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RATINGS: 687   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A deep amber colored American ale, featuring a rich malty body. Cascade and Willamette hops add a complex hop flavor and aroma. This ale is exceptionally balanced between malty sweetness and delicate hop bitterness.

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3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ayumbomb (63) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 4, 2005
Not the best of Highland, but damn good nonetheless. The hops and malt are very well blended. Very drinkable.


3.6
BeerdedDave (1853) - Beckley, USA - SEP 14, 2017
deep reddish-brown color; nice bready malt aroma; a very well balanced beer; smooth, bready malt with the perfect amount of bitterness; mild citrusy hops

3.4
smaynard6000 (1224) - Apopka, Florida, USA - AUG 22, 2017
On tap. Refreshing in color with small tan head. Subtle malty aroma. Sweet with caramel malt and toffee notes. Light bodied. Nice.

3.5
Bacchus66 (877) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 25, 2017
Draft, takeover at ADT. Clear amber brown with a full off-white head. Nice malt, bread aroma. Smooth malt flavors, bread, light caramel. Nicely. Slanted finish. Solid if mild amber.

3.2
hershiser2 (3590) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 18, 2017
Bottle from Total Wine, South Richmond. Pours red with a small beige head. Aroma is caramel malts, light grasses, light leaves. Flavor is nearly identical. Caramel followed by some leafy bitterness and minor grass. Plain but drinkable.

3.2
ChadPolenz (1847) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JUL 12, 2017
DOB: 3/24/17

2015 BJCP Category: 19A American Amber Ale

AROMA: Moderately strong hop character (citrus, floral). Some malt sweetness. Noticeable oxidation character. 7/12

APPEARANCE: Beautiful deep clear copper color. Large off-white foam retains and laces well. 3/3

FLAVOR: Moderate malty sweetness with caramel and toffee (to a lesser extent). Firm hop presentation with earthy/citrusy flavors and moderate dry bitterness. Caramel taste emerges briefly on the finish before fading away cleanly. Slight lemon sherry flavor due to oxidation. 13/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium-light body with medium carbonation. Quite smooth and easily drinkable. Feels rather light for 5.6% ABV. 3/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: Has what you want in an amber ale - just not enough of it. 6/10

TOTAL SCORE: 32/50

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ManVsBeer (10927) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2017
Bottle from Harris Teeter, Hampstead, North Carolina. Dark clear amber with a thin head. Has a strong hoppy tropical fruitiness.

2.9
Padedze (49) - - MAY 20, 2017
Part of a 4 beer flight at TJ Stone , Washington DC in May 2017. Not a bad beer but not me. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.5
jflopsu (1701) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 25, 2017
Pours a dark rust orange-amber with white head. A watered down aroma of caramel and malts. A caramel, fruit, and malt aroma with some grain. A grainy and sweet caramel malt aftertaste.

3.2
steelhead3686 (270) - Jacksonville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 8, 2017
This one poops a very rich almost deep red, but it’s clear and clean with a slightly toasted head. It doesn’t have an overwhelming aroma, but what it does have is a nice even blend of malts. The evenness continues in the taste with its lights bitterness and sweetness. It’s a light bodied beer with a thin but somewhat fizzy body. I’m not a big fan of amber ales, but this is one that I could certainly see myself drinking regularly.

2.9
altonbrownd (5897) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - OCT 9, 2016
Bottle from Chevy Chase Wine and Liquor. Dark red body with medium head. Nose is sweet, malty, plummy. Taste is malts, caramel, plums. Creamy texture, with toasty finish. Pretty good.


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