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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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zeswaft (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 26, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2006 A really good amber ale, but nothing I haven’t seen before. Mild-medium hopiness and medium maltiness. How much does the picture on the left piss everyone off?

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 26, 2004
Color here is a dark ruby, but there is no head that I can report. Aroma is sweet and fruity. Malt is huge in this ale, hops have a small role, but still, the body is full, and the mouthfeel generous and tasty. Much more flavorful than other ales I’ve encountered recently. Worthy to associate itself with Irish reds.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
biermonk (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 24, 2004
On tap at Summits Wayside Tavern...Very standard amber ale...Nothing really outstanding about this beer but also nothing really offensive..as previously mentioned this is an excellent session beer

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
possumjc (149) - Charleston - Mt Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - OCT 23, 2004
Nice red amber color with a thin head. Malty aroma. Slight malt flavor with a balancing hop finish. This is my favorite local beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - OCT 15, 2004
A not bad amber ale, whatever that means. Crisp with a slkight hop overtone. A session brew that mainstream drinkers would find adventureson.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rynoSx (29) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - OCT 14, 2004
This was a great Ale. I know that I will recommend this to any beer lover and would get it for them. Highland has a great selection of great tasting beers.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 17, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2005 Clear orange with a good sized, small-bubbled head. Rich malty aroma, with a hint of nuts and citrus. Sweet and bitter clash together with no clear victor. By the way, I wrote this before I read the Commerical Description.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ericnixon (738) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 10, 2004
Nice malty aroma over a beautiful ruby color. Clean malty flavor with a light smattering of teh hoppy. Surprisingly good from a state with a 6% limit.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - SEP 4, 2004
A fine amber color with an off-tan head and large bubbles from the carbonation. Toasted, sweet, rich caramel aroma with woody, tobacco and citrus aroma when gently swirled. Taste of strong, fresh-crushed caramel malt with a light but complementing citrus. A great balance and creamy mouthfeel. Even though American hops were used they complement the malt instead of heavily contrasting it. This beer shows finesse and power at the same time.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FlacoAlto (3800) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 30, 2004
Pours with a full, light brown head that sits atop a clear deep amber-ruby beer. The aroma is sticky with malt notes and a hint of herbal, grassy hops as well. The aroma is quite intoxicating, with its sweet caramel malt notes. The taste is malty as well, though it is not as sweet as the aroma suggests, and it has lots of toasted malt notes. This is almost quite dry in its maltiness, perhaps there is a hint of smokiness as well. The finish is quite drying with its mix of toasted, cracker, roasted, and smoke malt flavors. This is a solid enjoyable beer.


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