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High Country Ale – Blowing Rock Brewing

High Country Ale – Blowing Rock Brewing

High Country Ale is a somewhat decent American Pale Ale (APA). Weighing in at 5.4% ABV, it tastes much like an American Adjunct Lager-Ale. That being said – it’s decent, if overly heavy on the biscuity malt flavors that still manage to be corn-like and light-tasting. Mainly malt-based, with almost no hops to speak of. Easy-drinking, but almost devoid of any other flavors besides the biscuity malt that’s light on the palate.

Rating: 68

Amber Ale – Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery

Amber Ale – Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery

Mild Amber at 5.5% ABV, this is a easy-drinking medium bodied beer. It has a nice color and head, but tastes a bit watery. Counteracted by a long herbal finish. Smooth throughout. Has caramel and toffee malt notes. Would classify this as an English style amber (malt-forward). Hops are pushed to the back of the plate. It’s okay, but you’d struggle to remember the name of the beer.

Rating: 77