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RATINGS: 652   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fish (440) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 18, 2005
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). Id definitely drink this beer again. I think its some of the best NC has to offer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 17, 2005
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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
donrajin (233) - Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, USA - MAR 17, 2005
This is yet another fine beer from Highland. Nice copper pour with nice roundness. Very well balanced beer. Most closely resembling an amber ale

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (7861) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2005
Thanks to Suttree for this. Copper pour with medium, off-white head. Aroma of malt, toffee, nuts, some hops. Tastes malty, with hops, toffee, and slight cognac elements. Smooth finish. This one is very good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - MAR 16, 2005
Bottle. Deep copper color bordering on ruby red. Khaki colored head fades fairly quickly to a ring. Some lacing left behind. Pleasant citrus and floral hoppy smells mix with a rich sweet malt aroma. Body is medium and smooth. Flavors mimic aroma with caramel malts and an appropriate hop balance. Perhaps more like an APA. Decent beer however.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Shadrach (176) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 27, 2005
Bottle bought in Asheville, sampled last July. Poured a coppery red. Aroma was caramel. Taste seemed a bit watery but had some tones of caramel and hops in it, nothing very striking, thought was smooth and clear.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 16, 2005
Bottle from Hop and Leaf Feb 2005. Another striking pour (like the Cottonwood IPA) with a deep burnished copper body, bright and tinted with orange and gold. Clear, with a smattering of white head. Aroma and flavor give off strong hops and lightly fruity yeast notes. Very dry and bitter notes up front, with a strange, dry bready finish. The mouthfeel is good though. It starts off moderately carbonated, but finishes much more smooth and lightly creamy. Im still not thrilled about it, due to the finish. Tastes like an APA to me, strong bitter hops, very dry, with a dry pale malt body.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 5, 2005
In the bottle. Dark amber in color. Beige frothy head. Citric aroma. Fresh wheat smell. Tastes orangy like rine or curacao. Definite citrus-like oil imparting of long flavor. This beer is NOT hit you upside the head. Floral undertones. Like it has a perfume in it, but not much. Smooth beer that you could drink a bathtub full.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Indra (2619) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - DEC 19, 2004
Fruity, citric hop aroma, suggestions of pineapple and grapefruit, as well as some nicely countering toasty, nutty caramel maltiness. Medium-dark orange amber color with a fine, creamy head and slight lacing. Flavor is hoppy, lightly bitter and citric to start, turning maltier and much sweeter, more sugary caramel to be found, and with a fairly well-balanced finish, some lingering floral hops noted. Notably smooth, creamy palate, medium body. High degree of drinkability. Well done American Amber style, somewhat of a rarity. Cheers to Jay for the bottle.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BiggDaddy (7) - Helen, Georgia, USA - DEC 9, 2004 does not count
this one made it on the guest tap. and the mugg club members are loving it. Very smooth, and balanced. One of the better micro-red ales Ive tasted in a while


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