firemarshal (179) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
Shadrach (176) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 27, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Paincane (168) - Georgia, USA - APR 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden body with white head & nice lacing. Citrus, floral aromas. Balanced malt backbone with wonderfully hoppy flavors. Crisp, bright & lightly bitter finish.
Lutz2jm (160) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 25, 2014
3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Mat42m (160) - orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 7, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
slight floral aroma. very light beer. not much up front pretty hippy finish though definitely lacking simmering.
Perm (151) - Tryon, North Carolina, USA - APR 4, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle in a pub glass
Appearance: apple juice. Not as clear and golden as some, but still lovely. Thin head.
Nose: On the weakish side. Apples again. Faint citrus; fresh, floral hops, light malt. Inviting, if somewhat faint.
Taste: This is where it is beginning to shine! Nice, nice. Earthy, complex hop concoction. Black pepper, turmeric, lots of citrus. Lovely and drinkable.
Palate: Harmonious, lingering. Goes down the throat and begs for another sip to follow.
Overall: Not my favorite IPA, but the taste is quite fetching and keeps me coming back for more. Highland exhibits a high level of quality across the board.
performula (148) - Heart of the Rockies, Colorado, USA - DEC 1, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours an orange with zero head. Barely any smell. Tastes like a Pale Ale over other classed IPAs. Nothing going on. Citrus, pine, and bitter. Average.
Mirage52 (147) - New Market, Maryland, USA - JUN 8, 2010
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from the bottle a pale cloudy gold color, big poofy head and lots of tracing on the glass. Not much in the nose, that’s where a poor sense of smell will get you. Beer is smooth and the body medium. Lively carbonation. The finish is what you’d expect of IPA: hops! Not as much as other IPA’s I’ve had, though. It went well with my BBQ chicken but to be honest I wasn’t craving another one when I was finished.
metalhead0043 (144) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 19, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
6-pack of 12 oz bottles for 7 bucks. Pours clear gold with a white head. Looks more like a lager than an IPA. Aroma is of some fruit and citrus as well a slight hint of malts. Strange aroma for an IPA though. Taste is bitter and on the end turns quite astringent. Decent enough, but unremarkable. I don’t know why Highland IPAs just are not very good. They do other styles well, but neither this nor the Devil’s Britches IPA are worth noting. This beer is just not balanced and lacks in hops.
vadavid (142) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA - JAN 13, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2008 Pours a hazy brownish orange color. Quickly vanishing head with plenty of lacing left behind. The aroma is a floral and citrus hops, with some maltiness in the background. The taste is citrus with a far amount of bitterness. The aftertaste is bitter hops and with a somewhat drying sensation. This is a decent IPA but slightly lower in hop kick than many IPA’s.