Marc (486) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - SEP 1, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber in color with fluffy white headLight hops and grain in the nose. Plenty of grapefruit and bitterness with a solid malt backbone giveing it almost a christmas cookie charactor. Easy to drink.
Holdwine (1111) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 1, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice drinking mild IPA. Sure I like a lot of hops, but sometimes you a mild hops presence is fine. Better on tap. Nice nose and golden amber color. Some hops upfront. Relaxing malty character. Easy to drink many.
Nuffield (3747) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 31, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very mild IPA, gentle hop aroma. Decent carbonation balance. Light golden color, thin head. Mild bitterness with flavor blossoming further into it. Mid-finish o.k., but no particular complexity. A good "beginner’s" IPA. (on tap, Whisky’s, Boston)
notalush (5216) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 28, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This has a wonderful, floral aroma and amber color. However, it is a tad on the bland side for an IPA. The hops don’t sing as much as I would like in an IPA either. But, all this aside, it is a good overall beer.
Nate (3806) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hint of apricot and some floral hops. Light amber, clear - small white lacing head. Medium carb and body. Sweetish hops start with hint of apricot. Nice bittering and some nuttiness. Not bad from draught.
joet (2322) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - AUG 21, 2002
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
What’s Beer Connoisseur Magazine and what are they smoking? Smells like Hallertauers in here?! This is a Pilsner that’s graduated from kindergarten to third grade or a flunked, gelding IPA. It’s growing on me but it neither has the oxidized hops and soft body of the Old World examples of the style and not any kind of keen sharpness and brutal fresh dry-hopping of the West Coast style. It’s too fruity. Damn, beer shouldn’t piss someone off. Mies, this one’s for you...
Philosopher99 (24) - arnold, Maryland, USA - AUG 12, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
hoppy to the extreme, a little too much for me....not bad, though
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 8, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good IPA Nice clean taste . Went down quick. I had it with hot salsa and it wasn’t overpowered good combo
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 4, 2002
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hoppy average IPA, nothing special.
michaelm18 (118) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 3, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium hoppiness, very crisp with a smooth body.