ericmoss3799 (73) - Warwick, Rhode Island, USA - OCT 11, 2001
Nice alcohol content and well crafted. I like Boston Ale better. drainey99 (9) - Chicago, USA - OCT 1, 2001 does not count
Very bland for an IPA. Disappointing from a brewer as good as Sam Adams. obxdude10 (2324) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2001
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2003 This is your basic & average IPA, floral hop notes in the nose, the head was almost nowhere to be seen, medium in body, spicy & dry aftertaste, a little low on the hoppiness in the body & actual flavors themselves
berlot99 (17) - USA - SEP 24, 2001
This is definately an IPA. Very hoppy, oily aftertaste. I couldn’t drink more than two and that was pushing it. If you are into IPA’s than I guess this would be a good one. Tastes like every other IPA I have tasted Sammys (428) - Portland, Maine, USA - FEB 9, 2001
A perfecty fine IPA, but mine seemed to be just a touch on the weak side as far as the hops were concerned. Not bad at all, but there others which are better for the same price. The advantage here is that this is incredibly easy to find at supermarkets.
blatz (138) - Palm Beach Gardens, FL, Florida, USA - NOV 16, 2000
Another outstanding brew from Samuel Adams. This beer has quite an aggressive character - a single quaff sends a one-two punch right in your face! Appearance - very compelling rich amber hue. Nice frothy head. finish had a hoppy harshness which is expected from an IPA. Major drawback - distributed only regionally - I had the opportunity to taste this in Atlanta and WDC a few months back - its only marketed in the bigger markets apparently - wish they’d replace that watered down version (American Pale Ale) and put this on the shelves instead - get this if you can! Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 7, 2000
Excellent IPA for a craft brewer. Big hops and strong hop and malt nose. beerman991979 (137) - Old Town, Maine, USA - AUG 24, 2000
What can I say, I liked this beer. Probably one of the most satisfying IPA’s I have had in a while. Very hoppy flavor with a hint of something from the citrus family. Indeed an amber color, the description doesn’t lie.