dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2001
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Normally i donít like IPAs. I find them way to bitter for my taste. I didnít like this one either but itís not for that reason. This just lacked anything. It had a weak hop finish, and a weird creamy mouthfeel. Drinkable, but there are much better out there.
BuKKet99 (39) - Republic of Texas, USA - SEP 10, 2001
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
NOT. HOPPY. ENOUGH. This weak pretender to the IPA throne would have never made the trip from England to India.
galietti (12) - USA - SEP 6, 2001
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
I like the high alcohol content of an IPA, but there is something missing here, like good taste.
21iceman40 (1732) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 31, 2001
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2003 I really don't like ipa's but i will give this one the proper respect. Its everything that an ipa should be from a big brewery. Fine job red hook brewery. I now love ipa's so this was not a great one to turn me on to the style, but after a few stone's I'm a huge fan.
Jake Barnes (456) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 30, 2001
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Calling hops, calling malt...anybody home. Im looking for some flavor here. Sorry but when I get a Pacific Northwest IPA i need some hops to come through. this just didnít deliver for me.
ravidesai (947) - Bombay, INDIA - AUG 24, 2001
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
a nice IPA. very smooth on cask-conditioned draft.
nice hoppy flavor that reminded m ofthe Anderson valley IPA
booyaatribe (453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2001
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Delbomber (387) - Philadelphia, USA - AUG 3, 2001
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
not discernably different from SN Bigfoot. Pungent hop flavoring is at least at a tolerable level. Tinted red/copper color, white persistent head, with a very hoppy, earthy aroma. Strong hop flavoring, some maltiness, and somewhat metallic. Not too pleasant.
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 13, 2001
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hop balanced, astringent. Earthy hop flavours. Light bodied. Needs more malt flavour to balance.
fraternie (893) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2001
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Closer to a fruity pale ale than an IPA as it lacks a strong hop aftertaste typical in the best of this style...flavor is enjoyable though, it is just lacking that kick.