sloth (2454) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - AUG 6, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a medium sized white head, retention is fair, lacing is good, sticky, stringy and lasting. Clear gold, light coppery color. Nose is lightly fruity, peaches, maybe a hint of apricot with some piney notes. Body is lightly medium with a nice carbonation level. Light fruity flavors, citrus, notes of honey and some light malts, more light piney flavors, light grassiness and a touch of bubble gum, malts are faintly sweet. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly fruity. Hard to believe its a 6.5%er, pretty damn easy drinkin, though more of an APA than an IPA, flavor wise. Nice intro micro.
JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 6, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2007 Okay, this beer doesn’t measure up to today’s standard for IPA, but its a good beer anyway(probably more of pale ale). Aroma is very piney with some grapefruit mixed in, they nail the IPA aroma that I like to the tee. Light orange color with the prefect white head. The flavor is the disappointment here, not nearly tart or bitter enough to be an IPA, it pretty much resembles and English Pale Ale here. Finish is lacking sweetness, but not dry, lacking bitterness, and frankly lacking a finish.
thedm (4927) - Fort Wayne, USA - AUG 5, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a head of foamy finely sized white colored bubbles that were and left behind a transparent softly carbonated light orange brown colored body and a good lacing. The mild aroma was hoppy and floral. The mouth feel was very tingly at the start and at the finish with a mellow hoppy aftertaste. The flavor contained notes of tingly piney hops. A decent one that I would consider buying again.
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 4, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 12oz Bottle Pours a crystal clear, pale golden color with a two finger head of sizzling white bubbles. A bold euro-hop aroma bursts forth from the glass, fresh and clean, carrying notes of white pine and bitter fresh garden herbs, perhaps even a twist of lemon. Light bodied, crisply carbonated mouthfeel. No off-flavors. Dry and refreshing taste, with a light cracker maltiness left mostly buried in loads of grassy hops. Great lawnmower beer. Certainly not a bold, citrusy c-hop American IPA, but definitely an herbal sessionable brew. This might belong in the lower 10% for style extremities, but certainly doesn’t belong there for quality of style.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - AUG 4, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I got this brew on tap at a bar in Peoria. I actually bought two pints. It had a nice golden yellow color w/ good lacing. Aroma was fresh and hoppy w/ balanced malts. Full nectar with a creamy texture. Flavors are textbook yet not complex. The finish was bittered perfectly. A good brew indeed. I was impressed for this brand.
SoylentBlack (123) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - AUG 3, 2007
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A decent beer from Red Hook? Haven’t had one of those for a few years! Nothing great about this beer, it looks like lager, smells like a macro, but the hops save it from the bin. Truly the only thing worth buying from my local SuperGroceryMart... cheap too.
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
appearance is much like a lager. golden but clear with some creamy white head. some age-y funk to it, with a little dust, corn, lots of hops (but surprisingly not too bitter). am wondering though why its a long hammer versus a hammer? pretty thin and watery
bryandhargrave (165) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 2, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottled. not so super. decent for a beer found in the mainstream grocery store. exactly what i expected from a red hook ipa.
gsmitty80 (1794) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 1, 2007
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2007 Clean and crisp ipa with a simple finish and good hop content. Nothing special but not a bust, easily drinkable.
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - AUG 1, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Nice amber. Oh it is supposed to be an IPA? Well, I guess they forgot to add the hops in the process. This one is malty, slightly sweet but certainly has no floral or citrus components. Misses the mark as an IPA or even a Pale Ale.