Flatline99 (36) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 29, 2001
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is a rarity in America...a true India Pale Ale! The dry, hoppy flavor burst in your mouth from the first sip.
wade (58) - Decatur, Georgia, USA - OCT 23, 2002
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of the better beers Iíve had recently.
yupnc (2) - Arden, North Carolina, USA - DEC 23, 2003 does not count
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
To my taste buds, this is not only one of the best IPA's I have had - but one of the best beers. It has a great bitter IPA taste, nice color, and a great finish. A very solid beer.
TheBeerCollector (601) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 31, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
An outstanding example of an IPA. Nice clean flavor with a great hop kick. Great all around.
UNCCTF (477) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 22, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Orange coloring, floral aroma, HUGE off-white head with great lacing and thickness. It's got a nice malty start, but the kicker is those Cascade hops. The hops don't screw around in this beer. This beer almost makes up for the lousy beer laws in North Carolina... ALMOST. This is awesome, AND it's only $6 for a six of 'em! Beautiful.
jgb9348 (3964) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 11, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great dark colour, with a very hoppy nose. Flavour was tremendous, and the hops definately stood out. A great overall IPA, one of the best i've had in the past few months!
jezmez68 (374) - Chesterton, Indiana, USA - JUL 1, 2003
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent IPA. The Carolina breweries (including Highland) make some great IPAs. Great color, excellent flavor, and it even smells good.
Shag (2439) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - AUG 23, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2003 Reddish/orange appearance. Flavor is citrusy and very well hopped. Orange, pine, and maybe some rasbperries? This was a nice IPA. Why smoke Endo when you can drink it? Izzle.
Schroppfy (2350) - Łůdż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
An excellent IPA! Defines balance! There, now Iíve got my exclaimation points out of the way. Malty/hoppy delicious teeter totter between a bit of harsh throaty bitterness and sweet bits. The most beautiful coppery color. Yummy.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 28, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
I have to admit, I really like this beer. The aroma reminds me of iced tea with some lemon. Light brown in color with lots of floaties and a slight head. Rich malty flavor almost overpowers the hops - some lemon, some earthiness. I dig it.