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RATINGS: 477   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   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 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bigben873 (189) - Virginia, USA - JAN 20, 2011
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

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.

3.2
   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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Paincane (170) - Georgia, USA - APR 1, 2014
Clear golden body with white head & nice lacing. Citrus, floral aromas. Balanced malt backbone with wonderfully hoppy flavors. Crisp, bright & lightly bitter finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mat42m (160) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - NOV 7, 2012
slight floral aroma. very light beer. not much up front pretty hippy finish though definitely lacking simmering.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Perm (151) - Tryon, North Carolina, USA - APR 4, 2008
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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
performula (148) - Heart of the Rockies, Colorado, USA - DEC 1, 2007
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.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mirage52 (147) - New Market, Maryland, USA - JUN 8, 2010
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.


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