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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.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bubbleflubber (1712) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAR 24, 2012
Pours a deep golden into the glass, with a reductive head that leaves no lace of which to speak. The nose is straw, hay, grains and a silage hop, very grassy. Flavors are similar, of pilsner malt, grassy hops and a touch of pepper. It finishes with a highly peppered bitterness. The mouthfeel is substantive, with a slick oily palate. Feeling much more like a German Pils than an APA, this is a nice sessionista with lots of bitterness at its disposal.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (5200) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 24, 2012
Orlando, FL - Whole Foods - 12 oz bottle. Medium golden pour, nice snow white head with nice sticky lacing. Sweet floral-like aroma with hints of spruce. Flavor is is somewhat bold with hints of citrus, some apricot fruitiness, a wisp of nuttiness. Decently thick mouthfeel. Very refreshing after trouncing through Sea World on a hot spring day.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjuf1853 (1200) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - MAR 18, 2012
Draft at Brass Tap in Wesley Chapel. Pours a clear golden yellow color with a small white head. Good sudsy sheet of lacing along the glass. Crisp and clean aroma and flavor with a slight musty note as well. Nice hoppiness in the finish. Tasty and easy to drink.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
IPAsavedMYlife (344) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAR 18, 2012
Lots of earthy hop notes on the nose. Defiant PNW hops. Not much maltiness comes through on the nose. If you don’t like the smell of this beer, you probably won’t like the taste much either. It has a light pilsner style body that’s slightly fizzy. The afternotes are fairly earthy and long winded. Refreshing but not my favorite. Enjoyability 2/5.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
doboy (416) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - MAR 16, 2012
Pours a gold color. OK hop aroma. Head lingers around the edge of the glass. Taste is tart, hops are bitter and up front. Bitter on back end. Mouthfeel was full. An OK Beer, alright for a warm spring day!

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
tnkw01 (956) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Bottle. This was not as good as I thought it would be. Aroma was grapefruit with a tad of the peel thrown in. The taste was hoppy but not in a pleasant way. Gold color, not much head.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
freekyp (1463) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 18, 2011
An exceeding average American-styled pale ale. Pours clear light yellow with little head. Aroma shows saltine crackers, piney, grapefruit. Thin bodied the amped up bitter finish is thankfully short.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (7948) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2011
12 ounce bottle from Lowes Foods in Hickory, NC. Pours a clear golden color with a medium sized frothy offwhite head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of green, earthy and peppery hop notes with some pale malts. The taste is very much the same, though a little bit fainter on the malts. Thin-medium bodied. Decent beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (6530) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 6, 2011
12oz bottle pours clear deep gold with white head. The aroma is sweet sugary malts mixing with citrus hops and spicy hops. The flavor has crisp spicy hops supported by some tangelo and grapefruit citrus hops as well as mild levels of floral hops and sweet sugary maltiness. It gets mainly spicy hop bitterness and grapefruit into the finish with a pretty thin body to boot. Nice refreshing hoppy brew nonetheless. I like it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (4665) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUL 31, 2011
Gold pour with creamy white head and lace. Perfumy hops. Perfume with very light caramel malt. A bit thin and watery. A pretty nice beer.


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