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RATINGS: 124   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   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.


2.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
geologyguy (586) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - APR 18, 2013
Decent beer...good flavor thats slightly sweet in the beginning but aftertaste is iffy...little hoppy on the end

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drfabulous (3646) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - APR 11, 2013
12 ounce bottle. Very hoppy nose. Orange pale color. Light and crisp overall in the body. Very sessionable.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
maxwelldeux (3070) - Everett, Washington, USA - APR 9, 2013
Bottle. Pours a very clear dark golden color with a smallish white head on it. Nose actually seems to have a slight bit of skunk on it, like an old cheap pale lager. Taste is light and crisp, but has a similar palate to a lager. Odd. Not a huge fan.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
thirdeye11 (5393) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2013
(12oz bottle) clear very pale yellow, effervescent bubbles, film of white bubbles. Nose of oats, funky, light fruit, wet grains. Taste of toasty grain, lager yeast, earth/dirt,

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (1380) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 2, 2013
I popped the cap on this bottle without inspecting it, so I was pleasantly surprised by the very hoppy aroma emanating from a bottle labelled "Spring Ale": It smells a lot more like an IPA than like the light fare I was anticipating. Aroma is notably fresh, with a malt component largely overpowered by the hops. Excellent hoppy flavor to go with the aroma, yet with a rather limited bitterness. Hops (Simcoe, Amarillo and Cascade) have citrus and earthy elements with a little spruce, and leave a lasting and quite enjoyable aftertaste. The beer itself is golden, clear, and covered with a modest but durable white head. M - More body than the color suggests but still on the light side; semi-dry, markedly crisp finish. Ample carbonation. O- an excellent Spring seasonal that I’d be happy to have year-around.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (5616) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 2, 2012
Bottle. Pale gold pour - clear - with a small white head. Really nice citrus aroma, same in the flavor. Clean crisp palate. Solid.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (7244) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 5, 2012
Clear pale amber color with a medium white head that dissipates quickly. Spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus, hops and malt. Light-bodied with a mildly bitter citrusy hops character and notes of toasted malt and pine. The finish is crisp with a cedar wood and hops aftertaste. Decent overall.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (5718) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 26, 2012
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, thanks to Mike for the bottle! Slightly hazy yellow orange pour with thin white head, aroma has notes of biscuit, bread, lemon, some nice orange peel, grapefruit notes as well. Taste is a nice mix of orange, lemon, grapefruit juices mixed into some nice grass and spice notes, slight biscuit, bread, and crackery malts, finishing fairly bitter, but dry and refreshing. Tasty and very drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - JUL 22, 2012
12oz bottle poured into glass. For a spring ale I was expecting something more on the lines of easy drinking without a big hop profile. This one had me a little stunned when the hops were right up front and had a good presence in the flavor as well. Not too shabby.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chickenflea (314) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2012
12-oz bottle. Began with anticipation. Highland has some solid offerings in their line-up. Beer pours a light clear orange. Stiff white head that settles into a rocky meringue-like foam within 5 minutes. Good lacing. Aroma is orange and dandelions with a hint of spice. Taste is pleasant and clean. Not sweet, but not that bitter. Texture is soft. Low carbonation. Refreshing and easy drinking. A dry finish. Not a sipping beer. Tastes best in big swallows.


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