Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 13, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very mild hop aroma. Coppery pour. Thin head. Not enough bitterness to balance the malt. Good beer. Very drinkable.
Fish (440) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 29, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice golden color with a small, light head. Slightly sweet aroma. More hop-malt balance than their Kashmir IPA, but still quality hop fruitiness/bitterness.
jewedekind (450) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 22, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to Suttree for this’n. Fairly nice to poat this golden jewel. Thin head with some life. Has a yeasty and clover honey nose. Slight bitterness and a touch of citrus. Malty for a pale, but by no means off. I like the yeasty quality, but I’d bet this one is fast attenuating and much better when fresh.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAY 21, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a hazy orange with a big white head. Aroma of fresh citrus hops and oranges. Flavor has a good amount of hop flavor that goes to a pleasant bitter finish. Caramel malt trys to hide underneath. Medium body. I was surprised by the amount of flavor this beer had. I was expecting much less.
DocLock (9494) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy gold pour with medium white head. Aroma of big hops, spice, florals, black pepper. This one smells like an IPA. Tastes hoppy, with a biscuit/malt element and intense grapefruit and orange flavors as it warms. This one kicks royal ass, even if Prince Charles wasn’t such a wimpy punk. I wonder where he keeps the bag he puts over Camilla’s head....
Shag (2789) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - APR 3, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not a bad example of a pale ale. A yellow/orange appearance with good lacing on the glass. Some of the usual suspects like grapefruit and lemon in the flavor. The hops are pretty tame but definitley there. A somewhat thin palate. Probably middle ground for a pale which isnt necessarily a bad thing.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 29, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy gold with a white lacing around the rim. Aroma is of citrus,malt and bread. Flavors of citrus and bready malt.
jtw (1151) - farmington, Michigan, USA - MAR 12, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
thanks to goldtwins. very light pale ale. very easy to drink, but very thin-bodied. this beer could be made very good if the same amount of water was added to 50% more malt and hops. a MAPA--mini american pale ale.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 5, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Hazy orange with almost no white head, oranges and mint in the aroma, medium bodied, starts and ends very lightly bitter, with a grainy finish.
Shadrach (176) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 27, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle in Asheville, July ’05. My least favorite of Highland’s so far. Poured a clear yellowish ornage. More yellow than ornage. Aroma was slight spice and a little hops. Taste was the same some spice and a little bit of hops. Nothing stands out for me on this one and the taste fades quickly. Not horrible but not outstanding/