tillmac62 (750) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - FEB 24, 2015
BOD 5/22/14. Pours a slightly cloudy medium amber. Exceptional head volume and retention, World Class lacing.
Nice nose of subtle herbal hops, with a touch of spice, over a biscuit and caramel background.
Light medium body that has a fairly smooth texture. Above normal carbonation with a slight effervescence in the middle and a nice burst in the finish.
The flavor profile falls just short of outstanding. It is intense, but falls short in balance and complexity. It has a nice hop flavor focus (herbal, citric and rind) over a mild bitterness in the middle. Caramel and biscuit sweetness appear in the finish, but are overwhelmed by rind and pine hop flavor. This hop flavor lingers.
djd07 (15293) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2015
Bottle during the RBWG Lobby Share. Pours a clear gold with small white head. The aroma is grass and wheat. Medium mouth with strong wheat grass, light bitterness. Leighton (21873) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2015
Bottle shared late night in the hotel lobby during RBWG 2015. Pours Clear gold with a foamy white head. The aroma holds some crackers pale malts, pine needles. Medium sweet flavor, some astringent hay, pale bread, pine needles. Medium bodied with average carbonation. More crackers malts to finish, old citrus. Ho Hum. wedgie9 (2702) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 4, 2015
Tasted on 9/7/11 from a capped 12oz bottle purchased at Frugal MacDoogal. Pours clear deep golden with a thick white head that slowly recedes to an even blanket of lace, with an even blanket coating the inside of the glass. The nose is sweet caramel malt with just a hint of light hops underlying. The flavor features a bit more of the hops bitterness, but other than that, is the same. The body is medium with average carbonation and a medium bitter hops finish. swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 24, 2015
bottle. decent English IPA. earthy hops, hay, caramel malts with medium bitterness. OK
ACHops (1606) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 23, 2015
12 oz bottle served in a pint glass. Pours bright golden with medium lacy white head. Aroma is dry biscuity malt with light hops on the back. Taste is crisp dry light caramel malt with sharp hop notes of grass and spice. Light bitterness which lingers. Light on the hops overall. Pleasant IPA, definitely English in style. Aggiebob (1211) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JAN 15, 2015
Bottle: Pours a golden color with a small white head. The aroma was grassy and the taste was bitter and hoppy. ramboraffe (2257) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 24, 2014
355 ml bottle. Clear orange with white head. Smell is hoppy grass and floral. Taste is sweet malty with hoppy pine, floral and earthy and leaves. Dry with high bitterness and medium carbonation. eRock_2013 (490) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 7, 2014
Another fine offering from the Highland lineup. This English style IPA features a pleasant and drinkable complexity of earthy and floral hoppiness, along with a sweet bready maltiness. Citrusy and honey on the nose, light orange color and proportionate white head on the pour. Bitterness is not overbearing and is mild relative to most American IPAs, but still fits the flavor profile. Smooth and fresh, I haven't had a Highland beer I haven't enjoyed! Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a nice looking golden orange color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute. Light lacing strung its way around the glass once the head dissipated.
The smell had a nice glaze of bittersweet orange and orange peel. A nice amount of lemon sweet and bitter lemon peel come in as well. Light caramel came in to balance.
The taste took those previously mentioned flavors and balanced nicely. A light caramel to sweet citrus balances in the aftertaste.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a nice sessionable quality about it. The carbonation was there and as an AIPA this one definitely gives off it’s bitterness against my tongue.
Overall, pretty good AIPA that I would come back to if I could find it.