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Highland Little Hump Spring Ale - Highland Brewing

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225 Ratings
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Ratings: 225
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 6
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
This American Pale Ale is meticulously handcrafted for full floral hop aroma and flavor. Brewed with grains from America's heartland - Simcoe for bittering, Amarillo and Cascade (both dry hopped) for aromatics - this beer finishes crisp and clean. Have a few and your freshly mowed lawn will still have arrow-straight lines.

32 IBU

(Beer added by: thagr81us on 02-11-2011)
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Arsenal0328

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

05-23-2013 16:35:07 | More by Arsenal0328
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macrosmatic

Florida

3.88/5  rDev +4.6%

Reviewed from notes. Had on-tap at the Cigar City tasting room. Served in a pint glass.

A: Completely clear, medium gold. Just over a finger's worth of white head and a fair amount of lively carbonation.

S: Not a big nose on this. Citrus, pine, and grassy hops over very light cracker malt.

T: Follows the nose in notes. It's fairly balanced, with a finish that's lightly bitter with residual citrus hop flavor.

M: Light body, medium carbonation sensation, no alcohol presence in particular.

O: Solid enough APA. An enjoyable session beer, but nothing I would actively seek out repeatedly.

05-23-2013 03:33:39 | More by macrosmatic
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Bonster

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

05-23-2013 01:23:43 | More by Bonster
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adamwn

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

05-21-2013 20:16:00 | More by adamwn
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knoxtennessee

Tennessee

4.48/5  rDev +20.8%

On tap at Barley's in Knoxville. Great clear straw gold color.

That great dry hopped aroma. Citrus and spice, a little grassy.

Has good hop flavor and a great unexpected malt complexity. Biscuits and bread doe.

Good med-light mouth feel.

Nice clean finish with malt and hop balancing very well.

Great pale ale/bitter. More balance and character that. Most APAs.

05-21-2013 17:35:36 | More by knoxtennessee
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mwar

Kentucky

1.75/5  rDev -52.8%

05-19-2013 14:04:38 | More by mwar
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Thedrizzle

Florida

3/5  rDev -19.1%

05-18-2013 20:22:38 | More by Thedrizzle
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kwesib

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +7.8%

05-15-2013 20:48:10 | More by kwesib
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KickbacksSteve

Florida

3.89/5  rDev +4.9%

On tap at Kickbacks in Jax. Poured into a snifter. Fluffy, white head, good retention on a clear, golden body. Soapy lacing. Aroma includes a fresh hop bitterness, including lemon zest, grass, pine, maybe a touch of lime and the slightest aroma of earthy cheese. Taste is actually less bitter than expected. Very palatable, I would think, to the average beer drinker and satisfying to the most discerning palates. Very sessionable and nice.

05-13-2013 03:52:11 | More by KickbacksSteve
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

05-10-2013 21:38:17 | More by nmann08
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ZinFanDave

Georgia

1.5/5  rDev -59.6%

05-04-2013 17:37:24 | More by ZinFanDave
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sdsimkins

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

05-04-2013 05:14:04 | More by sdsimkins
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Damian74Shensky

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +7.8%

05-03-2013 18:16:14 | More by Damian74Shensky
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BigTrubble

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

05-02-2013 00:31:47 | More by BigTrubble
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JovianPfeil

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

05-01-2013 01:07:34 | More by JovianPfeil
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ltdantheman

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

04-26-2013 14:29:37 | More by ltdantheman
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jaswilson2

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +7.8%

04-24-2013 00:35:00 | More by jaswilson2
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barczar

Kentucky

3.41/5  rDev -8.1%

Pours a brilliant golden straw with a frothy one inch ivory head that leaves modest lacing as it slowly dissipates.

Grainy malt, floral hops, resin, and that amarillo umami note form the initial aroma. Grapefruit pith and onion add complexity.

Flavor is very minerally initially, with lime, lemon, and resin fading to bready malt into the finish. Underpinnings of lime and bitterness are somewhat fleeting, and the finish is only slightly bitter and peppery. More malt than expected.

Body is a touch light, with moderate to slightly high carbonation and a somewhat crisp finish. There's a noticeable amount of astringency.

Somewhat one note in hop flavoring, and I'm just not a fan of that minerally character.
More malt presence than expected, and bitterness balances well.

04-22-2013 23:22:05 | More by barczar
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baklo

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

04-21-2013 12:36:02 | More by baklo
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gjoker321

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

04-20-2013 02:26:23 | More by gjoker321
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

04-17-2013 15:49:39 | More by PEIhop
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Chris77McGrath

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

04-16-2013 15:07:27 | More by Chris77McGrath
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buckyp

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

04-12-2013 20:47:08 | More by buckyp
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DaPan

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

04-11-2013 17:24:27 | More by DaPan
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +7.8%

"Can I get a Little Hump?"
It really matters which bar in which this question is asked.

Highland's spring seasonal ale opens with an extra pale straw color. Bright in clarity it shines with active carbonation. A fluffy and somewhat airy head builds upon the beer with cottony-white froth that easily endures the session and laces the glass with intricate collared patterns.

Bright and zesty aromas are distinctly of American hops. Grapefruit peels, freshly zested oranges and light herbal botanical all align on a base of dry cracker-like malts and the most of supple floral honey notes.

Little Hump's refreshing taste is terse dry bread, grainy-sweet bit early. But the sweetness easily gives way in order to favor hop flavor on the middle palate. True citrus zest simply bounce from the tongue with grapefruit, ripe oranges, light lemon zest, and fragrant grassy notes. Finishing bitter-balanced, a minerally taste similar to seltzer water.

Light and crisp throughout, the beer is effortless on the palate as the malts are easily carried by its zesty carbonation which ushers in a quick and snappy finish that makes the ale as quaffable as any lager. Finishing with a light minty-cool evaporation and mild sulfury scrubbing, the ale continues to surprise the palate even in its short-lived aftertaste.

Little Hump is a remarkably drinkable and enjoyable American Pale Ale. It tilts toward hops because of its suppressed malt taste and texture and its heightened citrus hop aromatics. But its so wonderful to drink that its style flaws are easily forgiven.

Welcome to Kentucky, Highland Brewing Company!

04-10-2013 16:39:48 | More by BEERchitect
Highland Little Hump Spring Ale from Highland Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 225 ratings.