erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - DEC 24, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice IPA,...nice. Hints of grapefruit with a good body. Well balaced. Good but not great.
Gunshy (479) - Ohio, USA - NOV 28, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer poured a copper gold color and formed a nice bubbly white head that left some circular lace. There was a medium amount of carbonation present. The aroma was heavily hoppy, with traces of citrus. The flavor also was very hoppy with some grain elements present. The finish was a bit bitter, but not bad. A nice stab by an American company at an English style IPA.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 21, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2003 8/13/02: Orangeish brown which seaps into the frothy and rambunctious head..
nose was filled with deep carmel malt w/ a tad of hops just peaking its head into the picture...
Apples skinned alive and forced to undergo chinese carmel torture..drip..drip..
Fresh hops just starting to flower...
the hops were hidden like a female in Afghanistan..and the malts were greedy Polygamists taking over the whole damn place...
Re-rate 8/19/02: I'll say this...the 7% is hidden..hidden well my brothren! and i notice hops in the back of the finish too..o.k. Ill add a point..
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 28, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
As the malt forces scale the parapets of Fort IPA, they are quickly impaled by legions of English hops with no regard for balance. The result is a lopsided battle, and beer.
MartinT (7811) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 26, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Trapped in the trojan horse that is its hefty fruity pale malt, a flurry of massive grassy hops reveal themselves and descend unto an incredulous drying palate...Hop victory is swift and not too bloody...
JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 23, 2002
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep amber in color, fairly cloudy. It has a nice hoppy aroma, but I didn’t taste the hops much on the finish. Good English Style IPA.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 9, 2002
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark Golden Color with amber undertones. Hoppy Aroma and very hoppy flavor with sweet undertones.
Discofish (152) - USA - SEP 27, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a nice beer for the price, much better IPA’s out there though.
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 23, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good white head, light amber body, mild hops with some butter in the nose. Fairly hoppy but this had a bit too much diacetyl to really work for me.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - SEP 20, 2002
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light orange, faintly cloudy, medium dissipating head. Nose, surprisingly, mostly malty; caramel apples and maybe just a touch of grapefruit.
Flavor pretty well balanced, plenty of hops coming through on the end with a start dominated by malt. Rather smooth and tame overall, though; decent but not really memorable.