Fin (8011) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled picked at Sainsburyís in the Fullers brewers selection 4 pack along with Discovery, Chiswick, and Honeydew. This was the most impressive of this four pack and was the sole reason for buying all four as I could not recall ever having had this in a bottle. Poured amber with a large white head (probably as a result of my haphazard pouring as it soon dissappeared) Some citric and sweet smells maybe some malt also, a wonderful hoppiness in the mouth and good degree of bitterness, I agree with some of the others as bottled IPA goes this really is a very good example, pity that itís rarely seen singley in bottles.
Ibrew2or3 (7262) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 27, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer got me started down the road of IPA and IIPA paradise about 15 years ago. This is an excellent beer. It pours out light amber with small head. Full hop aroma. The taste is a chewy hop and malt flavor combo. Yum. At the time this beer became available I considered it hands down the best IPA you could buy.
johndoughty (4148) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden pleasant appearance.As you would expect it is quite hoppy but not as much as some ipaís.Subtle bitterness
and overall very refreshing. A good but not great pale ale.
rauchbier (3640) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, from Sainsburys. Deep gold, thin but lasting white head and gentle condition. Low fruitiness in the nose with some trace grapefruit-citrus hop notes. Muted sweet grain and flowery hops in the mouth. Chalky hop bitterness in the finish. Nothing really wrong wih it, just lacking any real depth.
pivnizub (9159) - Bochum, PorķřŪ, GERMANY - JAN 15, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (bought in Bath, UK): Light amber to copper coloured, thin, but lacing white head; fruity-malty nose with a tinge of caramel and distinctive "english" floral hoppiness; moderate malty and fruity (traces of citrus) and distinctly bitter flavour; fruity in the dry finish, again, plus a fine, lingering hoppiness. A fine refreshing brew, a fine balance of hop, fruit and nut. Wow, these Fuller brews are so moreish...............
thebeertourist (5007) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 7, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Amber with a rich, big slightly yellowish head. Aroma is caramel and citrus, but also some yeastiness and roasted aromas. Starts with balanced sweet caramel, with good citrus bitterness gradually taking over. Medium-bodied, rather soft texture. Not very complex, but very drinkable.
oldrtybastrd (3222) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 14, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a medium amber/brown color. Aromas of grapefruit/pine/caramel. Flavor has a nice roasty caramel taste, and the some citrusy hops to finish.
RichardGretton (4366) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Plain looking amber/brown beer with a well hopped aroma and a very dry, hopped flavour with a slight caramel feel. Overall a reasonable beer.
spnkyoumuch (24) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 28, 2005
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Iím an IPA and APA fan and the last time I had this at a restaurant from a bottle, I enjoyed it very much. Itís well balanced with bitter, sweet, and hops. It has a fresh palate even from the bottle. Quite drinkable.
Sregnar35 (1004) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - JUN 23, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Why call a bitter an ipa? This isnít a bad drink, itís just not an IPA. Not very hoppy, but again not bad flavor.