brentfeesh (1207) - Gadsden, Alabama, USA - MAR 1, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I have to admit, I bought this one for the bottle (just thought it “looked good”). 750ml. Deep orange color and minimal head on the pour. Light-med citrus and light –med malt. Very standard IPA but in a good way. While many brewers are going for novelty, this was just classic. Caramel sweet malt greats the first sip and are predominant but are followed quickly with well balanced blast of grapefruit and orange flavored hop bitterness. Lightly bitter finish that rides out on a nice malt body. Creamy mouth feel. This is simple and unpretentious. I think this is what I think of when I think about a generally good IPA. These guys nailed it and did not try to flower it up. Nice job.
chriso (7344) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2006 On tap at the White Horse, Parsons Green. Clean, coppery colour with a scant off-white head. Dry and fairly hoppy. There’s lots of lemony citrus here but it also heads in the earthy, dusty UK hop direction (as one might expect from the ingredients), not the resinous US style. So I guess it must be an authentic British IPA. Rather smooth and not as assertive as a modern US IPA. Which is not a criticism, just an observation. But I think I would have preferred something a bit more aromatic. Still a classy beer and full marks to Meantime for accepting the challenge.
hezron (609) - Viroqua, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 25, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to 1FastSti for sharing this bottle. Very light aroma with a stale, grassy note. Very balanced, caramel, hint of charcoal, nice pine hop flavor with little to no bitterness. Very cloudy yellow in color and light body. I’m so used to American IPA’s...this is different.
malachi (62) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 19, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slight, but weak cherry aroma with some honey presence in the body. Not very bitter or hoppy for an IPA, but it’s English.
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours hazy orange with a thin head. Aroma is fruit hoppy with a grassy note and so is the flavor. Dry bitter mouthfeel, very English in style and compared to the American IPAs I usually drink it is very easy and quite harmless. Still not bad.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - FEB 13, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Courtesy of Pailhead. Golden copper with no head, quite oily. Musty stale hop arome hints of roasted grain in the bakground. Flavor is very grainy-malty with almost no hop character whatsoever. Very sticky mouthfeel. Don’t know if this has been aged too long or what, but definately needs a bigger hop profile.
1FastSTi (3270) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 12, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
$8.50 for a 750 of this. Ouch! The beer pours to an orange/copper body with a fully lasting creamy white head. Oranges and caramel malts. Light floral hops. Too light on the aroma. The flavor is light and balanced. Not very bitter. Sweet caramelly malts. Light pear fruitiness. The palate is medium-light bodied, not very bitter, and slick. I am disappointed.
DavidP (1746) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 12, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 shared by Blake. Hazy amber body. Muffin-sweet aroma. Great flavor - marris otter fruitiness, caramel, pear skin over orangey hops. Medium mouthfeel. An IPA’s interesting aspect coming from the malt vs. the hops is a great change of pace.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 4, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2006 Cloudy golden in appearance with fluffy head. Bubblegum and floral hops on the nose. Spicy and floral hop flavor with some tea remnants. Fairly refreshing,but lacks the American zing. Thanks to Flaco Alto for the bottle.
Ungstrup (28225) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 3, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer has small particle of sediment floating around in an amber colored liquid and with an off-white crown. The aroma is sweet malty with notes of caramel as well as light notes of grass and hay. The flavor is sweet malty with a dusty hop presence and light notes of grapefruit and coriander. I makes a slight Belgian impression on me with the notes of coriander.