Cletus (6329) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 29, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours gold with an off white head. Smells of sweet citrus, floral, some metallic hints, earthy. Tastes earthy and citrussy with some grassy hints, hay straw and a semi dry bitter finish.
jcwattsrugger (11004) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks decaturstevo for sharing-12oz bottle-pours a retaining white head and yellow color. Aroma is lemon, bready. Taste is lemon/spice/pine hops with some bite, bready-lgiht malt. OK effervescence.
obguthr (3438) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - JUN 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hay, dandelion, and lemon zest nose. Clear amber, headless. Delightfully floral flavor of dandelion and lilly.Light body, somewhat somewhat sessionable. Hoppy for an APA. Little malt presence. Clean finish. A hophead’s APA, but not very well rounded.
anders37 (15557) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 14, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty fresh hoppy rapefruit aroma. Fruity malty hoppy flavor with hints of grapefruit. Has a fruity malty hoppy finish with some bitterness in the aftertaste.
craftbeerdesign (2140) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 10, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. this is one solid session beer loaded with hops! At 4.5% alcohol, I could drink this all day in the summer. pours a golden color with a slim white head. big dank citrus hop nose with a touch of underlying malt. medium body, crisp throughout with tons of bitterness. the Simcoe hops shine through with big pine and citrus notes. aggressive finish that sticks with you for such a lighter beer. this one showcases some great hops and is worth stocking your fridge up this summer.
phaleslu (5875) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 15, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle as a trade bonus from emacgee- thanks again, Ethan! Pours a clear, bright gold with a big white head that laces the glass. Aroma presents a ton of herbal hops, lemon citrus, grass, bread, and peppery spice. Flavor of herbal hops, dry bready yeast, pepper, lemon peel, lemongrass, and a late mineral note. Light-bodied, with medium carbonation and a dry, herbal mouthfeel. Nice APA.
beernovice39 (3079) - Montana, USA - APR 27, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Liberty tap in Columbia. Light yellow/orange pour with a white foamy head. Citrus scent. Taste is citrus and malts with light hops in the finish.
bhensonb (10354) - 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 (2559) - 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.