Cashazza (217) - Morganville, Maryland, USA - JUL 16, 2003
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Nice dark amber color, aroma of tart apples, but tastes mostly of water -- this is an IPA??? Not offensive, though, but highly lacking in taste, which is faintly of caramel and malts...absolutely NO hops, no bite, no character, no aftertaste, which rightfully leaves this beer soon forgotten.
Shag (2609) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JUL 16, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hops? Hello hops? Are you there?! Ever so slightly bitter taste with some malt noticeable. There is very little going on with this beer. Aroma is faint and malty. Appearance is the best thing about it, a nice brownish red. The palate is quite watery. This IPA wouldn't have made the voyage across town let alone India. Disappointing IPA.
BBB63 (6045) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 24, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear amber color, with small head with thin to medium body. Fruity and malty aroma, not hoppy like most IPAs. Detected apples on the palate and the hops are more noticeable when drinking. Diacetyl, like buttery presence is also noted. Aftertaste was clean and smooth, thin. A basic session beer for a warm summer day but not a classic IPA. Still, better than most American standard beers. Needs to more hop aggressive.
Hansen (6653) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2003
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Great appearance, red-golden and a ok head. Aroma a bit burnt, malty. Not much flavor, but with something that finish bitter/astringent. Something was sticking to my teeth after drinking it. Not that pleasent finish. My bottle was 3,6 ABV too.
Frank (2882) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2003
1.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 2/20
Gorgeous deep, dark red. Thick, creamy head. Decent lacing. It has a pleasing aroma--notes of tart apples and hops. Despite this, it is nearly completely flavorless--no hops, no malt, no nuthin'. Well.. Maybe a hint of toffee. To it's credit due to the absence of flavor and lack of carbonation it is ridiculously smooth. For the record, my can was 3.6% ABV.
bender (293) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - APR 3, 2003
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a light leather color with a white head. Some lacing.
Smelled like butterscotch and hops.
Butterscotch is very prevalent in the taste. The hop kick is almost overpowered by the sweetness . Diacetyl?
Smooth on the palate just like an English beer would be.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 31, 2003
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Canned: Really sweet, raisiny caramelly sort of sweetness, needs some more hops to dry it out a bit. A bit un-IPA-ish. Uninteresting and one dimensional.
edden (926) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 30, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
light brown color (looked like there were hints of green when poured.) creamy with some lacing noted. aroma was a combination of tea and hops. tastes include thick honey, sour malt, hops and tea. i was pleased to not notice an icky tin can taste.
Gelada (12) - ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A solid session beer, not much more needs to be said. The balance of hops, malt and alcohol good for a longer night's drinking.
SilkTork (5218) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2003
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2005 Can. Clean, soft and dry. Quite drinkable with some hint of apple. Lacks character, but is quite inoffensive.