ChrisBeest (43) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - FEB 18, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 18/20
very nicly done, I really enjoyed this one, in fact it was my first ESB Iíve ever tried.
tonyc603 (43) - New Hampshire, USA - FEB 5, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Alot of people see to knock this beer, though there are better ESBís this is one of the more consistant ones in my mind. Golden color with decent malt presence and fruity nose. Hops come through but donít overshine.Body is a bit thin, but I find that most Redhook beers are.The best part of this beer is the middle which can be rich with sweet malt,sometimes,caramel/butterscotch-like.
bluesman42@gmailcom (43) - Arkansas, USA - MAR 26, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not a bad ESB. Really nioce and bitter, but could use far more depth of flavor.
Bill86 (43) - Tennessee, USA - SEP 4, 2007
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Really strong bitter aftertaste, if it werenít for that I could actually drink it regularly. Smells pretty good, I just wish it had a better aftertaste.
Whids (43) - - DEC 30, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very sessionable beer. Great balance and taste. Canít wait to drink a few more.
VegDisc41 (42) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 16, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Poured copper with small, thin white head that disappeared quickly. Hops and citrus in the nose. Hops and more malt in the taste with some orange flavor. Thinner than I expected but is quite drinkable... a recommendation perhaps for someone just getting into beer but not much more going on here.
beerbumble (42) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JAN 30, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great color. Smooth amber. Good amount of head. I like it a lot overall. Could be a little more bitter.
sandygoonie (42) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Redhook Extra Special Bitter is copper to redish color a sweet malt and hop aroma, lots of carbonation. Ver dry finish
Rooney31 (42) - USA - SEP 20, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: I found this beer to be quite pleasant. Itís not the most complex beer in the world but would be great on a hot summer day or with pizza. There is not much aroma or head, but the medium hoppiness flavor was enjoyable.
zen (41) - Long Beach, California, USA - MAR 23, 2004
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
This is a much different brew, and in only a few years time. Pours a copper color, with paper thin sea-foam head. Very shallow on the nose, with slight brush of hops and malt. Light-thin bodied that promises much up front with a decent grain/malt flavor that disappears quick to a medicinal blanket of disorganized grain and salt. The sharp snap that accompanied many a earlier RedHook ESB is lost to a very generic and watered down flavor. This beer has lost its way more than Brady Bunch when they added that frikkin' Oliver kid to their roster. The once medium bodied ESB with a nice hop crack on the ass is forever lost like Van Halen on a Yamaha DX7 keyboard.