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RATINGS: 977   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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Bottle: Filtered.
This light copper single hop India Pale Ale is brewed only with the Fuggles hops. It has a smooth, dry, and crisp flavor with floral aroma and apple plum palate.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beer Guy99 (250) - Maineville, Ohio, USA - JUL 5, 2003
This IPA isn't as hoppy as many other American examples. I bought a six pack and drank the first bottle. I enjoyed it but wasn't particularly impressed, thinking it needed a higher dose of hops. The second bottle, a few days later, was much more impressive. The body was nice, flavor was very satisfying and the fuggles made for a nice round flavor. Last night I tried a third bottle and it was delicious. The beer continues to grow on me and I'll definitely buy it again.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
BATLMULLET (127) - Highland, Indiana, USA - JUN 28, 2003
Good golden orange color. Head hung in there for a while. Fuggles adds a mustiness to the procedings that is not entirely unpleasant. I'm not quite sure why people in Portland don't "get" hops, but this is the case here. Not bad, but not as bitter and complex for an IPA as expected. Maybe it's because it goes well with lobster rolls...

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rapkungen (19) - USA - JUN 25, 2003
Average head and a light aroma. Surprisingly bitter, and although I usually like bitter beers I was not too pleased by this one, did not feel balanced.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ross (2100) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JUN 23, 2003
dark yellow pour, creamy head, a pretty smooth taste, not a bad beer at all, ill enjoy drinking these 6

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
legion242 (2270) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JUN 19, 2003
This brewery blows. Dark urine colored. Light head. Soapy fuggles nose. Not at all spicy.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUN 16, 2003
Pours a deep golden with a nice billowing head. Nose of hops and nothing but hops. I like fuggles but the lack of anything but fuggles makes the bitterness, and the beer overall, rather one-dimensional. The malt background was lacking as well. It wasn't that the beer was too hoppy but that it was sharp on the tongue, beacause of the filtering (Which, by the way, no brewer should do to an IPA,... or any other beer for that matter) and the lack of the malt background.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kujo9 (1093) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JUN 13, 2003
Very appealing orangey amber color with a well retained of white head. I love fuggle hops and unfortunately, this one is lacking a little in the aroma as far as hops go! It's mostly lightly malty with a little caramel and some fruity aromas. I can see where the apple comes from, but I don't get the plum at all. Bitterness from start to finish. Malt definitely plays a back seat in this IPA as do the caramel flavors, but there is a little more of the green apple in the flavor, more so than the aroma. The bitterness and hop flavor linger clear into the finish, but has a clean aftertaste. There also seems to be a bit of acidic sourness. Overall carbonation is subdued and has a dry, almost astringent m/f and a carbonic acid bite, which is where some of the sourness may be attributed. Overall, I'm not terribly impressed by this one. The malt needs to have more of a presence for my taste to balance the hop bitterness.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SimonPatrice (312) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 10, 2003
Golden color. Fruity aroma (orange) The flavor is much more bitter then the aroma lets on. Big bite, dry finish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
CapFlu (4616) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 9, 2003
(Bottle) Orange TANG body. Slight aroma of hops - fairly weak! Bitter - hoppy - watery - thin. Nice bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MartinT (8135) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 8, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2004 Sweet cantaloups and timid caramel apples encounter wet hops and they stare at each other, neither of them knowing what to do...Grassy Fuggles paint the back of the tongue but do not arouse any passion...There are so many better examples...


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