GermanBrews76 (676) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 7, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rusty amber body, dense white head, lots of carbonation. Surprisingly malty for an IPA. Well hopped for something outside of the Pacific Norhtwest though. Cookieish malt nose, some dryness as well. Solid brew, great balance and nice complexity.
Zach Diesel (906) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 21, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
the picture perfect looking english pint, crystal maltiness with nice strong bitters
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - FEB 17, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brownish-gold color, sweet flowery malt aroma. Although I'm accustomed to more hops, I found this quite enjoyable.
jpfrog (130) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - FEB 9, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fast disapearing creamy head. Light amber in color. Has a distinct hop flavor. More like a bitter than an IPA. Not a bad beer. As it warms the hops disapear somewhat and the malts come through. Much better.
Chief (11) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - FEB 6, 2003
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2003 Moderately sweet malt flavoured with not enough hops to separate it from a brown ale. Although I am partial to American IPA's.
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - FEB 4, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Perfumey, floral aroma...not at all similar to an American IPA...but not bad. The flavor had a slight burnt character to it, with very little hops bitterness. Nice crisp finish. I would much rather drink their ESB.
jgb9348 (4276) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 31, 2003
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice golden colour, big bubbled head. No noticable hop in the smell, just an average lager smell. Some hops near the end of the taste, but other than that, just an average malty pale ale.
rodolito (163) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 28, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a clear golden amber color with an off-white head. Moderate hoppiness with some bready malt and citrus aftertaste. Well balanced. Interesting to try an english version of the IPA. I'd like to try it out of a cask.
3fourths (7511) - Boulder, Oregon, USA - JAN 24, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2012 Slightly sweet malty aroma. Taste is not as pale as I enjoy, but there are some good hints of spice, hops, and malt. Texture is good, making the tongue tingle.
Verne (261) - Enumclaw, Washington, USA - JAN 19, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 6, 2003 I love it. Prefect malt flavor for its style the hops are wonderful the British are not as hop insane as the American brewers. Sometimes itís nice to taste a beer without any citrus notes from Cascade type hops. This was a fresh sample on tap