CanIHave4Beers (3942) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - APR 24, 2008
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
A plesant enough bitter, with a bit of brown sugar sweetness. Certinally not anything that I would be used to calling an India Pale Ale.
changeup45 (1729) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2008
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2008 IPA? Not even close. IPAs are one of my fav’s and this has got to be the worst one I’ve had.. This had a dark brown body, a little heavy, with a fairy thick head and a decent amount of lace. The color looks nothing like an IPA. It tastes more like a Brown Ale as well. Hops? Hardly any. Are they sure they put the right label on this? Wow. Somewhat smooth, but not a fan of the flavor at all. A scotchy malt flavor is the best way I can describe it. Or a milder version of their Scotch Ale, which I found disgusting. Maybe I’ll get it again in a year or so to see what I think then.
MrStitch (138) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours brown in color with a one finger head. Aroma is malt and a hint of hops. Flavor was light for an IPA, it had a nice bitter quality to it though. Drinkable.
decaturstevo (5742) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 16, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks jcwattsrugger. A brown pour with hints of red. Malt and brown sugar without much hops on the nose. Medium sweet on the front with a bit of sweet on the finish. Very thin and watery carbonation is ok. Very average beer that doesn’t seem like an IPA I found it drinkable. What do you know it wasn’t an IPA.
Maria (10215) - Thisted, DENMARK - JAN 1, 2008
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
The color is rather dark and the flavour has a good bitterness from the beginning. Then it has a brief watery feeling that is followed by notes of malt, heather and honey. I wasn’t impressed by this one.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Name: McEwan’s IPA
Source: Wild Wing Cafe, Marietta
dark amber, whispy head, sweet carael malt aroma and flavor, just a touch of bitterness in the finish,
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
BREWMUSKCLES (2530) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 30, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
really not what we Americans would refer to as an ipa. semi sweet and malty/earthy. bitter and dry finish with a decent hop tingle. thinnish and stark. tastes dark but of what (could be many things).
prosqtor (408) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 8, 2007
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very middling. Ummmm, why is it called an IPA when it is very clearly (pun) a Bitter?
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 12, 2007
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a transparent dark copper amber with a small, clingy-lacing off-white head. Aroma of slightly aged toasty caramel malt but no noticable hops and a hint of tartness. Body starts semi-sweet and earthy with a hint of dark caramel and toasted malts, but with a thinner, more bitter and drier finish. Definitely nowhere near being an IPA, and even bland for a bitter.
jcr (2517) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - MAY 4, 2007
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Deep amber with off-white head. Malty aroma laced with toffee, caramel, bread. The flavor is mostly sweet with a slight sourness/bitterness in the finish. Thin body and watery texture. Very little carbonation. Bland, quite forgettable.