Bov (10454) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - AUG 11, 2001
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
ruby in colour, fine head, some vegetable aroma, almost no hops, slightly sour - I don’t see any analogies with an IPA but in any cases, IPA or not, this is a poor beer.
ccwinnies99 (10) - ardmore, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 19, 2001
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mild aroma.Deep copper color. Was expecting stronger taste. No hoppy flavor. Too expensive for what I got.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - JUL 19, 2001
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2003 I was a little confused by this one. Not an IPA by English or American standards, but did make for a satisfying English bitter with a little extra carbonation. Yeastiness and fruitiness really make this a tastey brew.
PhillyBeer2112 (2640) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUN 12, 2001
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clearly not an IPA, but not a Scottish ale either. This is more like a sweetish lightish ESB. Not a bad beer by any means, just not an IPA. Light fruitiness is the major trait I could detect. Quite smooth and easy drinking. Medium bitterness.
lmahony199 (52) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JUN 10, 2001
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
billb (244) - Kennesaw, Georgia, USA - MAY 31, 2001
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
I’m always leery when everyone else praises a beer for qualities I just don’t see. More specifically, the aroma of this beer is slightly sour rather than hoppy, there is no head, no lacing, moderate carbonation and a hop flavor that diminishes quicker than it starts. It really has some Belgian qualities to it, so perhaps it’s skunked?? This bottle did take a plane ride, so I’ll have to try a fresh one. In a nutshell, not impressed.
Indra (2707) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - DEC 19, 2000
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2004 A lot more like a standard British Pale Ale than an India Pale, and lacking somewhat in character, basically just consists of a wash of bland maltiness and a vague tanginess thereafter. Totally on the same level with Bass, Newcastle, etc.