bvc (1230) - Washington, USA - FEB 20, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at Woodinville. Pours a lightly hazed deep, almost dirty, honey golden with fluffy white head and nice sticky lacing. Grassy, grainy, malt...but mostly this reminds me of spent grain from a overly hopped ipa...smells dirty...where are the bright resinous hops? Mouth feel is a bit on the ’dusty’ side but carbonation is on. Lightly sweet and malty up front, but when the hops come in the transition is pretty sharp into a grassy hop flavor and then dry cracker and slight pepper. I don’t know what to really say about this, on one hand this is Redhook and the are trying a dipa, on the other hand this isn’t true to style really and is so one dimesional and light on the hops with the aroma really being a turn off. I hope they aren’t set on this recipe and that they try again.
JoeTheYounger (1181) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - MAR 3, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden piss yellow pour. Faint citrus hop aroma. A bit of bitterness and kinda a onr dimensional mess. Not bad, but hard to compete for the style
19Ei8hty (1166) - Washington, USA - MAY 4, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bright amber hued straw body. Strong piney hop nose. Strong caramel malt character with a slight toasted bread component. Heavy resinous hops with strong citrus showing and a sharp grassy bite.
raphael (1121) - 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.
Sammer (1117) - Plano, Texas, USA - JAN 1, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange colored pour from bottle. Aroma is very light hops. Taste is sweet, with notes of citrus and pine. Smooth finish. Well balanced and very well done.
Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - NOV 16, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Now I know what the Senior RBeerians call a ’diactyl bomb.’ It is smooth in hiding the 9%, however. Some hoppage, some stale malt flavors and some fresh malt flavors. Has a buttered popcorn and grassy flavor to it, and its nose.
cstuartj (1020) - Washington, USA - JUN 28, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep brownish yellow color, small to no head, nice lacing. Good hoppy nose. Clean bitter taste and lingering dry finish.
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 25, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle. Dark gold color with a medium sized rocky white head. Pine, caramelized pineapple hop aroma. Candied fruit, sticky pine tar hop flavors, with a heavy caramel malt sweetness. Biscuity finish, with residual sweetness. Mouthfeel is a heavy medium.
Tejas (973) - 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.
J_man (889) - Tustin, California, USA - AUG 4, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice fresh hop aroma coming off this orangy-yellow brew with a decent white head. Bitingly astringent hops up front that linger on the tongue with a slight piney/floral flavor with almost a slight smoky flavor. The alcohol is obvious but not overwhelming. This is a fairly thin beer and could be a bit more balanced with malt, but hop heads should love it!