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Highland Island Hopping

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Brewed by Highland
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Orkney, Scotland

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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
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A hoppy golden pale ale with a resin, lemon, hop character.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (13634) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2014
Nee Inn Canterbury. Clear gold. Standard blond hoppy beer. Some fruit salad. Moderate dry bitterness on the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdiBeer (1034) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2014
Aroma: light bread and grain malts. Appearance: light yellow, average, frothy white head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: average-long bitter finish, light body, soft carbonation. Overall: quite a pleasant Golden Ale, nice bitter palate. Pint at the GBBF 2014, Kensington.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnar (5267) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle at Helgi´s, Kirkwall. Pours clear golden with a small white head. Aroma is good hoppy, grassy and citrussy, some peach as well. Taste is light sweet malty, crystal and marmelade, bready malt, nice dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beersiveknown (2889) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JUL 24, 2014
Bottle at home from alesela
pale golden blonde with herbal lemon hop nose. Moderate body and carbonation, lemon peel, dry bitterness, balancing biscuity malt.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SaintMatty (5204) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 16, 2014
Cask (Crown Posada, Newcastle) - Golden with a white head. Peach, apricot, toffee and a hint of grapefruit in the aroma. Grapefruit, peach and biscuity malt can be detected in the taste. Refreshing and enjoyable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gowdy (727) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - JUN 8, 2014
Cask pint at Black Friars in Glasgow. Not too much head. A medium brown colour. Nice.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jfb (3818) - Freising, GERMANY - MAY 25, 2014
(draught) pours a clear golden colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of straw, raisins and bread dough, with a hint of floral hops and yeast. flavour is earth, peaches, more pale malts and floral hops, with a hint of mango and a light-bitter finish. medium-bodied with soft carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Holmen2 (866) - NORWAY - MAY 16, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2014 Clear and pale golden. Aroma of grape fruit, pine shoots and grass. Similar taste, with a hint of liquorice, particularly in aftertaste. Refreshing with good drinkability. Re-drunk as cask ale at Stromness Hotel 18.05.14. Slightly hazy, no hint of liquorice. Good lacing.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
zacgillbanks (2284) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2014
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. Pale golden coloured with citrus and pine flavours followed by bitter grapefruit on the finish. Excellent for a low ABV beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (12446) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 11, 2014
Light amber, fruity and hoppy nose. Lots of frothy lace. Sweetish front, then a moderate, fruity hoppiness, then a bit if crystal malt chewiness lingering in the finish.


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