Highland Little Hump Spring Ale - Highland Brewing

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Ratings: 236
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 14.32%
Wants: 6
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
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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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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of brentk56
3.79/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Arrives with a clear pale yellow liquid capped by a decent head that leaves some lacing

Smell: Vague but pleasant hints of pine and citrus

Taste: Hop forward, with a floral hint of pine and citrus; the malt base adds a bready, slighly grainy character

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with crisp carbonation

Overall: Refreshing and enjoyable

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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.79/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On-tap at Barley's Taproom, Asheville, NC

A: The beer is crystal clear yellow in color and has a slight amount of carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles on the surface and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of citrus, floral and grassy hops are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of pale malts and and grassy hops, the latter of which contributes a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very easy to drink and has just enough hops to keep things interesting.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.88/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of knoxtennessee
4.48/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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1.75/5  rDev -52.7%

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.89/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

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1.5/5  rDev -59.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Highland Little Hump Spring Ale from Highland Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 236 ratings.