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RATINGS: 397   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A golden pale having a slightly malty body balanced by an assertive American hop flavor. This pale ale displays a delicate hop nose due to the process of dry hopping with whole leaf Cascade. A crisp and refreshing beer perfect for any occasion.

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2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jandd1983 (4053) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Sampler at the brewery. It poured a light amber color with a white head. The aroma was of citrus, floral and mild caramel. The taste was of light fruit, floral and very light malt.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ChadPolenz (1762) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2014
I poured a 12oz bottle into a goblet. It was bottled on 3/4/14. A friend in North Carolina sent me this bottle (thanks, Dan!).

Appearance: Dark amber/light orange, glowing hue. Clear with plenty of visible carbonation. Pours to a small, white, foamy head which laces and retains fairly well.

Smell: Surprisingly muted. Almost odorless, though theres trace elements of piney hops. Nothing off-putting, though.

Taste: One of the downsides of being a semi-professional beer reviewer is you sometimes have to review stuff friends give you that think is good, but you dont. Case in point: Highland St. Tereses Pale Ale. Even though this bottle is only two months old, it tastes much older than that. The hops are nowhere to be found, the base malt tastes very lager-like and theres just not much body here. Though I will say its perhaps more bland than bad-tasting.

Its difficult to describe the palette here since theres little my tastebuds pick up on. A general, but mild taste of pale malt with just the faintest trace of bitterness. This is probably better categorized as a golden/blonde ale than a pale ale since the hops are missing. I get a slightly metallic or minerally taste on the finish with a bit of starch on the aftertaste. Overall, its not horrible, just boring and insipid.

Drinkability: With a thin mouthfeel and watery body, Highland St. Tereses Pale Ale is actually highly drinkable. However, it isnt particularly refreshing. It does leave a slightly dry aftertaste and theres a flavor akin to lager just as it goes down. Though light at only 5.1% ABV, this beer has the body and palette of something <4%. If there were plenty of flavor, thatd be a good thing.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nero55 (920) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 6, 2014
Draft. Light copper with medium white head and nice lacing. Light aroma of resinous and citrus hops with some caramel. Very light body, hop bitterness upfront, and light bread and caramel notes with a dry finish. Overall a little disappointing especially with the very light body.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tnkw01 (1745) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 8, 2014
Bottle. This is a very good pale ale. Gold, color with a medium head. Aroma is a very, very slight spruce and citrus with a floral note to it. Nice taste with the same floral note to it. Pretty good.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thebos (35) - Eatonton, Georgia, USA - FEB 20, 2014
Bottle pours golden with slightly off white head. Crisp hoppy scent quickly mellowed by the malt. Well balanced taste. Bright, spicy hop flavor smoothed over with light malty sweetness. Very different than your traditional IPA.. If you dont like most others you may like this one.

3.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mrenzweiler (30) - burlington, Kentucky, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Its a good pale ale. Dont expect too much just a good beer that goes down easy. Would definitely buy again but nothing great

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rperez (249) - Florida, USA - JAN 2, 2014
This beer caught me by surprise ! Great range of flavors, florals, fruits and hops!! Very easy to drink while still being complex enough, this is a good APA ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
firemarshal (206) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 15, 2013
Bottle into snifter. Honey amber, very lightly cloudy, no head to speak of. Aroma is one of the best with heavy floral notes, caramel malt, mozzarella cheese, maybe light licorice. The taste is nothing like the aroma. Sweet upfront, light salty finish. Palate is fizzy, light body, thin. Overall this beer disappoints me. The appearance and aroma are great but the taste is almost hefeweisen. This would be better in summer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
60minuteman (1505) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2013
Hop, plum, bananas, brash tree bark. Taste is fruity, very smooth, very hoppy but not bitter. VERY unique APA

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christpuncher (2980) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 4, 2013
Super hoppy pale ale that is just about an ipa. Taste fruity with a nice bitter finish. Pours a golden yellow in color. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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