BigBilly (127) - London W3 6PF, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
355ml brown bottle poured into a Dentergems glass of similar volume.Medium white head which dispersed slowly. Some lacing.Yellow gold colour with tiny bubbles.Peach and melon aroma with hops. Like the smell on entering a London high street 24 hour Off-Licence.Ruby grapefruit flavour and nice hops.If Her Majesty's troops in colonial India had IPA like this shipped out to them they would never have left. A lovely at a good price(£1.29 in London)
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber coloured, nice head. Good hoppy aroma flavour is citrus and spice, better than expected.
obxdude10 (1964) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 26, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 11, 2013 Golden in color, just a slight film of head around the top & edges of the glass, some lacing, nose was decently hopped with a nice mix of sweet malt, medium in body, hoppy & spicy flavors, piney & dry, aftertaste a bit dry & with some resiny notes, not a bad IPA
heemer77 (5077) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAR 22, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2006 Bottle. Rerating this after a long absence. The body is dark orange and this has a long lasting off white head with small bubbles. There is a lot of lacing on the glass. The aroma is oranges and caramel. The taste has some bitter grapefruit with a very smooth and slick mouthfeel. There is also a little burnt toffee and some mild spice like corriander. Nicely made, but a little too much citrrus for my tastes.
FlacoAlto (3737) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 16, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a almost perfectly clear copper color, topped by a pale cream head that is supported by fairly low carbonation. Some notes of pine and citrus in the aroma, quite a bit of hop floral nectar characteristics. A bit of fruitiness and sharp astringent hoppiness in the nose as well, but in a good way. Taste is sharp and bitter from the hops, supported by a biscuit like maltiness. Quite a dry beer overall as well, but quite a bit maltier than I at first realized. A good amount of hop flavor and a solid dry malt character in the middle is a counter point to the bitterness in the finish. The hops are sharp produce a tingle as this beer passes my lips, just like a good IPA should.
IPAndy (120) - minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 16, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2006 This was the first IPA that I tried and I absolutely loved it. The aroma is like a spritz of orange. The color, while not as nice as some more expensive IPAs, is an orange that further suggests a citrus flavor. The flavor has a very nice mix of bitterness, with hops that linger through the floral/citrus and a good, dry finish. Only problem is that it could stand to be a bit more hoppy.
BUrunner (92) - Indiana, USA - MAR 13, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice golden color, a somewhat thin head. Clean citrus-hop aroma; good mouthfeel with a smooth malty finish that keeps this beer interesting to the end.
maeib (8284) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2013 Golden colour with minimal head. The aroma is citrusy with notes of lemons. The flavour is immensely hoppy but too extreme. Almost like grapefruit at breakfast which desperately needs sugar. Too hoppy for me but doubtless a fine beer. Score 3.1
Subsequent ratings scored 3.5, 3.8, 3.6, 3.6 and 3.6. Average becomes 3.5
Antonioism (11) - Warrensburg, Missouri, USA - FEB 26, 2004
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice citrus flavor, quite hoppy with a zany bitterness. A bit too much hoppiness for me but other than that, it's preety good.
rkn65 (106) - st. clair shores, Michigan, USA - FEB 21, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A well balanced hop flavor with good nose and head. A IPA that can be had all night. Decent head and nice lacing make this a fine IPA.