robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 15, 2004
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light Amber Coloring. Taste of Hops and Malt. Iím not a big IPA fan..but this one isnít bad, not the best Iíve had either.
hopscotch (8776) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 14, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Crystal clear, amber ale with a creamy, beige head. Great retention. Thick, creamy lacing. The nose is buttery with notes of caramel, toffee, tropical fruit and dates. The flavor pretty much mirrors the aroma. Well-balanced for an IPA... even a touch on the malty side. Medium-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and pillow-soft carbonation. Short, bone-dry finish.
mkobes (2140) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JUN 10, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Deep copper in color with a slight white head. Hoppy and malty. Very good. Well balanced. Caramel in the aroma. Some bitterness. Good.
heemer77 (5096) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAY 29, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Smells like oranges, caramel ad nutmeg. Has a dark copper color with a little bit of scum for head. Light taste of moss, soy sauce, pine and some oak. An ok IPA that has a decent mat balance. Like other British IPAís I have had, it is too light with the hops.
egajdzis (5248) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a copper color with essentially no head. Caramel, diactyl, some hops as well in the aroma. Watery bitterness, some caramel but this was a strange IPA. Weak initially, the bitterness hits your mouth, and it ends with a sweet finish. Not my idea of an IPA.
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - MAY 17, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A kind, pleasant IPA that was more malt than hops. A bit of caramel in the finish made this, in my opinion, an excellent IPA.
jde123 (763) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 14, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a decent shade of red, lots of hippity hoppy aroma coming off this one, man. Mmmm, great taste, very smooth and silky going down. A good IPA, somewhat better than I have had before, becuase the aftertaste isnít quite as sharp and biting. Good stuff!
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAY 11, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I have to say going in, I donít have high expectations for this. For one, I love West Coast IPAís. Aroma is of rich malty soap (good thing it doesnít taste that bad). Head went away pretty quick but I have come accustomed to that from most English beers. I may be going out on a limb here, but I would venture to say Fullers has been making IPA longer than any existing brewery. I can easily see hammering home a 6íer of this.
tresero (1) - USA - APR 18, 2004 does not count
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 7/20
This is not really an IPA is it? NO hop aroma, no hop bitterness.
It is a good Brown Ale.
jcc83 (137) - Athens, Georgia, USA - APR 18, 2004
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a great beer, but I'm not sure why it's classified as an IPA. It simply didn't have the barrage of intense hop flavors that I expected from a beer of this type. Instead, I tasted a moderately hoppy ale with a great sweet, caramel flavor. It poured an attractive amber with a mammoth head (from bottle), leaving sheets of lace behind. Mouthfeel was incredibly smooth, going down full and creamy, but not too thick. I didn't experience the wealth of hops that I feel should identify a brew as an IPA, but otherwise this is an excellent beer.