krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - AUG 24, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
the small print informs me that this beer would have been "best" sometime before last december. i hate when the bottle insinuates that iíve been derelict in my beer drinking duties, but i was busy consuming other worthy beverages and i just couldnít get to this one. so sorry. jeez. sue me. itís still a smart sunflower yellow with a good white head, born to lace, with some swirling "flavor floaters" doing the snow-globe thing in there. a fresh scented aromatic hop hoedown, lumber and pineapple rind, sweet smelling and sappy. the background essence of malt is formidable in a supporting role. carbonation gentle, almost creamy, some chardonnay sweetness, but the hops are all over you like the family dog after a long vacation (most dogs donít take long vacations, but my dog snorky thinks theyíre great and reccommends the salomon islands and lots of san miguel dark). solid product from an ace brewing company.
mribm (448) - Hurley, New York, USA - AUG 21, 2002
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 2, 2004 Poured with a small head and had minimal lacing. The smell and flavor are exquisite! Tastes of lemon and malt and has this extreme hop taste. Not the hoppiest beer I've ever had, but the malt and hops are balanced very well. One of my all time favorites.
SJP (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not the hoppiest of IPAís but still quite good. A sharp crisp hops flavor with some fruity malt taste in the begining. All together it was a very nice beer.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 17, 2002
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Not as hoppy as you would think for an IPA. the aroma in sweet and malty with hints of citrus. the flavor is slightly hoppy and sweet.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 14, 2002
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Whenever Iím in NYC, I look for Brooklynn and am always pleased when I find this one on tap.Gtreat aroma,sharp bitterness and citrusy, nice dry finish.
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 27, 2002
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear reddish/copper colour. Fresh, citrus, flowery, strong hop aroma. Oily, resiny palate perhaps a little thin. Taste: intense bitterness, earthy, spicy, peppery, malty. Dry, ingering bitter finish.
chuck99 (10) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 17, 2002
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great with Thai food. Great with a Thai girl at your side!
MartinT (7482) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 7, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Grassy hop bitterness…Some salted nuts…Very good I.P.A….
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 22, 2002
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2003 (BB OCT) Tastes like every beer made at the FX Matt brewery in Utica, NY. The bottled beer is a far cry from the great draft version that is actually made by the Brooklyn Brewery in Brooklyn NY. BBC should invest in a bottling line. FX Matt pumps out some bad beer.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 21, 2002
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
There was an initial sour smell that was reiterated in the taste. Decent hop flavor, but not overwhelming. Also, an usually high taste of alcohol without it being too terribly strong.