Highland Little Hump Spring Ale | Highland Brewing

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Highland Little Hump Spring AleHighland Little Hump Spring Ale
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Highland Little Hump Spring AleHighland Little Hump Spring Ale

Brewed by:
Highland Brewing
North Carolina, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

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

Added by thagr81us on 02-11-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 272 |  Reviews: 82
Photo of KYGunner
3.41/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured a lot like an adjunct lager as it had a straw yellow appearance and a fizzy yet stable white head. The nose is light with some lemon and floral hops. The flavor is corn with floral hops washing over but the adjunct corn flavor is prevalent. This is quite easy to drink, sprite and refreshing. Easy session beer but the corn malt is a touch strong.

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2/5  rDev -45.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of Fergyx825
3.7/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: A light amber golden hew, with moderate bubbling and little to no head. This is pretty standard for most American pale ales.

Smell: Very hoppy, with some malty and floral hints. This smells like a beer that i may enjoy.

Taste: Very bitter with a tomatoey taste. I cant shake the thought of tomatoes. Very crisp and clean. I do enjoy the taste of this beer.

Mouthfeel: Very light and with light to medium thickness. This works perfectly.

Overall: Not a bad beer at all. For a very small brewery, i do enjoy this beer alot.

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Photo of Immortale25
4.01/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Had on-tap at Barleycorn Asheville. Served in a pint glass.

A- Pours a light amber color with a 1/2 inch white head that retains well before becoming a thin ring around the edge of the glass and a full sheet of sheer surface foam. Not-so-resilient lacing leaves a jagged ring behind.

S- Mild hop aroma is quite lovely. A bit floral, a touch of citrus.

T- Very easygoing with the hops still tiptoeing their way around the palate. Low on the bitterness scale and the malt is also pretty subdued but there's still just enough flavor to keep things from being dull.

M- Crisp, quenching. Right where a "spring ale" should be. Medium carbonation and a light body.

O- When I first had this, was very pleasantly surprised. I don't normally expect much from Highland but they were right on the money with this one. A great sessionable pale ale.

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Photo of Zach136
3.77/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Clear yellow body, persistent thin head, OK lacing.

Aroma: Grassy, earthy, with a hint of pine and onion. Really search for it and you can get citrus.

Flavor: Thin watery hop character. Too much present bitterness for the amount of flavor.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied, with some sticky, gritty hop bitterness linger.

Overall: Very expensive and tasty hops to barely get any flavor from.

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5/5  rDev +35.9%

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5/5  rDev +35.9%

Photo of Brinks
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Dave_Treat
3.49/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a weizen glass.

appearance: Clear golden color. Carbonation bubbles floating throughout.

Smell: Citrus and hops. Little more hops than a typical summer ales, but it is classified as an APA.

Taste: Just like it smells. Can taste the simcoe hops right away. Great citrus and not too bitter.

Mouth. A very light beer with a nice clean feel. Just right on the carbonation.

Overall. A nice drinkable beer.

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of stakem
3.85/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle into a standard pint glass. The brew appears a clear yellow color with rising bubbles that maintain a fingeroif yellowish stained head. Some spotty fingers of stringy lace coat the glass.

The aroma is minorly cheesy with plenty of fruity and floral hop notes that get somewhat grassy, herbal and dank. As it warms, some notes of sulfur emerge.

The taste has an impressive amount of hop flavoring without much bitterness. It is somewhat catty and sulfuric with a flavor herbs and fruity to floral quality mixing overtop a bready grain base.

This is a light bodied brew. It is modestly carbonated, clean, crisp, easy drinking and pretty much poundable. With the recent upswing of sessionable ipas, this falls right in line with that sorta feel. It is something I would drink in excess if given the opportunity.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

Highland Little Hump Spring Ale from Highland Brewing
Beer rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 272 ratings
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