merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - MAR 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Highland’s spring seasonal pours a clear golden body with a small white head that quickly yields to some sporadic patchy lacing. Aroma is floral hops that have a citrusy edge. Orange blossoms come to mind. Grassiness is also noted. Light medium body has crisp carbonation. Taste has a dry and crackery pale malt base that offers only a subtle sweetness. Bitter floral and grassy hops have a pleasant citrus undertone. No alcohol presence affords a high drinkability. Very sessionable, in fact.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - MAR 25, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Pours golden yellow with fluffy whitish head. The aroma is fruity hops--apricot, tangerine, peach--with just a little bit of pine and white raisin. The flavor is dried apricot, white raisin, and a hint of pine. The bitterness is fairly subdued, giving way to hoppy freshness. The finish is fruity and slightly resinous. This is some easy-drinking. I like it.
Beermerican (9) - Alabama, USA - MAR 24, 2011 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden clear bodied, aroma is very strong of hops. Almost think you are going to be getting a very strong bite of hops. Very subtle undertones of hops after all and very refreshing. Good beer overall.
SpringsLicker (2944) - Tennessee, USA - MAR 19, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear pale gold body with a tall white head that settles quickly.
Spicy hop aroma with some malt beneath.
Light hop bitterness in the flavor.
Light bodied, refreshing but not overly complicated.
derekbrown (104) - Greenville, North Carolina, USA - MAR 19, 2011
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Little Hump is a respectable, though common, beer. With a strong grapefruit flavor and dishwasher liquid in the aroma, it takes the senses off guard in a repugnant way. The finish is refreshing, however, and the hoppiness provides a decent balance for a slight chemical taste.
ChainGangGuy (4233) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle - $1.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours out a clear, yellow-gold body with an inch of sustained, white foam.
Smell: A very faint hint of mild-mannered pale malts carried away, to far-off destinations by a trickling minerally mountain stream, hoppy citrus fruit notes, and an earthy grassiness tucked underneath.
Taste: A light, though not particularly sweet taste of pale malted barley in the fore. Sip of spring water. Lemon and white grapefruit follow, not particularly fruity, instead swaying towards being pithy and a tad citric. Hint of orange blossom. Moderate bitterness. Faintly grassy near the end from the dry-hopping. Dry finish with a lingering bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Medium carbonation. Some slight watery aspects to the overall mouthfeel.
Drinkability: Refreshing and crisp, it’s a bit lean on the malts, giving a definite balance towards the hops, which are amply bitter, but not overbearingly so. Not bad. The low ABV is appreciated.
BeerHawk (1790) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - MAR 13, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured golden with a white head that settles out to a ring. Aroma of pine and grass with a light background of spice and malt. The flavor found a pine and grass mix. Medium body, crisp, and a mild bitterness.
nick76 (4126) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The aroma is very inviting with a great blend of citrus and grass hops to go with mild malt and yeast underpinnings. The appearance is almost pee yellow with a thin head but has plenty of carbonation. The taste is like the aroma with a wonderful non-astringent but forward hop character. The malts are secondary but enough is there to balance. The palate is average for the style. Overall what makes this a winner is the taste. Nice!
DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAR 10, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Light gold color with a fizzy white head. It’s lightly but evenly hopped which gives it a clean, sharp flavor and clean finish. A touch of pepper and citrus hops. Nice session beer, if not that interesting.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 10, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Sam’s in Durham. Pours light golden, more like a lager than a pale ale. Nose is grassy hops but hinting at bitterness. Biscuity malt as well. Similar taste, with hop bitterness coming through more. On the watery side, but not really in a bad way. Great for the abv, especially. Wish this were available during the summer instead of the spring. Great hot weather beer.