Sammys (428) - Portland, Maine, USA - FEB 9, 2001
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A perfecty fine IPA, but mine seemed to be just a touch on the weak side as far as the hops were concerned. Not bad at all, but there others which are better for the same price. The advantage here is that this is incredibly easy to find at supermarkets.
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!
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.