My first impression was liquified metal shavings. That's never a good thing for a beer. It improved on that, but not significantly. To tell the truth, it was just plain. Nothing special. It had the normal IPA bitterness, but it wasn't a flavorful taste, more like tasting a watery Bud...it's just supposed to be there, not something that was earned. Don't be tempted by the great English sounding bottle...this is nothing more than mediocre.
Reviewed: July 31, 1998