daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - NOV 30, 2002
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Well, I completely missed the hops in this one. Aroma was nutty, more like a brown ale than an IPA. Strong malt backbone in the flavor, the samee nuttiness that was noticable in the aroma, and a somewhat sweet yet crisp ending. I liked it but then again I am not a "hop head" so the emphasis on the maly was diffrent than most IPAís that Iíve tried.
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - NOV 28, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Textbook IPA. There is something about Sam Smithís beers that I like, itís the buttery quality of all of the beers. Iím not sure what this is, I read it somewhere but I think the stones and the Burton water have something to do with it.
ENTROPY (141) - Terra Bella, California, USA - NOV 24, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I dont like this beer...
pivo (2632) - GERMANY - NOV 24, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fresh hops, floral and complex spicy nose. Orange-amber color and a low, foamy head. Quick profile that starts a little sweet but turns instantly to a bitter hop finish. Clean palette and a great interpretation of the style. Classy and laidback.
YogiBeera (2545) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hoppy, malty and caramely aroma. Orange color with tones of red. Brussels lace. Spicey and malty, alcohol taste. Fullmouth.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 21, 2002
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2003 English hops have a problem showing through in the aroma over malts in all english beers, and its just a shame when its an IPA..I prefer American IPAs in every way, especially da west coast ones..but thats just the way I am..this beer is alright though..but its still way to malty for me, expecially for an IPA..I understand this is the way IPA's were back in the day..but there wasn't any electricity back then either...things change, People learn, things get better..American hops are grown..little more than a history lesson IMO
RaginCajun (320) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 20, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My bottle didnít seem to have much head; disappointing. Other than that, iím in complete agreement with other posts...
PhillyBeer2112 (2641) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - NOV 15, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale amber, large foamy head, good retention. Fruity aroma: pear oranges and banana. Strong fruity flavor with distinct herbal and floral hop flavors. Medium bitter finish. Excellent balance. A bit of an acidic harshness develops as it warms.
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.