Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 7, 2000
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent IPA for a craft brewer. Big hops and strong hop and malt nose.
beerman991979 (137) - Old Town, Maine, USA - AUG 24, 2000
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
What can I say, I liked this beer. Probably one of the most satisfying IPA’s I have had in a while. Very hoppy flavor with a hint of something from the citrus family. Indeed an amber color, the description doesn’t lie.
proc (342) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - NOV 30, 2000
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very good pale from Sammy.
karl (158) - Glendale, New York, USA - NOV 28, 2000
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
blatz (138) - Palm Beach Gardens, FL, Florida, USA - NOV 16, 2000
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Another outstanding brew from Samuel Adams. This beer has quite an aggressive character - a single quaff sends a one-two punch right in your face! Appearance - very compelling rich amber hue. Nice frothy head. finish had a hoppy harshness which is expected from an IPA. Major drawback - distributed only regionally - I had the opportunity to taste this in Atlanta and WDC a few months back - its only marketed in the bigger markets apparently - wish they’d replace that watered down version (American Pale Ale) and put this on the shelves instead - get this if you can!