Highland Little Hump Spring Ale - Highland Brewing
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2.8/5 rDev -24.5%
Another fairly mediocre low abv beer. I'm all for session beers- I wish there were more of them, but I'm beginning to suspect that most breweries can't make them very well, hence their dearth. This one pours golden with a moderate head and constant streams of bubbles. I'd go so far as to say it is "fizzy". Smells, grainy, grassy, mildly bitter, and light. Washed out comes to mind. The taste is a little bizarre- quite bitter but with little discernible hop flavor on a grainy watery base with little overall flavor. Perhaps there is some flavor lurking there, but who could tell with the bitterness overwhelming everything. Unbalanced and a disappointment.
05-21-2012 02:33:59 | More by Georgiabeer
3.5/5 rDev -5.7%
Aroma is yeasty, woody, and rather grassy. It pours a rather wan clear yellow, but at least the white head is thick and fluffy. Malty flavor has a strong hoppy, grassy overtone with a subtle note of yeast and a fair amount of bitterness, rather like an IPA. Texture is rather thin, though it has a good tingle. Though not Highland’s best effort, still worth at least a try. (And refreshing on a May day that feels like August!)
05-05-2012 14:47:29 | More by Cyberkedi
3.78/5 rDev +1.9%
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a 14 oz "pint" glass. Pours a straw color with a one finger white head that dissipates fairly quickly but leaves nice lacing. Smells of grassy and earthy tones, not too strong, but very pleasant. Tastes of earthy and grassy hops with some malt overtones, very good. Carbonation is great and good finish for this light bodied beer. Overall, a good beer.
05-03-2012 00:31:24 | More by cyclonece09
3.78/5 rDev +1.9%
A - Pours a clear light gold with a dense and creamy white hear that settles to a thin cap, leaving behind some soapy lacing.
S - Fresh, crisp aromas of grassy American hops with a lightly toasted caramel malt profile.
T - More clean flavors of grassy hops, citrus, and lightly toasted bready malt. Nice and drinkable, perfect on a hot day.
M - Smooth and light, with a thin body and good carbonation.
O - I love all the sessionable hoppy beers that have been hitting shelves lately (Founders All Day IPA, Terrapin Easy Rider, New Belgium Dig), and this is another nice addition. Keep it up!
04-30-2012 02:59:29 | More by jsanford
2.78/5 rDev -25.1%
A: A cloudy lager body, with lively carbonation and a bleach white lasting head. The light lacing is enough to reveal its non-lager being.
S: Light funky hops with a touch of citrus. A sprinkle of grains on the backend.
T: Hollow dry hops lead the way into a grainy middle and a flat finish.
M: Very slight tickle from the hops midway lead into a dry finish.
Certainly sessionable, but not much else to say.
04-06-2012 03:01:39 | More by Heavenisbeer
3.13/5 rDev -15.6%
Poured from a 12oz brown bottle into a clear glass goblet. No freshness date. Single purchased at Ingles (Boone, NC) for $1.49.
A: Slightly hazy golden with short 1-finger off-white head with decent retention and lacing.
S: The aroma is pretty off-putting and reminds me of sweat/BO and spring onions.
T: There is a pale maltiness that provides some body and some residual sweetness. The hoppiness is thankfully much different than the aroma with a lot of lemon citrus, herbal tones, and floral notes.
M: Light-to-medium bodied with medium-high carbonation.
O: Not too bad once you get past the aroma.
04-04-2012 02:54:46 | More by argock
3.9/5 rDev +5.1%
12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.
Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow with a one finger white had. Moderate lacing on the sides of the glass.
Smells quite hoppy with some earthy/grassy notes. A little bready malt as well.
Some nice grassy hops up front leading to a litte bit of bready grain and grapefruit. This is slightly fleeting as a mild bitterness takes over cleaning the flavors off the palate. A fairly dry, watery finish.
Overall this is a decent session beer with good flavor. Unfortunately, the price point makes sessioning this beer pretty expensive.
03-31-2012 20:42:52 | More by rangerred
4.05/5 rDev +9.2%
Ale pour a medium gold with a finger of head. Spicy hopped aroma. Flavor was a burst of hop bitterness and that smoothed in the middle and ended with a pleasant bitterness. Light bodied and quite quaff-able. Simple? maybe, but a very tasty session ale that does what it was intended. I enjoyed this very much. It is kinda pricey in my area for a session ale but I might grab another sixer.
03-29-2012 01:11:24 | More by John1985
3.7/5 rDev -0.3%
Appearance: Straw yellow, lacking carbonation, a small white head that dissipates way too fast. There is decent lacing from the bubbles gathered around the edge of the glass.
Smell: Pine needles
Taste: Pine needles, floral. Not too pine and very tasty. Perfect for a hop attack.
This is an excellent quality beer, very refreshing, nicely hopped.
03-26-2012 00:38:29 | More by donmonkey1
3.63/5 rDev -2.2%
Pours a pale gold with a short layer of loose, foamy, soft white head that has decent retention. The nose has a light, spicy, floral hop aroma. The flavor is light malt up front with an herbal, spicy, lightly bitter hop finish. The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied, smooth, and crisp.
This is a drinkable, smooth, refreshing beer, but ultimately it's simple, one-dimensional, and a little unbalanced. If the malt character had some backbone it may stand up better to the earthy, spicy hop bitterness. The hops overpower what little malt shines through. Overall, this is probably a one and done for me.
03-24-2012 18:21:54 | More by tdm168
Highland Little Hump Spring Ale from Highland Brewing
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