harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 18, 2003
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is by far my favorite IPA.
REDDOGICE (202) - nantucket, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 29, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
The best IPA I have ever Had. Boston Beer, knows how to make an IPA. delicious flavor. Nice, puffy,rocky head.
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.
Down In Flames99 (7) - USA - DEC 5, 2001 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
If had three months before the born-on date, this beer rocks. Smooth, colorful, tasty... A great IPA. Bitter, but not overpowering. Fine hops.
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!
dins (266) - Texas, USA - JUL 21, 2001
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aubrey (3356) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - AUG 17, 2001
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Quite tasty. Has a nice, grapefruit-like, citrus flavor, which contributes to a stark bitterness. The ’sweet’ aromatics tend to fade quickly. Overall, a favorable brew (and extremely affordable), but I wish it had a more balanced malt body. But that’s just being picky.
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - FEB 13, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A really nice IPA. Different from alotbecause it doesn’t have an abundance of hops but has a good maltiness to it. I love hops but I can do without in this beer.
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.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 16, 2001
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice IPA.