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RATINGS: 474   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   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.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
elgiacomo (745) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - JAN 6, 2010
12oz bottle bottled on 11/10/09. Pours clear amber with a one finger off white head, light head retention, some lacing. Aroma is subdued but has resinous, grassy hops, light bread, caramel. Flavor is some grassy, resinous hops, caramel malt, lingering bitterness on the finish. Slick, but a bit watery mouthfeel, medium/high carbonation. Average.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
swenocha (81) - Franklin, Tennessee, USA - MAY 19, 2010
Golden (slightly orange pour). Slight white head that dissipates. Aroma of sweet caramel malts overpowering any hops. Taste is bitter hops and caramel malts. Not much in the way of flavor hops. Good beer, but not the best example of an IPA.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
roder60 (1288) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 2, 2011
Pours a very slightly hazy pale yellow with minimal fizzy and foamy white head. Aroma is light sweet floral hops. Flavor is dominated by a sweet sugared orange base, dry overall character with slighly resiny floral dry hop finish. Overall, nothing fabulous.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
jandd1983 (3160) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Sampled at the brewery. It poured a clear golden color with a white head. The aroma was of bread, earthiness and light citrus. The taste was of bread, earthiness and light citrus with a smooth moderately bitter finish.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
scoobyluv (511) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2004
weak effort at best. vague hint of an ipa with slight notes of hoppiness but i've had much better. this thing looks like a friggin lager.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 7, 2005
Bottle pours pale yellow, slightly hazy, large frothy white head, spotty lacing, with soft carbonation.   Stale oatmeal aroma, no hop at all.   Very thin pale malt flavor... where are the hops?   Body is medium, mouthfeel is medium, but this beer is boring.   Not bad, just not an IPA by any stretch of the means... nor a Pale Ale.   Aggressive hop character?   Bold beer?   Um... at least it doesn’t taste bad... but its no IPA.   It tiz somewhat smooth tho... at least they got that bit of advertising correct.   Thanks goes out to goldtwins for the trade!


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - APR 18, 2007
not the best offering from highland. has a sour hop finish, a mild front with hops in the middle, but it is not an overall very hoppy beer, has a sour tint to it....

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
benclarkiii (73) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 6, 2007
I am the first to admit I rate IPAs high, but I have to say this one was a little too harsh for my taste. How many IBUs does this beer have. Overall good, but it is not for the faint of heart.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
puggy211 (712) - cordova, Tennessee, USA - NOV 25, 2007
golden whith white head,slight hoppy nose,hoppy bitter finish,nice clean finish pretty good beer

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
unclemike (2546) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JAN 20, 2009
Pours a clear gold color with a off white head with little retention. The aroma is light, a bit moldy, a bit yeasty with barley any hop pressence. The flavor has a light sweet malt with a super light pine and some more yeast. The mouthfeel is a about right, oily and light over the tounge with a crisp bitterness... though it doesn’t finish so clean. This wasn’t too bad, but it certainly doesn’t taste or smell like the style too much.


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