Hugerat (452) - somerville, Massachusetts, USA - APR 12, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good fruity aroama with a nice hop finish. A good IPA.
Ducati (37) - Windsor, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A decent amount of floral/piney hop aroma blends well with the caramel malt. Lots of fruitiness then.....Boom hop resinny(is that a word?) flavor and a raison like caramel malt taste. The bitterness is tempered by the malt finish. A very nice IPA, not over done by todays standards but will still hold it’s own.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 14, 2002
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2004 Intense frothy head. Not as much backbone as a Stone, but the hops are there. I finished the beer in about 45 minutes and there is still a half-inch head in the glass. <Tip glass back...inhale bubbles, hmmmm...cascadedy>
VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - MAR 14, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A great amber to copper colored IPA with a smallish, bone-colored head. The aroma is of earthy and grassy hops with some hefty malts sitting comfortably in the background. This has a big malt profile with caramel, slight toasty flavors, and toffee in the West Coast fashion. Grassy and spicy hops flavors mingle nearly perfectly with the malts. Finish is intensely bitter - maybe too much so. Overall, a very enjoyable beer to say the least.
omhper (18367) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 23, 2002
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange coloured. Big, malty and very hoppy IPA:
BillKismet (3170) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 16, 2002
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Holy hops!!! Lovely, honeyed floral hops aroma in this amber IPA. The malting described on the bottle aquiesces to the surfeit of hops. Bitter, but fine tasting--too sharp to be rarefied, however. The hop profusion becomes a bit overly bitter on the aftertaste, but overall, this beer is quite above average. However, its appreciation is likely limited to avowed hop-heads.
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 15, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2006 One of my favorite IPA’s
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - FEB 13, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
An absolutely amazing IPA. One of the best. I am reay surprised more don’t think so but I guess you can’t please everybody. Very hopy and extremely complex. WOWW! I’d buy it more often but around here it’s $10.99/6 and I can get hopdevil for $7.99 so....
666seth (222) - California, USA - FEB 11, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
hmmmm... very hoppy. good floral aroma but I didn’t like the taste of the metal tanks in it. Maybe I got a bad batch but having all six bootles taste like that killed quit a bit of the overall impression.
jmusial99 (27) - USA - FEB 8, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Quite a HOPPY one... it also has a quite an active yeast in its over tones... as well, and lasts in the after taste. Not quite as good of a finish as ’Two Hearted Ale’ but not to bad. It does have a citrus aroma but hardly notice it in the flavor... I prefer the finish of the KZoo IPA.