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RATINGS: 452   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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A brilliant, dry pale ale with an aggressive hop character balanced with a smooth finish. A bold beer best consumed with a stiff upper lip.


3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ayumbomb (63) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 9, 2005
I hate IPAs but this stuff isnít too bad. Most IPAs leave me with a horrible aftertaste, but this is very smooth. If you donít like hoppy beers, like most IPAs, this stuff wonít bite.

2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
jhliesen (693) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - DEC 4, 2005
Bottle-Iíve tried more than one, and I canít get past the aroma. Someone listed it as dank, thatís probably a nice description. Pretty light copper color with a froathy small head. The lacing did cover the glass and the beer provided a medium hoppy taste, if you can get past the smell. Overall, the most disappointing Highland brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fluids (364) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 3, 2005
Amber color. Bice piney nose. Caramel smoothens over the grapefruit citrus hops with a dry finish. Had this at a tasting in Orlando 11/27/05.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Delsym (41) - Vinton, Virginia, USA - NOV 3, 2005
Bought bottled near Andrews, NC. Did not have the deep copper/orange color of most IPAs. Fluffy head and decent Brusselís lace, though. Taste was somewhat hoppy, though couldíve been more pronounced. Overall, not a bad IPA.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - NOV 1, 2005
Pours with a huge chunky head that left great clinging lace. Straw pale in color. The aroma is yeast w/ a somewhat dank smell, and a bit of hops. The taste is alright, very thin, and leaves alot to want... like more, or atleast more aggresive, hops. Still pale, but a little malty in the end. The palate isnít bad and is adequately dry. I think the problem here is in calling it an Indian pale ale. "A stiff upper lip"? A good beer, a mediocre IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
theacelatrain (262) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 23, 2005
On tap. Pours clear gold with thin white head of bubbles. Dry and hoppy, almost like a malty pilsener. Not exactly an IPA, but crisp and decently hoppy for maybe a summer ale.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - OCT 23, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2008 Clear gold, white head. Spicy hop aroma dominates. Slightly thin feel with dry, hoppy flavors and bittering at the front. Not quite enough malt background, seems a little unbalanced. I like very hoppy beers, but this needs a little more base to carry the hops in my opinion. The finish is quite dry and refreshing. More of a warm weather IPA, if there is such a thing.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - OCT 19, 2005
Draught. This isnít exactly what I was expecting. Reminds me of aromatic lumber in many respects. It is hoppy yet smooth, but lacks depth. Not bad, but Highlandís other beers are better.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NachlamSie (2651) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 17, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2009 draught. Kashmir is a gold color with a decent head. Thereís a woody, earthy nose on this. Cedary sweet flavor with a just a bit of spicy hops. I think the regular Highland pale ale had more character than this one. I would definitely recommend any of their other brews, which are delicious, over this one.
[May 17, 2009]
Bottle. Pours gold, barely hazy with a decent head. Aroma: wood, light grapefruit, and vanilla. This is a modestly hoppy IPA with some grapefruit to give it bite. I felt this was more English leaning with the wooden/earthy notes and a surprising vanilla character.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Quixote18 (236) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - SEP 30, 2005
The aroma jumped right out of the bottle when I opened it! Pouring it really let loose the spicy hop aroma that quieted down after a minute. Off white head with ok retention. Deep golden color, maybe a little foggy? Thereís a good malt balance to counter the profuse hops. This is a good beer for tasters who want to try an IPA but arenít crazy hop-heads.


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