Sammy (7732) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 25, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very Bitter and salty and not as hoppy as expected. I think I kept it from becoming too cold and flattening the hops effect. I got a head. Maybe it was Premier Gourmet storing it too cold or old. Did not get the hops or citrus flavour expected from this brew or the IPA type.
irishsnake (355) - Oakland, California, USA - APR 10, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint at brewery. The IPA is a hazy amber with a good hop nose. The flavor is pleasantly hoppy. The malt charecter is quite subdued, to the point of not being an adequate balance for the hops, which finish somewhat astringent.
Radek Kliber (6287) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAR 28, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet hoppy aroma , nice medium big hop nose . Light brown , smallish white head . Nice hoppy palate with medium thick body. Highly drinkable brew.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 28, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Citrus hops nose, orange, with a vanilla head. Nicely hopped flavour, some good malt in the aftertaste. Medium/light bodied, pleasantly bitter. A very nice example!
DrinkingbuddyD (129) - Warsaw, New York, USA - MAR 23, 2004
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A good looking orange colour. Crisp hoppy aroma. This IPA had a solid flavor, but something in the finish was a little off. Overall not bad.
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 21, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber-orange colour. Aroma of citrus, spice, caramel and alcohol. Similar flavour profile. Medium dryness for style. Caramel in the finish. Not bad, but not my preferred type of IPA.
jercraigs (7182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 21, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of slightly citrsuy hop pellets. Grapefruity bitterness and malt in the flavour. Nice.
haddon90 (1350) - Newport Beach, California, USA - MAR 12, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper color with a very thin white head. Nice hoppy aroma, a bite in the nose as well. Nice smooth flavor. Hoppy, but not too bitter. Some malt, earthy too. Bought this 12 oz bottle at Beers of the World in Rochester, NY.
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was a nice IPA. My uncle gave me a bottle to sample and I must say I was impressed. While not being the absolute best IPA I have ever tried, this still wins my vote as one of the more drinkable for those new to the style.
npdempse (933) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2004
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark caramel color. Nose is sweet, caramelly, with hints of bitterness. Not particularly flavorful; has some earthy hops over a thin body.