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Brewed by Highland
Style: American Pale Ale
Orkney, Scotland

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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   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.


Creedence's rating

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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (1636) - 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 (197) - 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 (1260) - 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 (6238) - 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 (2120) - 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 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 (6879) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 18, 2014
Dunkelgoldenes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig, getreidig, Karamell, Citrus. Geschmack malzig bitter, Karamell, leicht Citrus.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
danlo (1075) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BlackHaddock (3488) - 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).


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