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Highland Orkney IPA

Brewed by Highland
Style: American Pale Ale
Orkney, Scotland


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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.

Appearance: Pale and golden - but not too pale as to look like lager.
Nose: Lemony citrus hops with a hint of grapefruit and spicy, peppery goldings.
Palate: Full on hops – styrian goldings to the fore, goldings giving a balanced middle and finally the rich malty fullness of maris otter as a backbone. The finish is refreshing with hops that become dryer if the cask lasts long enough!
Summary: A modern IPA, not overly bitter but still nicely ‘hoppy’ and at 4.8%, just about a session IPA for a sensible night’s drinking. The hop profile is nothing short of stunning.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Creedence (282) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Cask at NERAX. Lightly hazy golden pour, thin dissipating white head. Hot caramel, bramble, light pine on the nose. Smooth malt flavour, with a pretty mean noble hop tasting bitterness. Lots of piney wood flavour. Smooth but thick mouthfeel, with a piney and floral aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (11786) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 11, 2014
Golden-amber, it has an appley, fruity hop character with a slightly biscuity hop note, finishes off-dry and quite moreish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (5417) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 18, 2014
Dunkelgoldenes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig, getreidig, Karamell, Citrus. Geschmack malzig bitter, Karamell, leicht Citrus.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
danlo (897) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2014
500ml bottle. Orange-yellow golden colour, foamy white head leaving some lacing and aroma of caramel malt & citrusy hop. Taste is biscuity malt caramel, earthy & peppery with grapefruit citrus, hop bitterness. Medium bodied, medium carbonation, malty dry bitter finish. Quite OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BlackHaddock (3183) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2013
Hand-pulled half-pint in The Plough, Shifnal on 14th Dec 13 during a CAMRA pub crawl, this was the second of three beers from this brewery I had in The Plough that day. Clear golden hue to the body, snow white covering of tight bubbles on top. Sadly it was another of ’those citrus flavoured golden brews’ that I’ve tired of. Nicely made and all that Jazz but it looked, smelled and tasted the same as 100 other similar beers being produced in the UK at the moment. I know others love them and that’s why they are being brewed, but it’s not summer: I don’t want thirst quenching lemon and lime flavoured beers now. The beer is hoppy and citrusy: enough said (scored objectively).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (12652) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2013
Cask gravity at Six Bells Woodchurch. Clear gold lasting white head. Hoppy citrus new world hops and in Great condition and very drinkable. Lovely. Happily drink this all afternoon.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jvhemert (310) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 1, 2013
Cask @ Scran & Scallie AROMA: grapefruit, cough drop, citrus, APPEARANCE: golden, hazy, minimal head, white foam, TASTE: lightly sour, medium bitterness, PALATE: medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, astringent, bitter, OVERALL: IPA with character, grapefruit gets a bit overwhelming towards the end of the pint.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sdavies83 (17) - - SEP 12, 2013
Golden in colour. Spicy, citrus finish and not too bitter. Lots of fruit in the palate. -- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (2166) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 4, 2013
Cask at The Hanging Bat. Pours clear pale golden yellow with a good white head. Aromas of lemon, hay and grapefruit. Taste had good bitterness. Palate a little thin, but a very nice beer all the same.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beese (1099) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2013
Cask at The Horseshoe in Hampstead, London on 1 July 2013. Poured a slightly hazy light amber colour with a white head. Bready malts on the nose with some light hop aromas. Flavour is similarly more dominated by sweet and grainy malts, balanced by some fairly nice grassy hops. Palate faded out a little quick. Quite drinkable, but not the hoppy beer I was expecting.

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