gwfrankpsu (231) - McKinleyville, California, USA - OCT 13, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very light (flavor) for an IPA, lack of malt, balance - OK but nothing to get wild about. GABF 2002
argo0 (10425) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 22, 2002
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Light copper body with eggshell white head. More pine than grapefruit aroma and flavor. Malt seems absent. Very mediocre beer.
OldJack99 (114) - USA - SEP 2, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not one of my favorites because it had too much hops in it for me, I did enjoy it but Iím not a fan of really hoppy beers, if you are youíd like this one. Reminds me of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale.
Beloved Beer (278) - California, USA - AUG 14, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
good and hoppy with a good amber color. pretty tasty
PhillyBeer2112 (2451) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - MAR 25, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not cask conditioned - tasted a bit like it may have been nitroíd. I know 75th St has an irish dry stout, and they may just resort to using nitro to push everything.... on to the review: Light amber with light head and good lacing. Nicely hoppy aroma with resiny, grassy and grapefruity notes. Flavor has a nice hop bite and is well balanced with a vaguely boring clean medium malt sweetness. Smooth mouthfeel, a bit flat. Overall: good, clean, and hoppy.
Indra (2483) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - FEB 20, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
No surprises, but no real let-downs either. Also once again, this rating does not go for the cask-conditioned version. The cask version is a very tasty beer. All of the flavors stand on their own and the beer has definite stages it goes through, which makes for an intriguing drink. However, it has been a long time since Iíve seen the Cask IPA. Oh well. The íregularí version has a fairly resiny hop aroma, some caramel malt sweetness, and a medium body. Itís good, just not outstanding.