b33r (830) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Average IPA all around. Nothing unique, but still refreshing and easy to drink.
Miver (609) - Silver Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Poured pale yellow gold in color with a white frothy head. I was surprised to see an IPA quite this pale. Aroma mostly of floral hops and mildly sweet. Taste is more along the lines of an APA. The floral hops are present but in gereral its pretty one dimensional.
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - MAY 28, 2008
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a hazy golden with shades of orange. Creamy head. Very hoppy smell and taste. Floral, sweet, tart, its all there but nothing special. All the hop flavors seem to fall within a certain range so there is nothing exciting about this one. Very average IPA.
Cybercat (4848) - Georgia, USA - MAY 26, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This comes out of the tap a pretty transparent golden with a fairly thick, fine-bubbled white head. Aroma is hoppy and slightly fruity. Flavor is strong and quite hoppy, not all that bitter. Texture has something of an edge, but it is not overly rough. Not the best IPA I have had, but worth a try.
HonkeyBra (4018) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - MAY 22, 2008
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
I didn’t come in expecting much from this beer. It pours a very light golden color. Has a floral with slight astringent. Taste is lightly citrus hops, and a bit soapy. Very thin for an ipa, with a lot of carbonation. Overall, I’m not impressed, nor have I been by any red hook beer.
thehoff (596) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 22, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tried at the 2008 NRA Trade show in Chicago.
Not too impressed. Nice hops flavor but fairly one dimensional. Strong and effective but nothing compared to Bells 2 Hearted Ale.
AmazonMatt (285) - PANAMA - MAY 19, 2008
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Wow, what a funny beer. It tasted like soap. Not really an IPA, but what would you expect from Red Hook. Nothing special.
BeerFanDan17 (1063) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - MAY 18, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A surprisingly good IPA from Red Hook. Very nice hoppiness, probably dry-hopped, balanced with malt. Flavors are crisp and slightly citrusy. A very good IPA for hop lovers.
elihapa (1545) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - MAY 13, 2008
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
1/7/08 on draft at Yard House. Slightly skunky with very little hop flavor. Alcohol not well hidden and beer not well balanced. One of the weaker IPAs I’ve tried.
jeffwilliams11 (310) - hooterville, Michigan, USA - MAY 11, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pretty average ipa. not too high bitterness, fairly well balanced, easy drinker.