drewdogg (62) - USA - JUL 30, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not a bad IPA, but if you are looking for an outstanding IPA or want to introduce yourself to Highland brews, look elsewhere. However, this beer is a solid member of the Highlandís lineup.
LennyH (60) - Delaware, USA - NOV 16, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A decent IPA. Pours a lighter color and has a nice foamy head. Dry, bitter flavor. Somewhat flowery and spicy. Definitely drinkable and at 5.6% ABV itís not a bad choice to put in the mix once in a while.
mrw1zard (54) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - AUG 12, 2008
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
To second StFun, the aroma is bad. I kept thinking, maybe it is just a skunk - but after a while I thought that was wrong too. Pours a nice cloudy yellow/orange color. Looks good, smells bad, tastes bad. Not at all in line with great IPAs. Very very bitter, almost undrinkable.
GABeerMan (48) - HOSCHTON, Georgia, USA - JUN 6, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours clear yellow gold with medium head and lacing. Aroma had mild hops. A crisp smooth drink that was pleasantly refreshing.
firemarshal (42) - 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.
Delsym (39) - Vinton, Virginia, USA - NOV 3, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bought bottled near Andrews, NC. Did not have the deep copper/orange color of most IPAs. Fluffy head and decent Brusselís lace, though. Taste was somewhat hoppy, though couldíve been more pronounced. Overall, not a bad IPA.
Tommyp007 (33) - Kingsport, Tennessee, USA - JUN 15, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of citrus and a little pine. Pours with small white head. A very good IPA. Not the hoppiest Iíve had, but a good choice on tap or bottle.
LakeHigh (31) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - OCT 19, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a good middle of the road I.P.A. No single flavor dominated the beer ( extra hops of course, but not overpowering). This is a smooth drinking beer which one could enjoy several of back to back without a cloying flavor build up. Like most stuff from Highland brewery it shows ballance and maturity for long term staying power, as opposed to a gimikie, Iíll show you too much ______ , flavor of the month beer.
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.
thebirdshow (27) - Burlington, North Carolina, USA - MAR 3, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A golden yellowish beer with a slight haze in appearance. A fresh fruity floral smell with a hint of hops. Medium in body with a bitter finish common to an IPA. A slightly bitter after taste and overall sort of light.