Scapa Special - Highland Brewing Company Ltd.

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Scapa SpecialScapa Special

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BA SCORE
84
good

10 Ratings
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Ratings: 10
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 7.51%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Highland Brewing Company Ltd. visit their website
United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: lackenhauser on 04-05-2011

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Ratings: 10 | Reviews: 5
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Photo of jmdrpi
3.69/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On cask. Golden in color,pale malt and delicate hop flavors. Easy drinking.

Photo of bark
3.54/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

The colour is gold, the liquid clear. The low head is offwhite.

The smell is light. Some hay-like hops. It is very light.

The taste starts with a fresh clean bitterness. Quite a lot of hops; hay and old grass. Low sweetness, hints of bullion. Smooth malty flavours and some minerals. The aftertaste got some flavours of green plants and caramel malt.

The carbonation is fresh, the bubbles medium strong. The liquid is medium smooth.

A good PA. Shame it didn’t smell anything at all.

Photo of lackenhauser
4.45/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Very nice pale golden color, maybe a step darker then pure golden. Nice, soft white head. Fruity and malty aroma. Very faint yeasty and bread like quality. Malt right upfront but the hops come thru for sure and stand up quite well. Hops tend to linger once they are present. Again a somewhat bready, faintly nutty flavor. Very nice mouthfeel-had this on draft as well though just as creamy from the bottle. When I first had this my thoughts were "wow I could make a night of this". Easy going down, perhaps just like a ship in Scapa Flow! Just a great beer all in. Well worth enjoying when you find it.

Photo of stcules
3.45/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Deep blonde color, with one finger ow a quite good white foam.
Pleasant smell, with light notes of tangerine and camomile.
Good taste, with a light malty base, tending a bit toward the sweet side, then again hop, camomile and tangerine.
Pleasantly drinkable.

Photo of mick303
3.96/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pulled on cask in Kirkwall. An attractive light amber gold colour, nice head of soapy white head and great lacing. Smell had some pleasant grapefruit citrus and tropical fruit notes, a good crisp hoppy presence. The taste delivers a full flavour, with honey biscuity finish that ends very dry. The taste has a lots of balanced citrus hops and bitterness. Mouthfeel is light and highly sessionable, crisp carbonation and highly drinkable and crisp. Just a very balanced, flavourful ale that doesn't disappoint, was quite impressed with this and its worth trying for sure.

Scapa Special from Highland Brewing Company Ltd.
84 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.