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RATINGS: 457   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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shag (2585) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JAN 26, 2006
A yellowish/orange appearance with a moderate head. The aroma is apricots and peaches with a slight perfume presence. The flavor is quite good but rather mild with some more peaches showing through than anything. Some oranges and grassy hops showing through. The aftertaste is where the bitterness shows up. Overall I like it!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bigsilky (327) - Charleston, USA - JAN 16, 2006
Bottle, Not a huge hoppy nose of grapefruit that usually accompanies AIPA. Nice potpurri spice and earthy elements in a solid malt background.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JAN 1, 2006
Bottle. Poured a golden color with a small white head. Grapefruit citrus in the aroma but also some earthy notes and like a medical alcohol swab pad smell. Nice pine, spices, and citrus in the flavor. Light bodied, lively carbonation, and an IPA bitter ending. Very enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 17, 2005
Toasted malt aroma with some citrus and slight iced tea. Hazy straw in color with a fluffy white head. Some lime in the flavor, straw - like a belgian golden, dry finish. Very light in body. Not a bad brew. Call it a pale and people would rave, as an IPA it is a bit thin. Thanks Blackie.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
j2112oe (3) - USA - DEC 16, 2005 does not count
hoppy, though not as some, still pleasant taste. i like the citrusy aroma, good beer. two thumbs up.

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 (714) - 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.


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