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A golden pale having a slightly malty body balanced by an assertive American hop flavor. This pale ale displays a delicate hop nose due to the process of dry hopping with whole leaf Cascade. A crisp and refreshing beer perfect for any occasion.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JDBaker11058 (1205) - Maryland, USA - AUG 15, 2013
Appearance: seems a medium brownish amber at first, but proper backlight reveals a deep golden-orange beer, perfectly clear, with a dense, creamy near white head of two fingers slowly shrinking to a fat cap and leaving rich swathes of lace. Aroma: hops and malt are evenly mixed in the nose: grapefruit, blood orange, hint of lime for the hops; graham cracker, honey smacks, light molasses on the malt. Taste: flavors are not as rich as the aroma: there is some bitter citrus at the fore, with a well-balanced malt undertone that has some good sweetness to it. Finish: slick and smooth, with a creamy, very light palate that borders a couple notches better than watery; the last flavors I get, lasting just a few seconds after each sip, is a candied fruit and sweet bread flavor reminiscent of Italian holiday fruitcake. Notes: If this beer had the palate and flavor to match the appearance and, to a lesser extent, the aroma, it would be a nearly perfect pale ale. Even so, malt and hops are in perfect balance. I just wish the flavors and palate were a tad more bold.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
scotchzombie (315) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 8, 2013
Pours clear golden with carbonation bubbles and a small white head. Aroma is mild pine and citrus. Tastes crisp with some malt and a mild hoppy finish balanced with a touch of citrus (resolves to grapefruit). Not a lot of depth but easy to drink. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
phaleslu (6204) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2013
12 oz. bottle shared by DrSilverworm- thanks, Chris! Pours a pale, clear gold with a small white head. Very light, even for the style. Aroma of pale and toasted malts, crackers, cereal- not getting any hops here, just a variety of lighter malts. Same with the flavor, with crackers, straw, pale malts, and maybe a bit of grass. Light-bodied, with medium carbonation and a dry mouthfeel. I’ve been a fan of other Highland stuff in the past. This is a little disappointing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
JStax (2773) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2013
12 ounce bottle shared at b3shine’s. Pours a lighter gold with no head. Aroma is grainy and neutral. Dry and a lite herbal on the taste. Lighter on the palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
foyle (222) - Wyoming, USA - JUL 21, 2013
Appearance: 3/4” white head with leaves decent lacing on the glass. Color is gold and mostly clear. Significant carbonation bubbles streaming up. Aroma: Strong aroma of citrus & floral hops dominate the smell with some mild yeast and malt aroma in the background. Mouthfeel: fairly light and watery with a refreshing finish. Flavor: Differs widely from the aroma – although the hops are evident they are well balanced by a malt that presents cracker and yeast roll flavors. Overall: This a very pleasant session ale that will pair well with many meals, but can also be enjoyed as a stand alone.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rollinsr (366) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - JUL 16, 2013
Pours clear and yellow with a finger of white head. Aroma is piney citrus with a presence of yeast esters. Flavor is crisp and sweeter than expected. The hops seem to simply cut the malt flavor just the slightest bit so that it doesn’t sit on the palate too long. Highly drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LiMuBai (154) - - JUL 10, 2013
Has a crystal clear, golden color with a very thin white head. Little to no lacing. Nice full malty and hoppy aroma. A very light taste with a hint of hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bkurtz (728) - PERU - JUL 6, 2013
Pours a clear golden/amber with a smallish head. Pine and citrus aroma. A little watery, but a nice flavor, a bit sweet with some bitterness and smooth finish. Not a bad APA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ttutony (634) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2013
Golden color with a white head. Nice balance between malty sweetness and some hop bitterness. Nothing really stands out as unique but still a decent pale ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fritz123 (919) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JUN 9, 2013
Bottle from Total Wine in Boca Raton, FL. Snifter. Thin white head on an orange hazy pour. Lacing throughout. Aroma of floral notes, malts. Taste is somewhat flat with a nice floral hopness and delicate malts. Body is medium light. Mouth is smooth. Finishes smooth and slightly funky. Mediocre.

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