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Highland Muckle IPA

Highland Muckle IPA
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Brewed by Highland
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Orkney, Scotland
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.69/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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First keg by Highland. Not by Rob - by Lewis, Harvey & Butch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SaintMatty (5768) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2014
Draught (Pleased To Meet You, Newcastle) - Amber in colour. Peach, syrup, toffee and apricot in the aroma. Fruity and slightly tart taste with peach, toffee, apricot and a hint of mango.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (5595) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 31, 2014
Keg at the Vintage. Pours golden amber, nose is light peach, taste is bitter, sweet fruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (8308) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2014
Keg at the Lyric. It pours clear orange-amber with a medium white head. The nose is earthy, resin, peach, mango and apricot. The taste is crisp, bitter orange, sherbet, minerals, light alcohol, straw, peppery, grapefruit and some passion fruit with a dry, bitter finish. Medium body and prickly carbonation. Clean, crisp and very well balanced. Very nice indeed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (11122) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2014
Keg at The Small Bar, Bristol. Amber with white head. There is a goodly amount of hops going on with this, drying, lime like, citrus and bitter. Some teeth coating acidity, pleasant herby notes. Very decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beersiveknown (3630) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JAN 14, 2014
Keg@bow bar
hazy mid amber with lacing offwhite head. Pithy orange and earthy English hop aroma. Fairly full bodied, pithy bitterness, goldings spiciness? Medium carbobation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lonick (781) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 4, 2013
Orange. General citrus fruits, some more orange, a touch of bitterness from the hops and then some more Orange. It might sound not quite right but it was lovely.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnRMurdoch (3614) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - NOV 13, 2013
Keg @ Inn Deep. Hazy orange brown, not much head. Mild resin hop aroma. Bitter sweet candy grapefruit flavour. Citrus aftertaste. A good Scottish take on American IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
cgarvieuk (16259) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 22, 2013
Keg at the Stockbridge tap... Golden amber... Thin white lacing... Soft fruit... Little peachy nose.... Soft zezty fruits... Juicy fruits... Floral fruits... Soft zezty fruits juicy and very drinkable

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerCast_Rich (1903) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 20, 2013
[keg at Stockbridge Tap] Pours a hazy golden orange colour, with a decent white head. Aroma is bitter, pithy orange zest, which follows through into the flavour. Bittersweet orange finish, plenty of fruit in there, alongside maybe a touch of pine? Love the orange flavour though, great work [20102013]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AshtonMcCobb (3546) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 20, 2013
On keg @ the Stockbridge Tap. Highland’s first keg beer. Appearance - golden carbonated and a thin head. Nose - somewhere between oranges and grapefruit, maybe blood orange is closer than pink grapefruit. Taste - definitely oranges, perhaps burnt Seville oranges. It tastes like there has been a lot of late-hopping here. Palate - light to medium bodied with a tangy texture and a long dry finish. However, some sweetness does return. Overall - Lewis, this is very good, it’s also distinctly different than your cask beers, without the big yeast influence you get in cask beer, the hops are fruitier rather than green and floral. To be slightly controversial, it’s probably less ’Highland’. I also think you could up the IBUs in this one, to counteract the extra alcohol sweetness. Then it would be dangerously drinkable. I didn’t take the advice of taking a half pint, it seemed wrong.

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