SilkTork (5068) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Feb, 2003: This has a hoppy profile like the Golden Summer Ales that British brewers are currently making as fast as the British can consume them. The fruity malt base is a beautiful counterpoint to the citric hops, and tastes rather English if just a little syrupy. The hops seem to be the main thing here, and they are very tasty. I assume the hops are American because we have no hops this sharp in Britain. Very enjoyable.
hotstuff (3732) - Indiana, USA - NOV 19, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Poured a medium sized off-white head, fair lacing, transparent, carbonated, and an orange hue. Malty, hoppy and sweet in the aroma. Flavor was sweet, lightly bitter, and very hoppy. Tingly, hoppy and somewhat dry mouthfeel. Medium bodied.
rudolf (2310) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 18, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Green hoppy nose. Lightly toasted malt, a little doughy. Sweet malt, slightly herbal. Floral sweet finish. This is a solid beer.
SpringsLicker (3035) - Tennessee, USA - NOV 14, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Indra for sending this one my way.
Good ambe color under an average white head.
Flowery hop aroma with some pine in there too.
The flavor starts with ainitial hop bitterness and then the malt comes in from behind to balance this one out nicely. Good quaffable IPA.
fidemaster (253) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very intresting, and a great beer. Fro those that enjoy this one you should also try the midway IPA. Some will like that even better
Beer Guy99 (250) - Maineville, Ohio, USA - NOV 10, 2004
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a very good IPA and at a reasonably good value. I appreciate the lingering bitterness of the hops. There’s plenty of tang to go around just as you’d expect. Good malty body is there but you have to get past the hops to find it...just as it should be with an IPA. What I really like about this IPA is that is readily available at a lot of retail outlets.
Metalhead (620) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - NOV 8, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
One of the best IPAs around. Not nasty or over the top like some. Very smooth and highly quaffable with BBQ chips.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - NOV 8, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2007 Bottle from ford9719. Dark golden with huge frothy white head. Great lacing. Aroma rather bland, standard ipa. Malt dominates, less hoppier than I expected. Flavor again huge caramel malt sweetness and only the faintest pine resin in the finish. Third time around for this beer, and I always expect more for some reason.
cigarsnbeer (146) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - NOV 7, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very good IPA, nice mixture of hops and malt. It has a very lite fruit hint along with that hop bite which goes together nicely.
MrHoppsworth (47) - USA - NOV 4, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A good brew,and for an ipa it is farly smooth.Nice citris nose,and taste.
Nothing metalic,or off putting about this brew.