GuiPereira (3) - Sorocaba, BRAZIL - JUN 23, 2013 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Marvellous, light bodied, spicy and earthy hops with a slight citrus finnish. Drink from bottle at room temperature. Much more equilibrated than any other.
Braudog (5485) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - APR 28, 2003
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Reddish copper with a head that sustains kinda like a hot spring. Bit of a smoky grass aroma. The flavor is full-bodied, oakey, nutty, woodsy, with a hint of smoke and well rounded. An excellent ale with an 'old world' character.
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - JUL 7, 2003
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Oh, Mr. IPA - I could never be mad at you. God I love this style. Grabbing one or six brewed by the heavyweights at Fuller Smith and Turner doesn't hurt my day a bit. This brew pours a medium sparkling copper. The thick off white creamy dense head is fully lasting with stellar lacing that sticks to the side of my glass in gobbing sheets. The nose is fresh and and outstanding combination of toasted malt cereal, dried figs and raisins. The flavor is deep and complex starting slightly sweet and alcoholic and bringing up the rear with a burned caramel bitterness. The palate is perfect - full and creamy and soft. The finish feels just a tad chalky. Superb: Bravo!!
groovinhigh (170) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 12, 2001
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 7, 2004 I guess my tastes have changed, but this is a tremendous IPA... similar to Sam Smith's IPA, though a little more refined...
philgill (13) - - MAY 16, 2013
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow, love the taste of this one. Bitterness lingers leaving citrus, grassy notes. Pours a deep gold, head dissipates quickly. Really is a tonic
Beerheart65 (893) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 27, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Mild aroma is fresh and fruity with toffee caramel and some nuts. Very good aroma. Pours light amber, clear. Short staying head, some lacing. Taste is dryer than aroma. Still fruityness. Maltiness is nice and diverse. Dries in long finish. Medium body. Light carbonation. Bitterish. Liked a lot. Fullerís makes such nice beers.
Suttree (4902) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 9, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very good, very British, but so similiar to their ESB that you wonder why they bothered.
Nate (3549) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2002
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice nose - floral/fruity hops. A bit sweet. Amber yellow, clear, with small flat head. Little lacing. Medium body, smooth light carb. Very hoppy and a bit sweet - big bittering. A very good IPA.
mribm (450) - Hurley, New York, USA - JAN 4, 2003
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer poured with a small head and was orange colored. It had a nice malty nose and malty taste with some hops in the background. Much different than an American IPA, as there isnít as much hoppiness. It isnít quite what I expected from an IPA, however it had a nice flavor. Tasted a lot like Fullerís ESB. It appears to me that a lot of people rate this against American IPAís, expecting a lot of hops. You canít do that. The English IPAís are a diffferent breed of animal.
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.