Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - MAY 28, 2002
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wow. Quite disparate aroma and flavor marks! Beautiful cookie-dough aroma; defines the term IMO. Hops infused throughout, not just at the finale, of the grapefruit-rind variety so widely used (Great Lakes burning river, for one). Quite good balance. Yeah, some will call it boring, but this is a wonderful English-style pale ale in my book.
legion242 (2250) - Richardson, Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2002
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice burnt orange color; Thin to medium head- very English looking; just a hint of mild hops in the nose. Tastes like a typical APA- citrusy and boring. I would like to take this oppurtunity to give a big fat F**K YOU to all the American breweries out there who think I wanna taste another damn APA as boring as this one: may you rot in brewery hell. You deserve all of the schmegma thrown your way.
wegeha (7) - sss, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 10, 2002 does not count
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Th eright beer for a evening at the bar. Not too strong, but a smooth taste, a bit on th ebitter side.
JohnnyBGoode99 (4) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 1, 2002 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is my favorite beer so far... very bitter, very flavorful. However, DO NOT buy it in regular beer bottles. The only way to go is the 1-gallon growlers. You can’t even compare the 2! Problem is the jugs are not readily available. If I ever move away from the area, I will make the brewer mail it to me on a regular basis!
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - APR 28, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2004 Starts off with a peppery/floral aroma, clear orange color, fruity full taste.
noer1 (109) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 13, 2002
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
I’ve been waiting to try Ipswitch Original Ale for a long time, when I finally got it, I was very disappointed. Maybe my expectations were too high. But when I look in my refridgerator to get a beer, I defently would pick a bud light over it.
Gregory (357) - Pullman, Washington, USA - FEB 8, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice aroma, swet and malty. The apperance was a nice coppery color but somewhat cloudy. The flavor was quite nice and smooth, but very bitter in the finish, m Overall a good beer, and one that I would drink again. The first time rating this beer, I felt it was too bitter but after drinking several more, I very much enjoyed it. Very good beer.
Davhgbrew (945) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 8, 2002
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Smells fruity. Nice head that lasts and a nice golden color. Taste is not that appealing, with a very bittter aftertaste. Probably wouldn’t get it again.
Merc (313) - Pullman, Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very well balanced beer - quite hoppby but still enjoyable. Slightly nutty flavour, dry bitter finish. Nicely carbonated.
TAR (2513) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - OCT 31, 2001
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nice floral, bitter ale.