darkko (99) - Kingsport, Tennessee, USA - MAY 9, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice malty aroma. Pours amber with very little head. Leaves a little lacing. Very good smooth malty flavor. Nice hop finish. Bitterness linger on back of tongue. Very drinkable. A very good amber ale.
billk (353) - Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, USA - MAY 4, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Clear amber/copper w good carb & fantastic rocky beige head that held up rather well. Good sticky lace. Aroma is sweet creamy malt w moderate hops. Flavor is rather bitter semi sweet med roast malt w moderate hop flavor & good bitterness. Into med bodied. This beer was OK, but for an IPA addict, a bit subdued.
Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 4, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Exceptionally sweet amber. Much moreso than I expected. The hop bitterness is there, but you really have to look for it. This isn’t a beer I could drink more than one or two of.
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 28, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle. Pours a deep orange color. Very piney aroma. Hops, pine, a little grass, and a slight hint of grapefruit in the flavor. This is a pretty good beer.
hezron (610) - Viroqua, Wisconsin, USA - APR 9, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a nice amber color with a white head and excellent lacing. Aroma of cereal malt and celery. Flavor is thin at first but lots of grassy-pine hops come through in a fairly bitter finish. Medium slick feel with a dry metallic finish. The hoppiest amber I’ve had so far. Not bad.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - APR 1, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
THis is a nice amber ale w/ a good balance between hops and malt. This is a good session beer.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 29, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Copper in color with a small white head. Aroma of sweet bready malt. Bitter flavor with a hoppy character.
Fish (440) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 18, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours a nice, deep, reddish-orange color with a slight, light brown, even head. Starts with some fruity berry-y sweetness. And ends slightly hoppish and every so slightly citrusy. Well-balanced, medium bodied (by my definition of ’body’ which is still developing). I’d definitely drink this beer again. I think it’s some of the best NC has to offer.
ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 17, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Decent. Dark copper color, with an aroma of pine and sweet malt. Flavor is much the same, fairly sweet and malty with hoppy/piney tones, moderaly bitter, not too complex. Decent but not so great.
donrajin (233) - Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, USA - MAR 17, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is yet another fine beer from Highland. Nice copper pour with nice roundness. Very well balanced beer. Most closely resembling an amber ale