Bammers54 (76) - Camberely, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A pretty good effort at a strong English style best bitter, great malt at first and then lovely hoppy flavours coming through as the beer warms up a little bit in the glass, a good around beer. (would be interesting to taste from a cask rather than keg)
fatguys (75) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 20, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My first Redhook, strangely. Nice hoppy aroma. Amber color is pleasant. Minimal head. A nice hoppy bite. Rather dry. Seems like a good entry-level bitter. Got for $9 a twelve pack, so a good bargain. May buy again, but want to try other varieties.
721Lance (74) - Oceanside Ca, California, USA - MAR 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty hard to judge. As it is to style and no infections or stuff like that with smaller places. I am just not to impressed but again it is an ESB and not an XXIPA. Typical earthy hops slightly bitter and hoppy and decent malts. Judge for your self it us everywhere.
ericmoss3799 (73) - Warwick, Rhode Island, USA - OCT 11, 2001
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This beer is well above average, but it is the only ESB I have ever tried. That makes it hard to compare to other ESB’s.
ttboy8099 (73) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - FEB 6, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not the best bitter out there.
DaveB (73) - Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 2, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap Harpoon Harry’s, Fort Myers. My other choices were Coors and Bud. Dark golden color. Medium head. Not too bitter. A little too heavy for my taste. Not an all night drinking beer.
jjw2000 (72) - USA - APR 3, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: APR 22, 2003 A bit sweeter than I expected. Fairly light in both texture and color. Prefer the IPA.
IDogg (72) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not too dark or too light. Pleasant and hoppy aroma. Flavor is very nice and definitely has a bitter ale style to it. Good beer with nothing out of this world nor anything negative to really complain against. An all around winner for bitter beers.
LDawg (72) - Rockport, Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
my first rating on ratebeer.com, but I would say this isn’t the worst beer I’ve tasted. It coats my mouth well and has a nice carmel taste.
BDawg82 (72) - Jackson, Mississippi, USA - FEB 11, 2006
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2009 I will have to be blunt with this one, it tastes like pretentious malt liquor.This "ESB" has a nice looking red-amber appearace, a somewhat fruity scent, and is flavored like flat Budweiser full of stale sugar packs.