beerdedbastard (22) - Willoughby, Ohio, USA - DEC 10, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a nice,soft,mellow ale;I could mistake this for a pale. Tawny-golden colored.Not a lot of aroma,the hops are subtle yet well balanced with the malt.Smooth mouthfeel with minimum bitter finish.Very drinkable.These could probably go down in quantity on a hot summer day.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - DEC 8, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not at all what i expected it was hoppy in aroma and light in flavor not at all as strong as some ipa’s in the hopps but was still a nice brew
Crit (3211) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 4, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy amber with lasting head. Hop nose. Strong hop profile throughout.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 21, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not a grassy IPA aroma but a nice mango/citrusy/orange peel aroma, light bronz in color with a thin white head, hoppy start ending in bitterness, slight malt presence, slight grapefruity kick, not as well balanced as some, but not too bad...closer to an american pale than an IPA (IMO)
KingPinHead (390) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - OCT 26, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
7/19/02: Aroma is light with some caramel and fruity tones. Color is a nice apricot with medium head--quite attractive. Malt comes through right at beginning, then gives way to a moderate hop burst, which is followed by a second tangier hop wave as it goes down--an interesting sensation! The overall balance isn’t quite there for me, but I love the individual ingredients...plenty of flavor...Re-Rate 7/23/02: Hop presence in aroma a bit more in evidence this time, and this particular glass was gorgeous--honeycombed head with copious lace...and that wonderful color... Re-Rate 10/26/02: This is clearly not an English-style IPA, but is not strident like some West Coast offerings...Body a little lighter than optimum, but the bright flavor profile and bittersweet grapefruit-dry finish carry the day...
JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 19, 2002
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light amber in color, very transluminate. Small head. Not much if any of bite. I think its a fairly good English IPA. Very drinkable.
SpaceMonkey (182) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 16, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This throws out a gentle lime like fragrance backed up by just hint of caramel. It has a solid tan gold color that runs a bit yellow at the sides and is topped by a thin white persistent sticky head. Starting off with a smooth sweet grapefruit type flavor, it seques quickly into a very mellow citrus hop bitter ending. Well balanced, but not too strong, give this to friends who are not hop heads and think West coast IPAs are all too bitter.
kyzr (1143) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - OCT 16, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A good example of a NW IPA. Good aroma followed by nice hops and bitterness.
Radek Kliber (6297) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - OCT 13, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber color, small head but over all nicely made. Aroma with classic bitterness (a la wooden barrels). I know that this one is good expl. of IPA.
beerguy101 (5250) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 23, 2002
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium golden color, smallish head. Mildly hopped, fairly bitter, malts are evident. Finish is sharp. Aftertaste is hoppy with medium bitterness, some malt evident in the aftertaste.