ZepolK (102) - South Side Montebello, California, USA - JAN 26, 2004
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Musty malt aroma with very mild hints of hops. I thought this was supposed to be an IPA? Pours clear red with little head. Very average and somewhat boring in character. Flavor was too mild and not very satisfying. Not what and IPA should be.
jfm (1725) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2004
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Golden color with little or no head. The taste bitter. The traditional flowerish hoppy flavors is missing though which makes the bitterness slight ugly on the palate.
zappafan99 (463) - ASCENSION ISLAND - JUN 16, 2008
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bland. Lacks the flavor of fresh ingredients. Tastes like a mass produced beer with artificial "IPA Flavoring" added. Bypass. Not worth the rusty red hook at the bottom of the keg.
Bolt (117) - Boulder Creek, California, USA - MAY 24, 2002
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Not impressed at all... From the tap it tasted like old English 800 and very malty with zero hops.
CamdenD (1027) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 25, 2004
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
IPA? What? Smells like a skunky ballantine. This is as bland as bland can be for an IPA. Find something else to drink... anything.
BarePaw (148) - Pullman, Washington, USA - AUG 21, 2004
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
I had this on tap at the National Lentil Festival. It was a hot summer day, so this beer was quite refreshing, but not really as good as other IPAs. It wasn’t that bitter. You can taste the hops, but they have a cheap flavor. There isn’t much flavor otherwise, so this beer really isn’t that great.
thegreenrooster (2976) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 26, 2004
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours yellow almost like a lager. Small aroma of hops. Flavor is also a very small amount of hops. Nothing to this brew. Not a really flavorful IPA at all, in fact SNPA is more hoppy. Vey poor.
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.
vacek (67) - College Station, Texas, USA - APR 18, 2002
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Ended up pouring most of this beer in the sink. Too hoppy. Makes me sick just thinking about it.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2004
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
Draught. No head, no lacing, wheaty aroma. Flavor is sour. Note: not "bitter" it is "sour". Was very hard to drink. Almost became my first drain pour. Had I not had a slight buzz going, I probably would not of finished this swill. A truely awful beer that I would not recommend. Period.