emacgee (3506) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - FEB 3, 2013
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ok, so Iím not sure I had the same experience with this one as most of the 6 people who have rated it. I thought this was a terrible beer. Pour is just fine, pretty and clean with a little depth missing. Nose and flavor however are just not coming together for me. The aroma has an íold onioní component to it that is just a deal breaker on its own. Some spent tea leaf and garlic come through too. I have NO idea where this ípear and appleí is supposed to be... Lightly earthy hops in the flavor with onion/garlic coming through strong. Dry and light (too light....) body. Thin even...
icehawk (223) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JUN 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium body with a good amount of carbonation. Malty, filling, with a fairly neutral flavor and finish.
ross (1977) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JUN 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Looks exactly like the picture about 300 px up and to the left. Aroma is full of hops and malts - plenty of citrus in here. Taste is not as good as the aroma, kind of put off by the amount of malts in this one. It is a good beer, but I would rather drink Kashmir I believe.
Nate (3358) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
From bottle. Mild hop nose with light orange aroma, a bit spicy with a little rye. Dark amber clear with frothy-foamy white lacing head. Medium body with medium-high carbonation. Starts a little malty with carbonic bite and lots of hop bitterness. A bit musky with dry nutty bitter after and light oxidation.
jsquire (3011) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber color out of the bottle with a thin off white head. Orange hop nose with lots of grassy bitterness. Orange and pear flavors with burnt toast and roasted grain astringency, and a grassy hop finish. Long bitter finish with red grapefruit zest and more grass.
Braudog (5062) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottl.e Rusty red, still, and shiny. The thin head is nonetheless quite adhesive. This has a metallic, tangy aroma. Indeed, it drinks with a copper-tinged bitterness a bit, but otherwise is unfortunately not that much of a standout from your every-day macro lagers. (#5033, 5/25/2013)
BrettTaylor (49) - - MAY 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
In a flight of tasters at the brewery. A pretty amber + red color (not red enough to call red), moderate hop aroma, little to no head and low lacing. Maybe I donít really get the style, but the bitterness clashed with the malt and didnít really blend the two styles as much as just fighting on the taste buds.
beerme31 (392) - Apex, North Carolina, USA - MAY 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Aroma of fruit, toast, pine, and citrus fruit. Pours clear copper full tan head. Mildly sweet taste. Medium body, light sticky texture, ave carbonation, pretty heavy bitter lingering finish. Overall this was ok. A little more alcohol to be an IPA in my opinion, but definitely has the hop presence. Good for something different to try.
jkwood04 (2412) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle in a tulip. Pours deep brown/copper with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of floral and lightly citrusy hops plus a little toasty and pale malts. Flavor the same. Average texture. Not the best IPA, but interesting.
nimbleprop (3063) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle pours a clear brick red with some creamy, lacing white head. Nose is nice and approachable, orange, grapefruit, lemon candy, malt, cracker, some hand soap. Flavor is solid too, bitter, soapy, pine, grapefruit pulp, orange zest, a little vegetal, some malt, cracker. Medium bodied, lightly sweet, lightly bitter finish.
DiarmaidBHK (2397) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from total wine sterling. Looked reddish at first but it settles into brown with a thin khaki head that doesnít leave a lot of lacing. Has a bit of an old socks must on the nose. Had a bit of bitterness up front but it fades as it warms. Not my favorite from Highland.