StoutOrDeath (119) - USA - MAR 17, 2001
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
It really made no huge impression on me. Not bad, but not great. I do like the label, though. I guess that’s what made me buy it. I’ll drink it again, but won’t pursue it like Guinness.
blatz (138) - Palm Beach Gardens, FL, Florida, USA - FEB 16, 2001
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Was happy to find this in F(indnogoodbeerorabletovote)lorida. Appearance was nice - the head poured to a creamy white froth, although I was disappointed to see it fade so quickly. The beer itself was lighter in color than some other IPAs but nonetheless was golden with a red tinge. Taste was good - nice hop bite - though watery at times - unlike McNeil I did not detect diacetyl in this one. Palate - one thing I don’t like about IPA’s is the bitter hop remnants that stays with you. Overall - IPAs are not my favorite (although I am enjoying them more) but this one seems pretty good, as to be expected from RH. Cheers!
HoppyKev (50) - Redford, Michigan, USA - FEB 12, 2001
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This IPA will not be on my must drink list, but it’s ok. There really isn’t enough hops to balance the malt that I taste let alone overpower them like a good IPA does.
Indra (2527) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JAN 23, 2001
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2004 Sorta indicative of many Redhook beers: Not bad, just not great compared to others of the style that I tend to rave about consistently. Bitter and refreshing, but not much else.
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 5, 2001
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2006 Golden-bronze colour. Aroma is light mixed toasted malts and woody, slightly grapefruity hop. Lightish body for style with a moderate bitterness, woody notes and a bit of toastiness. Clean, dull, dry finish. (original rating Ar 7, Ap 3, F 6, P 2 O 13 = 3.1)
mike mcneil (660) - St Augustine, Florida, USA - DEC 29, 2000
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
One of Redhook’s top products but not a top American style IPA. Nice full body and palate with admirable balance between the toasty malt flavors and hop bitterness. The shortcoming is in the lack of a typical aggressive hop nose as found in most top shelf IPA’s. Probably not dry-hopped. Has the typical Redhook buttery diacetyl profile, but not as noticeable as their ESB. A solid everyday IPA,
Sammys (428) - Portland, Maine, USA - NOV 26, 2000
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Unlike the others, I found the hop presence to be quite prominent. Any more would have made it overpowering. Perhaps I just got a good batch?
karl (158) - Glendale, New York, USA - NOV 18, 2000
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
jamidwyer99 (49) - Oregon, USA - JUL 4, 2000
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hoppy. So, so hoppy.
sallyclub99 (54) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 10, 2000
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20