RATINGS: 479   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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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davidajensen (206) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 27, 2010
I haven’t had this in a while and am pretty pleased. It is crisp than I remember. Nice soft mouthfeel and a clean finish. I will pick up a six pack again sometime.

firemarshal (206) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Bottle into shaker. Pours a dense thick white head and leaves dense lace. Transparent golden amber color. Not much aroma, but what is there is light floral notes and earthy hops. Flavor is bland as well with light honey and hops. Flat upfront with lingering light bitter finish. Overall just meh.

BlackWarrior (203) - Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA - AUG 13, 2011
Pours slight orange, golden color with a good fluffy white head that leave nice lacing. Full, but short-lived piney aroma along with some cereal malts. It starts off w/ a biscuity malt sweetness and then comes in with a quick punch of pine/citrus hops that mellow again on the finish. On the malty side for an IPA, but still well rounded and refreshing. I like it.

ATOmemphis (200) - Franklin, Tennessee, USA - MAY 14, 2006
Normal color with a smooth body. Nice hop aroma but an incredibly mild taste. Others that sipped it noted a soapy taste. I liked it, but its not a <!-- i -->great<!-- /i --> IPA.

dolemite77 (184) - Maryville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 5, 2008
Tap at the brewery... not hugely hoppy but more than most Highland products. I guess in keeping with the scottish roots of the brewery, it is more of a hoppy Scottish ale. A little lighter in body, but still plenty of malt. Wish I could get it in Knoxville, one of Highlands best beers.

BrewEd (182) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - JAN 4, 2004
Mild hops with a dry finish. Not nearly as potent and highly hopped as many micro IPA's. I consider this a lawnmower beer amongst the IPA micro crowd; a good session beer.

Shadrach (176) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 27, 2005
Bottle from Asheville, July ’05/ Poured a clear golden yellow/ orange. Aroma and taste were both "medium" grapefruit, not overpowering hoppiness but not undetectable either. It seemed less "IPA’ish then other Ipas but still blended the hops nicely with an undertone of spice.

Paincane (170) - Georgia, USA - APR 1, 2014
Clear golden body with white head & nice lacing. Citrus, floral aromas. Balanced malt backbone with wonderfully hoppy flavors. Crisp, bright & lightly bitter finish.

Mat42m (160) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - NOV 7, 2012
slight floral aroma. very light beer. not much up front pretty hippy finish though definitely lacking simmering.

Perm (151) - Tryon, North Carolina, USA - APR 4, 2008
12 oz. bottle in a pub glass

Appearance: apple juice. Not as clear and golden as some, but still lovely. Thin head.

Nose: On the weakish side. Apples again. Faint citrus; fresh, floral hops, light malt. Inviting, if somewhat faint.

Taste: This is where it is beginning to shine! Nice, nice. Earthy, complex hop concoction. Black pepper, turmeric, lots of citrus. Lovely and drinkable.

Palate: Harmonious, lingering. Goes down the throat and begs for another sip to follow.

Overall: Not my favorite IPA, but the taste is quite fetching and keeps me coming back for more. Highland exhibits a high level of quality across the board.

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