BruceLeroy (110) - North Dakota, USA - JUN 6, 2002
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
I was disapointed with this. It tasted very weak and watered down. Not much of a flavor to it. Some hoppiness, but not enough to get me excited. Nothing more than a bland WEAK ale. Very forgettable and Iím sorry I bought it.
RERATE:Anybody who is fooled by the label and thinks this is anything other than ordinary watered down macro beer is sadly mistaken.
jcalbi (378) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 3, 2002
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Copper/amber hue with a creamy smooth off-white head. Aroma of dried fruits. God this beer is smoooth! Grassy, flowery and very full mouthfeel. The hops give this beer a chewiness beyond the thick chewy malt taste. A top flight IPA.
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not reall worth the $$$
Davhgbrew (731) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - MAY 17, 2002
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A shockingly malty aroma, thick dark brown appearance, and little to no head retention. I am a big fan of Sammy Smithís beers, but this one just seemed to fall short. For a supposed IPA it is not hoppy, the hops are more subtle, and itís even kinda malty. Itís a strange misleading brew. Without knowing what itís supposed to be it wouldnít be bad, but it is not the way I like an IPA to be.
obxdude10 (1945) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not one of the better IPAs Iíve had, a bit too cirtusy, a little too dark of an amber color for my liking, very crisp & clean though
Nate (3451) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had aroma of tart apples and bread. Golden,light amber color. Mild to medium carb, with small, diminishing head. Nicely hopped - flowery. Slightly bitter finish.
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 4, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Definitely hoppier than the Fullers, and thatís a big plus.
rauchbier (3499) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Excellent uncomplicated blend of hop and malt aromas, good rocky head and lace. More hop flavour in the mouth with a fruity malt background and long hoppy bitter finish. Classic and simple.
Cruddler (32) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 26, 2002
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
No head. Cloudy beer. Capable, yet unspectacular beer.
groovinhigh (170) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - APR 22, 2002
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is what an English IPA should taste like. Hoppy, but unlike American IPAís in that it doesnít knock you over the head. My 1st choice in IPAís.