Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 28, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bright amber color with gold highlights. the body is topped with a medium thick head that leaves plenty of lasting lace. Sweet yet bitter and slightly fruity aroma with a hint of flowery hops. Slightly sweet and bitter hop flavor with a slight malt background and a hoppy finish. light to medium bodied, bitter and slightly dry.
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - NOV 25, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice, clear, copper color with a medium, off-white head. Not much aroma, I detected more malts than hops. Medium bodied with very little hop flavor, which is not typical for an IPA. Starts off malty and finishes malty with just a slight hop bitterness. An average, drinkable beer, and probably true to the English style of IPA, but not as hoppy as I like them.
xqxGREGGxqx (6) - USA - NOV 21, 2002 does not count
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
IPA’s have a distint, mature taste.. this was just distintly NASTY.. i love RED HOOK ipa, but hated this one.. maybe it was just stale..
MrRomero (1972) - Nolanville, USA - NOV 11, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent brew from the BBC. A little light on the hops and seems almost British. Finishes a bit thin.
Ungstrup (28448) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 5, 2002
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2004 A nice amber beer with a small beige head. It has a fruity ale type aroma combined with notes of grass and hops. And a typical ale fruity flavor with a fine bitterness. It’s not as bitter as other american IPA’s - I like IPA’s more bitter than this.
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - OCT 21, 2002
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light hops in the nose. Deep, gold, complex malt shows restrained fruit with dry English hops. Not a typical American IPA--no citric West Coast hops and not the intense focused bitterness you’d expect. Rather, British fruitiness and extremely dry bitterness coming in very late.
Kodos (200) - USA - OCT 3, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Less hoppy than most typical american IPA’s. Malt sweetness and bitter finish was suprising tho. This is a Craft brew!!?? Extra points for that. Good job David! Great IPA intro beer.
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 1, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice aroma, sweet and flowery. Hazey ruby copper hue. Head is mostly lasting, suprisingly. I lost faith in Sammy A. a while ago, but perhaps i was wrong. This brew is actually intrigueing. It tastes like a real true IPA. Not overly hopped. Excellant hop aroma, excellant malts all the way through. And a clean, balanced finish. Nice body, not overly complex, crisp and refreshing. I actually like this brew. Surprised and impressed.
Hugerat (452) - somerville, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 18, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Rather tame IPA.
hopscotch (8529) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 14, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer rocks. The commercial description is accurate. However, I would like to add that this beer is pretty complex. Very interesting. Very well hopped with a very enjoyable and interesting undertone that I could not identify. Maybe one of the special malts. Jim does it again. A very very good IPA.