hopdog (12575) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2004
Poured a nice Amber color with a small head. Aroma of hops. Initial slight sweet taste followed by a light bitter taste. Not as bitter or hoppy as other IPAs but not bad. A very good ’mellow’ IPA. Sancho (245) - Da Bronx, New York, USA - JUL 11, 2004
bottled from 207th warehouse,
poured a n orange hue, nice fruity small i sweare i taste some fruit. not overly hopped. but very smooth and drinkable. JonMoore (2067) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2004
Poured a clear, orange amber colour, with a small off-white bubbly head. Balanced malt and hop aroma. Taste is dry hops with some fruity sweetness (raisin) and malt. Nice on the palate, fairly full bodied with a dry, hoppy, fruity finish. Pretty good. walleye (1099) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUL 8, 2004
poured honey witha off white head. aroma a nicce blend of flowery hops, caramel, malts and a hint of orange. flavor caramel, hops, fruity.mouth feel full and smooth. this is a very good beer very drinkable will do more of this one. BCAR (223) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2004
Very difficult to compare to the explosively-hopped american IPA’s...but here goes--Old smell to this ale, but not totally unappealing. Lightly hopped, with malty feel. Short finish, slightly bitter. Very typical English IPA. A little musty. Easy to drink a tankard of and altogether fair.
jonas (7583) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JUL 6, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2005 BottleKevin (2199) - Montana, USA - JUL 1, 2004
Somewhat dusty hops (citrus and pine).
Amber, Champagne bubbles, creamy head.
Citrussy taste-notes on cookie malt with dusty spices, dry aftertaste.
Medium body, pleasant fizzy mouthfeel.
Bottle. pours a light reddish brown. with a light thin head. very effervescent. aroma is light hops.this tastes like V-8 vegetable juice smells. very dry finish that leaves me with a rotten earthy taste. This might be the worst IPA i’ve ever had. Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - JUL 1, 2004
Bottle. Amber/gold pour with a thin dense off white head. Nose is yeasty with some apple/pear. Taste is very dry hoppy with a little bit of raisin and yeast. The hop presence is very, very light. This is probably the least hoppy IPA I have had. Very mild. Not bad, but I have had better. A decent session beer. The palate/mouthfeel is very watery, and that is going to cost it some points. duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2005 Bottle. Quite sweet, raisiny nutty malts. Orangey citric hops in the finish, slightly resiny, definitely sweet. but too bland and stale. Very dull. KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2004
I’m not a huge fan of IPA, so maybe my rating is a bit biased. However, this is worth trying, and I would try it again.