Highland Little Hump Spring Ale | Highland Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Highland Brewing
North Carolina, United States
highlandbrewing.com

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.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
272
Reviews:
82
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
14.44%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
26
For Trade:
0
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Photo of RyanPoff
4.49/5  rDev +17.8%
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.

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Photo of 4Socialanxiety
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of EinFesteBurg
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of Genx
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of yaksurf
3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of Rdc67
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of Amalak
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of atrocity
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of mrfrancis
3.76/5  rDev -1.3%
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.

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Photo of RochefortChris
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of tastybeer
3.97/5  rDev +4.2%
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.

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Photo of RyanAU
2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of kell50
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

Highland Little Hump Spring Ale from Highland Brewing
3.81 out of 5 based on 272 ratings.
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