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Highland Orkney IPA

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Brewed by Highland
Style: American Pale Ale
Orkney, Scotland

bottled
common

on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 69   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maxbier (155) - 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 (5155) - 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 (1711) - 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 (206) - 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

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jamestulloch (1275) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 16, 2014
Bottle from Drinkmonger. Clear golden body with a medium white head. Faint carbonation. Light lacing. Aroma of pineapple, grass, herbs and lemon. Flavour of lime, parsley and straw. Thin body with an oily texture. Soft fizz. Tastes like a strong Golden Ale. Simple, restrained... and a bit boring.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (6315) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2014
Bottle at home. It pours clear golden yellow with a small white head. The nose is fresh, lemon, biscuit, toasty and lime. The taste is crisp, toasty, grain, lemon, grapefruit peel and peppery notes with a dry, lightly bitter finish. Medium body and fine, prickly carbonation. Balanced and rather drinkable. Solid.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zacgillbanks (2143) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2014
Bottles from Coppers, Newcastle and Wylam Wines (now closed). A golden beer with sweet passion fruit, floral citrus and orange marmalade flavours followed by a creamy fruit and pine finish.

3.5
   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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (12234) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (6892) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 18, 2014
Dunkelgoldenes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig, getreidig, Karamell, Citrus. Geschmack malzig bitter, Karamell, leicht Citrus.


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