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/
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - JAN 30, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer pours a medium gold color with a thin soapy white head which dissipated rather quickly and left a very small hint of lacing. The aroma was vibrant at first with malt and pine cone relatively prominent and a hint of citrus, but as the beer warmed the aroma disappeared completely. The flavor is light to medium bodied, sticky and bittering with a nice array of hops usage. Easily able to pick up the Cascades here...bitter dry finish, some malt in mid-taste. A hint of leaves and twig...but oh yeah dry! Smooth sticky and syrupy mouthfeel, dry bitter finish.
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - JAN 19, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to SpringsLicker!! I am probably drinking this too soon after shipping but what the heck. Deep copper colored and clear. Moderate white head fades rather quickly. Light lacing. Nice light hop aroma with a hint of caramel malt. Flavor is a little light on malt. Very nice citric hop flavor though. Body is a touch thin. Very solid.
6re99 (19) - Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA - JAN 19, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is one of my favorite american ales. Deep, crisp pale taste, not heavy on the stomache, but fills you up. after a few bottles.. very clean, stoney buzz.. great beer!
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 8, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Barley’s Taphouse in Asheville, NC. This is my favorite Highland Ale. Honey golden in color. Lucious green hop aroma. White head dissolves mid-way through. Nectar-like sweetness is the principle flavor. Good mild hop aftertaste. I could easily get crunked on this beer nightly. Unfortunately for Highland, the repressive alcohol laws in North Carolina fetter them to making beers less than 6% ABV, thus keeping the original gravities at bay. Even with such a low ceiling, St. Teresa stands out as a sweetie who will grace any tasting. Disregard any statement that this is an unfiltered beer because it is not. Don’t believe the statements that this is watery, because it is not. This beer is wildly different than the Kashmir IPA, in that it is way more reserved on the amount and type of hops used. Sometimes more hops just means more hops and you don’t necessarily make a beer better that way, you just make it more bitter. I like hophead ales as well as the next guy, but I just can’t eat mashed potatos every meal either. Try this beer. You will not be disappointed.
deuce1978 (12) - USA - DEC 24, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thin head, very little lacing. It is the color of appl juice, but is unfiltered and cloudy. The most distinctive flavor is grapefruit, but it is malty with a bitter finish. This is a refreshing beer, that would be great for summer functions/cookouts. I enjoyed it.
argo0 (11897) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 7, 2004
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear apple juice body with medium off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit, floral, pine. Taste is medium sweet, grapefruit, light lemon, caramel. Finish is a bit watery and the flavor does not linger. Watery light body.
aracauna (3187) - Georgia, USA - NOV 22, 2004
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark gold body witha good head. There’s a nice citrus and floral hop character to the aroma. It’s light-bodied, but, with the bit of lime peel hop in the flavor, it ends up being a very pleasant, but thin, American Pale Ale. I like it but it could use more body and more hops.
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - NOV 9, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a golden color with a white head. Has a hoppy flavor and aroma. This is ok but not one of my favorites from highland
beerandrugby (210) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 1, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice and crisp dry flavor with noticable grapefruit subtleties. Refreshing and good.