choochcat (5) - ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2002 does not count
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
one of the berst english ales when kept properly. A beautiful dark amber brew that’s not really an IPA, but is a wonderfully pleasurable, intensely hoppy experience. Try it in East Anglia on tap, not from a bottle in New York, please!
noelcb (271) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - SEP 11, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dirty brass with a fast-fading thin head, no lace. Faint aroma of grapefruit hops and caramel. Taste is citrusy bitter against a backdrop of malt, caramel, chocolate, coffee and bitter herbs. Godd bitter aftertaste. Palate is solid with a nice full body and a dry finish that left me always wanting another sip.
AtronSeige (436) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - NOV 24, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: Honey, earthy, musty, bread, toffee,
Appearance: Clear copper body, medium off-white head. Lacing.
Flavour: Medium-light bitterness, Light sweetness. bread, fruity, medium finish
Palate: Light body. Medium-high carbonation
Overall: Definitely a good beer to introduce someone to IPA. Focusing on bitterness, but still very close to a Bitter. I like it!
500 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre!
14A. English IPA
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 it’s a great beer. The taste is a little thin, which the mildness doesn’t help, but seems to have some bady and depth. Very english.
andymccabe501 (5) - ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2007 does not count
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
got it on tap, a nice amber colour, a head that recedes a little too quickly.
Quality out of the tap, but not from a can or bottle.
Taste is a little weak/watery, but it does taste good
jgb9348 (4439) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 10, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Caramel in colour, great dense head. Real fruity smell. Very light pub ale with fruity characteristics!
PorterPounder (5107) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 22, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice malty aroma - dark copper colored appearance. Medium head - with a fair amount of lacing. Flavor is a great balance of hops and malts. Great session ale - could see having several of these - goes down well - just the right amount of bitterness.
eczematic (1306) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 27, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2003 [on cask, white hoss, oxford] Even though this doesn't match up to my idea of an IPA, I really like it. It's just really pleasant, fresh and flowery, light and easy to drink (not in the sense of 'easy listening' - damn they dont have double inverted commas on brit keyboards). Not really very bitter but just bitter enough to be balanced. Slight walnutty malt character, and an earthy, fat floral finish. rer8: out of the can this is pretty bland but what did you expect. still ok, im leaving the original 3.5 for the cask cause it looks like this one can use all the support it can get round here.
rauchbier (3553) - 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.
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 McEwen’s Export.