jpknight22 (171) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 10, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thick copper read with great carbonation out of the tap - perhaps a fresh keg although head disappeared after a couple of sips. Sprucey nose with slight citrusy sweetness in intial palate. More remnant of an IPA style bitterness than the average American ale. Not as hoppy as described, but heavier malt presence makes this one a decent deviation from the norm. Not my favorite offering from Highland, but drinkable nonetheless.
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 17, 2004
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light soapy hop nose. The head lasted for about two seconds. The palate is medium body and moderatly hoppy, with a touch of fruit. The finish is smooth, hoppy, and has a touch of fruit and chocolate. Overall, very drinkable and well made.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - APR 8, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A sweet perfectly balanced amber. A shining example of how I like this style. Nicely tangey and bitter, with a very good hop presence. Great malt character, with a caramel toffee sweetness. Pick some up today.
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - APR 4, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Good looking ale. Take a perfect well balanced amber, then tip the scales a little to the hop side. It still manages to be complex with the spike of the hops through the mellow sweet malts. Go get it.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - MAR 13, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber color,small off white head that left a slight lace behind.The aroma was malty and caramel with a slight amount of fruit and semi sweet side to it.Malty,sweet caramel taste with a decent hop presence and mild fruit coming through.The after taste is malty and hoppy with a nice mild bitter finish.Very nice brew,it could use a little tweaking but over all this is pretty decent and finishes my Highland trip courtesy of Suttree.
PeterA (340) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 13, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice aroma, decent amount of malt. Deep, clear red color. Flavor isn't as robust as I would expect, some sweetness, but not as hoppy as I'd expect from their description. Little bit of a watery mouthfeel.
Dobbs (16) - Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium copper with a smooth lingering head. Aroma doesn't alude to the nicely balanced flavor. A little on the sweet side, but not overwhelming. Now if only I could find it consistantly in Northern Virginia.
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark red with little head; nice nose, hoppiness is mild and sweet without overwhelming maltiness. Nothing exceptional but nothing ot complain about either.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sparkling clear copper body topped by a creamy light-tan head. Glass lacing is quite nice. Piney hop aroma with some caramel sweetness mixed in. The flavor is quite nice, balanced sweetness and piney hops. Not overall bitter, just enough. THe body is very nice also, smooth and just full enough (medium). Amber Ale is a hard style to wow with, but this is an excellent example of the style. As the beer warms a slight plasticy flavor develops that detracts a bit from the overall experience.
argo0 (12111) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 15, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Crystal clear copper with small beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, pine, some grapefruit. Taste is medium sweet, pine resin, but needs more in its makeup to be a top-quality beer. Smooth medium body.