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RATINGS: 474   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
dhlesq (233) - Thousand Oaks, California, USA - SEP 5, 2005
Aroma of tangerine/grapefruit over sweet honey. Appears a clear golden yellow-orange with a small white head and noticeable effervescence of medim-sized bubbles. Flavor starts buttery with sweet malt and finishes with a dominating hoppy bitterness that is earthy. Palate is medium-light, slick, and with a lingering aftertaste that is not altogether pleasant. Overall, this beer is just somewhat more than the sum of its parts.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LiMuBai (219) - - JUL 8, 2013
Pours a full bodied golden color. Has a barely noticeable aroma of sweet hops. Tastes good, but maybe too light of a body for an IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidajensen (206) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 27, 2010
I haven’t had this in a while and am pretty pleased. It is crisp than I remember. Nice soft mouthfeel and a clean finish. I will pick up a six pack again sometime.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BlackWarrior (203) - Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA - AUG 13, 2011
Pours slight orange, golden color with a good fluffy white head that leave nice lacing. Full, but short-lived piney aroma along with some cereal malts. It starts off w/ a biscuity malt sweetness and then comes in with a quick punch of pine/citrus hops that mellow again on the finish. On the malty side for an IPA, but still well rounded and refreshing. I like it.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ATOmemphis (200) - Franklin, Tennessee, USA - MAY 14, 2006
Normal color with a smooth body. Nice hop aroma but an incredibly mild taste. Others that sipped it noted a soapy taste. I liked it, but its not a <!-- i -->great<!-- /i --> IPA.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
firemarshal (190) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Bottle into shaker. Pours a dense thick white head and leaves dense lace. Transparent golden amber color. Not much aroma, but what is there is light floral notes and earthy hops. Flavor is bland as well with light honey and hops. Flat upfront with lingering light bitter finish. Overall just meh.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
dolemite77 (184) - Maryville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 5, 2008
Tap at the brewery... not hugely hoppy but more than most Highland products. I guess in keeping with the scottish roots of the brewery, it is more of a hoppy Scottish ale. A little lighter in body, but still plenty of malt. Wish I could get it in Knoxville, one of Highlands best beers.

3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lutz2jm (183) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Not much aroma to this beer. This is on the lighter side of an IPA but with that said it is an enjoyable beer. It's hard to go wrong with anything from Highland brewery.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewEd (182) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - JAN 4, 2004
Mild hops with a dry finish. Not nearly as potent and highly hopped as many micro IPA's. I consider this a lawnmower beer amongst the IPA micro crowd; a good session beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Shadrach (176) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 27, 2005
Bottle from Asheville, July ’05/ Poured a clear golden yellow/ orange. Aroma and taste were both "medium" grapefruit, not overpowering hoppiness but not undetectable either. It seemed less "IPA’ish then other Ipas but still blended the hops nicely with an undertone of spice.


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