motelpogo (6203) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 19, 2004
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
pretty bad, sticky ipa. the wrong sort of bitterness, composty and lemon detergenty. some pineapple in the aroma, not a whole heap of flavour
DYCSoccer17 (3283) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 14, 2004
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask in Manchester, CT. Slight citrus notes in the nose. Sort of smells like gym clothes unfortunately. Moderately hazy amber color with an off-yellow head. Start is rather bland without too much going on. Finish is very bitter and hoppy. The rye really shines through in the finish as well. An odd combination that I donít care for.
zach8270 (3358) - Henrietta, New York, USA - AUG 13, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2008 [draft - John Harvardís Pittsburgh - Monroeville, PA] Poured a dark copper color with a very, very thin head. Very strong hop aroma that matches the very strong and peppery hop taste. Very citrusy and spicy with a nice semi-sweet and bitter hop finish.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - JUL 22, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Red-orange, thin off-white head. Nose powdery and sugary, quite citric. Very hoppy, lots of citrus, has a bit of a Sweet Tart sugary character to it. Quite nice.
PorterPounder (5339) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 28, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had at their downtown D.C. location. Orangey-copper colored, thin, but sticky white head with good lacing. Very faint piney aroma. Not the hoppiest IPA out there. Has just the slightest bit of grapefruity citrus flavor, mare malty in nature though. Pleasant mouthfeel. Overall, average - good companion to lunch.
Nuffield (3657) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 11, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The brewer at the Pittsburgh location told me that the recipe varies from location-to-location. I had the Pittsburgh version. Definitely a hop presence, if that's your thing, with some malt, combining to be very ordinary. Red, clear, with a good head, it was a bit fizzy for my palate. (on tap, Pennsylvania Microbrewers Fest 2003)
jelifish (10) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2002
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big hop aroma and very complex hop taste. If anything, not enough attention was spent on the malt. The ratio is a bit steep. Outstanding on cask. Good Job Andy!
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 6, 2002
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Way to hoppy. No wonder soliders drank this stuff, it makes you want to kill something.
ravidesai (947) - Bombay, INDIA - AUG 6, 2002
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
very hoppy, big floral aroma, dark nutty color,
the taste is much milder than the nose, a bit off a letdown.
an wel made ,if unexceptional IPA.
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - JUL 30, 2002
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Too hoppy. WAY TOO HOPPY! Settles down slightly after several sips but not something I would ever order again. If you love hops this is your dream beer.