chuck99 (10) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 17, 2002
Great with Thai food. Great with a Thai girl at your side!................. MartinT (10239) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 7, 2002
Grassy hop bitterness…Some salted nuts…Very good I.P.A…... HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 22, 2002
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2003 (BB OCT) Tastes like every beer made at the FX Matt brewery in Utica, NY. The bottled beer is a far cry from the great draft version that is actually made by the Brooklyn Brewery in Brooklyn NY. BBC should invest in a bottling line. FX Matt pumps out some bad beer. JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 21, 2002
There was an initial sour smell that was reiterated in the taste. Decent hop flavor, but not overwhelming. Also, an usually high taste of alcohol without it being too terribly strong. Steak (124) - New York, USA - JUN 20, 2002
Had a pretty strange almost neon-orange tint to the color. The aroma was a good combo of floral and fruity, but not the normal citrus that shows up in IPAs. There was a fullness about this brew that was refreshing. The hops were pretty subdued, I thought, until the finish were they provided a mildly dry finish. Interesting.
dankfor20 (196) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 7, 2002
A good ipa, well hopped nice color and aroma. A tasty ipa thats got a godd kick to it joet (2680) - Wilsonville, Oregon, USA - MAY 30, 2002
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2003 Fresh, floral with some light fruit. Wow the malts are sweeter than I thought, flavors of fruit, carmel and salt. I prefer drier, more effervescent IPAs. This brew seems to ride the fence between Old World softness/roundness (more aged hops, less spritzy) and being New World edgy (bigger fuller hops and more effervescence). It's certianly a unique and interesting brew! Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2002
One of my favorite IPA's but I like Harpoon a little better................. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - APR 28, 2002
English hops in the aroma let you know where they're going with this beer -- far away from California and the Northwest styles of IPAs. Take a sip and you know the aroma was legit -- this sucker's got some bite. Some maltiness to help balance the flavor somewhat, but only somewhat. jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - APR 28, 2002
Clear, light amber. Persistent head and modest lace. Excellent nose of sweet malts and floral hops. Medium bodied, nice smooth malts up front. Moderatey bitter,hoppy finish. The hops on this were much more restrained at cellar temp. I had one out of the cooler and the hops were much more prominent and the malt less so. Well done IPA.