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Highland Little Hump Spring Ale - Highland Brewing

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Ratings: 225
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 6
Gots: 9 | 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:
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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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

WOLFGANG, Jul 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

velcrogrip, Jul 22, 2013
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

bmjivi221, Jul 21, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

lupercmda, Jul 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

pathman, Jul 14, 2013
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3.95/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very transparent pale amber.

The smell is actually very hoppy. I smell citrus, lemon and grapefruit.

The taste is citrus, much like the smell, there is a little bitterness, finishing with a slightly sweet and grainy finish.

The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied, with quite high carbonation.

Overall this surprised me a lot, it tasted much more hoppy than most pale ales and at a low abv is very sessionable. This could have been marketed as a low abv ipa. I actually thought it to be much better than Founders all day ipa and at a slightly lower abv.

Dave1999, Jul 11, 2013
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3.44/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Purchased as part of a spring sampler pack. Poured into Spieglau IPA glass.

Color is light gold, clear, bubbly. Decent head and some retention. I get scents of citrus fruit, orange rinds, some floral essences. A little bit of sweet maltiness in there too. The taste is light and crisp. Mild floral hops up front followed by some sweet fruitiness and a well-balanced malty finish. Not overpowering but still pretty flavorful; better as it warms up. Mouthfeel is smooth and light yet enough body to leave that light coating after you're done; pretty nice. Overall a nice little pale ale, good hop flavor, malt balance. Perfect for a hot summer day in the backyard.

mattsdenney, Jul 10, 2013
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

abernethyj, Jul 09, 2013
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

Zbeetleman, Jul 08, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

GRG1313, Jul 07, 2013
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3.54/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to Rusel_G for the bottle.

Appearance: Perfectly clear gold. Head is bright-white and creamy. Moderate retaention on a small loose cap and collar. Some lacing. Moderate to lively carbonation.

Smell: Floral. mega floral. Flower petals and some citrus. Very light malt body has some crackery elements coupled with a light bready aroma. Dank in turn. Legit weed on the front of this one. Light pale malt sweetness. Bright and clean. Some pine.

Taste: More of the nose. Dank and grassy with more pine than originally thought. Light and clean. Touches of citrus with a pale, light malt sweetness. Some cracker and a ton of floral elements. A bit bready and grainy. Balanced and easy.

Mouthfeel: Light body pushes to medium. Slightly above average carbonation. Crisp and clean. Slightly dry.

Overall: Eases the passing of the week.

Summer drinking beer and then some. Light, crisp, and clean, with enough hop flavor. Delightful.

Goblinmunkey7, Jun 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

joebedford, Jun 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

tgatort, Jun 21, 2013
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

mdillon86, Jun 20, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

jadeal, Jun 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

GraduatedCashew, Jun 11, 2013
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3.79/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Arrives with a clear pale yellow liquid capped by a decent head that leaves some lacing

Smell: Vague but pleasant hints of pine and citrus

Taste: Hop forward, with a floral hint of pine and citrus; the malt base adds a bready, slighly grainy character

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with crisp carbonation

Overall: Refreshing and enjoyable

brentk56, Jun 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

brauseboof, Jun 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

CM31, Jun 02, 2013
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CalbeDacks, May 30, 2013
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smithj4, May 30, 2013
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3.79/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On-tap at Barley's Taproom, Asheville, NC

A: The beer is crystal clear yellow in color and has a slight amount of carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles on the surface and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of citrus, floral and grassy hops are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of pale malts and and grassy hops, the latter of which contributes a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very easy to drink and has just enough hops to keep things interesting.

metter98, May 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

adam_e, May 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

coryscanes, May 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

ninaturner, May 26, 2013
Highland Little Hump Spring Ale from Highland Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 225 ratings.