ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 26, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice hoppy beer but doesnt overdo it like some IPAs. Im not a huge IPA fan, so I like the relatively light hoppienss of this brew. Has a nice blend of malt that goes well with the hops. Not great but very solid.
Aurelius (4773) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 18, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
A pretty cool vanilla citrus aroma in the bottle, which turns piney in the glass. Highly carbonated, and just plain bitter. This beer is probably better if you let it rest and decarbonate. Tan orange beer. Crappy label, so I’m dinging it on appearance. Palate clingy and way bitter.
ClarkVV (4645) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 16, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cool organic concept, though the beer was pretty mediocre. It had a pretty bland hoppy taste, not very crisp, needs more excitement for an IPA. Not that it tasted bad or anything. the beer was fresh and had a good body, maybe they should relabel this, Wolaver’s Amber Ale.
rob99 (3) - Oregon, USA - JUN 22, 2002 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I’m a major hop-head and love IPAs. This beer wasn’t what I was expecting. For an IPA, it’s not as hoppy as some and the malt flavor comes thru a little more. Maybe I’m just used to NW IPAs. But this beer is exceptional. A nice yellow-copper color. The hops don’t come through too bold, but you notice them. A nice balance between bitter and malt, nice subtle hop aroma and bold, but not strong, hop flavor. Overall a well balanced IPA that follows more the British IPA than an American.
Andrew196 (1155) - Katy, Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Decent, but give me more hops guys. Sierra Nevada is hoppier than this beer....of course, SN is hoppier than hell, but this is supposed to be an IPA. Decent brew, but not at all indicative of the style.
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - JUN 20, 2002
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Amber color, average head. Way too malty for an IPA. The hops definitely need to be more crisp and prominent.
Bolt (117) - Boulder Creek, California, USA - JUN 7, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours nice, has a nice amber color, nice frothy head, has a nice hoppy floral nose, nice carbonation with bubble trails, clean medium/light body, nice flavor, not to heavy, and not outrageously hopped, actually lightly hopped for an IPA. Nice flavorful balanced ale that doesn’t sit heavy in the gut.
Amber1 (32) - USA - MAY 21, 2002
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
obxdude10 (2151) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A little better than even Sam Smith’s or Fuller’s, a pale copper color, very hoppy, nice spicy aftertaste, very crisp, very clean, nice IPA
DrBeer (862) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 28, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sorry, no notes on this one