Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 2, 2004
Bottle: Light hazy light orange/yellow color with a thin white head. The aroma is all bright citrusy hops, juicy mouthfeel with soft carbonation, starts and ends bitter with a long bitter aftertaste. Very drinkable. nearbeer (5370) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 18, 2007
UPDATED: APR 28, 2008 12 oz. Clear, orange-copper with a small but persistent head. Aroma is citrus and pekoe tea leaf, mixed with cereal and honey. Flavor is initially dry grain, turning sweetish and then citrus, peppery hops. Wow, this is really a complex flavor that doesn’t just knock you over with a single note of hop flavor- goes back and forth nicely from maltiness to hops and on to different hop flavors. Pleasant surprise. Palate is smooth and light-medium bodied. 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. craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 24, 2008
bottle. a nice IPA... full of hops, pours a golden with a thick white head. light citrus hoppy aroma... nice full body with a solid hop presence. Finishes strong and bitter. Very well done. PhillyBeer2112 (2820) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - MAY 1, 2009
Almost pure amber with a nice foamy head that left a good sheet of lace. Very perfurmed hop nose with a bit of lime rind and possibly mango or something tropical. Very balanced flavor, with a citrusy hop right up front balanced by a doughy cookie like maltiness. Finish is fairly bitter but still pretty well balanced. There’s a lingering citric bitterness like chewing on lemon rind. Palate is on the light side, making this very quaffable, and at 5.6% ABV, its a great semi-session beer.
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. BeerKurve (520) - - MAY 18, 2012
Citrus Hops, Sweet Yeasts, Malts and Barley with a mild Floral Hoppy taste which blends in with the flavor. Feels rather crisp and refreshing. Good tasting beer, but I would classify this as a Belgian Pale Ale because of the flavor which I’m getting. 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. HighlanderOne (1317) - York, SC via NJ, South Carolina, USA - OCT 28, 2013
Poured from bottle. Nice hop, malt, ocean aroma. Almost clear gold with lacing head. I taste citrus and floral hops with a bit of sweetness and a malt back. Banana and pepper notes as well. Hops are not overpowering. Decent - a good "go to" choice. Aggiebob (1102) - 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.