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Highland Little Hump Spring Ale - Highland Brewing

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Ratings: 229
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 14.56%
Wants: 6
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Highland Brewing visit their website
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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1.75/5  rDev -52.8%

DuffDaddy, May 30, 2014
Photo of MikeWard
3.81/5  rDev +2.7%
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.

MikeWard, May 22, 2014
Photo of rworkman
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

rworkman, May 22, 2014
Photo of Thullin187
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Thullin187, May 22, 2014
Photo of rxthree
4/5  rDev +7.8%

rxthree, May 21, 2014
Photo of kilobees
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

kilobees, May 20, 2014
Photo of srgj88
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

srgj88, May 19, 2014
Photo of RyanPoff
4.49/5  rDev +21%
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.

RyanPoff, May 16, 2014
Photo of 4Socialanxiety
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

4Socialanxiety, May 15, 2014
Photo of EinFesteBurg
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

EinFesteBurg, May 13, 2014
Photo of Genx
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Genx, May 11, 2014
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

yaksurf, May 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Rdc67, May 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

ygtbsm94, May 08, 2014
Photo of Amalak
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Amalak, May 07, 2014
Photo of atrocity
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

atrocity, Apr 29, 2014
Photo of Bung
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Bung, Apr 25, 2014
Photo of mrfrancis
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.

mrfrancis, Apr 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

RochefortChris, Apr 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Kegatron, Apr 24, 2014
Photo of tastybeer
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.

tastybeer, Apr 21, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

RyanAU, Apr 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

freshtojeff, Apr 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

AngusOg, Apr 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

pschie1, Apr 14, 2014
Highland Little Hump Spring Ale from Highland Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 229 ratings.