Waughbrew (18) - Portsmouth, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 3, 2003
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer is good, but fails in the same area that kills all harpoon beers for me. The maltiness begins well and then goes a little sour at the end. If the finish was as good as the beginning, this could be one of my favorites, but as it is, I rarely drink them.
Brodie (540) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - DEC 31, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hopefully, this is an English-style IPA, b/c it didn’t have the pungent hop flavor and aroma of the American versions. Gold color, small head. Mild aroma of noble hops and a little pear. Flavor is sweet initially with a mellow balance of light malt and English hops, with a dry bitter hop finish. Medium body. A pleasant drink, but hop-heads might be a little disappointed.
freekyp (1460) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 28, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2003 Pleasantly hoppy. Very well balanced with a touch of sweetness. Bitterness does not linger long on the tongue. Easy drinking. Touch of caramel in the finish.
CherokeeJarod (54) - , USA - DEC 26, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer poured into the glass a gold color. The head was foamy white head that left fairly fast but the skim that it left was able to leave some lace. The aroma was of citrus, hops and citrus hops. The taste was not too heavy on the hops but they were present, but they shared it with the citrus. Some malt seemed to be present at the back of the taste but it faded quick. Pretty good for this style. I think it would be a good starter for a beginning IPA drinker
VTDeerHunter (51) - Vermont, USA - DEC 26, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A more average IPA, although it is good. Itís definitely hoppy, though it lacks something in the flavor. I made an IPA myself which had a better flavor than this (it also had a better head).
magruffltd (10) - USA - DEC 23, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice IPA, not overkill on the hops.
DosWeenos99 (10) - Park Ridge, New Jersey, USA - DEC 21, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fruity without a harsh bitter aftertaste. Nice hoppiness (dry hopped), without too many IBUís.
crazyvin (1839) - New York, USA - DEC 15, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
very refreshing body, smooth hoppy aftertaste
Kevbo99 (149) - Dunmore, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Easy drinking and very hoppy. One of my favorite IPAís
pivo (2542) - GERMANY - NOV 24, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sulfury nose with plenty of hops. Orange color and tall biege spongy head that leaves legs on the glass. Strong hop taste with a bright bitterness. Medium body and rough gritty finish and mouth feel. Nice American IPA for sure.