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)
Rictus (126) - Camdenton, Missouri, USA - OCT 23, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma:I can smell the hops. Smells nice... Appearance:Medium brown. Nice head somewhat bubbly. Head dissapates quickly... Flavor:Bitter and malty. Not very burnt. Hearty... I like it..... Palate:Thin. Not very carbonated. Not necessarily the best thing about this but itís alright.
Overall: I love it. Very good not a horrible price (had worse beer much more expensive). Itís damn good and I wish the rating would come higher. The palate brings it down in and of itself but it fits well with the general feel of the drink.
johntreeter (126) - Greenwood, Indiana, USA - JUN 18, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle. Pours a golden copper color with 1in. off white somewhat sustaining head that left good lacing. Aroma is spicy and fruity hops. The flavor is dominated by the fruit and spice and balanced well with a nice dry malt in the middle. Medium body with excellent dry texture and lively carbonation. An awsome tasteing well priced IPA. I will certainly enjoy more of this brew.
Meatmallet (126) - Salem, Illinois, USA - SEP 12, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: Pours an orangeish amber color and looks very hazy with a thin white head. Leaves a little bit of lace on the edges of the glass.
Smell: Heavy pine hops with rapefruit, orange, and lemon citrus smells.
Taste: Starts sweet and turns sour. Heavy grapefruit taste and there seems to be a bit of caramel to it too.
Mouthfeel/drinkability: Feels creamy in the mouth with active carbonation and a medium body.
jhwarfield (125) - USA - MAR 25, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. London. pours amber with a substantial white head that lingers. nice hops flavor, but not over powering like some craft IPAs.
beerlovinman99 (124) - USA - JUL 9, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hoppy, hoppy, joy, joy! A good IPA.
CharmCityCrab (123) - Maryland, USA - DEC 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tastes of pine and fruit. Pretty standard IPA for this price range. Not quite in sn torpedo IPA territory, but better than the sa lattitude 48 IPA and others. Surpring from a subsidiary of a macro brewer. This is not at all like the shock top wheat "ipa", which is in no way shape, or form an IPA. This is legit- at least for now. We?ll see what a few more years of corporate ownership brings. In the present, though, its a reasonable representative of the style and very competitive taste wise with similarly priced ipas.
str023 (123) - Stokmarknes, NORWAY - MAY 21, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden colour body with white foam. The head quickly decreases but ramain as a thin white lid on top. Sweet and fruty aroma with hops, escpecially of pine. First sip is bitter and quite hoppy and has a clear pine taste. I also detect some roastyness in the mouthfeel. Dry finish. Very drinkable!
fairwater (121) - Reading, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2013 330ml bottle. Pale orange with small head. Malty aroma, with less hops than expected. First taste is horlicks, with fruity hop bitterness following.
Louipa (121) - USA - JUN 24, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good stuff, had this a while a go, I would definately buy it again. standard goose island stuff.