eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 12, 2007
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours orange with a soapy looking white head. Aroma is citrus rinds: orange and grapefruit, and miller lite. Flavor is floral hops with a dry bitter finish. Body is a little light. Very unimpressive. Wouldn’t buy again.
drawde (115) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 9, 2007
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light and sour aroma. Hazy apricot gold color, and apricot-grapefruit flavor. A mouthful, tastes almost viscous.
[compared next to a Mad River Steelhead Double IPA]
Miksu (5047) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - SEP 2, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
0.75 l bottle. Copper color with good head. Sweetish, fruity and dull aroma with marmelade, apricot and tobacco. Bitter-fruity flavor with marmelade. A bit sticky palate.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Source: Tasting, Noog II
amber with a slight chill haze, sweet carmel malt aroma with light floral hops, easy drinking balanced sweet carmel malt with nice hop flavor, light bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - AUG 31, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours an attractive hazy orange with a nice head. Excellent retention and lacing. Definitely not a west coast IPA by any means. Very aromatic nose: floral and grassy. Creamy on the palate with notes of grass, honey, hay. Fairly bitter but balanced by some bready malt. Good IPA.
keith0718 (434) - Kansas, USA - AUG 31, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I’m not a big fan of IPAs, but this one was fun because it claimed to be an authentic reproduction of the style. The hops is lemony and produces a bitter aftertaste.
kepano (260) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 27, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep hazy and orange as papaya, Meantime’s IPA develops an attractive creamy off-white head before slowly dissipating with a thin coat of lace. The light and primarily noble hop aroma indicates at the outset a decidedly European approach though notes of sweet grapefruit are nonetheless noticeable. The nose is tight at first but over time develops beautiful airy fragrances of orange blossom honey, pineapple, apricot and banana. The fruit derives partly from hops and partly from esters lending an almost Belgian quality to the aroma. An ounce of grain is also apparent and pulpy apple juice adds a certain density. On the palate the texture is full-bodied and the flavors candid, though clearly one-dimensional. Creamy vanilla, hop, banana and pineapple are all spread on well-buttered toast. The long honey and pineapple finish is smooth and satisfying, refreshing, and thus easy-drinking. Not a world-class brew, but a very quaffable ale, and a nice rebuttal to the overindulgent American IPAs.
thegreenrooster (3977) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 24, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is a hazy orange with a large white head. Aroma is a little bit citrus hops, a little bit wet grass and a little bit caramel malts. Flavor is a nice mellow hop with some a little barnyard and yeast. Hops aren’t way over the top on this one, like some of the American versions, but that is what the brewer was going for. A decent IPA.
Indra (2711) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - AUG 21, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. Lightly fruity, citric and sweet aroma, some very light suggestions of yeast detected, overall slight in effect but fairly well-balanced, perhaps some light cedary notes as it warms a bit. Hazy medium golden color with a lasting, foamy, uneven head. Flavor profile begins with a touch of spicy bitterness, becoming sweeter and fruitier throughout, touches of bready dough and toast with honey combined with some herbal lemon tones, finishing on a semi-dry note, showing a refreshing quality, again nicely balanced and with a burst of juicy, leafy hop flavor right at the end and lingering orange character. Creamy and smooth on the palate, some pleasant crispness late, and with a medium body. Really pretty nice.
legion242 (2344) - Richardson, Texas, USA - AUG 17, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2007 Again, not my favourite style, but this one was agreeably restrained just the way one would expect of the English doing a style that the Americans have managed to royally screw up.