koatis (50) - Maryland, USA - MAR 18, 2003
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Creamy head, nice coppery orange color. Has an almost syrupy maltiness (molasses?) and finishes with very light hops. It's a good IPA, but I prefer the more highly hopped American IPA's like HopDevil and Redhook
thedm (4927) - Fort Wayne, USA - MAR 12, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2003 Upon opening this Ale, it immediately foamed up and overflowed the bottle. It had been sitting in the fridge for several days to cool it down. Needless to say it is highly carbonated. Its aroma is nice with a non-offensive smell. The carbonation lasts well into the sample. It is a medium amber color with a long lasting head mostly due to the continuous carbonation. The taste is mild with only a small initial flavor. It's after taste does last for a minute, but is well rounded in its flavor. GF gave it above average ratings 3.9 out of 5. She liked it.
Darkover (1512) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 9, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark orange color with a medium head. Weak hop and malt aroma. Sweet malty bready flavor. Dry finish.
elsberry (87) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice thick head, with a creamy taste. A little light on the hops for my taste, definately less true to the original than I would have expected given the roots of the IPA. A good 'starter IPA' for the uninitiated IPA drinker. I liked it a lot, but think that the micros are probably closer to an original IPA with their hop content, and have spoiled me with the heavy hops.
Braudog (5597) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2003
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Quintessential IPA, the way I think it probably originated. Orange-amber hues with solid head. Floral nose and wonderfully balanced hoppy flourish in the flavors, without being overpowering, like some of our American "IPAs". Outstanding beer all around.
xmandax (130) - Astoria, New York, USA - FEB 22, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
impressive. beautiful orange pour with a thick, long-lasting head. creamy taste, with a subtle hop and a sweet aftertaste. great brew.
JK (4377) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 16, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light copper color. Thin cream colored head that stays around for awhile, and laces the glass as you drink it. Slightly acidic smell. First taste on the tongue is a little sour, aftertaste is slightly bitter. Taste of alcohol is noticeable but not overdone. Good beer.
RobBestwick (583) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 16, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
hoppy nose, moderate frothy head gradually disipating, well laced, dark copper hue, hops dominate initially followed by balancing malts, this ale is complex and enjoyable.
nigos (631) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Well hopped nose with citrus hints. Copper hue with a decent head. Mainly hopped taste with a floral aftertaste. Good IPA.
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 12, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a good IPA. Nice balance of hops and malt. Medium hop flavor. This IPA finishes smooth, creamy, and slightly bitter.