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RATINGS: 138   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
thedaidai (21) - - FEB 22, 2014
For a session ale, this one has all the aroma and taste of a nice citrusy IPA. There is a nice grapefruit-pine bite at the end which is sometimes lost in session IPAs. Highland makes sure it doesn’t taste any different than their bigger meatier IPAs.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 29, 2011
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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shag (2603) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - APR 23, 2011
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

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (6890) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ContemplateBeer (1540) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 27, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2014 Aroma: Nice mixture of clementine citrus with a little herbal spiciness; malts are reminiscent of toasted white bread. Appearance: Filtered bright yellow gold with a foamy white head that settles into a sticky, bubbly white skin. Flavor: More citrus than spice up front with the semi-sweet malts; malts drop out and Simcoe steals the show with a light lemongrass push toward the finish. Palate: Medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, bitter finish. Overall: This is a well conceived and executed beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - MAR 25, 2011
12 oz bottle. Pours golden yellow with fluffy whitish head. The aroma is fruity hops--apricot, tangerine, peach--with just a little bit of pine and white raisin. The flavor is dried apricot, white raisin, and a hint of pine. The bitterness is fairly subdued, giving way to hoppy freshness. The finish is fruity and slightly resinous. This is some easy-drinking. I like it.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
craftbeerdesign (2176) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 10, 2011
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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pari6819 (55) - Florida, USA - MAR 26, 2012
Nice aromas. Very nice balance if brightness with bitterness. I like the grassy finish that has citrus lingering underneath. Not at all what unexpected from this beer. I wish I had tried it weeks ago. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garbageman (443) - Lexington, South Carolina, USA - APR 18, 2013
From tap. Pours a clear yellow color with small white head. Aroma was citrus, a little bread and grass. Taste follows with a thin mouthfeel and a nice balanced bitterness. Good warm weather Pale Ale.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ttutony (654) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2013
Pleasant piney hop aroma. Slight sweetness on the palate with bright citrus and piney hops to round out the palate. Medium body. Good overall balance, solid session ale.


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