swenocha (81) - Franklin, Tennessee, USA - MAY 19, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
roder60 (1288) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 2, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
jandd1983 (3001) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 7, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
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.
scoobyluv (511) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2004
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 7, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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!
Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - APR 18, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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....
benclarkiii (73) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 6, 2007
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
puggy211 (712) - cordova, Tennessee, USA - NOV 25, 2007
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
golden whith white head,slight hoppy nose,hoppy bitter finish,nice clean finish pretty good beer
unclemike (2456) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JAN 20, 2009
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
pressboxjoe (282) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 15, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Ok IPA aroma, lemon rind, orange. Flavor a little peppery, nicely bitter, but kind of abortive.