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RATINGS: 143   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   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.

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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (4129) - 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 (86) - 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 (24) - 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....

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
nathan30533 (870) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - MAR 24, 2015
Tasty American pale ale but nothing to really brag home about. Nice spring drinker.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2014
Serving: Draft. It pours a clear gold with a frothy white head. Pleasant citrus and grass notes in the nose. Light pale malt notes up front with a solid hop bite. Not too aggressive, just about right. More citrus and grass in the finish. A nice little session brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerdedDave (731) - - AUG 22, 2014
light amber color; citrusy, grapefruit hop aroma; a dry, citrusy pale ale; very light malt background lets the citrusy hops shine; dry, bitter finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
Patrickctenchi (4596) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Bottle: Clear gold with a frothy white head. Light pine, grass, caramel scent. Taste is barley, grassy hops, light caramel malt. A very nice little sessionable APA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
shrubber85 (8751) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 12, 2014
Bottle. Light orange-caramel malt and orange peel aroma. Golden yellow with moderate head. Lightly sweet orange malt and mildly bitter citrus peel flavor. Okay but pretty mundane.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdamT (237) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 11, 2014
12oz bottle from Winslow’s in Greenville, N.C. Golden hue, hazy clarity (can see my fingers on the other side of the glass), with mostly diminishing white fizzy head. Excellent lacing. Strong citrus hop (grapefuit), light spice aromas. Strong bitter grapefruit and lemon up front with the same finish. Fizzy carbonation, dry on the palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gachupines (1047) - USA - JUN 7, 2014
Pale yellow with a thing white head. Aroma is mild pine hops with a bit of cut grass. Flavor is floral and grassy with a finish that’s a little watery. Mild bitterness, pleasant but could be much better. Wife: 3.75

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