Saint Terese's Dry-Hopped Pale Ale
Highland Brewing

Saint Terese's Dry-Hopped Pale AleSaint Terese's Dry-Hopped Pale Ale
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American Pale Ale (APA)
Ranked #2,354
Ranked #41,078
3.64 | pDev: 12.64%
Highland Brewing
North Carolina, United States
Saint Terese's Dry-Hopped Pale AleSaint Terese's Dry-Hopped Pale Ale
Notes: A whole-cone Cascade dry-hop shines with a malty body in our balanced pale ale. The result, a citrusy aroma backed with malt that pairs beautifully with subtle flavors, especially with citrus dressings and seafood.
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Reviews by mechamifune:
Photo of mechamifune
3.98/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into an imp. pint glass....can't find any date on the bottle... let's hope it's fresh.

Nice golden/orange color, appears very clean. A white bubbly head emerges and dissapates. Lacing and carbonation evident. A nice looking beer.

Smell is relatively subtle (though, save for Daisy Cutter, Alpha King and one or two others, I'm not sure how many APA's i've had that had a real strong smell). Notes of citrus and hops... pleasant if not overly distinct.

Taste is slightly bitter but not aggresively so... hops evident but not overpowering. Malt presence is there but stays in balance. Well put together for the style. No flavor note really dominates, but it all meshes together well.

Mouthfeel is very nice, creamy with a crisp bite at the end. Maybe a slight resin to it, but not much.

Very drinkable beer. I had this right after a Natty Greene's PA to compare the two, and while both were good, I enjoyed this one a little bit more. I love me some daisy cutter and alpha king when I'm in chicago (which I often am) and i've been looking for a go to pale ale in the triangle area. While this isn't as floral or agressively hopped as the previously mentioned beers, I think it is more to style and very enjoyable and easy to drink.

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Photo of John1985
3.85/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Medium gold color with almost no head. Aroma was clean malt. Flavor was a mild malt flavor with adequate hops to balance flavor nicely. Aftertaste had some pleasant mild bitterness. I wish it was a bit more assertive but went very well with food. I agree with the other guys that this is a session brew and I could have enjoyed several more pints.

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Photo of 4runner4ever
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of qcghost
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of Bighuge
3.22/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Hazy deep golden appearance. Bubbly, but slight, ivory white head. Lacing comes in intermitent rings. There's a great fresh hop aroma to this beer. Quite spicy and citrusy. Caramel malts are evident on the nose as well. There's some hoppiness to this beer. A little subdued, but there is a little juiciness present. Spicy as well. Malt backbone could use a little jacking up. There's a bitterness that lingers, but it's not of the variety that I love so much in pale ales and IPAs. The body is medium at best. Mouthfeel is a little void as a result. All in all, this one's pretty average.

Thanks for the brew AKSmPorter.

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Photo of jaswilson2
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of Jimbro
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of htomsirveaux
3.57/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle tried 2 Dec 2007.

Small lacy head. Almost flat. Moderately cloudy deep amber color. Some resin in aroma, hints of peaches, dried fruits. Starts with some citrus, somewhat floral. becomes a little dryer through the middle. Finish is a little more bitter and caramel.

Easy to drink.

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Photo of mattsdenney
3.07/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Purchased as part of a 12-pack sampler in Sevierville, TN. Poured from 12 ounce bottle (no best by date) into a Spieglau IPA glass.

This pale ale produces a nice thick sticky head (which is partially due to the glass). The color is bright gold, light looking consistency, transparent.

The smell is light. Some floral hops, distant fruity essence, some sweetness. The taste is crisp and clean and much like the smell, very mild. I would in no way agree with the bottle's description that this beer has an "assertive hop flavor". I would say this is more of a lightly hopped golden ale. The beer's malty flavors stand-out above any hops but there is some balance. Some lingering earthy, straw-like flavors but mostly a non-existent aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is very thin and somewhat watery. Lightly carbonated and slightly dry. Overall the beer is ok. It really depends on what you expect from it. If you're looking for a typical pale ale you will likely be let down. If you want a refreshing, lightly flavored summery beer with decent malt/hop balance this one might do the trick.

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Photo of jaygerman
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of oberon
3.85/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this at a restaurant at the Biltmore estate awhile back and was pretty happ with this one,pours a hazy gold/orange color with a nice sticky head aroma was zesty and hop tilted for sure with citric-like aromas abound.I do the nice malt balance to this ale though I didnt detect a malt presence in the aroma but came thry nicely here with a biscuit-like start with a zesty hop finish a easy drinker well made.I think Highland makes some real nice brews down there in NC.

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Photo of BrewCrew2010
3.65/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A hazy orange body with a decent size off-white head that recedes quickly into a pinstripe.

S: A faint aroma of citrus and sweet floral hops as well as hints of caramel malts.

T: Overall, a decent APA, although it could be mixed as an IPA. Some good notes of citrus hops and hints of sweet malts in the flavor. There is a slight dry bitterness in the finish, but it's a much needed bitterness. Although a bit weak in the flavor, it is still very balance.

M: A light and crisp feel, but perhaps a bit too watery in texture; medium body with medium carbonation.

D: This one is really easy to drink. A bit bitter like I said, but it's still good. Bought a six pack over pizza and enjoyed it quite a bit. Reminded me of an IPA however.

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Photo of Jaredy89
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Good pale ale. Good taste. Slight hop.

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Photo of johnrobe
3.4/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

This brew pours a light gold with a white head that shrinks to a cap yet leaves plenty of lace. A lightweight in the field of American Pale Ales. The taste is pretty good, there's a good amount of citrusy Cascade hops. Malt is just barely noticeable. This brew's biggest drawback is being a bit thin which accentuates its bitterness (no, not hops flavor and aroma...just bitterness). A little more malt would improve this one. Worth a try but there are better APA's out there.

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Photo of rmdunlap85
2.77/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A: Does not look particularly desirable. Minorly hazy copper/orange colored with an almost immediately dissipating off-white head.
S: Light smell of hops, slight citrus
T: Some hop bitterness up front with a lingering flavor on the tongue that I can't quite pin down. Pretty much the definition of average
M: Watery with too much carbonation
O: I actually like a lot of Highland's offerings, but this is not one of their better brews. It leaves a lot to be desired especially in regards to taste and mouthfeel.

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Photo of helios7
3.16/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of aracauna
3.62/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Dark gold body witha good head. There’s a nice citrus and floral hop character to the aroma. It’s light-bodied, but, with the bit of lime peel hop in the flavor, it ends up being a very pleasant, but thin, American Pale Ale. I like it but it could use more body and more hops.

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Photo of beerprovedwright
3.83/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

One finger head that quickly faded leaving a wispy but clinging lace. Color is a cloudy 14 on the SRM beer color chart. Smell is sharp with fragrances of citrus, wheat, and malt. Flavor is bold and intense. There are tastes of pine, grapefruit, lemon peel, green apple, wheat, and malt. Mouthfeel is a little thin and dry, but has a zing. I little pricey, but not bad for the price.

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Photo of dhesington
3.67/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IrishRedRock
4.02/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This is one that could easily be sipped all night (multiple bottles, that is) and is quite refreshing and balanced. Pours an orangey gold color with minimal lacing or carbonation. Floral hop aroma with some bright citrus notes. Taste is balanced, but the hops don't shine in the flavor as they do in the nose - it's more malt dominated, but like I said, balanced. Mouthfeel is a bit thin, but thankfully a lingering citrus and pine aftertaste is left. Very very little carbonation. Nice session APA.

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Photo of mrfrancis
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of jeffdr123
3.6/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Just barely an APA. Pours a pretty amber. Mellow taste. Some might call it bland, but it has a sweet honey malt. It might be a good first draft beer for someone who usually drinks Michelob. I wouldn't turn it down, and I wouldn't go looking for it.

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Photo of tigerpaws
3.82/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a good pale ale in fact to me it's cross between and pale and an IPA. The appearence is a little light in my opinion. And there isn't much of a scent, but you do detect some hop aroma. The taste is a little on the hoppy side for a pale but not quite in the IPA catagory. I recommend this beer to hopheads and non-hopheads it goes down very smooth.........CHEERS

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Photo of tdm168
3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark gold with 1/2" of head. Great retention. The nose has notes of light malt and grassy, citrusy hops. The taste is clean malt with a faint toastyness followed by grassy, citrusy hop character. There's some yeasty undertones as well. The mouthfeel is light and clean with decent carbonation.

Overall, this is a decent beer. It's a local that gets a lot of tap time. It's on the hoppier, more balanced side of APAs so I like it.

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Photo of JakeKirchner
2.96/5  rDev -18.7%

Saint Terese's Dry-Hopped Pale Ale from Highland Brewing
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