SpringsLicker (3251) - 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 (9443) - 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.
RSRIZZO (1898) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 29, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this beer on 2/24/2007. Aroma is a fresh hop scent. Color is a bright gold with good carbonation and nice tight head. Taste is crisp and hoppy. Starting with a light/medium body it goes down with an easy crisp feel. Finish comes on with a mild malt flavor, a nice hop flavor and even hop bitterness. Overall Iits a nice hoppy Pale but not the best I have ever had.
shackinetics (132) - Florida, USA - NOV 27, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
hazy gold with small, white head. Mild fruity aroma - tastes a little stronger than it smells, but is still pretty lackluster for an IPA. I definitely prefer a Pale Ale with more flavor & punch, though I suppose this makes it a little more drinkable from a volume/endurance standpoint....
dpjuart (1094) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Rated 8/26/07. 12 oz. bottle courtesy of ’Naka. Golden Color and Floral hop nose. Malt start, bit of corn, then a small dose of hoppiness. No real after taste. Just blase. No repeats on this one
mrant (330) - New York, USA - NOV 26, 2007
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smells lightly of citrus hops. Taste is weak citrus hops, like the smell. Not bad, but could be more flavorful.