Lizabeth (360) - east falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 2, 2004
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Light amber. White head. Weak fruity and piney hops unscored by insipid caramel malts. Disappointing for the style.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 1, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Yet another SA brew that has disappeared. From 2000 notes - Amber with a white head. Medium floral/citrus hop aroma. Flavor is more malt then expected. Medium body. Very mild for the style.
Libeerian (209) - Garner, North Carolina, USA - NOV 30, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hop nose and dark straw color. Pleasant hop bitterness with a good malt balance. Long hop finish.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - NOV 28, 2003
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber in color,small white head that faded quite quickly.The aroma was some what spicey and decently hoppy with a nice floral side to it.The taste was much less as good as the aroma.Malty taste and light on the hops,not at all what i was expecting from this brew.It had a slight bitter side to it that made things a little closer but still i think this brew misses the mark.It's worth trying IMO but little else and it might be worth trying in a larger quantity but maybe wait for summer,it just doesn't fit into the season.
heemer77 (5096) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - NOV 10, 2003
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Not my favorite style. Has a weak hops flavor. A very average beer from an average brewery.
ghawener (1454) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - NOV 6, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Goods choice, one of the american beers that stands out and is worth a try.
ericnixon (737) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 21, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hoppyness and caramel in the aroma. Caramel and slight hoppy in the taste, but the flavor was very weak. Bitter aftertaste. Stunningly average for an IPA.
Boystout (1000) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - AUG 29, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light copper color, no head to speak about. Caramelly aroma and palate with strong bitter finish. An English-style IPA.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 27, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber color, small white foamy head. Sweet aroma of toffee, and caramel. Sweet malty flavor (toffee, burnt sugar, caramel). Sweet and one-dimensional. Where is the hops???
BBB63 (5946) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 3, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Comes off with a golden hue, small tight white head and some lacing. The aroma hints of floral and aromatic hops, light citrus zest, and caramel/toffee malts. More subdued than most American IPA's, more malt and less aggressive hops than I'm used to. Lingering hop aftertaste. Thin-bodied with a sweet and lively mouthfeel. An okay IPA and a good introduction to the style for your non hophead friends.