CaptBier (323) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - DEC 7, 2007
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Pours light golden with thick foamy head. Bitter, tainted aroma. Not pleasant on the nose. Doesnt really taste like an IPA, more like an over hopped Bud Light with a heavy yeast finsih. Didnt like it.
StefanSD (2069) - Lakeside, California, USA - DEC 6, 2007
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
650 ml bottle from Bevmo. This one poured a copper-gold color with a small white head. The aroma was very weak and undistinguished with just a trace of sweet hops coming through. The flavor was weak for an IPA, there are some light malts, understated citrus, blanched walnuts, and watery hops. The mouthfeel was a bit thin and watery. The finish was sweet and slightly biter. Overall: This answers the question, "what if AB were to try to brew an IPA?" Not Recommended.
Collint (475) - Sylva, North Carolina, USA - DEC 3, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12/03/07 12 oz bottle, thanks to sav-more. Good deal on the mix pack. Have to say it was a nice smelling IPA. Piney taste and nice full head. Lacks carbonation. Overall a nice IPA.
glennmastrange (2205) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - DEC 3, 2007
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Moderate notes of caramel and nutty for the malt, pine for the hops and a light note of dough for the yeast with pepper in the background. Head is small, white, with good lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is clear amber. Flavor starts lightly acidic and finishes lightly acidic and moderately bitter. Palate is medium, creamy with a soft to lively carbonation. It finishes a little metallic. Started off well with some good aromas, but a srtange mouthfeel and some weird aftertastes screwed this beer out of a better rating.
SpringsLicker (3114) - Tennessee, USA - DEC 2, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy medium dark yellow with a full white head.
Good citrus aroma.
Good balance of malt with a decent hop presence.
Not too shabby, especially for an offering from Redhook.
kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - DEC 2, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I have to go against the flow, in that I really enjoyed this beer. Poured to a hazy lemony yellow with suspended yeast particles and a medium thicfk, white head that lingered thru mid-glass and left good lacing. Nose was a very hoppy citurs fruit (grapefruit, lemons and oranges) with a hint of apples. Mouthfeel was tangy and the flavor followed the hoppy fruit of the nose.
This was all topped off with a nice, semi-dry, bitter finish. Surprisingly good.
Sammy (8351) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 1, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
Grapefruit to golden yellow with a small thin white head. Moderate citrus aroma. So-so taste that is astringent and still very overcarbonated. For an IPA, not very drinkable.
Expirey date was a couple of months ago, but it was sold to me past that date.
cellardoor (45) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 1, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a crystal clear amber/red with a rather full white head which hung around in pockets on the surface. Had a balanced hop aroma and good full pine forest tast. Just when you think there’s too much hop bitterness it backs off nicely at the finish. Thought it was a milder version of what you’d expect from a west coast IPA.
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 30, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fragrant tantalizing Cascade hop aroma, actually bolder then I expected from Redhook. Taste a pine tree was literally shoved into my mouth,malt backing can’t actually be tasted,but it has to be there,because the hops don’t overwhelm,a very satisfying bitter finish. I am stunned by this low score,sure its down one notch as far as intensity ,but for a hophead,its almost a perfect session brew
Hawksfan17 (890) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2007
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Smells hoppy with notes of burnt sugar. This golden pour tasted hoppy, bitter and metallic. It left a nasty dry metal flavor in my mouth.