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Highland Little Hump Spring Ale - Highland Brewing

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213 Ratings
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Ratings: 213
Reviews: 70
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 14.56%
Wants: 5
Gots: 6 | 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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mrfrancis

Kentucky

3.79/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a clear honey gold with a stable, thin white head.

S: Very muted, restrained aromas of biscuit, grain, honey, pine, and lemon rind are detectable on the nose.

T: Distinctive, surprisingly bold flavors of herbs, pine, spruce, lemon rind, lime zest, kumquat, and bitter orange are present on the entry and are more or less evened out by delicate notes of biscuit, honey, grain, grass, and cedar by mid-palate. The finish is smooth, displaying an admirable integration of biscuit, honey, pine, cedar, and lemon notes.

M: Fairly light in body and relatively slick throughout. Carbonation is active, yet subtly firm, emphasizing the small amount of malt heft displayed by this ale. In other words, this beer is light enough to be sessionable, but it still feels like a beer.

O: A very smooth, easily sessionable ale that could serve as a gateway to stronger ales as the season progresses. This is definitely a quality pale ale. I could see myself coming back to it next year.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2014 15:27:04 | More by mrfrancis
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RochefortChris

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

04-25-2014 00:15:09 | More by RochefortChris
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

04-24-2014 22:01:20 | More by Kegatron
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tastybeer

North Carolina

3.98/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very clear amber-gold color with a white, tightly bubbly head. Lace is scattered and spotty. Aroma is brisk, grassy, with black peppery spice, and some nice fresh crackery grain. Light leafy pine, floral, pitted peachy fruit, and bright citrus on top. Nice & refreshing flavors as well. Very Spring/easy drinkin' appropriate. Nice bitterness sticks out over toasted grain and light hop flavors. Floral, pine, and some lemon rind...

Texture is slick and smooth, stirred up by perky carbonation. This is very suck-downable and fun to drink. Several more could be had.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2014 22:29:20 | More by tastybeer
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RyanAU

North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

04-19-2014 21:39:03 | More by RyanAU
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freshtojeff

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

04-16-2014 13:05:38 | More by freshtojeff
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AngusOg

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +7.8%

04-15-2014 02:39:43 | More by AngusOg
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pschie1

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +7.8%

04-13-2014 23:28:49 | More by pschie1
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DrewsBrews450

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -19.1%

04-13-2014 04:36:00 | More by DrewsBrews450
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

04-13-2014 02:43:00 | More by dbrauneis
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SlamLord

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

04-13-2014 00:58:09 | More by SlamLord
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Nordbier

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

04-10-2014 23:16:17 | More by Nordbier
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benloho

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

04-05-2014 16:58:39 | More by benloho
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kell50

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

04-05-2014 00:01:11 | More by kell50
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Johnny_Duck

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +7.8%

04-04-2014 03:25:38 | More by Johnny_Duck
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hexasecond

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +7.8%

04-01-2014 05:02:55 | More by hexasecond
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KYGunner

Kentucky

3.4/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured a lot like an adjunct lager as it had a straw yellow appearance and a fizzy yet stable white head. The nose is light with some lemon and floral hops. The flavor is corn with floral hops washing over but the adjunct corn flavor is prevalent. This is quite easy to drink, sprite and refreshing. Easy session beer but the corn malt is a touch strong.

Serving type: on-tap

03-30-2014 21:14:23 | More by KYGunner
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LooseMoose1978

North Carolina

2/5  rDev -46.1%

03-30-2014 00:18:36 | More by LooseMoose1978
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zigzag8336

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

03-29-2014 06:25:04 | More by zigzag8336
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plinythederek

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

03-27-2014 23:03:18 | More by plinythederek
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Fergyx825

Massachusetts

3.68/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: A light amber golden hew, with moderate bubbling and little to no head. This is pretty standard for most American pale ales.

Smell: Very hoppy, with some malty and floral hints. This smells like a beer that i may enjoy.

Taste: Very bitter with a tomatoey taste. I cant shake the thought of tomatoes. Very crisp and clean. I do enjoy the taste of this beer.

Mouthfeel: Very light and with light to medium thickness. This works perfectly.

Overall: Not a bad beer at all. For a very small brewery, i do enjoy this beer alot.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2014 06:30:10 | More by Fergyx825
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Immortale25

North Carolina

4.01/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Had on-tap at Barleycorn Asheville. Served in a pint glass.

A- Pours a light amber color with a 1/2 inch white head that retains well before becoming a thin ring around the edge of the glass and a full sheet of sheer surface foam. Not-so-resilient lacing leaves a jagged ring behind.

S- Mild hop aroma is quite lovely. A bit floral, a touch of citrus.

T- Very easygoing with the hops still tiptoeing their way around the palate. Low on the bitterness scale and the malt is also pretty subdued but there's still just enough flavor to keep things from being dull.

M- Crisp, quenching. Right where a "spring ale" should be. Medium carbonation and a light body.

O- When I first had this, was very pleasantly surprised. I don't normally expect much from Highland but they were right on the money with this one. A great sessionable pale ale.

Serving type: on-tap

03-22-2014 15:16:06 | More by Immortale25
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Zach136

Georgia

4/5  rDev +7.8%

03-20-2014 01:27:00 | More by Zach136
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Trappist77

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +34.8%

02-09-2014 03:52:00 | More by Trappist77
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Jfederici1981

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +34.8%

01-13-2014 20:30:52 | More by Jfederici1981
Highland Little Hump Spring Ale from Highland Brewing
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