kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - MAY 8, 2004
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle: Pours clear amber with a beige large bubbled head. Aroma of malt (toffee) with a bit of grassy hops. Medium smooth body. Pretty bland taste, just a bit of clean malt and some noble hop flavour. Nothing else really there. Be great as a session beer but its not an IPA.
fiulijn (16428) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 6, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clean amber color. No hop aroma: grass, caramel, sugar. Too light and poor mouthfeel, just some malt and the necessary bitterness. Easy drink; not at all an IPA!
Garrat (1309) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2004
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2005 Bottle,Can.A pants pint,I have used it many times as a last resort,how this wins awards is beyond me.
hetkey (5) - USA - APR 7, 2004 does not count
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
What would I do for a pint of Green King IPA? I'd switch to John Smith's Yorkshire Bitter (in cans). I lived up the street from Bury St. Edmunds, and no one I knew drank this local beer.
BATLMULLET (127) - Highland, Indiana, USA - MAR 31, 2004
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask, The Eagle, Cambridge, UK. Somewhat disappointingly thin. Good golden color, slight head. Crisp yes, but not crisp enough, nor big enough. I guess my expectations for an IPA are based on the American palate that needs a huge amount of hops in great IPA. Not unenjoyable though.
Sigmund (5734) - Tau, NORWAY - MAR 10, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2005 660 ml bottle, bought in Norway. Tawny colour, moderate head, moderate "standard bitter" aroma. Flavourwise it’s much like the cask version: Smooth and drinkable, not offensive in any way, but not very exciting either.
Fo3oz (1) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 11, 2004 does not count
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tried this after getting interested in ipa's (due to james squire ipa)
Wasn't really impressed, tasted a lot like my home brew ales, very basic, not very bitter, doesnt have half the flavour as Squires. Maybe it was an old can. I like my ales stronger in aroma, flavour and alc.
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - FEB 11, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Amber colour with small head. Little sun stricken aroma, malt predominates in the taste - only slightly hoppy-citrusy.
bluevegie (3067) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 10, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Honey amber colour with an off white small lasting head. Slight floral hop aroma. Light body, easy drinking with good hop flavour, nice light bitterness and good lacing. Would make a good session beer cos of the low alcohol level. Cheers!
rgrep (156) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 10, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber, crystal clear, sparkling. Pebbled, foamy head. Big hop aroma with a hint of stone fruit (peach?) in the malty sweetness. Refreshing body but a lot less bitter than expected. The fruity malt returns briefly in the short finish.