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Highland Orkney IPA

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Brewed by Highland
Style: American Pale Ale
Orkney, Scotland

bottled
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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MalpaBezAmbicji (5) - - NOV 19, 2014 does not count
A strong aroma of citrus, although it doesn’t apply to taste (maybe it’s slightly sour), but still, bitterness is what you get (on medium level). The beer is of gold colour and it’s kinda hazy. I’d say it could be a little bit thinner, as it sticks a bit in your throat. The after-taste lasts for a very long time in a satisfayin way. Overall, great, direct beer.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Osprey87 (1958) - WALES - NOV 15, 2014
Cask at Kings Tun JDW. Light orange, clear, still, small white head. Body is medium, smooth, no carbonation at all. Taste is thin and malty, very tangy and dry, lightly metallic, very soft bitterness.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SarkyNorthener (2257) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2014
Cask@st Matthews hall, walsall. Golden amber beer with medium head and patchy lacing. Aroma of biscuit, lemon and malts. Taste is dry bitter hops, biscuit and malts. Below par beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Don2711 (148) - - SEP 18, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2014 Lemon nose. Not too bitter and good hoppy taste. Nice one. Pint poured golden but hazy which I felt took away from it a bit. Still will drink again. Good one. Second sample left to rest and looked much better. Re rated. Good strength

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichTheVillan (3338) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2014
Cask at the Square Peg; clear golden amber pour with a creamy white head, light tangerine and pine aroma, pleasant taste consisting of tangerine, grapefruit and some biscuity malts, moderate bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beersiveknown (3164) - NORTHERN IRELAND - AUG 31, 2014
Bottle at home from alesela
let this one go past its apr bbe...oops!
hazy mid amber with fluffy dark beige head. Herbal earthy hops on the nose with a touch of fruity peach. Fairly full bodied, gentle carbonation honeyed malts and a long fruity finish. Decent APA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maxbier (363) - Maryland, USA - JUL 27, 2014
For context: I often drink west coast American IPAs and double IPAs. Pours golden with ample white head. Citrus aromas. Light citrus and hop flavors with a decent malt balance. This ale has a nice hop character but is less bitter and hoppy than what I usually expect. Somewhere between an American craft pale ale and an American craft IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnar (5605) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle at Ayre Hotel, Kirkwall. Pours clear golden with a small creamy white head. Aroma of weak fruity hops, citrussy. Taste is light bitter, crisp lemon and grapefruit with some spicy notes at the finish, which is bitter and lingering.Good and solid beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (3197) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 12, 2014
Cask at SRAF. Pours golden, nose is dull toffee, floral, taste is sweet, dry toffee, light.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pricey290483 (386) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2014
quite liked this beer not too much bitterness and just the right amount of hops really want to get some more of it to give it another try


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