fiulijn (15410) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 14, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber color. Beautiful hoppy aroma. Good body structure, quite malty, boldly bitter, a bit metallic. Long strong final, quite aromatic, just a bit long infusion. Interesting IPA, rare for England.
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 4, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours medium orange-copper w/ just the right amount of foam. Fairly fresh, floral, minty nose yet earthy. Nice firm feel. Very smooth malty flavour w/ notes of honey, orange, wood & licorice. Earthy bitter finish. Nice structure.
Cobra (1100) - - MAY 4, 2003
1.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
I couldn't even finish the bottle on this one. It came in an 18 oz. brown bottle, one of the few that comes from merry old
England in a dark bottle. The hops were just plain sour on this one. Too much bitterness for my liking, and I really do like
IPA's. Overpowering aromas of stale hops. Maybe I got a bad bottle, but at over $5.00 each, it's a risk I'm not willing to take
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - MAR 27, 2003
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
i've removed the title IPA from my mind before drinking this knowing it won't stack up. Orange/Amber color. minimal head thats a tope color. mellow nose. light sweetish malt, becoming a bit toasted as the hops kick in. finish is piney, mildly acidic. true many apa's have more hops but this is exceptionally balanced and drinkable.
Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 26, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper colored with an off-white head. Aroma is earthy and hoppy, but not too hoppy. Slightly sweet and malty. Not a bad beer.
orangelazarus (53) - USA - MAR 25, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A slightly vinous pleasant nose, good carbonation, very nice bitterness, not very complex, but pretty tasty. The bitterness gets a little unpleasant if you don't space out your sipping.
rmalloy (199) - los angeles, California, USA - MAR 25, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
An elegant ale, not at all like the massively-hopped IPA's in the RateBeer top 50. Slightly sweet, slightly bitter, but very flavorul. The hops are more tasty than bitter. Pleasant balanced maltiness. This proves a beer doesn't have to be overwhelming to be great.
Voivod (304) - Como, ITALY - MAR 23, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark orange colour, huge head, persistent. The aroma is hoppy with floral hints. The flavour is very malty with light caramel traces. Good hoppy finish, not really bitter or heavy, but complex. A beer with a very balanced flavour, really pleasant.
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - MAR 23, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light amber color with a large rocky off white head. Orange/pine aroma. Mild hops taste without the bitterness. Nice refreshing beer.
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAR 21, 2003
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very English tasting, earthy, cedary, herbal hop character with caramel malt. A complex beer, but something about it leaves me unexcited. Venerable and unloveable.