muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAY 29, 2002
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
At first glance, I wonder why all the really low marks; a decent looking beer, light orange and vaguely cloudy with a full creamy slow-diminishing head. Then I smell it; grainy but in a stale, rice/corn sort of way, and not at all sweet. Flavor actually is sweet and somewhat malty, a bit better than the nose lets on, but certainly nothing special. Finishes with, well, basically no finish at all. Ends is more like it. Yeah, probably the weakest beer from this mediocre pseudo-micro; best consumed a 6-pack at a time after a really good beer or two.
austinpowers (2827) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 28, 2002
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 2/20
I can’t help but notice that this is the lowest-rated of Redhook’s (sorry, Budhook’s) mainstream, readily-available beers. Then I tasted it and understood. It’s on par with the Peroni I had earlier in the night...and that’s NOT a good thing. This should be renamed ’Adjunct Ale’. The bottle says ’A compelling endorsement may convince us to feature you in an ad.’ Sorry, guys. I’m not your man!..........Turning to the beer itself, it has hints of corn?, rice?, I’m not really sure, but it’s a typical American Blond Ale. ’Nuff said.
joet (1991) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - MAY 17, 2002
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Like an extra west coast pale ale, but soft, undefined hops.
Steak (124) - New York, USA - MAY 17, 2002
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
What is the purpose of this beer? To give the big macro drinkers something to not be afraid of trying? If so, then this beer is exactly that, a marginal improvement over beers with far less pedigree.
Aurelius (3719) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 10, 2002
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Nothing really to commend this beer, especially at its pricepoint. Aroma is citrus-hoppy, with a little of musty smell that I associate with wheat beer. Generic appearance, screw-off cap. Flavor is faintly ale-ish with a mild orange/rock candy tinge. Medium hopping. There is an unpleasant metallic undertaste and aftertaste.
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - MAR 22, 2002
1.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
So someone brought a bunch of redhooks to the st.pats/maple sugaring party i attended recently and i sampled the redhooks during the next afternoon cleanup. Appropriate time for such beer - garbage time. This one is particularly pathetic. it smells like beer, but comes on like Killian’s lite. Ugh. Especially not good foe use as a hair of the dog remedy.
BillKismet (3164) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 21, 2002
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Blonde as advertised--bleached blonde to be precise. The expected light mouthfeel with a metallicized flavor. Nothing to impress me.
TheBeerCollector (631) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 3, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Not much to look at but more than makes up for it in flavor. Very smooth and satisfying.
Drinkingdan (371) - East Norriton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2002
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Simple and plain.
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 22, 2002
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nothing special here.