Highway 78 is a Scotch Ale collaboration from Green Flash, Pizza Port Carlsbad, and Stone. Unfortunately, too many breweries spoil the "hop".
- too barley sweet, flat and syrupy Highway 78 Scotch Ale 8.8% ABV
Highway 78 must be a road without street lights because this sweet, malty, heavy mouth feel beer is anything but a bright idea. Don't get me wrong, I'm not bitter about it, it's just not as hoppy as I'd hoped for. Because of 78's sweetness, it's really not a drinkable Ale. Instead, this one's for indulging. Since the carbonation is low and the head opens up large, the bottom of this 12oz bottle becomes surprisingly flat.
However, this beer just might have a light at the end of the tunnel. After your pour, try dropping a scoop of Vanilla Ice Cream into the glass and enjoy it with a spoon for a sweet adult retreat.