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RATINGS: 648   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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A deep amber colored American ale, featuring a rich malty body. Cascade and Willamette hops add a complex hop flavor and aroma. This ale is exceptionally balanced between malty sweetness and delicate hop bitterness.


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oginme (42) - New Hampshire, USA - OCT 16, 2013
Bar bottle: pours rich amber color with good head. Slightly malty aroma. taste is slightly sweet caramel flavor finishing with a resin, piney finish with a lingering finish Billed as an American Amber, it lacked the hop aromas and clean finish that would place it higher in my assessment.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zoucrew102 (509) - - OCT 14, 2013
Bottle, thanks sevenhokie! Aroma is hoppy at first, but then I picked up the caramel malt. Pours a deep amber color with a good head and lacing. Caramel malt flavor up front with a bit of hops on the smooth finish. Good amber. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (3578) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - OCT 13, 2013
Bottle: Clear copper with a short, tan head. Caramel malt, bread aroma. Fruity, light.....malt flavor. Slightly hoppy. Pretty nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
woodychevy (349) - - OCT 1, 2013
UPDATED: APR 10, 2014 Not typically a style of beer I gravitate towards, but this is a particularly good amber. Plus, tastes like asheville. Pours a truly beautiful deep amber color ( I am on my first, so that is not the beer talking) with good head retention. a good amount of breadiness to it- malty sweetness and a hint of hops at first. the willamette floral notes are throwing me off a bit. the hops definitely come out more as it warms to room temp or maybe a slight burnt flavour- first few sips were the best. overall a great amber ale- by far the best offering I have tasted from Highland brewing. Having a pint at the tasting room right now. Had to lower score a bit Appearance only a 3. Nice color for an amber but No head retention. Aroma is just ok. Malt and some non-distinct Hard to pinpoint smells. Tasting more bitter than I remember. Surprising For only 30 ibu’s. Feel like I need some food with it to temper a bit. Feel like an amber should be more easy going. Slightly better with 1/2 the pint gone As it warms up. Just ok.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Bottle. Pours deep amber to red. Nose is clean maltiness, toasted malts, burnt candied caramels, and just a touch of floral hops. Flavor is rich toasted malts, caramels, grilled caramelized sugars, and a hint of roastiness. finishes medium dry. Seems well attenuated but has a distinct burnt caramel character. Other than that, not a whole lot going on. Ok beer, nothing to write home about.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
r464 (1916) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2013
Smooth and sweet malt with caramel like flavor. Full body and a long smooth finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christpuncher (1110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2013
A really flavorful ale a little malty Not much aroma and tastes bitter Pours a nice light orange in Color ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nathan30533 (590) - Dahlonega, Georgia, USA - SEP 10, 2013
This is a well balanced and full of flavor amber ale. Loved it. Great brew and great location in NC for it. Ocracoke Island, NC

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
irvineb (9) - - SEP 8, 2013 does not count
This was a great beer for me. Malty, yet with a good balance of hops. Had it on a hot day, but found it refreshing, and not too heavy. Loved the beer, the appearance, and the taste from start to finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tbopslt (346) - New York, USA - AUG 28, 2013
Bottle from Lowes Grocery. Typical Irish red color. No head. Minimal lacing. Pungent aroma. Taste is very pungent to start. Full bodied and creamy. Just ok. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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