ross (2090) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JUN 23, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
dark yellow pour, creamy head, a pretty smooth taste, not a bad beer at all, ill enjoy drinking these 6
legion242 (2223) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JUN 19, 2003
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
This brewery blows. Dark urine colored. Light head. Soapy fuggles nose. Not at all spicy.
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUN 16, 2003
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
kujo9 (1093) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JUN 13, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
SimonPatrice (312) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 10, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden color. Fruity aroma (orange) The flavor is much more bitter then the aroma lets on. Big bite, dry finish.
CapFlu (4548) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 9, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Bottle) Orange TANG body. Slight aroma of hops - fairly weak! Bitter - hoppy - watery - thin. Nice bitter finish.
MartinT (7952) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 8, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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...
OldGrowth (2699) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - JUN 1, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2003 Bottle: Nose is fruity ,but faint. Light copper color. Malty and sour flavor. Watery and bitter. Tasted better than the nose led me to think it would be. Pretty bitter. Not bad
edden (926) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 1, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
hoppy aroma. ordinary light orange body with some lacing. good amount of hops. a fair beer.
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAY 14, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Copper orange color, small white head. Faint floral nose, not super hoppy. I've come to the conclusion that Fuggles hops are not my favorite.