chinchill (5377) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 2, 2013
I popped the cap on this bottle without inspecting it, so I was pleasantly surprised by the very hoppy aroma emanating from a bottle labelled "Spring Ale": It smells a lot more like an IPA than like the light fare I was anticipating. Aroma is notably fresh, with a malt component largely overpowered by the hops.
Excellent hoppy flavor to go with the aroma, yet with a rather limited bitterness. Hops (Simcoe, Amarillo and Cascade) have citrus and earthy elements with a little spruce, and leave a lasting and quite enjoyable aftertaste.
The beer itself is golden, clear, and covered with a modest but durable white head.
M - More body than the color suggests but still on the light side; semi-dry, markedly crisp finish. Ample carbonation.
O- an excellent Spring seasonal that I’d be happy to have year-around. BVery (11458) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 2, 2012
Bottle. Pale gold pour - clear - with a small white head. Really nice citrus aroma, same in the flavor. Clean crisp palate. Solid. Dogbrick (14309) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 5, 2012
Clear pale amber color with a medium white head that dissipates quickly. Spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus, hops and malt. Light-bodied with a mildly bitter citrusy hops character and notes of toasted malt and pine. The finish is crisp with a cedar wood and hops aftertaste. Decent overall. arminjewell (9727) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 26, 2012
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, thanks to Mike for the bottle! Slightly hazy yellow orange pour with thin white head, aroma has notes of biscuit, bread, lemon, some nice orange peel, grapefruit notes as well. Taste is a nice mix of orange, lemon, grapefruit juices mixed into some nice grass and spice notes, slight biscuit, bread, and crackery malts, finishing fairly bitter, but dry and refreshing. Tasty and very drinkable. dimenhetfield (2554) - , Florida, USA - JUL 22, 2012
12oz bottle poured into glass. For a spring ale I was expecting something more on the lines of easy drinking without a big hop profile. This one had me a little stunned when the hops were right up front and had a good presence in the flavor as well. Not too shabby.
chickenflea (351) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2012
12-oz bottle. Began with anticipation. Highland has some solid offerings in their line-up. Beer pours a light clear orange. Stiff white head that settles into a rocky meringue-like foam within 5 minutes. Good lacing. Aroma is orange and dandelions with a hint of spice. Taste is pleasant and clean. Not sweet, but not that bitter. Texture is soft. Low carbonation. Refreshing and easy drinking. A dry finish. Not a sipping beer. Tastes best in big swallows. bu11zeye (13239) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 8, 2012
(22oz bottle, courtesy of blutt59) Pours a clear yellow body with a medium egg-white head. Aroma of grass, lemongrass, florals, and earth. Flavor of grass, lemon peel, nuts, florals, and grain. Beerona97 (2399) - Washington, USA - JUN 3, 2012
Bottle thanks to Suttree. Clear gold. Aroma of bready malt, floral and grassy hops. Taste is nice, grain and citrus, grassy bitterness. burg326 (5628) - Florida, USA - MAY 23, 2012
On draft at Brass Tap, poured a clear golden yellow color, aromas of some yeast, grass, and a touchh of wood. Flavor is the same just a little flavor of aromas, ok beer overall. kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 20, 2012
Date: May 06, 2012
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: pale gold, fine white head, streaks of lace
Aroma: pale malt aroma, floral hops, touch of citrus
Flavor: dry pale malt flavor, lots of floral hops, robust bitterness, long bitter finish
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
Score: ** /4