wedgie9 (2544) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 4, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tasted on 9/7/11 from a capped 12oz bottle purchased at Frugal MacDoogal. Pours clear deep golden with a thick white head that slowly recedes to an even blanket of lace, with an even blanket coating the inside of the glass. The nose is sweet caramel malt with just a hint of light hops underlying. The flavor features a bit more of the hops bitterness, but other than that, is the same. The body is medium with average carbonation and a medium bitter hops finish.
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 24, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. decent English IPA. earthy hops, hay, caramel malts with medium bitterness. OK
ACHops (1087) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle served in a pint glass. Pours bright golden with medium lacy white head. Aroma is dry biscuity malt with light hops on the back. Taste is crisp dry light caramel malt with sharp hop notes of grass and spice. Light bitterness which lingers. Light on the hops overall. Pleasant IPA, definitely English in style.
Aggiebob (521) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JAN 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Pours a golden color with a small white head. The aroma was grassy and the taste was bitter and hoppy.
ramboraffe (1532) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
355 ml bottle. Clear orange with white head. Smell is hoppy grass and floral. Taste is sweet malty with hoppy pine, floral and earthy and leaves. Dry with high bitterness and medium carbonation.
eRock_2013 (374) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Another fine offering from the Highland lineup. This English style IPA features a pleasant and drinkable complexity of earthy and floral hoppiness, along with a sweet bready maltiness. Citrusy and honey on the nose, light orange color and proportionate white head on the pour. Bitterness is not overbearing and is mild relative to most American IPAs, but still fits the flavor profile. Smooth and fresh, I haven't had a Highland beer I haven't enjoyed!
Bulk_Carrier (3164) - 1st Republic, Vermont, USA - SEP 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a nice looking golden orange color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute. Light lacing strung its way around the glass once the head dissipated.
The smell had a nice glaze of bittersweet orange and orange peel. A nice amount of lemon sweet and bitter lemon peel come in as well. Light caramel came in to balance.
The taste took those previously mentioned flavors and balanced nicely. A light caramel to sweet citrus balances in the aftertaste.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a nice sessionable quality about it. The carbonation was there and as an AIPA this one definitely gives off it’s bitterness against my tongue.
Overall, pretty good AIPA that I would come back to if I could find it.
bnwokedi89 (106) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slight hop aroma that is distinct yet doesn’t over power. Golden colored perfection with a slight cloudy appearance. Carbonation of this beer is visible in the bubbles that continuously float to the top. Smooth hop finish that is balanced with an almost "fruity" after taste. Great local IPA that is a shining example of the North Carolina brew movement!
jcnielsen (2864) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a golden color with white head. Grassy, earthy, bitter, bread aromas. Hoppy, grassy, bitter, green hop aromas. A pretty solid, drinkable IPA.
jsquire (3981) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - AUG 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden color with a fluffy white head. Raw hop pellet nose. Crisp cracker and coarse bread maltiness followed by a strong grapefruit rind hop presence. Very nice traditional IPA.