Bacchus66 (937) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 16, 2017
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 (511) - 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 (10946) - 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 (3666) - 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 (1787) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2017
bottled - cloudy golden color. Slight hop and malt aromas. Decent hop flavor.
oobawa (1736) - 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 (639) - 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 (351) - 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.