khayman70 (153) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 18, 2002
Decent citrus nose, quite light body and dry finish. It isn't a bad beer for a nice warm day.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 28, 2002
Bright amber color with gold highlights. the body is topped with a medium thick head that leaves plenty of lasting lace. Sweet yet bitter and slightly fruity aroma with a hint of flowery hops. Slightly sweet and bitter hop flavor with a slight malt background and a hoppy finish. light to medium bodied, bitter and slightly dry. Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - NOV 25, 2002
Pours a nice, clear, copper color with a medium, off-white head. Not much aroma, I detected more malts than hops. Medium bodied with very little hop flavor, which is not typical for an IPA. Starts off malty and finishes malty with just a slight hop bitterness. An average, drinkable beer, and probably true to the English style of IPA, but not as hoppy as I like them.
xqxGREGGxqx (6) - USA - NOV 21, 2002 does not count
IPA's have a distint, mature taste.. this was just distintly NASTY.. i love RED HOOK ipa, but hated this one.. maybe it was just stale.. MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - NOV 11, 2002
Decent brew from the BBC. A little light on the hops and seems almost British. Finishes a bit thin.
Ungstrup (38243) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 5, 2002
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2004 A nice amber beer with a small beige head. It has a fruity ale type aroma combined with notes of grass and hops. And a typical ale fruity flavor with a fine bitterness. It’s not as bitter as other american IPA’s - I like IPA’s more bitter than this. urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - OCT 21, 2002
Light hops in the nose. Deep, gold, complex malt shows restrained fruit with dry English hops. Not a typical American IPA--no citric West Coast hops and not the intense focused bitterness you'd expect. Rather, British fruitiness and extremely dry bitterness coming in very late. Kodos (205) - USA - OCT 3, 2002
Less hoppy than most typical american IPA's. Malt sweetness and bitter finish was suprising tho. This is a Craft brew!!?? Extra points for that. Good job David! Great IPA intro beer. Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 1, 2002
Nice aroma, sweet and flowery. Hazey ruby copper hue. Head is mostly lasting, suprisingly. I lost faith in Sammy A. a while ago, but perhaps i was wrong. This brew is actually intrigueing. It tastes like a real true IPA. Not overly hopped. Excellant hop aroma, excellant malts all the way through. And a clean, balanced finish. Nice body, not overly complex, crisp and refreshing. I actually like this brew. Surprised and impressed. Hugerat (452) - somerville, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 18, 2002
Rather tame IPA...............................................