drjay44 (2340) - Salida, Colorado, USA - OCT 15, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
650 ml. bottle. Bottled 06/01/10. Pours a medium off white head, with some lacing, over a particle loaded amber (SRM 8) body.....nose is pine, grapefruit, light toffee/caramel.....taste is sweet toffee/caramel to start, then grapefruit and pine arrive leaving a lingering medium light bitterness....mouth feel is on the light side of medium, carbonation medium. This is a pleasant, but not particularly distinguished IIPA. Except for the alcohol, it could be an IPA. Mouth feel is too light and the malt is too hidden. The hops are also not as forward as advertised. In summary, it needs to be bigger overall!! BJCP 7/2/12/4/6
phildorsey (139) - Fort Carson, Colorado, USA - OCT 8, 2010
3.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
1 PT. 6 Oz. Bottle. Pours somewhat clear and amber/orange in color. Citrus notes tingles the nose. The taste is a little different from most IPAís but still quite refreshing.
CheersMate (1296) - Fremont (Seattle), Washington, USA - OCT 4, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Purchased at the local QFC. Not that expensive, but if itís poorly ranked, then that was too expensive. Diaphanous orange appearance with a SLIGHT brown hue. The head was fluffy at first, but now itís a thin and wispy mess. Old orange pulp and sweet malt aromas coming through. This is a little too sweet, and lacks the hop profile I was, hopefully, expecting. Itís starting to show its orange aromas a lot more as it warms up. Itís like drinking orange juice with a subtle hop kick. The malt isnít as sweet as I was expecting, but itís still there. Alcohol is a bit warming, but not intrusive at all. Lots of orange flavor going on here. Shit, Iíd consider this a fruit beer because of its orange juice-like qualities.
greenhorn1 (731) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - SEP 25, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz bottle. Pours amber, thin head, big lacing. Aroma quite week for a IIPA, mostly malt and pine. Flavor is similiar, I was expecting a bigger citrus and hoppy taste, especially in the finish. Overall itís not a bad beer, it just doesnít fit into what I define as an imperial IPA.
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - SEP 12, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Rating #60. Bright orange/dark gold color with a thin white head. Lots of citrus and a bit of pine, but the fruit is the dominant aroma to me. Very smooth, light bitterness and a bit thin, light sweetness and a bit tropical. Not bad stuff. (1401)
beersearcher (2165) - Glendale, California, USA - SEP 8, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
IPA naming conventions need to happen. Imperial IPA this isnít. Much more of a barleywine. Pours a nice orange color. Aroma starts off floral and woody but then the alcohol takes over. Not bad as barleywines go. Just not a hoppy IPA.
Tejas (824) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 7, 2010
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Eh, I was afraid of this. I gambled and lost. Redhook just seems avg. to me and this was no exception. Pretty astringent. Could use a more malty backbone. One and done.
raphael (806) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 1, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hop aroma with a little more sweetness. malt with a hint of oranges, gets the citrus of the hop mixed with honeyed sweet, fine balance. clearest orange amber with modest off white head. sweet finish. like its too nice.
Crit (3191) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 31, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden amber,small beige head,small bead.Tame citrus hop nose and palate. Noticeable malt backbone,medium hop end.Drinkable but underflavored
kidmartinek (2968) - austin, Texas, USA - AUG 23, 2010
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bright, clear copper color. Smallish white head but the beer has adequate carbonation to hold enough foam for your enjoyment. Leathery soot and dirt aroma. Mild body with a late onset hoppy bitterness. Lingering dry bitterness in the finish.