bhensonb (13609) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 28, 2006
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light citrus aroma, with a hint of strawberry? Light reddish color (ok, coppery). Medium dense mouthfeel, and a touch of grapefruit rind and stone fruit. Finish is slightly bitter, but hard to describe. Nice. Drinkable.
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 10, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 9, 2007 New bottle, no fish. I enjoyed this beer. Pours copper with some head. Aroma is sweet with hops. Taste is very light, peach flavors, but mostly lighter hops and sweet malt. Smooth drinking beer.
SDalkoholic (2318) - Linda Vista, California, USA - APR 6, 2006
0.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Even though the bottle says it was bottled on 02/16/06 this beer has turned into a bottle of crap in less than 2 months. Looks like shit in a glass with huge amounts of junk floating about. Aroma smells like shit too with old faded malt. Flavor is God awful with only flavor of cough syrup and medicine like. Horrible beer.
Bockyhorsey (2626) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - APR 6, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Aroma of a burnt corn, malted grains. Darker orange body with small head the disipates. Flavor is nothing out of the ordinary than common swill, bitter slight malt burnt corn and medium bitterness. Just an odd flavor combination in this beer to keep a person inteerested in it.
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 4, 2006
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
My initial impression upon first waft isn’t a good one. Beer pours a vivid, clear, light orange color with a small, white, frothy, mostly and quickly diminishing head. The aroma is malty with a light note of toasted grain; hoppy with a trace note of resin/pine; yeasty with fairly unsettling moderately weighty notes of cheddar cheese and a trace note of tangy dirty diaper. The flavor is a flatline: lightly bitter, lightly sweet with an average-length, trace sweet, husky finish. The body is light, the texture is watery and the carbonation is average.
Ernest (7164) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 4, 2006
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Head is initially small, fizzy, white, mostly diminishing.
Body is clear light amber.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), trace hops (flowers), with a hint of dirty feet.
Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately bitter, husky.
Light to medium body, watery texture, lively/fizzy carbonation.
Damn, talk about having to concentrate to find any aroma. Just about nuthin’. Similarly BLAND in the mouth. Hwarrff!
thoreaubred (42) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 26, 2006
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
This is the worst "amber ale" I’ve tried so far. Soapy and metallic and entirely uninteresting. I’m going to give Redhook one more chance after trying this and Blackhook (which I liked better than this.)
luvcasks (178) - USA - MAR 22, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Vaguely malty with some citrusy hopy notes
Appearance: Hazy Reddish copper with a thin white head
Flavor: NIcely balanced with malt forward with very slight what I think is belgian-esque sournes
Palate: Light bodied with a short finish
Overall: The bottled version did not leave me thrilled but had enough intrigue to make me want to try one on tap
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - MAR 13, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Gold-orange with a bit of haze, decent sized white head. Aroma is bready fruit with some hops. Moderate malt presence, nicely balanced with some citrus hops, good mouthfeel though light, finishes with some spicy bitterness. Not remarkable but I wouldn’t turn one down.
ElGaucho (2374) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAR 11, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Hole in the Wall, Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Phoenix. I was pretty excited to come across a Redhook brew I hadn’t tried, or heard of, before. And judging from the low number of ratings, either it is new or its distribution is limited. Some sweetness in the nose. Copper in color (imagine that), no head. Slightly hazy body. Nice flavor; well balanced. Some bitterness. I enjoyed it and wouldn’t mind having it again. It would appear that there’s a macro bias underrating this brew.