rynoSx (29) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - OCT 14, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
It was a good beer for being an IPA. I liked it because Highland cannot go wrong. It had a strong hop kick but went down smooth.
oldrtybastrd (4951) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 8, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a medium golden amber color. Aromas of citrus and fruit. Flavor is a big hop presence with subtle tastes of fruit and vegetables, then more hops.
Theydon_Bois (16423) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle split at RBWG í15 hotel lobby share on the final night, from a bottle shop in Asheville, 21/02/15.
Golden with a decent light beige cap.
Nose is pale malt, caramel, straw, orange.
Taste comprises toasted bread, caramel, orange pith, straw.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with light hop bitterness.
A rather pedestrian IPA which delivers little.
zgaier (1884) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - OCT 22, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Pours a golden orange with a white head and aroma of hops and pine. Taste is of hops, pine, resin, malt, and caramel with a bitter finish.
jjgmd (1960) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - OCT 22, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
With Z, pours a rusty yellow goldfish color with a small beige head. Nose is citrus with light pine and resin . Taste is bitter with strong pine and resin notes. Finish is bitter as well with a moderately long hoppy finish . quaff score 6 /10
PlantCityJax (50) - Plant City, Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice English style IPA, on draught at Cornucopia in Cashiers, North Carolina.
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Cougfan95 (25) - - APR 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle - poured nice light Amber in color with medium head that ended in nice lacing. Good aromas and tastes of hops, malts, citrus and pine. Dry finish with hints of hops and citrus.
Doofgoblin (478) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - APR 1, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Malty. Maybe Iíve gotten blasted with hops so many times by other IPAs that itís hard to enjoy the maltier ones. Aroma is nothing to emulate. Very faint hop aroma but itís mostly dominated by the brand flaky malt bill. Deschutes inversion IPA (although with more hops) has a similar type of aroma--think, total cereal. Taste is brand flakes, vitamins, oats, wheat thins mixed with a hint of honey and earthy hops. Finish is not that bitter. Itís more of that lingering malt feel you find in wheat beers. Overall, itís pretty much par for the course in terms of English IPAs--more malt, low hops. "Ease up on the hops ole chap. We just want to keep it from spoiling not use up the lot."
Foxbush (1748) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 27, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft from Growlers to Go in Richmond The IPA poured a clear amber with smallish head that dissipated with lacing. A pleasant IPA with mild hints of citrus and caramel malts on the nose and some resin in the taste. The IPA has a medium body with average carbonation. The ale had a refreshingly crisp finish that doesnít overwhelm the taste buds.
tillmac62 (675) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - FEB 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
BOD 5/22/14. Pours a slightly cloudy medium amber. Exceptional head volume and retention, World Class lacing.
Nice nose of subtle herbal hops, with a touch of spice, over a biscuit and caramel background.
Light medium body that has a fairly smooth texture. Above normal carbonation with a slight effervescence in the middle and a nice burst in the finish.
The flavor profile falls just short of outstanding. It is intense, but falls short in balance and complexity. It has a nice hop flavor focus (herbal, citric and rind) over a mild bitterness in the middle. Caramel and biscuit sweetness appear in the finish, but are overwhelmed by rind and pine hop flavor. This hop flavor lingers.
djd07 (9519) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle during the RBWG Lobby Share. Pours a clear gold with small white head. The aroma is grass and wheat. Medium mouth with strong wheat grass, light bitterness.