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Highland Little Hump Spring Ale - Highland Brewing

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Highland Little Hump Spring AleHighland Little Hump Spring Ale

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very good

79 Reviews
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Reviews: 79
Hads: 269
Avg: 3.82
pDev: 26.7%
Wants: 6
Gots: 22 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: thagr81us on 02-11-2011

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
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Photo of ktrillionaire
4.6/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This beer seems like it must be insanely fresh, judging by the vibrance of the quality.

A - The brew pours an ultra-translucent copper-gold and is capped with a prodigous volume of white froth.

S - The nose is like candied apricot, with splashes of tangerine, pineapple and mango thrown in for tropical fruits' sake. Very similar to Sculpin. As the glass empties, some vaguely grassy notes emerge.

T - The flavor is much more subdued than the tropical throwdown that is the nose, but it is still exceedingly pleasant. The pale base contributes mild grain flavors, there is a refreshing mineral water element, and mostly there is an understated yet dominant hop bouquet. The hop contribution is again in the tropical range, centered around pineapple and mango but also inclusive of tangerine, white grapefruit pith, limon, and peach-apricot. The finish is bitter-dry and extra-long. This is great stuff, nearly granted the highest score for taste and smell.

M - This beer is well-done from the bottom to the top. The feel is bright enough to illuminate the hop to a showcase level without requiring a tongue-bruising IBU to get there.

D - One of the most surprising finds in a while. Really really good stuff.

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Photo of avalon07
3.97/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a golden yellow color and a completely clear consistency. There was a small amount of fairly long-lasting, foamy head. OK lacing.

S: A very sweet, almost sugary smell, that had notes of hops, malt, and grain.

T: Tasted of mild hops, a definitive maltiness and and a grassy/grainy quality. There was also a little bit of citrus mixed in there for good measure. A pretty tasty beer.

M: A good amount of carbonation with a slick finish. Light-bodied.

D: A generally well made, drinkable beer.

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Photo of elgiacomo
3.52/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12oz bottled Jan 26, 2011.

Pours clear gold with a small white head, leaves moderate lacing and holds a light cap.

Aroma is citrus, grassy and floral hops, noble hop almost skunky character as well as grains, bread. Moderate to good strength.

Flavor is lemon citrus and grassy hops, grainy malt, mild sweetness but finishes dry with lingering bitterness.

Mouthfeel is light, medium to high carbonation.

Despite technically being an APA, the appearance, aroma, flavor profile, etc all make this feel like a hopped-up Pilsener, Still, a good refreshing beer for the upcoming warmer weather.

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Photo of JoeBloe
3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

looks like I'm the first review -
pours a light straw color with a 1/2 finger head - smells a little like funky meadow air - taste is a little sweet with a grassy bite and an earthy backbone, a little funky - good carbonation - goes down easy - a welcome taste of spring in february.

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Highland Little Hump Spring Ale from Highland Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.