Heat99 (56) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2001
Nice amber color with plenty of lace. Lots of malt flavor with hop aftertaste. This is a strong flavored beer. Bottom line...I liked it, but it was a little to strong and hoppy for my palate. VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - NOV 24, 2001
I decent IPA in the traditional English style, but Sammy Smith’s is miles ahead. Earthy hop aroma and flavors as you would expect from an English style IPA, but nothing much else to offer. Decent, but I probably wouldn’t buy it again. Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 21, 2001
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2006 Bottle: Hazy orange with a thin white head, big biscuit aroma with some light pine, light body with prickly carbonation ends with a bitter taste. Beer Guy99 (251) - Maineville, Ohio, USA - NOV 9, 2001
Better than average IPA, lots of hops and a hearty malty body. Pretty enjoyable beer. Nothing wrong, nothing particularly exceptional but that’s good. fraternie (1011) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 29, 2001
Definitely very hoppy but it lacks the enjoyable smooth malt that great IPAs contain.
K-V-F-L (292) - LaVista, Nebraska, USA - OCT 23, 2001
Great IPA, but very strong, so beware. Nice movement, even after it sits for a while. spamalope99 (27) - USA - AUG 18, 2001
Not an IPA you would drink one after another - but what a good hoppy strong sipper!!! Found it at DIA, and could really appreciate the hoppiness and unique aftertaste of this beer. opiate (199) - Sandy, Utah, USA - JUL 27, 2001
This is a decent IPA. Needs more alcohol for the style imho. The hops are decent but not strong enough for the style imho. But over all a well crafted, enjoyable beer. Just not a great IPA. (At least not for a hop head.) BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - MAY 31, 2001
Respectable but not overly-impressive IPA. Enjoyable, just didn’t quite carry enough character or hops. Worth a try at least for IPA fans but don’t rush out and buy it.
webeloper (1) - Ohio, USA - APR 14, 2001 does not count
The first one is a little strong, but it gets smoother as you have another