dukefan (214) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
There is absolutely no better "English" -style IPA. This is far different from the "West Coast" IPAs that you get throughout Oregon. A noble, brilliant tasty English ale. This wins tons of World Medals, and it is obvious - this is one of the finest IPAs in the world.
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - DEC 23, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Citrus hop flavors are the pick of the day here: orange, pineapple, mango; with a bit of piney goodness thrown in too. Everything was great, except the palate seemed very watery. By the end, it seemed like I was drinking the McDonald’s Orange drink that they serve at kid’s parties. very fruity indeed.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - DEC 23, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is a nice propper amount of hops and bitterness. Looks like a tasty IPA, light head with surprisingly attractive lacing. Tastes just awesome, would go great with some spicy food. Smooth crisp, slightly bitter finish with a positive overall impression. This was just a random buy at the store too! lol
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 16, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour produces a frothy whit head that remains until the glass is empty. Aroma is floral but not overpowering. Beer is well hopped with a nice bitter finish.
Terminus (3303) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - DEC 16, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2003 ReRate-Tap-Billy's longbar-Albuquerque, NM Much better on tap than the old bottle i had. Pale orange color-big bubble carbonation. Citrus aroma with green apples-slightly sour. It was hoppy, but not over the top left coast style ipa. Ipa light? Lots of green apple though in the aroma and flavor.
Crit (3450) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 5, 2002
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
I may have gotten a bad one, but mine was lacking in hops in both aroma and taste
hopscotch (9858) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2006 Bottle... The aroma is all about the hops. Sure, it’s malty (biscuit), but notes of juniper, black pepper and earth reign supreme.
This ale is lightly hazy and golden in color. It has a small, fizzy, white head. Mostly diminishing.
Heavy malt flavor up front. Moderately bitter on the backside with bursts of spruce, wood and clover.
Medium-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel. The carbonation is somewhere between lively and fizzy. Medium-length, lightly bitter, dry finish. Nice IPA.
baobubba (455) - Starkville, Mississippi, USA - NOV 29, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Grapefruity - Piney hop flavor balanced with a little malty sweetness. A great beer for swilling or with a meal.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 21, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2003 mango peel with moldy biological growings settling unsemetrically clumpy...mango juice joined with subtle pineapple and orange bombarding the nose...mango infested hop rootings stinging my senses...fizziness getting in the way...which is seldom experienced here...mango peels dancing like wind-confused leaves...cold, dry and staccato
NDmullet (208) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - NOV 18, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Autumn-golden, slightly hazy due to bottle conditioning, moderately carbonated. Citrusy hop aroma, lemon rind, and lightly floral. Light bodied, citric bitterness, undercut by a touch of sweetness. Well balanced, and quite good.