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RATINGS: 470   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A brilliant, dry pale ale with an aggressive hop character balanced with a smooth finish. A bold beer best consumed with a stiff upper lip.

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3.5
TheBeerBaron (261) - Florida, USA - AUG 24, 2009
Golden colored ale with a frothy white head and good lace in the glass. A light lemon and wheat aroma more like a hefeweiesen than an IPA. The distinct smell of hops is not really present in the aroma. While I don’t really sniff the hops I can definitely taste them. A powerful but floral hops flavor carries this beer on your tongue making for a light IPA. The palate is bubbly and refreshing. A great American new school example of a sometimes stogy European staple.

3.4
skibumphishead (259) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 29, 2006
T’was a nice little brewery in downtown ashville with live bluegrass and pool tables at the bar upstairs. Nice 12oz bottles from my road trip down there. Tasty oily hops with a light body. Good session ipa from the east coast.

3.2
bigben873 (258) - Virginia, USA - JAN 20, 2011
Aroma - a little fruity Appearance - a little cloudy, nice pale amber color; little head Taste - Hoppy yet not bitter; medium strength, not the best aftertaste Palate - average Overall - A solid IPA; aftertaste takes away from overall good. Could be smoother

3.5
dankman (257) - Somewhere in, Ohio, USA - SEP 26, 2007
Hoppy IPA, those two words describe the beer, it did seem a little bit lighter/milder than most IPAs. Not too bad but nothing fantastic. I’d drink it again, good session beer.

2.8
gottalottaibu (243) - charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 4, 2007
draft. golden amber’ish with slight flowery aroma. small head with sticky lacing. small citrus tang in the front with a bit of astringincy (sp?) and very little bitterness at the end. enjoyable and sessionable but nothing to really make this memorable. one of the more modest highland offerings.

3.2
Juancho (239) - Georgia, USA - MAR 31, 2008
On Draught - somewhere in North Carolina.... Pours light amber, with little head. It’s light to middle weight, draws you in with nicely balanced hops and malts. Refreshing.

3.4
beaz1591 (238) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 15, 2013
IPA glass. Pours a hazy gold, decent white head and some lacing. Sweet pine hops for the nose. Not bad for an IPA, the sweet tasting hops unfortunately drop off too quick and it finishes a bit watery for my taste. Still a very enjoyable beer.

4
Quixote18 (236) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - SEP 30, 2005
The aroma jumped right out of the bottle when I opened it! Pouring it really let loose the spicy hop aroma that quieted down after a minute. Off white head with ok retention. Deep golden color, maybe a little foggy? There’s a good malt balance to counter the profuse hops. This is a good beer for tasters who want to try an IPA but aren’t crazy hop-heads.

2.9
dhlesq (233) - Thousand Oaks, California, USA - SEP 5, 2005
Aroma of tangerine/grapefruit over sweet honey. Appears a clear golden yellow-orange with a small white head and noticeable effervescence of medim-sized bubbles. Flavor starts buttery with sweet malt and finishes with a dominating hoppy bitterness that is earthy. Palate is medium-light, slick, and with a lingering aftertaste that is not altogether pleasant. Overall, this beer is just somewhat more than the sum of its parts.

3
LiMuBai (222) - - JUL 8, 2013
Pours a full bodied golden color. Has a barely noticeable aroma of sweet hops. Tastes good, but maybe too light of a body for an IPA.


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