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.
Skip (206) - Indiana, USA - APR 15, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Lacked the full hops taste and aroma that I expected in an IPA. Likewise, the head was on the thin side. Good, but not great.
Indra (2605) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - APR 8, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Malty, fruity aroma, some light nutty, caramel and butterscotch along with some distinctively herbal, flowery hop notes. Medium orange-amber color, faintly hazy, with a fine, creamy head. Balanced flavor profile, malt and hops accented almost equally, with a goodly amount of caramel and sugary sweetness meeting the fruity, herbal hop flavors and bitterness. Finish is largely dry and hoppy with a very small amount of lingering malt. Palate is exceedingly smooth and creamy, body is medium. Very drinkable once it warms properly.
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - APR 5, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear copper color. There is a sweet aroma with noticable English hops. The taste is sweet and dry along with being moderately hopped.
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 22, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured beautiful clear amber with a large white head. Aroma is sweet and malty with a generous dose of floral hops. Flavor is also sweet and hoppy, kind of watery with a dry finish. Medium body and smooth carbonation. Not bad at all, this could be a good session ale.
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - MAR 18, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Good copper color. Head disappeared rather quickly, decent lacing. A sweet hoppy initial taste with a mild hop finish. A decent beer, would have liked a bigger hop finish.