hopnpop (72) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A super British style IPA. No cascade hops to be found here! Consequently, a bit different tasting that what I am normally accustomed, but oversll an outstanding brew.
TheBeerGod (5689) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2005 Nice bronze body on this one with a creamy light tan head. Smell is of a very weak or watery hop and malt character. Fortunately the taste is much better. Sticky hoppy mouthfeel compliments the piny and bitter hop laden body. Slight metallic taste tries to push itself to the front. The aftertaste is a little bitter due to the hops but this is still a decent beer. I would like to try this on draft some place.
Kinz (3567) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUN 4, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nothing remarkable about the smell, decent appearance, nice for the style. As pictured to the left. Initial taste was vegetal and cooked, like overdone broccoli. I was somewhat surprised as it actually improved considerably as it warmed up. I was expecting the opposite to occur. The last bit was actually rather satisfying. Will need to re-rate this at some point in time.
hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 3, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lovely, deep amber brew. Crystal clear with a small, fizzy, khaki-colored head. Quickly and fully dissipating with no lacework.
The nose holds lots of caramel, milk chocolate, vanilla, toasted cashews and light citrus fruit.
Excellent flavor! Caramel, alcohol, cocoa and plum up front. Great, moderately bitter and lightly pungent (buttermilk) hop presence on the backside.
Full-bodied with an oily mouthfeel and fizzy carbonation. Lengthy, bitter, astringent, chewy finish with a woodsy, wet, hay-laden flavor at the wee end. Damn fine, underrated IPA!
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 18, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thin head--hoppy nose. NOt much else on aroma. Too dark for style. Fuggles hop flavor prevalent. Crisp finish.
sloth (2688) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2003
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Quiet intro.Rocky off white head, some laceing.Hazy light copper color.Fruity malty nose with some bready notes also.Thats it, its down hill from here.Noticeable astringency and some metallic flavors.Finish is dry leaving the metallic flavors on the sides of the tongue and sides of yer mouth.Med/thin body.A little cardboardy also.Oh well! Finished the bottle, against my better judgement.
document (36) - USA - FEB 8, 2003
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Poor, very poor. I drank a Stone IPA, then a homebrewed wheat beer, and then this. I don't know if I can finish the drink. A thick, foul malt. There's a bit of hop, jumping about, but it's the malt that kills the beer. Thoroughly unpleasant. It sticks in your sinus, cloyingly, and tastes skunked, but by design. Displays perfectly the difference between a good beer and a mediocre -- no, awful -- beer. To those who define this 'English,' I've just come back from England and not come close to a beer so frightful. Drink this and drink newky brown with a hop flower.
obxdude10 (2151) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2003
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not one of the better IPA's I've had, light copper in color, very thin & bubbly head that didn't hang around all that long, not much by way of aroma either, just a little hint of floral hoppiness in the nose, too light-bodied, very thin, the aftertaste hinted of a genuine IPA with subtle ideas of bitterness & dryness, not a great example of the style
jgb9348 (5233) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 10, 2003
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden colour, little to no smell...very hoppy beginning, not much aftertaste, but not a ’bad’ beer!
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JAN 7, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very balanced and very British style. Superb bitterness that lasts and lasts. Hops are fruity, malts are more biscuity than in almost any beer I"ve had...the polar opposite of the huge sweet malting in the big-boy American IPAs out west. Luscious mouthfeel. This brewery is doing things right, IMO. Gracias, Senor U.