Ungstrup (27766) - 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 (2827) - 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.
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 12, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden orange amber hue. Aromas of dried apricots, or apples, some fruit and wet hay. Clean white foamy head. Nice malts, sweet around the middle, medium/light bodied. Raisons and dried cherries. Bitterness peaks through in the end. Nice light finish. An english session beer, no doubt. American IPAís are distinctly different from English ones. I hate these assís that say its not an IPA...if a brewery says it is, then so be it. Not an extraordinary ale, but drinkable none the less.
OlJuntan64 (1266) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 9, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Darkish amber crystal clear under a medium size creamy light beige long lasting head. Medium roasted malt and faint cardboard aroma when cold with some caramel coming through as it warms. Medium to thin body with medium roasted malt and mild coffee flavoured bitter palate. Thinnish less intense middle and quickly fading mild bitter coffee caramel sweet finish and aftertaste. I think it lacks the overall smoothness and balance that a good IPA should have.
rauchbier (3503) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2002
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Copper bronze colour, moderate head and slightly too much condition. First aroma is butterscotch, followed by a spicy peppery hop nose. Buttery malt in the mouth with a balance of hop flavour and a mouth coating hop bitterness in the finish. Lots of flavour for something so weak.
leaparsons (7507) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2002
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2004 Hmm, damp socks in aroma...with no "bite" or decent finish. Quite a bland IPA. Re-Rate - Had this again recently. Not a good IPA.
neilrichards (191) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent bitter. Easy drinking, with a good smooth body, and a hoppy flavour.