Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 14, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big herbal fruity aroma. Generous off white head. Beautiful ruby amber hue. Caramel malts, medium bodied, balanced beautifully in the finish by a firm hop presence. A classic IPA, one of the best.
DankbrewedDank (162) - East Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 6, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Kina reminded me of Stone Pale Ale. Its not much of an IPA but a real decent pale.... The slight taste of hops was just a tease.... Now Im gonna go in my garage and get a real IPA. Bells 2 hearted.
Ernest (6573) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 6, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is hazy medium amber, bottle conditioned. Aroma is moderately hoppy (flowers, grass, herbs), lightly malty (cookie, caramel), with a note of orange. Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately bitter, moderately acidic. Finish is moderately bitter, moderately acidic. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly astringent. Pleasant aroma, but not really engaging. Good flavor balance, but fairly citric. Good, but not great.
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 4, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty bitter. Quickly diminishing head. Almost a nutty aroma. Hoppy, but not over the top.
PBOYNY (316) - Westchester, New York, USA - OCT 28, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
very nice,hoppy above average ipa. good when you only need one more!
Ungstrup (29989) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 27, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A light amber beer with a small head. It has a good malt aroma. The flavor is a bit flat with a little sweetness and a good bitterness. It is not as hoppy as I like an IPA.
Allseeingeye (223) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This would be great in a cask. Golden amber color. Really hoppy smell. Hints of caramel, cane sugar, finishing bitter. YUM!
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 19, 2002
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Has a amber color and a hoppy smell. Taste is of the hops and finishes with a good bitterness. Overall this is one of the better IPAs on the market, kind of expensive though.
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 17, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is my kind of beer, great bitter flavour mixed with a fine balance of malt and hops. More bitter citrus notes like grapefruit than the more Americanized IPA’s which tend to be more of the orange side of the citrus spectrum. Very nice.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 15, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Absolutely magnificent!!! I have no idea why I took so long to taste this brew, but I’ll certainly have more given how great it was. Quite possibly one of the best IPAs I’ve ever had. Certainly in the English, not American, vein of IPAs. Delicious malts and nice flavoring hops all come together! Yumm.