P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - APR 4, 2001
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Its good, nice malt charecter on a really hoppy ipa. good
opiate (199) - Sandy, Utah, USA - NOV 30, 2000
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Well, if you are a fan of hops, this is your beer. No questions asked. If you don’t know what hops are, drink this beer for an education. WOW...this was hoppy. In a good way, but I love the smell of fresh hops. This beer smelled like I was holding my nose above a bag of fresh hops. A really great beer if you like hops. If you hate hops, please do not drink this beer. Please!
mike mcneil (660) - St Augustine, Florida, USA - OCT 30, 2000
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The first time I tried this IPA it immediately reminded me of the original Ballantine IPA brewed in Newark, NJ many years ago. A deep golden color; frothy white head with tons of floral and spicy hops in the nose; pleasant hop bitterness hits the palate initially with plenty of carmel malt to stand up to the hops. A very crisp, fruity ale finish to it all. Great value for a real solid IPA.
Bov (8989) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUL 28, 2000
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
turtlehead (111) - Nottingham, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 27, 2000
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A beautiful floral aroma, average looking IPA with a flavor to boot. A balanced IPA with a malty presence in the front and a lasting bitter palate to finish. What you expect from an IPA.