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RATINGS: 375   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
grat (433) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 12, 2004
Pretty standard version of the style, although I’m having trouble dsitinguishing this from their IPA. Many have noted this beer’s bubblegummy yeast. Yes it is fruity, yes it round, however I also think in a very sharp way it is exceedingly dry. VERY DRY! Perhaps this is me confusing this with the hops but it sure seems dry and not tooooo sweet to me. Nose is swiss cheese and malt. Appearance is amber and piss yellow with a treacly head. Flavors are ;actic and yeasty with a piney overtone. Very piney...is this beer different from the IPA? G-rat

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - SEP 4, 2004
Big, bubblegummy ale yeast fruit in the nose with toasty malt, resiny hops, and underpinnings of milk, straight-forward caramel, clove, citrus, smoke, and chlorine. Malt character is toasty/grainy. The profile is big malt up front with acidity coming in after a few seconds, big malt at mid-palate, then acidity and malt sweetness vying for supremecy in the finish. Overall, a more toasty/grainy and full-bodied (though less sweet) version of Sierra Pale. Well done but not for me.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
skaughty (643) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - AUG 13, 2004
Malty and sweet for an American Pale - which translates to tasty in my book. The palate is left a little flat (as opposed to crisp), but the finish is smooth. This beer almost seems as if it were brewed to wean the hophead into the Kashmir IPA, as all elements are less offensive/less interesting.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sassy (217) - Mullet Capital of the World, Georgia, USA - AUG 4, 2004
Only had 3 beers from Highland (gaelic ale and oatmeal porter -- which were great), and this is my least favorite. Drinkable -- starts off okay, but quickly turns weak and watery. Absolutely no character.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - AUG 1, 2004
APA #2. St. Tereses Pale Ale. Another beer courtesy of Ross. Strong sweet tea presense in this. Hops not as strong as in the Charleston. Regardless this is another very good Pale Ale. I’d say this is a wee bit more malty too. Very drinkable and perfect for this time of year. Another very good beer that’s really underrated.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drewdogg (62) - USA - JUL 30, 2004
Let me preface this by saying that I am not always the biggest fan of pale ales. However, my dislike of this beer stems more from my disappointment in the relative quality of this beer compared to Highland’s other offerings. I have been to their brewery and tried all of their beers. I know they are capable of so much more. Do not judge the whole brewery by this one beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 23, 2004
Nice peach color, but the aroma is not good, smells slightly off and sour. Palate is malty, but needs more hops. Finish is funky and metallic.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JUL 5, 2004
Gold color with nice sized head, if you work it. Mellow hop taste and a bit on the sweet side. Nothing too special.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
5000 (6027) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUN 30, 2004
Bottle pours slightly hazy golden, small creamy white head, respectable lacing, with almost no carbonation.   Quite malty on the nose.   Light hops, maybe a little biscuit as well.   Slight bitterness up front, but a quasi butterscotch/caramel hint as well.   Light to medium body, decent mouthfeel.   Finishes very muttled, somewhat dirty, not clean or crisp.   Not great, not bad, but that finish needs some work.


2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - JUN 19, 2004
Not much in the way of aroma. A good hop bite and decent balance throughout.


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