rondphoto (1451) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - FEB 25, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden color with nice head and lacing. Starts with sweet grain and caramel, is overcome by bitterness of field grass, balanced by a return of sweetness at the finish. Different, original, tasty, but not sure it would be a long-term keeper
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz. bottle, super fresh. Pours a crystal clear medium golden hue with a moderately sized, frothy, eggshell tinted head. The foam slowly settles to a small patch with a dense, bubbly ring around the edge, leaving behind a wash of suds that dries as hard, sharp flares of lacing. Bold hop aromas emanate from the glass, suggesting of catty grass most prominently, followed by hints of pithy grapefruit, white pepper, and maybe some lemon. Underlying malts are cereal grain driven, hinting at raw wheat and toasted white bread. The nose is fairly well balanced overall. Flavors follow suit, coming across rather dry and grainy in the base, with a peppery, grassy, catty hop bitterness and hints of bitter citrus pith. Relatively light, crisp, and dry on the palate, it drinks like a summertime brew should, with a crisp effervescence and a complete lack of annoying finishing sugars. Though the catty style hops aren’t my favorite, I can appreciate this as a well made, summertime session brew.
elgiacomo (745) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - FEB 22, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottled Jan 26, 2011. Pours clear gold with a small white head. Aroma is citrus, grassy and floral hops, noble hop almost skunky character as well as grains, bread. Moderate to good strength. Flavor is lemon citrus and grassy hops, grainy malt, mild sweetness but finishes dry with lingering bitterness. Mouthfeel is light, medium to high carbonation. Despite technically being an APA, the appearance, aroma, flavor profile, etc all scream Pilsener, Still a good refreshing beer for the upcoming warmer weather.
SSSteve (3633) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 18, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. pale gold with small white head. spicy, orange, floral aroma. flavor is bitter with unsweetened plain cereal, lemony hops, apricot. dry finish with very light body. leaves a pleasant green, herbal aftertaste.
oobawa (626) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 18, 2011
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: APR 11, 2011 Not a bad pale ale, just a rather wimpy one. The hops are nice, giving Little Hump a citric/herbal nose, but their only role in the flavor is the bitter finish. The grainy malts make up the heart of the beer, yet they come off European, making this beer taste much more like a hearty pilsner or a golden bock than a pale ale. Weird but worth a shot.
theisti (3064) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - FEB 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle sent to me by Suttree. Pour is a clear golden with a pure white one inch head that falls with nice lacing. Aroma is fresh hops, dank resinous citrus along with some toasty malt underneath. Not huge, bang you over the head hops, but nicely delicate and fresh. Taste, like the nose, starts with the fresh hops; floral, resin and orange peel. The malt shows up in the finish, and is toasty and flinty. The finish is dry with a dusty earthiness. As with the nose, fresh and crisp. Palate is thin bodied, with a mouthfeel that approaches watery. The thin body makes the hops a bit oily in the aftertaste. Overall, nice crisp fresh drinkable beer. I could drink a few of these in a session. Thanks for this one Phil.
nearbeer (3374) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. Clear topaz with a spongy foam above. Fresh lemon and minty herb with some sweetness to balance the appropriately crispy, springtime clean nose. Flavor has the same bright, spring-cleansing feel, with some clean pine resin as well. Little heavier than a pale lager, smoothly carbonated and very sessionable. Nice spring seasonal selection.
Suttree (4867) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 12, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2011 First off, I am aware that Highland names their seasonal brews after mountain peaks in the area, but dang, "Little Hump" has got to be one of the worst names ever. Or maybe one of the aweseomest. Either way, it’s certainly eye catching. Anyway, this is a pretty simple beer, but right in my wheel house as far as what I like in a session beer. Light an crisp, nicely hoppy in a slightly citrusy way, and a crisp and unassuming malt base. Tasty stuff.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light yellow-orange, off white foam. Lemon, citrus aroma, light toasted grain. Taste is light citrus, lemon, just a tiny bit of malt sweetness.