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RATINGS: 143   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11359) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 3, 2011
Thanks decaturstevo for sharing-12oz bottle-pours a retaining white head and yellow color. Aroma is lemon, bready. Taste is lemon/spice/pine hops with some bite, bready-lgiht malt. OK effervescence.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
obguthr (4427) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUN 26, 2011
Hay, dandelion, and lemon zest nose. Clear amber, headless. Delightfully floral flavor of dandelion and lilly.Light body, somewhat somewhat sessionable. Hoppy for an APA. Little malt presence. Clean finish. A hophead’s APA, but not very well rounded.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (18915) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 14, 2011
Bottle. Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty fresh hoppy rapefruit aroma. Fruity malty hoppy flavor with hints of grapefruit. Has a fruity malty hoppy finish with some bitterness in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
craftbeerdesign (2236) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 10, 2011
bottle. this is one solid session beer loaded with hops! At 4.5% alcohol, I could drink this all day in the summer. pours a golden color with a slim white head. big dank citrus hop nose with a touch of underlying malt. medium body, crisp throughout with tons of bitterness. the Simcoe hops shine through with big pine and citrus notes. aggressive finish that sticks with you for such a lighter beer. this one showcases some great hops and is worth stocking your fridge up this summer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (7363) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 15, 2011
12 oz. bottle as a trade bonus from emacgee- thanks again, Ethan! Pours a clear, bright gold with a big white head that laces the glass. Aroma presents a ton of herbal hops, lemon citrus, grass, bread, and peppery spice. Flavor of herbal hops, dry bready yeast, pepper, lemon peel, lemongrass, and a late mineral note. Light-bodied, with medium carbonation and a dry, herbal mouthfeel. Nice APA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beernovice39 (3234) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (12138) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shag (2668) - 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

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
OldGrowth (2865) - the Containment Area, 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.

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