bhensonb (12758) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 24, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Shag (2717) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - APR 23, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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
brewski519 (644) - Morrisville, North Carolina, USA - APR 20, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
OldGrowth (2982) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - APR 18, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
emarkd (100) - Georgia, USA - APR 16, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
StefanSD (2218) - Lakeside, California, USA - APR 12, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
spilledpint (352) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - APR 9, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
italianjohn (2562) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 2, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
beerme31 (571) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - APR 2, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.