BlackWarrior (203) - Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA - AUG 13, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
firemarshal (203) - 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.
ATOmemphis (200) - Franklin, Tennessee, USA - MAY 14, 2006
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
dolemite77 (184) - Maryville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 5, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
BrewEd (182) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - JAN 4, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
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 (170) - 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.
Mat42m (160) - Lincoln, Nebraska, 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.