VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - APR 1, 2002
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Clear light peach with a thin foamy white head. Light carbonation. Sour fruit aroma with some light wet cardboard and citric hops. Ugh! Fruit juice mixed with sour Vitamin C tablets and some soapy notes. Bitter asparagus aftertaste. My god I hope this an old/bad six pack. Born on 11/30/01. Died on 3/29/02.
Admiral (524) - Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nowhere near as good as their Pale. Oddly bland, yet nevertheless drinkable. And, just as a public service announcement, let me say that having a couple beers after a good drop of Slivovitz will give you a really bad headache, without getting you drunk at all. Slivovitz alone is great; beer alone can be transcendent; together, no.
heykevin (1281) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - MAR 28, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
One dimensional bitterness -- very flat tasting, even when it warmed up to room temperature, the hop aroma and flavors still stayed flat and uninteresting. Vaguely pleasant, just not very exciting.
omhper (20606) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 6, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber coloured. Dry, straightforward ale. Medium bodied, average bitterness.
Aubrey (3482) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - FEB 18, 2002
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
Big flavor and alcohol sensation at first, but then it was like it became watery. Relatively clean & easy to quaff, though a little rough-edged in the finish. Hop presence is a little below par... ok, well below par; not enough hop bitterness, flavor, or aroma. And my other complaint is that I found it a little gloppy and cloying. I hear their Pale Ale is much better.
joet (2333) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - NOV 17, 2001
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
An Old World IPA example with dampened spicy hops and lack of clean bite typical of the West Coast examples.
TAR (2518) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - NOV 14, 2001
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A less than typical IPA. Not enogh hops or malt. Their pale ale, in my opinion, is way better.
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 8, 2001
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Contract brewed by Otter Creek, this beer has a distinctive Ottter Creek flavour. Piney/earthy hop aromas. Good assertive bittering, but little balance. Not a bad beer, just not too exciting.
duggyfresh (3) - USA - AUG 19, 2001 does not count
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2003 I had to quickly re-rate this beer to all of nothing because It's now aparently shipped 2500 miles to me which is not a good thing for a beer advertizing ECOBAGS(TM) and *ONLY* ECOBAGS(TM) on their website. I've got a lot of great hops, water and beers within a few miles. No need to support the ECOBREW 3 time zones away!
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2001
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not a bad IPA - but too light on the hops for me. Also have a gritty/grainy mouthfeel that wasn’t very pleasant.