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RATINGS: 683   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jpknight22 (171) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 10, 2004
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.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 17, 2004
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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - APR 8, 2004
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.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - APR 4, 2004
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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - MAR 13, 2004
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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
PeterA (340) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 13, 2004
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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dobbs (16) - Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2004
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2003
Dark red with little head; nice nose, hoppiness is mild and sweet without overwhelming maltiness. Nothing exceptional but nothing ot complain about either.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2003
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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (12111) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 15, 2003
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.


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