goz (359) - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 13, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sam IPA pours a medium clear golden, with a nice rocky white head. The head quickly receeds, leaving some decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is malty (caramel, bread), and lightly hoppy (pine, citrus). Flavor is lightly malty (caramel), and finishes with a weak hop bitterness. Body is on the lighter side, carbonation is as well. There are too many superior IPA's to bother with this one.
karsten (240) - odense, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy orange colour. Good bitter hops aroma and flavour. A bit of citrus, slightly on the sweet side, medium-bodied. Good finish. A very drinkable and somehow smooth IPA. My beer bottle had a red label and an alcohol content of 5.50%.
fiulijn (14298) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 1, 2003
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy amber color, poor head. Strange aroma, of bread. Some malt, sharp bitter character. Not impressive.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 27, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet mellow hoppy aroma. The flavor is mostly citrus with some moderate bitterness. The hops seem to lack their normal floral attributes. This beer is pretty drinkable but doesn't really adhere to style.
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 27, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very different hop profile than I was expecting. An unusual taste for the style and not as bitter in the right way as I would have liked. Fruity and dry in the finish. Tastes like a grapefruit gone bad. Not enjoyable.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 20, 2003
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
I liked it, but it was a little overwhelming on the citrus. Not something I would buy again.
grymy (105) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JAN 12, 2003
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
one of the lighter pale ales ive tasted recently. good to drink on occasion but not often
Hansen (6444) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2003
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Never had any respect for american beer. (In Denmark it’s Bud or Miller MGD). Sam Adams IPA is clearly better than these two. It has a ceralic flavor and aroma that’s new to me. I like it, but it’s a bit to dry.
chrisfor (10) - USA - DEC 29, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
First India Pale Ale I have had, not on I would get ona regular basic but good for a change.
khayman70 (154) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 18, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Decent citrus nose, quite light body and dry finish. It isn’t a bad beer for a nice warm day.