TheSponge (342) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - JAN 26, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a beautiful amber color with minimal head. Very hoppy, which is something that I always appreciate. I’m a big fan of IPA’s, and this one definitely "steps up to the plate". 12 oz. bottle.
Guinness4Duff (515) - Tallahassee (and Poconos, PA), Florida, USA - JAN 23, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
gold color with a quickly disappearing white head. Smell is of hops and taste is appropriately bitter. Not much of a fruit presence. Overall not bad
vyvvy (5744) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JAN 23, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours copper with a sudsy beige head. The aroma has green grassy / piny hops with lightly toasted malt and is very clean. Medium crisp body with spritzy carbonation. The flavor starts off well enough with the hoppiness from the aroma, but the finish is mushy with an off-bitterness. A decent IPA, but nothing that will blow you away.
VonHayes (10) - USA - JAN 23, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not bad overall but kind of weak for an IPA. Average taste, slightly bitter. Thin texture and poor looking to boot.
JustinBennett (67) - junction city, Kansas, USA - JAN 21, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. poured a yellowish color. minimal head. strong hoppy smell ad taste. finishes smooth. decet ipa.
HighlanderOne (1223) - York, SC via NJ, South Carolina, USA - JAN 20, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from bottle 1/2008. Potent hop aroma. Medium amber, thin head. Nice hop flavors. Not as wildly hopped as other American IPA s. Nice hop feel in the back of the mouth. Finished nicely. A decent IPA.
jezmez68 (404) - Chesterton, Indiana, USA - JAN 19, 2008
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Wow. I used to think Red Hook was a pretty decent microbrew back in the day. So I figured their IPA might be all right, but then I took a look at the reviews here and shied away from it until I was at a friend’s place, and it appears he dived into a twelve-pack from the local "Star Mart." Pours YELLOW, which is odd for an IPA. I expected orangeish brew. Not much of an aroma. You can sort of smell the grapefruit. Is that Summit hops? Anyway, a bit of a bite, but Three Floyd’s Pride & Joy probably compares, and it’s a mild ale. Sorta too bad.
HopBackDoc (474) - Hatboro, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Wachovia Center. Deep golden color with thin head. Hoppy aroma. Taste was mostly bitter hops with some malts to balance it out a bit. Dry finish. Not a bad IPA on draft.
Bungalo22 (326) - Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA - JAN 19, 2008
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Yellow pour and a bitter taste. Not really a fan. It was link drinking pine needles if that makes any sense.
Stix082480 (1) - Strongsville, Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2008 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I really like the way this beer taste it’s got that bold flavor that many IPA drinkers would love to drink.