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RATINGS: 139   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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerme31 (523) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - APR 2, 2011
Bottle. Pours a light golden, a little hazy, thin white head. Very appealing aroma of peach, orange, grass. Smooth light sweet taste. Hops balance it off. Thin body, oily texture, slight bitter after taste. Good spring beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
unclemattie (4284) - Georgia, USA - MAR 27, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2011 12 oz bottle of a spring quickie. Clear, golden orange color. Hoppy aroma of floral and citrus. Taste is crisp with a Sharp bitterness. Nice pale malt character. Good representation of Amarillo & Cascade. Simple and refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - MAR 26, 2011
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - MAR 25, 2011
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beermerican (9) - Alabama, USA - MAR 24, 2011 does not count
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SpringsLicker (3172) - Tennessee, USA - MAR 19, 2011
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
derekbrown (105) - Greenville, North Carolina, USA - MAR 19, 2011
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ChainGangGuy (4430) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 16, 2011
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - MAR 13, 2011
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.

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