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 I’ve ever tried.
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. It’s 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.
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.
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.
Zaphod13 (41) - Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught. Rich amber color, lovely aroma of Malta and grain. Malty and crisp flavor that demands attention. Dry finish. Very enjoyable beer worth seeking out, especially on tap when you can find it.
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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.
rogueminded (41) - Newport, Oregon, USA - DEC 9, 2004
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I would get this beer again, I had it on tap this weekend. It is hanging on the border of my approval. I’ll drink it any day, but it is best when camping or hiking. Amber in color. Worth trying.
drazil91 (41) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyable brew and my favorite of Red Hook’s offerings. I have had this on draft at Saltwater Grille in PCB, Florida, and available bottled.
cperry8483 (41) - Platteville, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 8, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not bad. ESBs are one of my favorite types of beer and this one is pretty average. Bitter (obviously), with very slight maltiness to balance it. Balance is key with ESBs, and this is a very drinkable beer. However, there are definitely better ESBs out there.
homerman (40) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - DEC 15, 2002
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Say now I like this stuff. Had it on tap by golly and I think I will definately have it again.