Highland Little Hump Spring Ale - Highland Brewing

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236 Ratings
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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  rDev +8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

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1.75/5  rDev -52.7%

Photo of MikeWard
3.81/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle picked up in Knoxville.

Decent appearance, golden yellow, slight haze, good white head

Wasn't getting much on the nose, some hops, a little sweetness

Now the taste was more than expected, nice hoppy bite, that light sweet taste, oddly not fruity though.

Mouth was perhaps a tad over medium.

All in all, a fairly enjoyable IPA. I find I enjoy most of Highland's offerings when down south, apart from St. Theresa's.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.49/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Clear orangish with about a finger of offwhite head. Very good lacing.

S: Piney hops and forest. Light notes of citrus. Perfect pale ale smell.

T: Strong leading hop bite and some citrus twang. Complex and layered.

M: Peppy and carbonated. Not too fizzy or too flat.

Overall an excellent pale ale.

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

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3.79/5  rDev +2.4%
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.

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