PBOYNY (316) - Westchester, New York, USA - JUL 20, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
lovely,fresh IPA, very malty with a rich complex character, very refreshing, try one!
SpockTheater (49) - Louisiana, USA - JUN 24, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very true to form IPA. Well balanced blend of hops and bitterness. Long-lasting palate and all together a good beer.
screwball (1099) - Motala, SWEDEN - JUN 21, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ambercolored beer with a creamy head.Lasts long. A taste of toffe in this beer. A aftertaste that lasts long. This is a really good beer.
Nuffield (3719) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 19, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber color, a decent head in my pint glass. Moderate carbonation, decent malty palate. Caramel aroma, a bit of fruitiness, just the way I like an English beer. Mild flavor, definitely malty, ringing of caramel, woodiness, perhaps a touch of vanillla, some dark fruit. A mild bitterness in the finish marks it out as an IPA. I get a kick out of reading the comments of others who note that this doesnít taste anything like the IPAs theyíve had in America. Theyíre absolutely right--English IPAs are a different ball-game, being far more malty and far less interested in hop tea infusions. I was fooled by this the first time I had an English IPA, so the expectations-versus-reality problem is understandable. Whether or not this is a good thing is up to you, but I happen to really appreciate the more balanced approach, giving a tinge of bitter bite after a malty front. Very drinkable, went excellent with homemade pizza, was good both cold from the refridgerator and when it was warm to room temperature. Long live the English IPA!
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 16, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sparkling copper, thick off-white head. Aroma was some dark fruits, caramel toffee, with only a slight background hint of juicy hops. English all the way. Malt wins out over the hops in flavor. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry malty finish. After 24 hours of hop assualt in S. Cali, this was a nice change of pace while still out there.
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 (9740) - 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 (2142) - 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 (5129) - 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 (5436) - 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.