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
DocLock (7861) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - MAR 16, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Shadrach (176) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 27, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 16, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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. I’m 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.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 5, 2005
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Indra (2619) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - DEC 19, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
BiggDaddy (7) - Helen, Georgia, USA - DEC 9, 2004 does not count
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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 I’ve tasted in a while