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RATINGS: 150   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Teege (375) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2011
Draft at redlight redlight. Though the nose (a rather muddled and less than distinct but not entirely unenticing hoppiness) and the appearance (very very light) are not all that impressive, the flavor (a mild but definite and tasty piny hop bite) and a very refreshing crispness more than redeem this beer. Maybe a better summer ale than spring ale, but the springs here in Florida (low 80’s in Feb. (Christ, I know!)) are so hot and much like summer in many other places that I’m looking forward to drinking a lot of this on muggy afternoons.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DarkSong (357) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - MAY 5, 2016
It pours a pale golden color with a small quickly vanishing white head. It has the grapefruit aroma of cascade hops. It has a nice grapefruit taste, some honey, lemon and a fair bit of bitterness. I enjoyed this beer and am glad I bought it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
aracauna (3511) - Georgia, USA - NOV 12, 2015
Nice dry APA. Bitterness is crisp instead of harsh and the malt is almost like that of a pilsner.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dhatton (241) - Mendham, New Jersey, USA - OCT 25, 2015
Pours orange gold. Herbal, grass, and pine aroma. Smooth taste of light citrus and dry biscuit. Crisp finish yields decent pale ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hershiser2 (2176) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 25, 2015
Bottle. Very light gold with an inch of head. Se citrus and light floral in the nose. Malts almost overtake the hops but it's not bad. Some coffee ground flavor as well. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hiero (163) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 17, 2015
Clean beer with a light/medium body. Mild, but pleasant bitterness. Taste is simple but pleasant for a hot day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUN 5, 2015
Tap, gold pour, white head, nose and taste are citrus, hops, good session ipa

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - MAY 28, 2015
[ Bottle ][ 12oz x3 ][ The Cotton Room Durham ][ Free ][ Mason Jar ][ 5.17.15 ]
>> Sparkling straw pour with good foam. Nose is wet dog (volatile), lemon drop candies, orange rind, grassy hops. Taste is similar but lighter bodied than expected...grassy, sharp, easily to drink, rindy citrus bite, slight sticky lemon drop candy hints at bottle age, which was about 3 months old. Still, quite good and though not exactly billed as Session IPA, that’s essentially what this has accomplished.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (5147) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 17, 2015
Bottle. Pours clear light gold. Aroma is cereal and toasted malts, grapefruit, orange peel, and light floral notes. Flavor is a great balance of dry malts and grassy/floral hop character and some faint citrus notes. Light/medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
malvrich (254) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 10, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2015 From bottle to a tulip. Filled 03/11/2015. A: Pours a rich gold with an inch of craggy eggshell foam. A slight haze but maybe from chill. Average carbonation and very good head retention. Nice lacing also. S: Pronounced citrus aroma. Lemon/orange more than the expected grapefruit. No malt scent that I can discern but the beer is very cold. T: Taste is a sort of hollow lemon and toasted sourdough. Seems watery. Potential is there but disappointing actually. I know low ABV is an objective here, but this needs more malt body. A slight vegetal note becomes evident as it warms. Doesn’t help. M: Very light in body as expected with more carbonation than shows in appearance. Average. O: As much as I wanted to love this, I honestly can’t find much to recommend. This Ale looks good and smells delicious but the taste fails to live up to expectations.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bufordbrewer (37) - Georgia, USA - MAY 8, 2015
Pours Golden, fairly clear into tulip. 1.4 inch head, small lacing. This tastes very close to Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. Must be the Cascade hops, which both brewers use. That’s good, because I love SN Pale ale. Drinking a little more, this comes across a little thin. I would interchange this with SN Pale Ale, except that SN Pale Ale is much more economical....

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