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 donít like about IPAís 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!
scrawfis (143) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2001
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice aroma. The beer had a nice
bitterness indicative of the IPA style, but
perhaps too much aroma hopping and too little bitterness.
Alenightlong99 (70) - Lockport, Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A good IPA, Redhook did a good job with this one.
ucsbdude (68) - Santa Barbara, California, USA - MAY 18, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not a bad IPA but it really doesnít stand out.When Stone IPA isnít around, Iíll fall back to this.
k2 (146) - USA - JUL 11, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Alittle to hopped. Not for all beer drinkers. Better on a hot day.
NeroFiddled (105) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
A really nice American-style IPA. Golden in color with a short lived white head. The aroma could be a bit bigger, but offers some bright, citrusy hop notes and a nice sweet malt. The body is pretty firm. The flavor is well balanced between sweet malt and a zippy hop flavor (cascade?). The finish is long lasting with alot of malt and a hop bitterness that is distinct, but not overwhelming. Nicely done.
Diego (79) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 25, 2002
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A good IPA. Hoppy and full with a gorgeous amber color and fairly good aroma. I prefer Acme but this beer tries hard and succeeds in several ways.
zibit (5) - USA - JUL 29, 2002 does not count
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
The bottles were terrible, but out of the keg its very good.
benzim (36) - USA - JUL 30, 2002
3.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Good, bitter, IPA. Not as hoppy in aroma as some. I find this style very quenching, although I see why others might not. Solid beer at a decent price.
mikebeertaster (114) - washougal, Washington, USA - JUL 21, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
nice beer made better by the location. Safeco field, nice summer day baseball game paid for by the company. Kind of a fruity or flowery flavor, really enjoyed it