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RATINGS: 138   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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This American Pale Ale is a refreshing session beer meticulously handcrafted with a unique Highland twist. Brewed with grains from America’s heartland, using Simcoe hops for bittering and dry hopped with Amarillo and Cascade for aromatics, this beer finishes crisp and clean. It is a plate pleasing seasonal experience.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beernovice39 (3125) - Montana, USA - APR 27, 2011
Draft at Liberty tap in Columbia. Light yellow/orange pour with a white foamy head. Citrus scent. Taste is citrus and malts with light hops in the finish.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (11066) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 24, 2011
Bottle from Charleston Beer Exchange. Pours gold with a fizzy white head. Nice citrus and floral aromas. Maybe even apple. Not quite medium body. Flavor is light malt with a decent amount of hop. I’d say citrus and floral or grass. Definitely bitter, but this is light. A very good candidate for session or flavorful lawnmower. Very bitter IMHO.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shag (2603) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - APR 23, 2011
UPDATED: APR 24, 2011 A dark golden color with a white head. Aroma has grapefruit, oranges, and pine. Flavor contains grapefruit, orange, lemons, very bitter. The shock here is its under 5% so hopeheads this is your perfect session beer. Im a hophead btw

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
brewski519 (644) - Morrisville, North Carolina, USA - APR 20, 2011
12 oz bottle - Pours clear gold with a small white head. Aroma is citrus, grassy and floral hops, and slightly skunky. Flavor is faint citrus, floral and grassy hops, grainy malt, mild sweetness but finishes dry with lingering bitterness. Mouthfeel is light with a good amount of carbonation. I would lump this one in with pilseners - not the APAs. Not one of favorite Highland brews.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
OldGrowth (2663) - North Carolina, USA - APR 18, 2011
on tap at Tyler’s Apex, 03/13/11. Good aroma, sweet. citrusy. Grapefruit. Clean golden yellow color, ok head that faded quick. Minor lace. Bitter flavor, mildly so. Lite body, creamy mouthfeel, bitter dry finish. Good session beer, little early for a lawnmower, but this was tasty and could drink it all day long.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
emarkd (98) - Georgia, USA - APR 16, 2011
On tap at Province in Asheville tonight. Pour is clear gold, small white head with fine structure. Head lasts and lasts with decent lacing. Aroma is quite faint, too faint really. Hints of cereal grains and citrus, maybe grapefruit, but aroma was too faint to make much impression. Tastes much better, though. Pretty simple, grapefruit, pine, a little fresh bread character. Plenty of carbonation. A little bitter on the finish. A very nice, simple, pale ale.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
StefanSD (2131) - Lakeside, California, USA - APR 12, 2011
12 oz bottle courtesy of Solan. Thanks. Pours a translucent yellow gold color with a small white head that quickly dissipates into a fine film. The aroma is relatively mild with some faint citrus and indistinct grains. The flavor is citrus hops forward with a nice biter character that involves grapefruit and pine. The palate is on the weak side and the carbonation is lively. Finishes short and dry. Overall: A nice little pale ale that is better than the sum of it parts, this would be perfect for a hot summer day.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
spilledpint (345) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - APR 9, 2011
12 oz. bottle from Quik Stop Durham Ar: Citrusy hops shine through really nicely here, along with some floral notes. Ap: Pours a completely translucent pale yellow/gold with a small 3/4" frothy white head. Very nice lace. T: Just lightly sweet for an APA, this beer is not overpowering in any way. The finish is hoppy, but not overly so for an APA, and the finish is mostly citrus and slightly floral. P: Light-medium body with somewhat high carbonation. O: Excellent APA. I love these ~4.5% APA’s for sessioning. Really wish I had a few more of these.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
italianjohn (2337) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2011
Golden clear pour little bit of white head .... light lacing aroma of floral and citrusy hops light ..... taste is sweet malt and light bitter hop bite light dank and floral hops little citrus with a bitter dry hop finish and light malty backbone .... fresh, crisp and tasty solid and simple sessionable pale ale

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 2, 2011
12oz bottle from the Carrboro Beverage Shop. Clear pale orange pour, with modest effervescence and a medium head. Nicely aromatic session APA, with bright hops and citrus, along with a dry finish and an inobtrusive malt backbone.


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