UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - APR 26, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very well balanced, with a slight leaning towards the hops. Pours lighter than I expected, a medium golden amber, with a light mist of head. Aroma is malty and only mildly hoppy, with a bit of floral citrus. Flavor is initially malty, with the hops exploding a second after you sip. I like it.
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - APR 16, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big floral nose. Small beige head. Pale golden amber hue. Nice body and mouthfeel. Succulent malts provide a great balance for a big, spicy, resinous English hopped up finish. Nicely done without being overhopped and excessive.
Panzuriel (2098) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Decent cheaper India Pale Ale. Good hops nice clean taste. Good aftertaste. Not Strong or offensive like most IPAs. Okay aroma decent color. think tight head.
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 8, 2003
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
No head retention on a medium amber body. Smells like sweet malts, tastes like watered down hops. This is pretty weak for an IPA, but would make for an acceptable American Pale Ale. A bitter, metallic finish.
notalush (5816) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 8, 2003
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Copper color. Buttery, hoppy aroma. Those two things make it seem pleasant, but then you take a sip. This is thin bodied, with some slight traces of malty sweetness. The hop level is good, but there is something about it (maybe the combination of hops used) that clashes and leaves an unpleasant aftertaste. A bit disappointing.
jgb9348 (6003) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 26, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice copper colour, and a long-lasting off-white head. Slightly hoppy aroma, not too strong though. A decently hoppy taste balanced pretty well with some malt. Long-lasting aftertaste as well. I'm happy I got to try this, although its not my favourite IPA, it ranks pretty high on the list!
xmandax (130) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 8, 2003
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
amber in color. sweet and less hoppy than i expected from an ipa, but nicely flavored and rich. yet another success from middle ages.
morebier4me (140) - New York, USA - JAN 6, 2003
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Too damn buttery ... to hell with diacetyl.
Radek Kliber (7274) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JAN 6, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2003 Nice aromatic smell. Medium intensivity, slightly parfumy. Thick impressive head. Bright amber color. Strong IPA flavours. Very clean and decently balanced which is not always the case in IPAs. Very intensive, and rich.
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JAN 1, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish gold color, thick white lacing on glass. Peachy citrus nose. Nice hop presence but not overpowering like I expect in an IPA today. A good session beer.