kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 8, 2002
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2008 The 1st IPA that I ever drank. I still pick up a six pack once in a while.
Re-rate 7-09-08: Funny how my palate has changed since I joined this site. I haven’t bought this beer in over 5 years. I was offered one the other day, quite refreshing but really more of a Special Bitter than an IPA.
carlitos99 (184) - The Big Apple, USA - JAN 22, 2002
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
BillKismet (3360) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 21, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer has a woody aroma and a bronzed appearance. The bitterness is quite nice and comparable in this attribute to Redhook’s own ESB as well as the woody taste that is present in many of the brewers offerings. A rather refreshing beer.
MMM...Beer (385) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 7, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
LeeAkaUgg99 (5) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - DEC 19, 2001 does not count
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 20/20
’Ya Sure. Ya Betcha’ Verry Hoppy...Great Brew
Aurelius (4365) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 27, 2001
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mellow, citrusy, hoppy. Interesting hop combo. Smooth palate.
PhillyBeer2112 (2544) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - NOV 6, 2001
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I wonder about this beer and whether or not it has changed. I wonder about my older rating that pronounced it as rather bitter. I wonder about other ratings here that pronounced it bitter and hoppy. I wonder about the comparison to Bigfoot below, esp in terms of dark color and strong hopping. I wonder, I wonder. Because I just bought a fresh bottle of it and here’s what it was: Light golden color, with a large creamy head. Very mild citric hop aroma with a little clean malt in the nose too. Flavor is very mildy fruity, and there is a soft bitterness. The hop flavors are very light, and a bit on the grassy side. Fairly crisp, and mainly resembling a pale ale, not an IPA.
legion242 (2267) - Richardson, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2001
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
ericmoss3799 (73) - Warwick, Rhode Island, USA - OCT 19, 2001
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A good beer from Red Hook, but the ESB is better.
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2001
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Normally i don’t like IPAs. I find them way to bitter for my taste. I didn’t like this one either but it’s not for that reason. This just lacked anything. It had a weak hop finish, and a weird creamy mouthfeel. Drinkable, but there are much better out there.