Highland Brewing AVL IPA
What the brewers say
This unfiltered American IPA is flush with notes of pineapple, mango, and grapefruit with a piney, resiny body. It features Chinook, Citra, and Centennial hops.
What our panel thought
Peach and orange dance on your nose with a light creamy biscuit undertone. Lighter citrus (lemon, especial-ly) comes through on the retronasal, and the underlying lightly toasted bready quality carries the beer to a moderately bitter clean finish. The fine bubbles from the carbonation add to the creaminess but are cut nicely by the bitterness.
What our editors thought
Tropical and bold with notes of sweet reduced orange, mango, and papaya. Crisp medium bitterness with a light mineral note is accessible while engaging.