Bacchus66 (999) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 16, 2017 jtd6628 (362) - North Carolina, USA - APR 8, 2012
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bland beer. The aroma is weak. The aperaence is clear pale. The taste is malty watery.
12oz bottle. Pours hazy golden orange with a white head. Orange aromas and flavors, with light notes of caramel and resin. Light bodied with average carbonation. This is pleasant and drinkable light style APA, a good choice for summer at 5.2% eRock_2013 (522) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 6, 2017
Picked up a very fresh bottle of this beer, was excited to try another of Highland’s classic brews, although this one proved to be not as exceptional as some of their more well-known flagships such as the oatmeal porter or IPA. Poured a standard pale copper color, a good bit of fresh lacing, steady thin white foam. Aroma is slightly herbal and definitely has a recognizable Cascade hoppiness, with a slight sweet malty grain contrast. The flavor follows as a simple cascade-centric pale ale profile, but is exceptionally and uniquely crisp and light for the style. Finishes clean with a light bitter grapefruit note. Light-bodied and very refreshing, although it seems to trade away flavor intensity and complexity for drinkability. Enjoyable and is light enough for a casual afternoon, but there’s not much to sit and savor. ManVsBeer (11149) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2017
Bottle from Crown Wine & Spirits, Cookeville, Tennessee. Golden with a small head. Crisp, with its strength only a factor in giving it a good body, otherwise its taste is a pleasantly hoppy with a gritty edge to it. hershiser2 (3825) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 26, 2017
Kroger bottle. This one better be good. I’m irritable and could go for a good beer today. Aroma is meh. Light citrus, malt. Flavor is also meh. Very light, watery citrus, honey, roasted malt. Boring. raymow (1865) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2017
bottled - cloudy golden color. Slight hop and malt aromas. Decent hop flavor.
oobawa (1858) - Tennessee, USA - APR 8, 2017
Fairly weak pale, missing much of the sticky, Pacific Northwest Cascade hop loveliness they crow about on the label. Starts almost like a straight golden ale, apple esters and bright, biscuity malt adding a fruity, bread-n-butter front, only to see a mild floral bitterness round out the middle. Finishes dull, the hops adding a touch of piney bitterness but mainly rounding out a middlin’ beer. Texture’s a bit light, nose leans towards bready malt. Makes me appreciate Sierra Nevada Pale Ale all the more. Learninbeer (669) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - APR 4, 2017
The aroma is a little hoppy - spruce. Pours a clear light yellow/orange with a small white head mostly diminishing and good lacing. The taste is bitter. The body is light, the texture creamy, the carbonation lively and the finish bitter. A good beer. malvrich (364) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 23, 2016
Bottle filled 6/2 so almost 5 months old. Tulip.
A: Pours a finely hazed orange gold with rapidly falling bubbly head but lasting ring. Active bubbles and falling sheets of lace.
S: A light scent of pine and sweet tangerine zest.
T: Bitter pine quickly overtaken by bitter/sweet orange pith and flesh. Lingering pith, zest bitterness along with malt toast.
M: Light thin body with crisp carbonation and dry clean finish. No resin.
O: Not exceptional but a very nice pale ale widely available and well priced = easily recommended. partchapol (143) - Ohio, USA - JUL 8, 2016
Drink from bottle. Smell of citrus, hop, slight malt and fragrance. Taste well for summer, fresh and light with Citrus sourness. Slightly IPA bitterness, not best but not bad. I feel a bit underrated here. hman43 (1887) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JUN 18, 2016
It pours golden with an off white head. It is clear. It has aromas of citrus, grass, and bread. It has a sweet taste with citrus and grassy flavors. There is also a fair amount of breadiness about it. It has a moderate feel to it and finishes moderately bitter. Overall, it is a sweet ale with citrus and malt flavors in balance.