DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 13, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2003 On par with Anchor Brewing's Liberty Ale, which is to say it's damn good. I think I like the deep color more than that of the Liberty Ale.
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - MAY 10, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2004 Delicious! Incredibly rich and fruity aroma and flavors, outstanding malt complements the hops with subtle sweetness. Bitterness and a touch of hop stinging tingliness. Medium-bodied.
ravidesai (947) - Bombay, INDIA - MAY 3, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
oranger amber color, with a well sustained head, goiod lacing here.
floral hop aroma.
a rather malty ale base and whle the fuggles do come through in a sharp and citric manner , it is not saassertive as most IPAS. perhaps a blend of sharper hops would have helped.
still a nice pleasant pale.
Aubrey (3432) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAY 2, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2006 Nice, lasting head with sticky lace; clear and golden. Mouthfeel is soft and light, but rich; mild carbonation comes up in the second half of the sip. Malts are bready-biscuity and grainy. Has somewhat of a doughy, yeasty characteristic to it, which I liked. Decent aroma, but it seems rather one-dimensional. Finish is somewhat bitter. Overall, it’s a wholesome and tasty IPA that I’m liking more, the more I have.
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - APR 30, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange color with a large frothy white head. The aroma is refreshing. I've been curious as to exactly what Fuggles hops smell/taste like and this is a great oppurtunity...very different than the more common (to me) Cascade hops. The aroma was of mildy burnt wood with some floral tones. The flavor was similar, but with a much too bitter edge to it. The bitterness made the flavor too bare and thin...more malt character would help. Satisfying crisp feel...very dry finish. Interesting example of a more British style IPA.
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - APR 20, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not one of my favorite IPA's, bitterness overwhelms hop flavor. Small head dissapeared quickly and only slight lacing of glass. Malt presence also subdued due to bitterness. Slight aftertaste in back.
jsquire (3464) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - APR 14, 2003
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden orange with a fizzy white head. Not much aroma. Apricot/peach/orange fruit flavors with a piney hop finish. Well balanced but not very complex.
Ernest (6218) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 10, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly lasting. Body is clear light amber. Aroma is moderately malty (light bread, cookie, caramel), moderately hoppy (flowers, herbs), lightly yeasty (dough), with notes of orange and apricot. Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, heavily bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, moderately astringent. It's too citric and astringent to be a winner for me, and there's not quite enough malt to balance (it's rather stark), but the aroma is nice. It's kind of a shame, since the malt and hops here are quite nice, they're just not used in the right proportions.
desurfer (1219) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - APR 4, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 28, 2003 Medium white head, light amber body. Sweet malty aroma. Obvious Fuggles hop flavor, medium bitterness. Nice dry finish. Pretty one-dimensional considering the single hops, but a good IPA nonetheless.
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAR 18, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Popcorn! That's the sneaky taste in this IPA! On the thinner side with some sharp carbonation. Malts were a little lighter than what was needed. Maybe I'm not a Fuggles fan, but the hops just didn't do it for me - a bit boring.