goz (358) - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 24, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear medium amber, big tan head that diminishes at the speed of light, minimal lacing. Aroma is fairly well balanced by some mild-sweet maltiness, and a mild floral hop aroma. Flavor starts sweet, clean and crisp, ends with some hoppiness and a little acidity. Slightly thin body, some metallic hints showed up middle-end.
drewcifer85710 (158) - Youngstown, Ohio, USA - JUL 22, 2003
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Seemed especially harsh to me, in bottle. Extra dry but not hoppy like I'd thought. Left me feeling just a bit strange.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hoppy nose with some malt following. Dark amber, pours a finger of creamy vanilla head, some lace. Hoppy flavour at the front, clementines in the center, malty towards the end. Medium bodied, nicely bitter. Prettty good one.
BeermanLayton (33) - Rohnert Park, California, USA - JUL 19, 2003
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I don't really like ales, but this ones fairly tolerable. After-taste is like most other ales.
gsmitty80 (2130) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2003
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2007 I really like this for an esb. Very drinkable in the summer and a pleasant finish. The taste leaves you wanting more.
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 14, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber color with moderate white head. Sweet grains and bready aroma with little of the expected hoppiness for an ESB. Malty flavor up front with some bitterness on the back of the tongue with a rather dry finish - a little metallic too. Medium body, with mild carbonation. Redhook really brought me into the world of microbrews in the 1980's when I lived in Seattle and worked across the street from their original brewery. I have fond memories of their original ale, but sadly, this doesn't live up to my recollections at all.
MaBeer1972 (1836) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 11, 2003
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2003 Somewhat red color, no head at all out of the bottle. Drinkable, but not very interesting at all. Bitter? Not really. I will pass by this one next time.
beerluvindave (194) - Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not a bad beer, a bit light for an ESB, and not very bitter either. Tastes more like a hoppy red than a true ESB.
andy609 (143) - Auburndale, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 1, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
Coppery red in color with a small head that quickly dissapates. Good lacing. Smells pretty similar to other beers I've had. Doesn't taste at all bitter to me, despite the genre it's in. Not much taste to this at all; not what I expect from a micro.
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 29, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Orange/brown body. Mild aroma, slightly sweet start with a fairly bitter finish. Nothing outstanding, but a decent session beer