nigos (630) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2003
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Very weak and bland in taste with a rusty after taste. Below average beer
ogivlado (5375) - Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 25, 2002
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled draught in some pub in London, England. - hoppy nose, thin body, drinkable but not so good
legion242 (2089) - Richardson, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2002
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale copper color; small medium bubbles with great lace. Assertive hops for what we have had so far in the UK. Slightly nutty- much like McEwenís Export.
igneous1 (1486) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - NOV 23, 2002
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
deep copper/amber color...frothy white head...perfectly still beer. aroma is malty sweet with some sourness. flavor is bland and dull..hardly a serious IPA. flavor is a bit fruity with some apple flavors...has to be fuggles hops, right???
RichardGretton (4154) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2002
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Nice foamy head with a slightly hoppy nose. The flavour is very bitter with a burnít coffee feeling overriding. Below average beer.
Ungstrup (28232) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 27, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A beutiful amber beer with an OK head. It has a slight aroma of hops. The flavor is flat, watery and only slightly bitter for an IPA, but from a very nice hops. I will not categorize this beer as an IPA - because of the lacking bitterness.
Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2002
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2005 Poor to average bottled bitter with fruity, pear-like notes that combine with the pasteurising to give it a hint of a bland, stale sweet shop boiled sweets. Meh.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 15, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
MILD! I can see why this beer is so reviled - itís NOT an IPA (just like Welsh ESB is not an ESB) and itís extremely mild. But thatís why I love it. Forgive the folks at Greene King for their mislabeling, but this brew is fantastically well-suited as a session ale. Despite the bullsh*t on the back of the can about ígenerous quantities of fine English hopsí, they never made it into MY brew. Nevertheless, Greene IPA is delicious and easy-drinking (and mild) for a summerís day at Wimbledon. Thin and watery and undercarbonated, this is not a beer to comtemplate. And at 3.8% abv, you could drink an entire sixer and still play a set or two.
Drew (2413) - Kent, Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2002
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark brown/red. some nice malt but very low on hops. tasted metallic - could be the can. thin body. This may be o.k. on tap, or even, god forbid, in a widget can, but this stuff is way below average. Maybe if it was labelled as a regular bitter it would be just. o.k.
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 7, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good stuff. The IPA bitter labelling kind of confuses me. Is it an IPA, or a bitter? It certainly tastes more like a bitter. The nose is very fruity, with some alcohol. Taste is malty, with traces of fruit and alcohol. Hops are mild and finish off the beer nicely. Carbonation is low, which I always enjoy, and altogether itís a great beer. The taste is a little thin, which the mildness doesnít help, but seems to have some bady and depth. Very english.