Garyfred (2) - USA - FEB 7, 2008 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Somewhat citrus aroma. Taste is has a boldness rather than sweetness like some Imperial IPA’s. Not as Hppy as some with a bit of an alcohol bite
william146 (80) - Winterville, North Carolina, USA - MAR 14, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Purchased at World Market, Winston-Salem, NC
Good taste; wanted a bit more but still had solid flavor and bitterness.
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - FEB 22, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured yellow with fluffy white head. Nice hop aroma and a nicely hopped flavor. I enjoyed this one. Very good.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 5, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
In the bottle. Pours a deep golden color bordering on the orange side, but not quite there. White fluffy head hangs in there with good money. Lacing rings around the shaker. Effervescent carbonation cascades to the top. Distinct rich hop aroma. Buttery mouth feel with a decent up front hop bitterness followed by a mellow sweetness. No risidual hop pain. All the bitterness is up front. A fine IPA that should have mass appeal.
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.
mcmd (315) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 8, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy yellow orange with nice white sudsy head. Aroma of floral hops and malt. Taste is surprisingly sweet with floral hop dominence in the finish. I could drink a lot of this very nice.
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 9, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From Beerlicious iphone app: Typical citrus aroma. Golden cloudy color with frothy white head. Sourness to start but finishes with some bitterness which is surprising. Slick body with alcoholic finish.
Garbageman (443) - Lexington, South Carolina, USA - JAN 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
From bottle. Pours hazy golden in color. Aroma was mostly fruity hop with a small amount of pine. Taste was full of malt with a nice bitter finish. Well balanced.
foyle (293) - Wyoming, USA - JUL 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: clear, golden appearance
Aroma: mild floral hops
Mouthfeel: medium, slightly sticky
Flavor: somewhat citrusy hop bitterness initially and a dry bitterness at the end with a sweet caramel malt flavor in between
Overall: Nicely balanced and not over the top. Very enjoyable.
nearbeer (4000) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 18, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 28, 2008 12 oz. Clear, orange-copper with a small but persistent head. Aroma is citrus and pekoe tea leaf, mixed with cereal and honey. Flavor is initially dry grain, turning sweetish and then citrus, peppery hops. Wow, this is really a complex flavor that doesn’t just knock you over with a single note of hop flavor- goes back and forth nicely from maltiness to hops and on to different hop flavors. Pleasant surprise. Palate is smooth and light-medium bodied.