Merc (313) - Pullman, Washington, USA - AUG 24, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
One of the best heads I’ve ever seen on an IPA. Other than that, I did not like this beer so much. The only other beer I have had with more grapefruit in aroma and flavour was Rogue Brutal Bitter. This tasted and smelled like ruby red, but surprisingly lacked bitterness almost completely. Sweet. I don’t like grapefruit juice. But if you do, you may like this beer.
Gregory (357) - Pullman, Washington, USA - AUG 24, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
One of my favorite IPA’s. I like the citrus aroma, and the way it comes through on the palate. It’s pleasantly hopped, but it doesn’t blow you away.
KingPinHead (390) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - AUG 14, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
5/09/02: Slightly fruity quality to the hop flavor and aroma...fine golden color...Pleasant initial hoppy explosion dissipates rapidly; finishes dry...just enough malt for good balance. On balance quite good but lacking that Nth degree of distinctiveness. Re-Rate 8/14/02: Fruit tones in aroma more in evidence this time around, and hazy late-afternoon-golden-sun color is very fine indeed. Good head & lace---a very handsome ale. Citrusy quality also more evident this time in initial flavor burst and in finish. Still wish it had a little more ’bottom-end’ support for balance, but this is still very flavorful stuff.
Brewmaster (168) - USA - JUL 31, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A better than average IPA. Good and hoppy with a nice malty character. Certainly not my first choice, but will be drinking this one again for sure.
mojojojo99 (3) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 29, 2002 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
mmmmmm grapefruitty hoppiness. I tried this beer with akinm and we both agreed that this is an IPA that will please just about everybody.
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JUL 28, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great thick white head atop a wonderful IPA. Pine city, but also rich and creamy and a bit malty. I wish I had a lot of these. Perfect with clam and shrimp linguine.
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - JUL 24, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear orange color w/particles of yeast floating around. Moderate, lacey head. This is a great IPA! All hops with a subtle malt finish. This IPA is everything Redhook wants to be. Drink this if you want to know what an IPA tastes like.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 14, 2002
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is what I like to taste in an IPA. Darker flavor, but not too much hops or bitterness. One of Bridgeport’s better beers.
Northernbrewer (147) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUL 13, 2002
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very satisfying IPA. There are a few that are better, but I will still drink this over most other micro IPA’s. Full copper color and a spice and citrus aroma that can’t be beat. What puts this one in a tier above the rest is that it has a good malt character to balance out the robust hop bitterness.
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JUL 8, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice and hoppy with that ’Indian’ flair. Slightly flowery boquet and a very subtle maltiness. Good. Better than the esteemed porter.