dankman (257) - Somewhere in, Ohio, USA - SEP 26, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hoppy IPA, those two words describe the beer, it did seem a little bit lighter/milder than most IPAs. Not too bad but nothing fantastic. I’d drink it again, good session beer.
gottalottaibu (243) - charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 4, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
draft. golden amber’ish with slight flowery aroma. small head with sticky lacing. small citrus tang in the front with a bit of astringincy (sp?) and very little bitterness at the end. enjoyable and sessionable but nothing to really make this memorable. one of the more modest highland offerings.
Juancho (239) - Georgia, USA - MAR 31, 2008
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On Draught - somewhere in North Carolina.... Pours light amber, with little head. It’s light to middle weight, draws you in with nicely balanced hops and malts. Refreshing.
beaz1591 (238) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
IPA glass. Pours a hazy gold, decent white head and some lacing. Sweet pine hops for the nose. Not bad for an IPA, the sweet tasting hops unfortunately drop off too quick and it finishes a bit watery for my taste. Still a very enjoyable beer.
Quixote18 (236) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - SEP 30, 2005
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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? There’s a good malt balance to counter the profuse hops. This is a good beer for tasters who want to try an IPA but aren’t crazy hop-heads.
dhlesq (233) - Thousand Oaks, California, USA - SEP 5, 2005
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
LiMuBai (222) - - JUL 8, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
metalhead0043 (207) - Durham, 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.
davidajensen (206) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 27, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
bigben873 (205) - Virginia, USA - JAN 20, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma - a little fruity
Appearance - a little cloudy, nice pale amber color; little head
Taste - Hoppy yet not bitter; medium strength, not the best aftertaste
Palate - average
Overall - A solid IPA; aftertaste takes away from overall good. Could be smoother