and has great lacing. The aroma is bready and malty, with a simcoe-esque hop tinge. This is delicious. It's incredibly smooth and remarkably balanced for a IIPA. There is a quick hop explosion at first passing that lingers very pleasantly and is finished off with a nice kick of caramel and roasted malts. The finish is very bready and biscuity, which accompanies the spicy hops fantastically. As with most IIPA's, this is a deceptive brew. the 10.2 ABV isn't noticeable until it bites you in the ass.

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